Terrorists and Border ID Systems
This Washington Times article titled "Border Patrol hails new ID system" could have just as accurately been titled "No terrorists caught by new ID system."
Border Patrol agents assigned to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) identified and arrested 23,502 persons with criminal records nationwide through a new biometric integrated fingerprint system during a three-month period beginning in September, CBP officials said yesterday.
Terrorism justifies the security expense, and it ends up being used for something else.
During the three-month period this year, the agents identified and detained 84 homicide suspects, 37 kidnapping suspects, 151 sexual assault suspects, 212 robbery suspects, 1,238 suspects for assaults of other types, and 2,630 suspects implicated in dangerous narcotics-related charges.
Posted on January 7, 2005 at 7:58 AM • 19 Comments