The Department of Homeland Security has considered disbanding its 'Color Coded Terrorist Threat' system for another method due to widespread
criticism. The DOHS may launch a year long public information campaign to inform the public of these possible threats.
Responding to widespread criticism, Department of Homeland Security officials are considering changes to the color-coded terrorism warning system and
other methods of providing more useful information to the public without causing panic or disclosing closely held intelligence.
Among the possibilities forwarded to Secretary Michael Chertoff are issuing lower-key alerts on the department's Web site -- as the State Department
does now with travel advisories -- rather than by holding news conferences, and changing the color categories to numbers or letters, current and
former officials said.
Other options raised by some top Homeland Security officials who have studied the issue include conducting periodic polls and focus groups to better
understand how people react to warnings, they said.
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What about this one Homeland Security...
You stop inventing new methods of scaring the American public and start going after real terrorist instead of 'suspected' terrorist?
I never thought it was appropiate for the public to be warned of life threats by a 'Color Coded' system telling them when they are more likely to
'die'. The system just promotes terrorism, how can it not?
I think the color code system is flawed, because it is too general. They should have different levels for different cities. And instead of using press
conferences for political gain, schedule them on a regular basis. I think it is good to inform the public as to the threat level, but do it
How about if they know that there is a threat serious enough to punch CODE RED, then maybe they can freakin' go out and arrest someone and the public
doesn't even have to damn-well know about it unless they read newspapers.
The headline could read "BOMBER ARRESTED. BOMB DISABLED. CONGRATS TO THE FBI. WOULD HAVE BEEN CODE RED. YOU WOULD HAVE ALL DIED."
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