Jeremy Streich Posted 8 months ago Catherine Crump: The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you "18 U.S.C. § 2331 defines 'international terrorism' and 'domestic terrorism'"... "'Domestic terrorism' means activities with the following three characteristics: Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S. 18 U.S.C. § 2332b defines the term 'federal crime of terrorism' as an offense that: Is calculated to influence or affect the conduct of government by intimidation or coercion, or to retaliate against government conduct; and Is a violation of one of several listed statutes, including § 930(c) (relating to killing or attempted killing during an attack on a federal facility with a dangerous weapon); and § 1114 (relating to killing or attempted killing of officers and employees of the U.S.)." The problem isn't wholly with the definition, but with the fact that no evidence is needed, just to be "suspected of terrorist activity."