NJ urges vigilance for terrorist red flags -- such as yawning3/18/2012
A document titled "Terrorism Awareness and Prevention" that's being passed out by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security is encouraging employees of federal, state and local agencies to identify "unusual or suspicious activities." That sounds reasonable. But what kind of activities? "Exaggerated yawning when engaged in conversation," "glances," a "cold penetrating stare," and "goose bumps," apparently, are all red flags that one could be face-to-face with a terrorist. This might be the loosest definition of suspicious activities since the FBI's Communities Against Terrorism program encouraged businesses to consider customers who "always pay in cash" as possible terrorists. But really, New Jersey, yawning and being chilly are possible signs of terrorism? Even Claire Danes' Carrie from "Homeland" would probably say that's getting a little paranoid.
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