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Portland City Council Votes to Leave Joint Terrorism Task Force

In a 3-2 vote, elected officials in Portland, OR voted to withdraw the Portland Police Bureau from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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Can You Legally Counter a Drone?

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

How the Threat of Terrorism has Changed Since 9/11

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.