The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) obtained a copy of guidelines for Amtrak customer service employees in Texas. The organization received it as a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which it filed because individuals have been submitted reports indicating they were “wrongfully searched and arrested on Amtrak trains.” The company may also be using suspicious activity guidelines to target individuals in a civil asset forfeiture program.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday October 25, 2014 8:32 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday October 20, 2014 11:16 am|
The United States government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of five US citizens who say they were victims of a domestic surveillance program, which involves the collection of “suspicious activity reports” on individuals.
|By: masaccio Saturday January 29, 2011 5:00 pm|
The sensible members of the FCIC referred criminal violations as they deemed appropriate. They properly did not discuss them. The Final Report gives clues about the crimes the sensible majority suspect.
|By: emptywheel Monday December 20, 2010 1:34 pm|
That, as much as the skeptical comments from true experts like Philip Mudd and Charles Allen included in the story, really lays the stark inefficiency of this entire network: Less then .1% of the Suspicious Activity Reports have resulted in any real investigation, and just 5% of those investigations–a teeny fraction of the total–have resulted in any arrest.
So I hope no one actually believes this effort is an effective means to root out terrorism, however that gets defined.