Tagged: domestic

Use of Drones Domestically Could Pose Civil Liberties Issue

The use of unmanned aircraft carrying cameras often referred to as “drones” have been in the news regarding their use in places like Afghanistan and Yemen. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) would like to set up safeguards to protect American’s privacy should drones be used for routine aerial surveillance...

Examining the Connection Between White Supremacists and Biker Gangs

The Anti-Defamation League looks at the growing connection between motorcycle gangs and white supremacists groups in the report Bigots on Bikes: The Growing Links between White Supremacists and Biker Gangs. Bikers and white supremacists have always had some small crossover, recently this overlap has increased in a number of different...

Is Homegrown Terrorism a Threat to Military Communities?

The United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security released the Majority Investigative Report: Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat to Military Communities inside the United States. A joint hearing of the United State House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and...

CRS Report: Homegrown Jihadists and U.S. Efforts to Combat the Threat

American Jihadist Terrorism: Combating a Complex Threat Over the last few years it has become increasingly evident that there remains a substantial threat to the U.S. homeland from violent homegrown jihadists. In fact, from May 2009 through October 2011, there were 32 arrests of homegrown, radicalized jihadists, who all had...

Half of States Received Failing Grade in Protection Against Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Report Cards

The Protected Innocence Initiative is a comprehensive strategy to promote zero tolerance for child sex trafficking. As part of the initiative Shared Hope International released 51 separate report cards, one for each state and the District of Colombia. The report cards set a national standard of protection against domestic minor...