Tagged: domestic

Much Ado about Nothing: New Report Shows Terrorist Plots in the US Involving Muslim-Americans at Lowest Point Since 2008

The Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS) is a collaboration of efforts from Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International. Their mission is to “enhance the understanding of terrorism and the means to combat it through education, research and the development of...

Police Intelligence Gathering Practices Threaten National Security and Civil Liberties: A Brennan Center for Justice Report

The Brennan Center’s newest report of the National Security and Local Police survey blows the whistle on local police information gathering and surveillance activities in the United States. The Brennan Center for Justice, a branch of New York University School of Law, concluded that “police intelligence gathering lacks standards, and...

Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority

Unleashed and Unaccountable: The FBI’s Unchecked Abuse of Authority, a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), details the “extraordinary expansion of FBI power over the last 12 years” and the way the agency “has subverted internal and external oversight by squelching whistleblowers, imposing and enforcing unnecessary secrecy,...

18 Years Since the Oklahoma City Bombing

Eighteen years ago a rental truck filled with ammonium nitrate fertilizer, liquid nitromethane and commercial explosives was detonated outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 168 people lost their lives on April 19, 1995; 99 were federal employees and a further 19 were children in...

Boston Marathon Bombings

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland has released a Background Report on the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist attack. From START’s report: “In light of the series of bombs that exploded near the finish line at the...

Southern Poverty Law Center Warns of Growing Domestic Terrorism Threat, Urges Government to Take Action

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has written a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano warning of the increasing threat of domestic terrorism, specifically from radical right-wing extremist groups. The letter begins, “On October 25, 1994, six months before the Oklahoma City...