“48 Questions the FBI uses to determine if someone is a terrorist” The Intercept


“48 Questions the FBI uses to determine if someone is a terrorist” The Intercept

The Intercept reports that the FBI has been using a secret questionnaire and scoring system to determine the likelihood of individuals radicalizing and committing violence. The ramifications of the survey have been critiqued and discussed since the discovery.  Joshua Dratel, a national security lawyer says, “it is up to judges to decide whether something must be provided to the defense in criminal proceedings. If the score could somehow be considered exculpatory, then it may well have to be turned over” and that he and other lawyers were previously, “unaware of the FBI scoring system...it may not yet be a factor in terror prosecutions currently making their way through the courts.”

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