How the FBI’s most wanted Capitol rioters are being hunted online
It’s the latest version of the wanted posted of the Wild West — and it’s working.
After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a New York advertising executive conceived of a slogan that was eventually adopted by the newly formed Department of Homeland Security: “See something, say something.” It was a plea for hypervigilance against another terrorist attack, asking the public to report anything — or anyone — suspicious. The slogan’s creator, Allen Kay, told The New York Times that he based the phrase on the World War II mantra “loose lips sink ships,” used as a reminder to everyone that speaking about troop or ship movements could have deadly consequences.
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