TSA creating all new watch list for Americans

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  1. sobore
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    http://rt.com/usa/news/tsa-watch-list-fly-275/

    Being absent from a federal no-fly list might not mean you won’t be hassled the next time you enter an US airport. The Transportation and Security Administration is constructing a new list of known “low risk” passengers.

    According to the November 19 Federal Register newsletter put out by the US government, the TSA is trying to put together a new roster of airport patrons who may be a cause for concern but not necessarily dangerous enough to be added to the no-fly list that contains suspected terrorists and other persons of interest.

    The news comes as the TSA is still trying to figure out how to operate its PreCheck program, a project that lets frequent-flyers bypass the stringent security screenings that other passengers who put through while boarding flights in the US.

    “As part of the effort to identify individuals that are low risk, TSA also is creating and maintaining a watch list of individuals who are disqualified from eligibility from TSA Pre[check]TM, for some period of time or permanently, because they have been involved in violations of security regulations of sufficient severity or frequency,” reads an excerpt from the Federal Register.

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    Don't really like the disqualified for "some period of time or permanently" There are some that do need to be on a permanent watch list. But the TSA first needs to provide a "due process" method to allow someone who has been on a watch list (or has a similar name to someone on a watch list" to be removed from said watch lists. And if there is a need ot put someone on a watch list for "some period of time" then what specifically would allow them to later be taken off that list?
     
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    Oh, I see, the TSA is bored!:mad:
     
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    Seriously...they haven't even mastered the most basic of their missions.
     
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    Great-another über secret list which DHS can bloat with inaccurate information <feh>
     
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    Superb; can these people be added to the no-vote lists too? Is the current year 1953?
     
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    Soo... is the average monthly bar tab going to be one of the factors they consider this time?
     
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    Nah, just looking for a way to ensure everyone has a name that matches or near matches someone on a list. This 2nd list will nicely catch those who missed having a match or near match on the no-fly list.
     
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