The Bush Administration aims to recruit millions of United States citizens as domestic informants in a program likely to alarm civil liberties groups.
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. The program would use a minimum of 4 per cent of Americans to report “suspicious activity”.
This is just surreal. It’s like I keep expecting to wake up and realize it was all a dream. Citizen spies? Asking the mailman and electric meter reader to report suspicious activity?
Anyway, here’s the link: http://www.citizencorps.gov/tips.html
Just keep repeating – if you haven’t done anything wrong, you don’t need to worry.