Terrorism Prevention and Response

Terrorism Prevention and Response

Because American cops are on the front lines in counterterrorism, the Terrorism Prevention and Response topic page is updated with news and information to protect the homeland from all enemies, foreign and domestic. From lone wolf domestic terrorists to radical Islamist jihadists, terrorism existed in the U.S. long before 9/11 and will remain a looming threat.
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June 06, 2015

Remote Idaho school buys guns to enhance safety

Limited funds have prevented the school from being able to afford hiring police officers to patrol the building during school hours - Full Story
June 05, 2015
Police: Pam Geller was initial target of Boston terror plot

Police: Pam Geller was initial target of Boston terror plot

Blogger organized controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas - Full Story
June 04, 2015

Video: Knife-wielding man lunges at cops in fatal Ohio airport OIS

Detective wrote that suspect's behavior was “consistent with someone who intended to hijack an aircraft” - Full Story
June 04, 2015
Cop hurt in battle with Boston bombers likely victim of blue-on-blue

Cop hurt in battle with Boston bombers likely victim of blue-on-blue

Whatever wounded cop is still embedded in his leg, leaving investigators unable to confirm which gun fired the bullet - Full Story
June 04, 2015
FBI: Boston man talked of a beheading, killing cops

FBI: Boston man talked of a beheading, killing cops

Originally planned to behead an unidentified victim before changing his mind and saying he was going to "go after" the "boys in blue" - Full Story
June 03, 2015
Official: Boston terror suspect radicalized through IS group

Official: Boston terror suspect radicalized through IS group

Usaama Rahim was shot Tuesday after police say he lunged at them with a knife when they approached him to question him - Full Story
June 02, 2015
Knife-wielding man under terror surveillance fatally shot

Knife-wielding man under terror surveillance fatally shot

Lunged with a knife at a city police officer and an FBI agent - Full Story
May 30, 2015
Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch

Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch

The protest came about month after a shootout outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in a Dallas suburb - Full Story
May 18, 2015
Will death make the Boston bomber a martyr?

Will death make the Boston bomber a martyr?

Some analysts worry that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's eventual execution could inspire more attacks - Full Story
May 15, 2015
Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" - Full Story



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