Animation: Suspect America

After 9/11, the government began encouraging local police, private security and everyday Americans to report so-called "suspicious activity" that may indicate a security threat. More than 15,000 reports are already compiled in one database that can be searched nationwide by law enforcement authorities. Taking photos of landmarks, walking "nervously" and writing in a notebook are all activities that have led to people being stopped and questioned. Could you be next?

Directed and produced by Carrie Ching

Reporting and research by G.W. Schulz, Andrew Becker, Tia Ghose, Daniel Zwerdling, Margot Williams
 
Illustration and animation by Arthur Jones
 
Music by Lukasz Stasinski and Erik Haddad
 
Have you been stopped for engaging in "suspicious" activity? The Center for Investigative Reporting wants to hear from you: http://publicinsightnetwork.org/form/center-for-investigative-reporting/...
 
 

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