Welcome to your police state

July 15th, 2002 – 9:06 pm
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“The Bush Administration aims to recruit millions of United States citizens as domestic informants in a program likely to alarm civil liberties groups. The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police. The program would use a minimum of 4 per cent of Americans to report ‘suspicious activity’.”

Your goverment wants your mailman, your plumber, the conductor on your train, and others to sign up to inform on you. To decide whether or not you’re doing anything “suspicious,” and if you are, to tell the government so they can put it in a secret file about you that can be widely shared within the law enforcement community. Don’t you feel safer now?

The article which talks about this is, of course, not from an American newspaper.

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