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How would you like to receive terror alerts - via facebook and twitter?
That's the plan - from the Department of Homeland Security.
A new terror alert system.
It will replace the five color - coded system... which tended to be quite confusing.
In the new system - there will be two levels of warnings.
Elevated and imminent.
According to Dr. Jeff Addicott - Director for the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University - the troubling part in all of this:
"Is how they're going to implement the new system. Because it leaves a lot of discretion with Janet Napalitano."
And how's that, Professor?
"She decides who it's going to go to. In some cases it'll just go to the states. In other cases it might go to federal agencies. In other cases it might go to the public or might not."
If the decision is made to have the alert go to the public - the alerts may go to facebook and twitter...
Is that the proper venue to notify people of terror alerts?
According to Dr. Addicott:
"It might be hip to engage in social networking - but it's probably not a good way to notify the public - in my opinion - because you can get a lot of things missed in the translation."
That was Professor Addicott speaking earlier today with Forrest at WREC in Memphis, TN.
Buzzing right along...
France - becoming the first country to ban Islamic face veils anywhere in public.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy saying that the veils imprison women and contradict this secular nation's values of dignity and equality.
Tony Cruise at WHAS in Louisville, KY wanted to know:
"Is this a slam against one's religion, there?"
That question asked of Dr. Walid Phares, Author and Middle East analyst.
The answer from Dr. Phares?
"The state or the government in France - which is known to be very secular - say it's really about security. It's not about religion - it's about covering the face in public places. It has to do with ski masks to anything that would cover the face."
In the law - the words "women", "Muslim" and "veil" are not even mentioned.
According to Phares, this new law - has a large amount of public support in France.
I'm Jessica Curtis - and that's your Talk Radio Buzz - from Fox News Radio.