Civil Liberties Groups Express Concern Over Dramatic Growth of Individuals on Terror Watch Lists

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“The government’s bloated watch system is based on vague and overbroad standards,’’ said Hina Shamsi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s national security project. “As a result, innocent people are wrongly blacklisted without a fair process to correct the error.’’

Since the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, Democrats have endorsed various measures to get weapons out of the hands of people on secretive terror watch lists. (photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)Since the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, Democrats have endorsed various measures to get weapons out of the hands of people on secretive terror watch lists. (photo: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

By Jerry Markon, The Washington Post  Reader Supported News
June 19, 2016

he push by congressional Democrats to bar suspected terrorists from acquiring guns and explosives has focused renewed attention on the government’s secretive terrorist watch lists, which have grown exponentially since the 9/11 attacks and triggered widespread concern among civil liberties groups.

Since the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, Democrats have endorsed various measures to get…

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