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Sunday, May 05, 2002

What's the deal with the "homeland security advisory"?


I don't know much about the "Homeland Security Advisory System." I remember it being announced a month or so ago. The feds (I think it was the attorney general) were going to issue warnings using five categories. The warnings would tell the public and local law enforcement about the current level of threat for a terrorist attack.

Meanwhile, some sort of terrorist/mad bomber is running around the midwest placing pipe bombs in mailboxes and I haven't heard anything to suggest the security advisory system is being used.

What's the deal? Is it being used and I'm just not hearing about it? Is it not in effect? Maybe they've issued some sort of security advisory and I just haven't heard about it.

I poked around the Whitehouse Office of Homeland Security and didn't see anything about the bombings. The US Department of Justice doesn't have anything about the bombings either. The FBI? Well, the FBI's homepage has nothing.

The Post Office saved the day! They've got two press releases with info about the bombings. The press releases include information about where the bombs were found, how to reduce your risk and what to do if you see any suspicious activity.

So, what is the deal with the security advisory system?

posted by Michael | 6:41 PM


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