• Palm Beach Post
Marie Zwicker, a Quaker and a registered nurse, recalls discovering in 2005 that she and friends of hers were covertly infiltrated and listed in a government database as potential terrorists.
They belonged to a group called the Truth Project, which distributes information to high schoolers about the small print on military enlistment agreements "so they can make informed decisions about their futures."
The group, which also offers alternatives to enlistment, was listed in a database called TALON - Threat and Local Observation Notice - which is used by law enforcement agencies responsible for homeland security. The database expanded with Congress' passage of the Patriot Act weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks.
"It surprised me to find we were listed and it also didn't surprise me, given the paranoia in the country after 9/11," Zwicker said.
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