This story about the apprehension

This story about the apprehension of three Middle Eastern men in Florida–who may or may not turn out to be terrorists–based on a report from a woman who overheard them talking in a restaurant, appears to be a good example of competent law enforcement supported by an alert citizenry. I don’t know enough about the details of the proposed TIPS program to be sure whether it would add to our security or not, but it seems clear that with or without any formal program, Americans are highly alert to the threat of terrorism and are ready and willing to report suspicious behavior, which the conduct of these three men clearly was.