Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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Active Shooter Incidents – 2020

The US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have released Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2020, their latest report in a series of documented active shooter incidents. This report outlines the 40 active shooter incidents that occurred in the United States in 2020. Active shooter incidents are...

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White Supremacy Search Trends in the United States

Moonshot, along with the Anti-Defamation League, have recently released a report analyzing the internet searching habits of Americans on topics related to white supremacy and anti-Semitism. The study covers the period of July 2020 – March 2021, during which the events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement,...

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What Do Former Extremists and Their Families Say About Radicalization and Deradicalization in America?

Who is at risk of joining violent extremist organizations? How do they find groups of like-minded people to join with? Can families and friends recognize whether someone is becoming radicalized? How do individuals change their minds and walk away from extremism? What can communities do to stop the growth of...

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Prevent and Respond to Gun Crime and Ensure Public Safety

The Biden-Harris Administration has released a new Fact Sheet which announces a Comprehensive Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gun Crime and Ensure Public Safety.  As President Biden “has repeatedly said, we are experiencing an epidemic of gun violence in this country.” The Strategy tackles violent crime and its root causes, highlighting troubling trends in American gun...

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The Rise of Domestic Extremism

In the wake of an increasing amount of events related to armed politics and violent activism in the United States, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies has released two reports that evaluate the growing threats of domestic extremist movements. The first report, Skinheads, Saints, and (National) Socialists: An Overview of...

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In Case You Missed It: MMWR and COVID

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) maintains a collection of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), which collects and analyzes data from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on epidemiology and public health. Each issue of the MMWR is packed with raw and analyzed public health data...