Bioterrorism Fumble Against Artist Is Worrisome Sign

So the Steve Kurtz “bioterrorism” case has been resolved, and Kurtz has been cleared of terrorism suspicion. “His case is the latest ‘whoops’ as America tries to regain its legal balance post-9/11. The government is walking the line between prosecution and persecution. In Kurtz’s case, it stumbled. Pre-9/11, that’s where it would have ended. Those days are gone. The FBI was called. Kurtz was arrested, his neighbors evacuated and a hazmat team in spacesuits picked through his trash. With the (Joe) McCarthy era, it was a Communist in every corner. Now it’s a terrorist lurking everywhere.”