|(19 Oct 2009)
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, TRAC today asked the Justice Department to retract a department statement about our recent report on the government's troubled terrorism enforcement activities.
TRAC also requested a meeting with the Attorney General or responsible officials to discuss ending the department's unfortunate tactic of substituting name calling for a forthright public examination of problems highlighted by the government's own data.
The report -- posted on September 27 -- was based on data obtained from numerous agencies and the courts. It concluded that the long failure of the government to decide who will be prosecuted as a terrorist and who will not has reduced the effectiveness of law enforcement and at the same time undermined civil liberties.
For the letter to Attorney General Holder, go to
For TRAC's recent terrorism report, go to