Americans Reportedly Placed on Watch Lists to Meet Quotas

Because Democrats and Donald Trump hold that those on government watch lists should be denied a constitutionally guaranteed right without due process, some might wonder how easy it is to get placed on one of these lists. Here’s how easy:

You could be on a secret government database or watch list for simply taking a picture on an airplane. Some federal air marshals say they’re reporting your actions to meet a quota, even though some top officials deny it.

The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they’re required to submit at least one report a month. If they don’t, there’s no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments.

“Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as suspicious persons, acting in a suspicious manner on an aircraft … and they did nothing wrong,” said one federal air marshal.

These unknowing passengers who are doing nothing wrong are landing in a secret government document called a Surveillance Detection Report, or SDR. Air marshals told 7NEWS that managers in Las Vegas created and continue to maintain this potentially dangerous quota system. …

What kind of impact would it have for a flying individual to be named in an SDR?

“That could have serious impact … They could be placed on a watch list. They could wind up on databases that identify them as potential terrorists or a threat to an aircraft. It could be very serious,” said Don Strange, a former agent in charge of air marshals in Atlanta. He lost his job attempting to change policies inside the agency. …

“To meet this quota, to get their raises, do you think federal air marshals in Las Vegas are making some of this stuff up?” Kovaleski asked.

“I know they are. It’s a joke,” an air marshal replied.

This could go beyond the government arbitrarily denying you the right to buy a gun. Remember when Trump defiantly shouted during a debate that he would force agents of the federal government to violate the law by torturing suspected terrorists and murdering their relatives? One of those suspected terrorists could be you. After we have determined that those on government watch lists do not deserve rights or due process, anything is possible.

On tips from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle and Steve A. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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