terrorist watch list
stevenjamar at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 17:53:57 PDT 2007
For the first year after 9-11 I was "randomly" triple searched on
nearly every flight. Last name sounds vaguely muslim, I guess (it's
french). While my wife and kids (von hagen-jamar) sailed through
every time. I was swabbed, and scanned and wanded.
It has settled down quite a bit now -- I get the extra attention only
On 4/8/07, Lynne Henderson <hendersl at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> I agree with Eugene that if a name from a peace demonstration makes it
> on a no-fly list, there's a problemn. Clearly the TSA clerks and
> airline clerks do not hasve discretion.
> I'd like to know, too, how the list is determinedbut I fear the answer
> is "classified". There have been numerous articles on people being
> bounced from flights and/or detained, including members of Congress,
> and there is a federal lawsuit by some peace activists in Califr--alas
> it is buried somewhere in my e-mail. My husband gets pulled aside and
> searched, though he has only been to some very large rallies and is
> hardly a rabble-rouser, while I sail through (thus far).
> My *research assistant,* Patrick Driscoll, has been pulled aside many
> many times--before he even met me :-) (and he is a nice, smart, LDS kid
> who went to BYU and doesn't demonstrate!) All I could figure was that
> he was on some IRA list, but now that the British have held that the
> IRA is no longer a terrorist organization, maybe he'll be able to fly
> unmolested. Of course that remains to be seen . . .from what I have
> read it is virtually impossible to get one's name off the list in an
> prompt manner.
Prof. Steven Jamar
Howard University School of Law
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