The AFP reports:
WASHINGTON — A top US lawmaker unveiled legislation on Wednesday to protect individuals who tip off authorities to potential extremist threats from lawsuits, in the event that they turn out to finger innocents.
House Homeland Security Chairman Pete King introduced the “See Something, Say Something Act” as a shield for those “acting in good faith” and with “objectively reasonable suspicion” that a plot may be unfolding.
“Good citizens who report suspicious activity in good faith, should not have to worry about being sued,” King, a Republican, said in a statement released by his office, citing “frivolous lawsuits” in 2007.
You can’t have a proper police state without the entire citizenry ratting on each other over every petty offense.
Citizens must be turned against one another, rather than against the State.
The final goal will be to impose massive penalties against innocent people for failing to report suspicious behavior. Right now the reporting is optional, but just wait until it becomes high treason.
My first act after this law is passed is to report myself for hating on citizen spy rings.
Clearly I must be a terrist extremist for not wanting to live in Snitchville USA.