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Lawmakers Denounce Plan to Transfer GITMO Detainees to U.S. Soil

May 3, 2016
The Major County Sheriff's Association sent a letter to the president to express their opposition to the plan. The letter states, "Detainees, deemed too dangerous to release, should not be brought to the homeland where they will pose a threat to the local communities we serve."

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.

Twitter Shuts Down 125K Terrorist Accounts

February 9, 2016
Well-known social networking service Twitter Inc. has suspended 125,000 accounts for promoting or threatening terrorism.

DHS Announces Update to the National Terrorism Advisory System

December 18, 2015
Based on a review of the National Terrorism Advisory System, DHS is updating the NTAS to add a new form of advisory – the NTAS “Bulletin” – to the existing NTAS “Alerts.”

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.

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. More Here.

LAPD Heads to Paris to Learn from Terrorist Tragedy

November 20, 2015
Hoping to learn about ways to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks, the Los Angeles Police Department will send a team to Paris to meet with authorities there as they continue to carry out raids on suspected terror cells in response to the attacks that left 129 people dead.

Man Charged in Plot to Bomb Sept. 11 Memorial in Missouri

September 11, 2015
A Florida man who claimed in online forums to have inspired terrorists in Australia and Texas was arrested after telling an informant how to build a homemade bomb to attack a 9/11 memorial in Missouri, according to a criminal complaint.

Video: Regal Cinemas Begins Checking Theatergoers' Bags

August 20, 2015
Regal Entertainment Group has become the first national cinema chain to announce random inspections of bags and backpacks. The new policy, posted on its website, says "backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection prior to admission."

Regal Cinemas Begins Checking Theatergoers' Bags

August 20, 2015
Regal Entertainment Group has become the first national cinema chain to announce random inspections of bags and backpacks. The new policy, posted on its website, says "backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection prior to admission." More Here.

Boston Officer's Son Charged in Alleged ISIS-Inspired Terror Plot

July 13, 2015
Federal authorities have arrested an Adams, Mass., man who was allegedly planning to carry out an Islamic State-inspired attack on a university with guns and improvised explosives. His father is a Boston PD captain who notified authorities of his intentions. More Here.

Video: Boston Officer's Son Charged in Alleged ISIS-Inspired Terror Plot

July 13, 2015
Federal authorities have arrested an Adams, Mass., man who was allegedly planning to carry out an Islamic State-inspired attack on a university with guns and improvised explosives. His father, a Boston PD police captain, notified authorities of the plans.

Video: Six Minnesota Men Charged in Anti-Terror Sweep

April 20, 2015
Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday that accuses them of attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State.

Six Minnesota Men Charged in Anti-Terror Sweep

April 20, 2015
Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday that accuses them of attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State. More Here.

ISIS-Inspired Terror Plot Targeted Australian Police

April 20, 2015
“At this stage, we have no information that it was a planned beheading,” a terrorism expert for Australia's federal police said. “But there was reference to an attack on police. Some evidence that we have collected at a couple of the scenes, and some other information we have, leads us to believe that this particular matter was ISIS-inspired.”

Homeland Security Alerts Airlines to Possible Shoe-Bomb Threat

February 20, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday told airlines about a potential new shoe-bomb threat and urged them to pay extra attention to flights from overseas into the United States.

Malls Increase Security in Time for Holiday Crowds

November 11, 2013
With just three weeks to go before the busiest U.S. shopping day of the year—the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday—government security officials are ramping up efforts to better protect the nation's approximately 109,500 malls and shopping centers.

Chicago Area Police Cancel Training Over Charges of Islamophobia

August 20, 2013
Suburban Chicago authorities canceled an anti-terrorism class over objections from an advocacy group claiming the trainer and his teachings are anti-Muslim.

Panel Faults Police Response To Norway Massacre

August 14, 2012
An independent inquest into the mass killings in Norway last summer by a fanatical anti-Muslim extremist sharply rebuked the country's police and intelligence services Monday, saying they could have averted or at least disrupted his plot to bomb downtown Oslo and shoot unarmed people unimpeded at a summer youth camp.

NYPD, Soliders Show Force in NYC Subway System After Moscow Suicide Attacks

April 1, 2010
Heavily-armed cops and soldiers patrolled the New York City's subway system during an anti-terror drill Wednesday, reassuring commuters rattled by the Moscow suicide attacks.
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