The Government's Guidelines for Labeling You a Terrorist
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Roughly 680,000 people are currently listed in the U.S. government’s Terrorist Screening Database. But according to documents obtained by The Intercept, more than 40 percent of those people have "no recognized terrorist group affiliation.” The documents also reveal that the Obama Administration has overseen an unprecedented expansion of the terrorist screening system. Jeremy Scahill discusses the scope of the watch-list and the “elastic” ways people often end up on it. He's the author of the articles “Watch Commander: Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers” and "Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist."