Sunday, October 04, 2009
Police Support Stasi-Like Citizen Tattle Tale Program
Saturday, Oct 3rd, 2009
Police Chiefs across the country are supporting a “community watch” project in the name of anti-terrorism that encourages citizens to spy on each other and report any “suspicious” behaviour to police.
The terroristic characteristics that are to be reported under the iWATCH program include “wearing clothes that are too big”.
The AP reports:
Using brochures, public service announcements and meetings with community groups, iWATCH is designed to deliver concrete advice on how the public can follow the oft-repeated post-9/11 recommendation: “If you see something, say something.” Program materials list nine types of suspicious behavior that should prompt people to call police and 12 kinds of places to look for it.