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Friday, June 13, 2003
Looks like the Justice Department's internal report criticizing its policy of casting a very wide net in rounding up illegal immigrants who might be terrorists had an effect:

Federal authorities said today that they planned to use stricter standards for identifying and locking up terrorist suspects in light of concerns raised in a recent report that hundreds of illegal immigrants were mistreated after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Law enforcement officials plan to make at least 12 structural changes that were recommended in a report issued last week by the Justice Department inspector general, according to interviews with officials at the agencies affected by the report. Nine other recommendations are being actively considered, they said.

The move to embrace the bulk of the changes appeared to signal a greater acknowledgment of shortcomings in antiterrorism and detention policies than Justice Department officials had publicly admitted.

Wahoo! I'm not going to be all "Well they should have done it earlier" or "Well it's not enough." Fuck that. Wahoo!