UPDATE: Local police say the Catalanos were reported by an employer. See something, say something — even if you’re just a possibly-paranoid job creator, I guess!
I’m surprised no one showed up here. I’ve researched both these things in the past few months:
The FBI told to the Guardian that Catalano was “visited by Nassau County police department … They were working in conjunction with Suffolk County police department.”
Catalano said she had researched pressure cookers and her husband was looking for a backpack, a combination of terms that raises flags in the wake of bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and injured more than 260.
In a post describing the incident, Catalano writes:
Mostly I felt a great sense of anxiety. This is where we are at. Where you have no expectation of privacy. Where trying to learn how to cook some lentils could possibly land you on a watch list. Where you have to watch every little thing you do because someone else is watching every little thing you do.
“But if you’re not doing anything wrong, what’s the big deal?”