The Washington Post’s Dana Priest and William Arkin issued a report entitled, “Monitoring America,” which analyzes the exponential growth of Homeland Security in this country.
TheRoot.com sums up the counter-terrorism efforts as a program which uses extensive tax dollars for surveillance without “little regard for truth or decency”:
One of the critiques of Homeland Security is that it sometimes fails to properly train those who are gathering this data and offers little oversight of local agencies and centers. What’s more interesting than the extent of the reach of Homeland Security is some of the groups labeled as “potential” terrorists, like Historically Black Colleges and Universities which are thought to be a “potential” hub for terrorism. HBCUs were labeled as such by Virginia’s Fusion Center. And here we thought that HBCUs were hubs for higher education and intellectual thought?