GOVERNMENT SECRETS 

GOVERNMENT SECRETS

Are you concerned with the safety of your local bridges? Well, don't ask the Transportation Department to show you their safety reports. In an interview with the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, Terry Leatherwood, manager of the department's structure, inventory, and appraisal offfice, said, "Bridge inspecting is a technical area; without the technical expertise to interpret [the reports] things could get taken out of context...and used against the department." Leatherwood continued by saying, "You wouldn't want Information about a bridge to get out after 9/11....groups like al-Qaeda could get it. If they know where to put explosivbes it's a dangerous thing." Like if they put them on a bridge, perhaps? TDOT spokesoman Luanne Grandinetti's respnse was in line with Leatherwood, though her reasoning for keeping bridsge information a secret was not quite so specific. "How much do you know about the terrorism stuff?" she asked. So much for context.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Send It Up

      At Clayborn Temple, a weekly prayer circle for racial healing takes the space back to its roots.
    • Makers Marked

      New study maps makers and their needs.

Blogs

Tiger Blue

Tigers 62, UAB 55

News Blog

UTHSC Awarded Grant to Study Tobacco Use in Military

News Blog

Here Comes the 'Ikea Effect'

Politics Beat Blog

Dems' State Senate Leader Foresees Clashes with Haslam

Politics Beat Blog

Medical Marijuana Coming to Tennessee?

News Blog

MadAir Event on Saturday

Music Blog

River Records' Jerry Gibson Killed in Store

Beyond the Arc

Grizzlies 88, Trail Blazers 86: Haiku Game Notes

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2016

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation