Tuesday, May 15, 2012

U.S. Recruits One in 24 Citizens as Spies

US Planning to Recruit One in 24 Americans as Citizen Spies 
Monday, 15 July, 2002 Sunday Morning Herald | SMH.com.au, by Ritt Goldstein

The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police. [アメリカで密告者になる国民の割合は、秘密警察シュタージが支配した旧東ドイツを上回る]TIPS volunteers are being recruited primarily from among those whose work provides access to homes, businesses or transport systems. Letter carriers, utility employees, truck drivers and train conductors are among those named as targeted recruits. informant reports will enter databases for future reference and/or action. The information will then be broadly available within the department, related agencies and local police forces. The targeted individual will remain unaware of the existence of the report and of its contents.

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