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Are geeks being targeted as "terrorists?"


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Subject: Geeks being targeted as "terrorists"
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 16:18:04 -0400
From: Richard M. Smith <rms@computerbytesman.com>
To: 'Declan McCullagh' <declan@well.com>

Hi Declan,

It appears that there is a growing group of "geeks" who are being singled
out as "terrorists".  Although suspected or charged with terror-related
crimes, these folks in many cases were simply in the wrong place at the
wrong time, have quirky hobbies, or showed poor judgement.  Attached is a
list of articles about these individuals and their alledged crimes.

Richard M. Smith
http://www.ComputerBytesMan.com

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Suspicious behaviour on the tube
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1575411,00.html

Cape pilot wages battle over FBI's 'No Fly' action
http://www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/capepilot23.htm

In N.Y., Case Of Germs Shifts From Bioterror To Moral Error
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16281-2004Jun29.html

Man Charged Under Patriot Act for Laser
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=385589

Agents search homes of bioterror expert [Kenneth M. Berry]
Actions in N.Y., N.J. part of anthrax investigation
http://tinyurl.com/c6fnu

Patent 6,710,711 - Method for identifying chemical, biological and nuclear
attacks or hazards, Kenneth M. Berry
http://tinyurl.com/3p6jj

Scientist in plague vial case set to appear court
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Southwest/01/15/missing.plague/

The Hunting of Steven J. Hatfill
Why are so many people eager to believe that this man is the anthrax killer?
by David Tell
http://tinyurl.com/8ac2m

Man wrongly linked to Madrid bombings sues
Names Ashcroft, Justice Department, FBI; challenges Patriot Act
http://www.cnn.com/2004/LAW/10/04/mayfield.lawsuit/


Posted by Declan McCullagh on Sep 26, 2005 in category free-speech


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