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FBI Raids New York Homes Visited by Al-Qaeda Suspect

September 14, 2009
Federal officials launched a series of raids Monday in New York City after tailing a suspected Al Qaeda operative believed to have been orchestrating a bomb plot.

Your Role in Homeland Security

August 25, 2009
The arrests of Oklahoma Bomber Tim McVeigh and abortion clinic bomber Eric Rudolph were affected by street cops, and more than one routine check at a Canadian border checkpoint has averted more stateside terrorist attacks.

Eighth Terror Suspect Named in N.C. Plot

August 4, 2009
A Wake County, N.C., man arrested in Pakistan last year for traveling in restricted areas was named Monday as the eighth suspect in what federal prosecutors say is a locally hatched plot to commit acts of terrorism abroad.

Scores of Cops, Federal Agents Take Part in NYC Nuclear Terror Drill

June 11, 2009
The staged threat started at 10 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound Clearview Expressway, near the Long Island Expressway off-ramp, in Queens where cops and agents used radiation detection equipment to find an undercover police SUV carrying the bogus bomb.

FBI to Assume Greater Role in Terrorism Fight

May 28, 2009

The FBI and Justice Department plan to significantly expand their role in global counter-terrorism operations, part of a U.S. policy shift that will replace a CIA-dominated system of clandestine detentions and interrogations with one built around transparent investigations and prosecutions.

TREXPO West: Speakers Scoff at Claims of End to War on Terror

May 1, 2009

Richard "Mack" Machowicz and Det. Ebrahim Ashabi come from very different backgrounds, but they demonstrated in their keynote addresses at TREXPO West that they are both straight shooters who value honesty and have no use for political correctness.

Standardizing SWAT

March 1, 2009

Last year—40 years after the creation of SWAT teams—the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) established the first-ever national SWAT standards. That's something that many SWAT practitioners and observers consider long overdue.

Detective Ebrahim Ashabi Announced as a Keynote Speaker at TREXPO West

January 7, 2009
Det. Ebrahim Ashabi, 11-year veteran of the Long Beach (Calif.) Police Department where he is presently working in the Office of Counter Terrorism, has been slated as a keynote speaker at TREXPO West 2009. His presentation, "A Brief History of Radical Islam", will take place Wednesday, April 1st from 0800 to 1100 hours.

What Does Mumbai Mean for Us? (Part 2 of 2)

December 19, 2008
Mumbai is a "shot heard round the world." It's a clear warning to law enforcement of what's headed our way sooner or later. The real question is will we or won't we be ready?

What Does Mumbai Mean for Us? (Part 1 of 2)

December 9, 2008
The Mumbai terror attack was a basic raid. It was a version of the same highly effective tactics employed by most SWAT teams, especially for multiple, simultaneous raids and searches. It was a testament to the devastating and deadly effects of stealth, surprise, shock, and speed.

Microsoft, ESRI to Help Improve Homeland Security Operations

November 20, 2008
Microsoft Corp. and ESRI together are driving Homeland Security innovations to more effectively help protect citizens, prevent and solve crimes, and enable counter-terrorism through software. The newly formed collaboration will combine the best capabilities from both organizations in geospatial and collaborative technologies, and will result in advanced intelligence for state and local data fusion centers and emergency operations centers.

VRAD Video Radiological Adapter

November 1, 2008
Zistos Corp.’s new patent pending VRAD Video Radiological Adapter generates an early warning by enunciating radiological alarm events on the surveillance video screen. This can alarm against an act of terrorism or industrial sabotage, using a dirty bomb or radiological materials as a contaminant. The system cost-effectively adds radiological detection into fixed or mobile surveillance camera systems using existing video cameras, cables, and monitors.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Stopping the Next 9/11

September 1, 2008

Experts say you deserve praise for being willing to withstand ridicule and even let bad guys win in court to prevent attacks. "If you ask me what law enforcement has done best since 9/11 is that they are stopping these plots in the beginning stages before they go operational," says E.J. Kimball, managing director of terrorism expert Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Anti-Terrorism Intel for the Patrol Officer

February 1, 2008

"This war has the potential to last beyond our children's lifetimes and to be fought mostly on U.S. soil." —Michael Scheuer, "Imperial Hubris"

Have We Forgotten the Lessons of 9/11?

October 1, 2007

Baaah! Baaah! That's the sound of me once again becoming a sheep. I thought I had shed my wool back around 7:30 a.m. PST on Sept. 11, 2001, when I watched a second airliner slam into the World Trade Center.

Officials Fear Al-Qaeda Planning Summer Terror Spectacular

July 5, 2007
Al-Qaeda is planning a terror "spectacular" this summer, according to a secret U.S. law enforcement report for the Department of Homeland Security.

U.S. Law Enforcement Cites Tangible Progress in Iraqi Training

June 11, 2007
Army Brig. Gen. David Phillips, deputy commander of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, reports that tangible gains have been achieved with regard to the police force's relationships with Iraqi ministries and justice, judicial capacity is on the rise, corruption is being pursued internally, and the training program is continuing to expand.

"Terror at Beslan: A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America's Schools"

September 1, 2006

BOOK REVIEW: Reading this book reminded me of how I felt when I viewed the film "United 93." I knew going in how it would end but, as they say, "The devil's in the details."

Responding to School Sieges

September 1, 2006

Someday in the near future, an American community—probably far from an urban center—will find that one of its schools has been taken over by Muslim terrorists who are holding the students hostage. The time for American law enforcement officers to think about this possibility and train how to respond to it is now.

JP Laboratories RADTriage Dosimeter

September 1, 2006
JP Laboratories’ RADTriage is a personal dual sensor, smart dosimeter that reliably monitors radiation exposure in the event of a radiological terrorist attack and/or nuclear power plant accident. The user-friendly RADTriage always-on, credit-card-sized badges work without the need for batteries, calibration, or maintenance. Simply match the colors of the sensing strips with the adjacent color reference bars to instantly determine your dose.
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