Duplicate Post.Submitted by go213mph on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 18:45
EDIT: I always do a DP search prior to posting an article but didn't see anything. oh well. Here is the original post:
Long Island resident said her web search history and 'trying to learn how to cook lentils' prompted a visit from authorities.
A New York woman says her family's interest in the purchase of pressure cookers and backpacks led to a home visit by six police investigators demanding information about her job, her husband's ancestry and the preparation of quinoa.
Michele Catalano, who lives in Long Island, New York, said her web searches for pressure cookers, her husband's hunt for backpacks, and her "news junkie" son's craving for information on the Boston bombings had combined somewhere in the internet ether to create a "perfect storm of terrorism profiling".
Members of what she described as a "joint terrorism task force" descended on Catalano's home on Wednesday.