Sunday, August 17, 2008

Targeting the forgetful

HS Daily Wire ran this tidbit:

USA Today's Thomas Frank reports that the TSA began storing the information in late June, tracking many people who said they had forgotten their driver's license or passport at home. The database has 16,500 records of such people and is open to law enforcement agencies, according to the TSA. Asked about the program, TSA chief Kip Hawley told Frank that the information helps track potential terrorists who may be "probing the system" by trying to get though checkpoints at various airports. Later Tuesday, Hawley called USA Today to say the agency is changing its policy effective yesterday and will stop keeping records of people who do not have ID if a screener can determine their identity. Hawley said he had been considering the change for a month. The names of people who did not have identification will soon be expunged, he said....

Next - lists of people with excessive body odor, carrying Clash CDs, and reading Canadian magazines. You can't be too careful.

If anyone doubts that there's a difference between conservatives and neo-conservatives, I submit this.

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