Nonviolent Activists Are Now Terrorists
Heard about this:
The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday.
Why did they do that?
Both Hutchins and Sheridan said the activists’ names were entered into the state police database as terrorists partly because the software offered limited options for classifying entries.
I know that once we had this “either you’re with us or with the terrorists” mentality, but don’t you think that — just maybe — the software should allow for a little bit more nuance?