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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May 14, 2015
1st full day of deliberations begins in Boston bombing trial

1st full day of deliberations begins in Boston bombing trial

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded near the marathon finish line in 2013 - Full Story
May 13, 2015
Lawyers give closing arguments in marathon bomber's trial

Lawyers give closing arguments in marathon bomber's trial

Jury was expected to begin its deliberations later in the day after hearing from Tsarnaev's attorneys and the judge - Full Story
May 11, 2015

Chief: FBI memo wouldn't have changed Texas terror attack response

Chief said no one at command post set up to monitor the event was aware that the FBI had sent a memo about Elton Simpson hours before the May 3 shooting - Full Story
May 11, 2015
Defense rests after nun says Boston bomber is sorry for victims

Defense rests after nun says Boston bomber is sorry for victims

The prosecution wrapped up its case as well Monday. The two sides will return on Wednesday to give closing arguments - Full Story
May 08, 2015
FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before Texas terror attack

FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before Texas terror attack

Federal investigators learned several hours before cartoon contest that a man under investigation for extremist activities might show up - Full Story
May 07, 2015
Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

Attempted attack on a cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot - Full Story
May 06, 2015
Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen" - Full Story
May 05, 2015
Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas — though it offered no evidence of direct link to the attackers - Full Story
May 04, 2015
Boston bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

Boston bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand

In all, five of Tsarnaev's family members are expected to take the witness stand in federal court - Full Story
May 04, 2015
FBI investigated gunman for terror prior to Texas attack

FBI investigated gunman for terror prior to Texas attack

Police killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Texas on Sunday night - Full Story



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