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Can You Legally Counter a Drone?

November 16, 2018

What can you do to protect the public and yourself from drones?

How the Threat of Terrorism has Changed Since 9/11

September 14, 2018
Now that law enforcement — particularly the FBI — has placed such an emphasis on investigating and thwarting attacks, a complex and costly plan like the one used on 9/11 would come to the attention of some three-letter agency, and the attackers arrested or killed (depending upon where we found them). Consequently, the tactics of the major terrorist organizations have changed.

Ohio Man Arrested on Terror Charges, July Fourth Plot Thwarted

July 2, 2018
Demetrius Pitts — also known as Abdur Raheem Rafeeq and Salahadeen Osama Waleed — now faces one count of attempting to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

FBI Storm ‘Radio Silent’ Aircraft at JFK Airport

June 28, 2018
Counterterrorism agents stormed the airplane as part of a standard protocol when the control tower loses radio contact with an aircraft taxing for takeoff.

Last Suit Accusing NYPD of Spying on Muslims Is Settled

April 5, 2018
The last of three major lawsuits over the surveillance of Muslims by the New York Police Department was settled on Thursday, ending years of litigation over a broad, decade-long spying program.

British Police Deploying Nets to Foil Vehicle Attacks

September 11, 2017
Scotland Yard is deploying the latest in anti-terrorism equipment designed to thwart vehicle attacks: a futuristic net bristling with tungsten steel spikes that security forces can quickly lay down like a carpet on a roadway.

DOJ Ending Program to Train LEOs to Fight Domestic Terrorism

August 21, 2017
The State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training program, which has served more than 142,000 law enforcement officers in every state in the country, has run out of funding. Its last day is Sept. 30.

DHS Awards Grants to Counter Terrorist Recruitment and Radicalization in U.S.

June 23, 2017
Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the award recipients for the congressionally established Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program.

Identifying Islamic Extremism: 10 Questions to Ask Suspects

June 1, 2017
Police are expected to help fight terrorism, but what should they be looking for? A 20-year FBI counterterrorism agent—who has interviewed over 500 Jihadists—highlights 10 warning signs that can help officers assess a person's level of radicalization. If officers suspect radicalization, here are 10 questions they can ask.

'Credible' Islamic State Propaganda Video Features Short Clip of Las Vegas Strip

May 25, 2017
A legitimate Islamic State group propaganda video posted on social media last week features brief footage of the Las Vegas Strip while calling for lone-wolf terrorist attacks, and Las Vegas police are treating it as a credible threat.

San Francisco PD to Suspend Collaboration With FBI Counterterrorism Program

February 3, 2017
San Francisco police will suspend the department's much-criticized collaboration with FBI counterterrorism efforts, police said Wednesday, in an announcement that was celebrated by civil liberties and immigration advocates.

NYPD Counterterror Units on High Alert After Brussels Attacks

March 22, 2016
The NYPD immediately responded to the attacks in Belgium, not only activating its Critical and Strategic response unit, but also deploying additional counterterrorism teams to major landmarks, transit hubs, as well as other high-profile locations including the Belgian Consulate.

Snitches Get Stitches

February 29, 2016

So the federal government tells people to "say something" if they suspect terrorist activities, but the highest-ranking officials in that government vocally disparage anyone who says something and is wrong about their suspicions.

AS&E Introduces the CarView Portal to Inspect Small Vehicles

February 17, 2016
American Science and Engineering Inc. today introduced the CarView portal, an advanced high-throughput scanning system for superior detection of hidden threats in cars and small vehicles.

Federal Anti-Terror Programs Stoke Community Interest and Criticism

February 9, 2016
A trio of federal pilot projects aimed at thwarting violent extremism are off to a tentative start. Minneapolis, Boston, and Los Angeles, all chosen to host the Department of Justice anti-terror initiative, are taking different approaches, but all three are facing common hurdles.

London Police to Add 600 Firearm Officers to Boost Terror Response

January 14, 2016
Six hundred extra armed officers are to be trained and patrols more than doubled to help counter the threat of a terrorist attack in London, the Metropolitan Police has announced.

New York to Appoint Civilian to Monitor Police's Counterterrorism Activity

January 8, 2016
The mayor will appoint an independent civilian to monitor the New York Police Department's counterterrorism activities, lawyers said in court documents on Thursday as they moved to settle a pair of lawsuits over surveillance targeting Muslims.

Video: Phoenix Police Get Training in Spotting Terror Threats Online

January 5, 2016
As the war against terrorism continues, the Phoenix Police Department is one of the few agencies in the country offering specific training for its officers on gathering intelligence online to spot potential threats.

Video: More LE Officials Urging Licensed Owners to Carry Guns

December 10, 2015
A Texas police chief who warns President Barack Obama in a social media video that trying to disarm Americans would "cause a revolution in this country" is the latest law enforcement official to urge citizens to arm themselves in the wake of mass shootings.

UK Police Don't Have the Guns to Protect Citizens, Says Local Police Commissioner

November 20, 2015
When an Islamist outrage occurs on UK soil, as it inevitably will, our forces may have neither the firepower nor the numbers to overwhelm the terrorists quickly before mayhem occurs.
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