Fading memories

Occasionally, I have to remind myself about this period of post-9/11 insanity because it is easy to forget. Mandatory registration of Middle Eastern men, panic over “fear” boxes, random bag searches at subway stations, and TSA screeners sticking hands inside your underwear. Years later, an unarmed Brazilian is shot to death in a subway car by London police, which is followed by a great amount of misinformation in the press.

U.S. Will Seek To Fingerprint Visas’ Holders. [NYT 2002/06/05]

The Justice Department will propose new regulations this week requiring tens of thousands of Muslim and Middle Eastern visa holders to register with the government and be fingerprinted, administration officials said today.

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