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21 Years After September 12th: Training to Detect, Deter, and Defeat Terror
As the fires still smoldered in Lower Manhattan, Northern Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania, police across the country adopted what became known as the "9/12 Mindset." In time, however, the mantra of "see something, say something" was forgotten, and in many places budgets for counterterrorism slowly dwindled, and training began to wane. How do trainers recapture that urgency?
September 12, 2022
20 Years After 9/11: Countering Terrorism on U.S. Soil
Local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel are on the frontlines of counterterrorism efforts in the United States.
September 6, 2021
20 Years After 9/11: The Evolving Threat of Terrorism
How did the fight against terrorism change for American law enforcement in the years leading up to 9/11? How has it changed in the 20 years since? And what can we expect for the next 20 years?
September 6, 2021
Man Killed by Officers in TX Station Attack, May Have Been Inspired by Terrorists
Police say Imran Ali Rasheed killed a Lyft driver in Garland, TX, before he attacked the Plano police station.
August 31, 2021
U.S. Police Watching for Terror Threats as Taliban Retakes Control of Afghanistan
A spokesperson for Washington, D.C.’s, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said they are not aware of any credible threats to the city but urged the local community "to report any suspicious behavior to the proper authorities."
August 17, 2021
Man Who Attacked French Police Officer Sentenced to 28 Years
A man who attacked an officer with the Paris (France) Police Department in in 2017 has been sentenced to 28 years in jail for the attempted assault.
October 15, 2020
Police On Guard Against Terror Attacks After U.S. Kills Iranian General
U.S. law enforcement officials say the first step is for various Joint Terrorism Task Forces — groupings of local police and the FBI — to check in with their Hezbollah sources and with sources in Iran or sympathetic communities. They will want to know whether any Hezbollah-connected individuals who have been investigated previously may need a second look in light of Soleimani's death.
January 3, 2020
Boston Marathon Bomber Appeals Death Sentence
The surviving sibling of the two young men who committed the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 is appealing his death sentence, alleging that he did not get a fair trial.
December 16, 2019
U.S. Law Enforcement On Alert in Wake of ISIS Leader's Death
With the death of the leader of notorious terror group ISIS in the Middle East, law enforcement and intelligence officials are on alert for possible retaliation from sympathizers or sleeper operatives in the U.S.
October 29, 2019
Terror Bomber Gets Attempted Murder Conviction for Shooting at Officers
When officers arrived around 10:30 a.m., Rahimi pulled a 9mm pistol and opened fire — hitting one of the Linden officers in the torso and in his ballistic vest, according to authorities.
October 9, 2019
First Responders, Politicians, and Citizens Reflect on the 9/11 Attacks
Police, fire, and EMS first responders were joined by citizens nationwide in ceremonies marking the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
September 11, 2019
Report: No Civilians Shot by Police in Pulse Nightclub Massacre
Law enforcement opened fire five separate times during the standoff, which lasted more than three hours. In total, 14 officers fired more than 180 shots — but hit no civilians, the report found.
February 13, 2019
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