The NCTC: Obama's "Pre-Crime Squad"?

Friday, January 04, 2013



Last March, the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was granted unprecedented power to collect data on ordinary U.S. citizens, data like flight records or lists of casino employees. Critics have likened the NCTC to the "Pre-Crime Squad" in the movie "Minority Report." Wall Street Journal reporter Julia Angwin talks with Bob about this dramatic shift in the intelligence community's power over US citizens.


Julia Angwin

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Bob Garfield

Comments [2]

Adreana Langston from Long Beach, CA

I'm glad OTM is covering this. I created a petition on the website to repeal this legislation: Click this link to sign the petition to repeal the NCTC's over-reaching, privacy invading powers: !

Jan. 08 2013 08:37 PM

I wish folks such as Bob Garfield would stop using an ordinary calendar date to refer to a significant series of events in history, especially when other significant events occurred on the same date (for example, the recent attack in Benghazi, Libya). Even though the tragedies that occurred in New York, New York, Arlington, Virginia, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania on the eleventh day of September in 2001 would make for very broad historical references, I would rather have the broad historic references rather than an ordinary calendar date expressed in long form ("September 11th") or numeral form ("9/11") without the year.

Jan. 05 2013 07:55 AM

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