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Domestic Terrorists

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?

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NYC Subway Attack Offers Reminders About Response to "Soft Target" Attacks

The attack on the N Train in New York this month was a stark reminder that tightly clustered people in confined spaces—like subway cars—are a tempting target for people hell-bent on mayhem and murder.

FBI Issues Alert to Police Chiefs Warning of Extremist Threats

In the call with police chiefs, Christopher Wray, the FBI director, and Kenneth Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, warned about potential attacks on state capitols, federal buildings, the homes of congressional members and businesses, according to one of the chiefs on the call.

Officers Evacuated Residents Before Massive Nashville Explosion

Responding officers evacuated the residential buildings in the area after hearing the warning. They were working to get people out when the explosion detonated.

Philadelphia Police Thwart Plot Against Ballot Counting Center

The two men were driving a silver Hummer truck from Virginia. Police said they found the car parked and unoccupied around 10:20 p.m.; about seven minutes later, two police officers on bicycles saw two men in possession of firearms.

American Law Enforcement Braces for Election Riots

“From November 4-7, Civil Unrest is planned throughout Downtown Washington DC. LE Intelligence Agencies have monitored several messages on protesters’ social media sites stating, ‘If you want to throw down come to Washington DC on November 4th,’” reads one of the bullets in the email.

Group Plotting Against MI Governor Wanted to Kill Police

The FBI started monitoring the group in March when an informer stepped forward to warn of danger against law enforcement. The informant told the feds that the group was trying to obtain home addresses of law enforcement officers.

FBI Thwarts Conspiracy to Kidnap Michigan Governor

In total, 19 state felony charges for firearms and terror-related acts were filed against seven individuals known to be members or associates of the group known as Wolverine Watchmen.

Spotting Improvised Explosive Devices

The DHS bomb-making materials awareness program teaches officers what to look for to prevent attacks that use homemade bombs.

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FBI Says Man Killed in Shootout Wanted to Bomb Hospital Over Coronavirus

FBI officials describe Wilson as a potentially violent extremist known to express racial and religious hatred and antigovernment sentiment.

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