6,131. 10/9/2004

“The federal government’s ‘no-fly’ list had 16 names on it on Sept. 11, 2001. Today [October 9, 2004], it has more than 20,000. The list, which identifies suspected terrorists seeking to board commercial airplanes, expanded rapidly even though the government knew that travelers were being mistakenly flagged, according to federal records. The records detail how government officials expressed little interest in tracking or resolving cases in which passenger names were confused with the growing number of names on the list.”

 – Sara Kehaulani Goo, “Faulty ‘No-Fly’ System Detailed,” The Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2004

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