The post-9/11 airline watch list that is supposed to keep terrorists off of airplanes has swelled to more than a million names, including at least one investigative reporter who had been critical of the Transportation Security Agency, which maintains the watch list.

CNN's Drew Griffin reported on the bloating of the watch list, which an ACLU count pegged at 1,001,308 names. Griffin's is one of those names, he says.

"Coincidentally, this all began in May, shortly after I began a series of investigative reports critical of the TSA. Eleven flights now since May 19. On different airlines, my name pops up forcing me to go to the counter, show my identification, sometimes the agent has to make a call before I get my ticket," Griffin reported. "What does the TSA say? Nothing, at least nothing on camera."

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Do you think the American government committed a crime if they put journalist Drew Griffin's name on the TSA watchlist after he did a story blasting them for terrorism efforts?
The post-9/11 airline watch list that is supposed to keep terrorists off of airplanes has swelled to more than a million names, including at least one investigative reporter who had been critical of the Transportation Security Agency, which maintains the watch list.

CNN's Drew Griffin reported on the bloating of the watch list, which an ACLU count pegged at 1,001,308 names. Griffin's is one of those names, he says.

"Coincidentally, this all began in May, shortly after I began a series of investigative reports critical of the TSA. Eleven flights now since May 19. On different airlines, my name pops up forcing me to go to the counter, show my identification, sometimes the agent has to make a call before I get my ticket," Griffin reported. "What does the TSA say? Nothing, at least nothing on camera."

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13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:25:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Unless they have solid proof he was helping or is a terrorist, then yes it's a crime. He needs to file a lawsuit that usually will cure the problem.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:36:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Anyone who has been poking into TSA records and how the TSA has been doing things will tend to arouse some suspicion that they may be a potential terrorist. Perhaps that's what got him onto the list...

13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 7/26/08 - 11:08:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
if there are already a million people on the list, it's not all that surprising that someone that did snooping around TSA records ends up on it

hell, just having an arab name is enough sometimes
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 7/27/08 - 1:18:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 7/26/08 - 10:25:32 PM handys003 wrote:
Unless they have solid proof he was helping or is a terrorist, then yes it's a crime. He needs to file a lawsuit that usually will cure the problem.


yep
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/28/08 - 4:29:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
The Bush Administration has just gotten out of control! They have grossly violated the Constitution in so many ways under the guise of fighting terrorism. And if you criticize them openly about any of their actions in the "war on terror", they label you a terrorist or terrorist sympathizer! I just can not wait until February when that filthy weasel's administration and his "reign of terror" is over. But, unfortunately, his violations of the Constitution through the so-called "Patroit Acts" and other "anti-terrorist" legislation will linger.
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 6/19/09 - 4:28:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
what the hell



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