“Traditionally, before there is an investigation, there is some level of suspicion. Here everyone would be under suspicion from the outset.’’ says Katie Corrigan, ACLU, about CAPPS II, a new airport screening system that will check passengers’ criminal backgrounds, credit histories and driver’s license data before flying. At least everyone is guilty until proven innocent in our new, post 9/11 reality, right?

- Ella Delaney [Tuesday, September 10th, 2002]


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