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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


Suspicious behaviour on the tube

Cape pilot wages battle over FBI's 'No Fly' action

In N.Y., Case Of Germs Shifts From Bioterror To Moral Error

Man Charged Under Patriot Act for Laser

Agents search homes of bioterror expert [Kenneth M. Berry]
Actions in N.Y., N.J. part of anthrax investigation

Patent 6,710,711 - Method for identifying chemical, biological and nuclear
attacks or hazards, Kenneth M. Berry

Scientist in plague vial case set to appear court

The Hunting of Steven J. Hatfill
Why are so many people eager to believe that this man is the anthrax killer?
by David Tell

Man wrongly linked to Madrid bombings sues
Names Ashcroft, Justice Department, FBI; challenges Patriot Act

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

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