Article note: I have only the "Don't train children to tolerate security theater" horse in this, but really? You had an autoimmune panic incident and your reaction includes "Outside food or drinks will not be allowed at games." and the response is anything other than making fun of the officials?
Holy shit did the terrorists win.
After panic erupted at a Lexington football game last month when unaccompanied minor students falsely shouted that someone had a gun, Fayette County Public School officials have decided to enact … Click to Continue »
Article note: Fuck yeah. Not just because this one case is bullshit, but because we desperately need precedent that due-process-free, transparency-free pre-crime bullshit doesn't pass constitutional muster in all the places it's creeping in on the back of pearl-clutching and low-hanging surveillance.
A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that the government's terrorism screening database (TSDB) is unconstitutional because people on the list are not given an adequate opportunity to contest their inclusion. The ruling is a victory for a group of almost 20 Muslim Americans who sued the government over the list in 2016.
"There is no independent review of a person's placement on the TSDB by a neutral decisionmaker," Judge Anthony Trenga wrote on Wednesday. "Individuals are not told whether or not they were or remain on the TSDB watchlist and are also not told the factual basis for their inclusion."
As a result, the judge concluded, the watchlist system is unconstitutional.