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Thursday, Jul 3 2003
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• Number of al Qaeda or allied terror suspects arrested by officials since 9/11: 2,700.

• Number of U.S. citizens indicted by a federal grand jury for al Qaeda–related activities: 5.

• Number of immigrants detained after 9/11 — some up to eight months: 762.

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• Number of people arrested by the LAPD’s anti-terrorism bureau since 9/11: 75.

• Number of convicted al Qaeda members: 0.

• Number of people the Justice Department charged with terrorism in the first two months of 2003: 56.

• After a Philadelphia Inquirer investigation, the number of those cases that were found to have nothing to do with terrorism: 41.

• Number of cases that involved Latinos using phony Social Security numbers: 28.

• As of April 22, number of passengers in San Francisco who have been detained for questioning because of the government’s “no-fly list”: 339.

• Since the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, the number of people secretly detained without charges as “material witnesses” in the 9/11 attacks: 50.

• Percentage of those held up to 90 days: 90.

• Year that many of the USA Patriot Act provisions, including one that gives the FBI greater authority to investigate libraries, are set to expire: 2005.

• As of June 27, number of states that have adopted measures protesting the USA Patriot Act: 3.

• As of June 27, number of cities, towns and counties adopting measures: 129.

• Number of lawsuits the ACLU is juggling on the terrorism front: 33.

• Percentage of librarians who said they “probably” would defy an agent’s order to see patrons’ records: 16.1.

• Percentage of librarians who said they “definitely” would defy an agent’s order to see patrons’ records: 5.5.

• Number of pages in the USA PATRIOT Act: 340.

• Number of House co-sponsors of a bill that would exempt libraries and bookstores from Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act: 122.

• Number from California: 20.

• Under the proposed USA PATRIOT Act II, the number of additional crimes that would be punishable by death: 15.

• Under the proposed USA PATRIOT Act II, the number of days the government could wiretap a suspected terrorist without a judge’s approval: 15.

• Number of computer intrusions or hackers investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 814.

• Number of computer intrusions or hacker investigations still pending in the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 1,956.

• Number of computer intrusion or hacker convictions or pretrial diversions by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 101.

• Number of state and local bomb techs trained in 2002: 882.

• Number of terrorist cases investigated, both pending and received, by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 15,455.

• Number of terrorist cases closed by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 5,533.

• Number of terrorism-related convictions by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 251.

• Number of terrorism convictions by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 153.

• Number of hazardous-duty mobile robots in the LAPD Bomb Squad: 2.

• Cost of each: $160,000.

• Weight: 350 pounds.

• High-speed capability: 3.5 mph.

• Number of times deployed in 2003: 0.

• In a poll of 2,000 Americans conducted by National Public Radio and others, the percentage who felt it was more important to protect constitutional rights than to find every potential terrorist: 44.

• Percentage who said finding the terrorists was more important: 47.

• Percentage who believe the federal government threatens their own personal rights and freedoms: 32.

• President Bush’s defense-budget request for 2004: $380 billion.

• Amount set aside for missile defense by the U.S. Senate: $9.1 billion.

• Amount set aside for developing chemical-and biological-weapon detection and protection technology: $181 million.

• Amount set aside for 12 civil-support teams to help first responders in the event of a chemical, biological or nuclear attack by terrorists: $88.4 million.

• Number of major chemical facilities nationwide: 15,000.

• If attacked, the number of those facilities that would endanger the lives of a million or more Americans: 100.

• Number of the government-appointed Defense Policy Board members out of 30 who were linked to companies that have won more than $76 billion in defense contracts in 2001 and 2002: 9.

• Requested down payment in 2002 for the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencies’ Total Information Awareness System (TIPS), a system that allows the government to study the purchases and activities of its citizens: $200 million.

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