In July, the Post described the secrecy state our nation has turned into, which is so large, unwieldly and secretive that no how knows its cost, how many people it employs, or how many programs it has.
Today's revelations are worse. Every state and local law enforcement agency feeds information to a vast, top-secret repository at the FBI, which stores the identities and profiles of those who are not known criminals or terrorists, but appear to have been "acting suspiciously" to a traffic cop or even a neighbor.
The old view that "if we fight the terrorists abroad, we won't have to fight then here" is just that--the old view.
observed behavior reasonably indicative of pre-operational planning related to terrorism or other criminal activity [related to terrorism].
observed a suspicious subject . . . taking photographs of the Orange County Sheriff Department Fire Boat and the Balboa Ferry with a cellular phone camera. . . [After being met by another person, they] observed the boat traffic in the harbor.