‘Fusion centers’ gather terrorism intelligence – and much more
Monday, November 15, 2010
Designed to share data and head off attacks, the 72 offices in the U.S. are starting to worry civil libertarians.
Ken Delanian — LA Times
Reporting from Baltimore —
About a year ago, a police officer in Maryland noticed a truck loaded with plastic pallets driving down a main road in the early morning. He normally wouldn’t have given it a second look, but the officer had seen a bulletin from the state’s “coordination and analysis center” advising that such thefts were costing bakeries and grocers hundreds of thousands of dollars.