Mall of America visitors unknowingly end up in counterterrorism reports The security unit at the Mall of America stops and questions on average 1,200 people each year. The interviews at the mall are part of a counterterrorism initiative that acts as the private eyes and ears of law enforcement authorities but has often ensnared innocent people, according to an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting and NPR.4:06 p.m.
Mall of America visitors unknowingly end up in counterterrorism reports The security unit at the Mall of America stops and questions on average 1,200 people each year. The interviews at the mall are part of a counterterrorism initiative that acts as the private eyes and ears of law enforcement authorities but has often ensnared innocent people, according to an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting and NPR.6:06 p.m.
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