DOJ report points out mistakes in terrorism watch list

[JURIST] A new report [PDF] released Monday by the US Justice Department Inspector General [official site] says the government's terrorism suspect watch list co-ordinated by the new Terrorism Screening Center [US DOJ press release] is missing some names [AP report], based on incomplete and inaccurate information [The Register report], and mischaracterizes the danger posed [NYT report] by nearly 32,000 suspects who are not designated as targets of significant security action. The report praised the government for its efforts, however, calling the database a "significant achievement", that had improved since its inception. The FBI says that 38 of the 40 recommendations are being addressed, with the remaining two already adopted, and disputed the 32,000 number, saying that all terrorism suspects are considered dangerous but they still cannot be arrested without a warrant or evidence against them. Reuters has more.



 

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