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Private Homeland Detention: the Counter-Terrorism Unit at the Mall of America

“I think our name first of all, Mall of America, is attractive to people that want to hurt America.” — Maureen Bausch, Vice President of the Mall of America

For once, corporate America has chosen a branding that appropriately describes its activities. Listen to Daniel Zwerdling’s NPR report, which details the ways in which the Mall of America’s private “counterterrorism” unit has taken on the self-appointed authority to detain people without charge and to fire people for legal, harmless behavior.

Fear your government? That’s appropriate. When corporations start acting like governments without accountability, you should fear them too.

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