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article imageHow to spot terror suspects

By Arthur Weinreb     Mar 19, 2012 in World
Newark - The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has issued a primer to help residents of the state spot suspicious activity of potential terrorists.
The recently released document, Terrorism Awareness and Prevention - Participant Guide [PDF] was issued to help the state's population spot terror suspects. As the document indicates, people are always told to be alert and report suspicious activity but they are not told what signs to look for that may indicate a person is in fact, a terrorist.
It is felt that New Jersey is a potential target of terrorist activity because of its location in the northeastern part of the United States, its proximity to New York City, and the fact that it has a vast transportation infrastructure.
Residents of New Jersey are being told the indicators set out in the document are not foolproof and a combination of factors should be looked at before someone is reported for engaging in suspicious activity.
When people are looking at a person, they should observe that person's face and neck area. Warning signs include excessive yawning, fidgeting, constant clock watching, and frequent head turning. According to the document other telltale signs include excessive touching of the face and touching or covering the ears. Veins protruding from the neck, rapid breathing, and panting are also signs that the person may just be a terrorist.
Signs of someone who is up to no good can also be observed in the eyes. Signs to watch for are quick glances around, wide or "flashbulb" eyes, and either a cold or penetrating stare. Other signs to look out for include pacing up and down, jumpiness, trembling, sweating profusely, and maintaining a rigid position.
The document also provides tips on how to spot suspicious vehicles and packages.
As asked by RT, is this going overboard or does the DHS want Americans to believe that there are terrorists everywhere?
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