[WEB4LIB] RE: FBI to monitor libraries

Scott Furciniti sfurciniti at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 4 15:06:01 EDT 2002

It is certainly right to report someone who starts
talking about going on a shooting rampage.  But that
doesn't mean that you should start profiling homeless
people as potential school shooters any more than we
should profile young middle eastern men as potential

--- Donna Winter <dwinter at tln.lib.mi.us> wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, Andrew I. Mutch wrote:
> > Do you also profile young white men who express
> interest in government
> > buildings and who seem to be sympathetic to
> anti-government organizations?
> > If we are going to keep tabs on patrons of Middle
> Eastern descent,
> > ignoring for the moment that many of them are not
> even Muslims and some
> > have been in the country for several generations,
> we should also be
> > watching out for the next Timothy McVeigh, right? 
> I think it comes down to trusting your instincts.
> Many years ago, we had a
> homeless person who spent most of the day every day
> at the library. He was
> non-disturbing for the most part, seemed lucid and
> friendly. One day, he
> started talking to one of our pages about going to
> an elementary school
> with a gun and shooting away. Should we have NOT
> reported this to the
> police because he "seemed like a nice guy who was
> just blowing off some
> steam"? 
> By the way, to the person asking the questions about
> our sex lives with
> the "you have nothing to hide" challenge
> when: Last night
> with who: George Clooney
> enjoy it: Yes
> partner enjoy: Not unless we had a psychic
> connection. ;)
> 			----------------------------
> Donna Winter					Livonia Civic Center Library
> Reference Librarian, Adult Services		32777 Five Mile
> Road
> email:  dwinter at tln.lib.mi.us			Livonia, Michigan
> phone: (734) 466-2494				ref. desk: (734) 466-2490
> http://tln.lib.mi.us/~dwinter		
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Scott Furciniti, Systems Administrator
Roswell Public Library
301 N. Pennsylvania Ave./Roswell, NM 88201
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