To begin with, Counterterrorism measures such as Biometric data collection would not flag Adam Smith as a homegrown terrorist. Even though Homeland Security’s advanced data collection and evaluation methods from have had outstanding triumphs with many foreign terrorists entering the United States. In the same fashion, administered programs such techniques are probable to yield false positives due to temporary or permanently distorted physical injuries. Furthermore, the homegrown terrorist in the U.S. is typically obedient to the laws with authentic proofs of identification with transgressions or not has not been alerted by Homeland Security as a terrorist.
National terrorism has been the focus of attention since September 11 (Haubrich, 2006). Unfortunately, domestic terrorism is now becoming increasingly common with hate groups around our nation. Domestic terrorism can be defined as violent acts that someone has committed in their own country against their fellow citizens and infrastructures. Some examples of violent acts include violent crimes, (murder, assault, and etc.) property crimes, and public order crimes. It can also be a crime against the state or federal government, like for example the attack on the World Trade Centers and the infamous Oklahoma City bombing.
The progression of technology has changed the face of terrorism. By examining the improved skills of terrorists and governments brought about through technology, this report will examine the impact of technology on terrorism. On the thirteenth of November 2015, a chain of terrorist attacks befell in Paris, the capital of France, and its northern suburb, Saint-Denis. Three suicide bombers struck near the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, trailed by suicide bombings and mass shootings at cafés, restaurants and a music venue in Paris. The assailants murdered 130 people. Seven of the attackers also perished, and authorities continued to search for collaborators. The attacks were the most lethal on France since World War II, and the deadliest in
National security has been a hot button topic issue for over a decade. After 9/11 President bush rolled out the Homeland Security Act and the USA PATRIOT Act. Part of the USA PATRIOT Act includes allowances for the NSA to surveil and collect data on American citizens. This issue gained notoriety and national attention when Edward Snowden came forward with information about how the NSA was collecting information from Verizon everyday on phone numbers in the U.S. and out.
On September 11, 2001 the world came to a stand still as a terroristic attack targeting our country killed 2,977 people. As fear ran high in every American house hold, the government quickly acted and on October 26 President George W. Bush passed the USA PATRIOT Act. The full title, "Uniting and Strenghtening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act", suggest how the government quickly acted in response to the new threat that we were experianceing. Although some may argue that it violates our civil liberties, the Patriot Act serves as an asset to help protect U.S. citizens by stopping terrorist attacks, giving the law enforcement tools to make investigations easier, and increases national security.
Terrorism has grown to become an important term during the past 40 years and this has been linked to certain groups using terrorism strategies to create chaos and mayhem among governments and the public. But terrorism has grown to develop different meanings among different people and even within government departments (Meisels). The severity and strategies of terrorisms have also changed in recent times with certain groups causing terror in public while others fighting certain groups and individuals and claiming it to be the fight for freedom.
I wanted to learn about domestic terrorism incidents and what separates domestic terrorism from international terrorism. The term of domestic terrorism seems to have changed in recent years from those with anti-government views like Timothy McVeigh and the Weather Underground to include those with beliefs of international terror groups such as the Boston Marathon Bombers and Fort Hood shooter. I felt somewhat unsure as to if suspects like the Boston Marathon Bombers fit the category of domestic terrorism or international terrorism, and I now feel as if I have a much better understanding of terrorism terms. I would have liked to explore more topics related to how we can better detect and prevent possible domestic terrorists and homegrown violent
A bomb explodes outside of the FBI building in Oklahoma City. Over one hundred people were killed, the side of the building was blown open, and no one knew who did such a malicious thing. A few days later, people know Timothy McVeigh was the terrorist who blew up the FBI building. People like Timothy McVeigh don’t just blow up buildings just because they feel like it. Timothy, like the many other people after him, is called a terrorist because of the reason behind his violent doings. Terrorists all want a change in society according to their beliefs and thoughts of order by protesting with violence that terrify people.
September 11, 2001 is known as a remarkable day of history in the Untied States. Not long after the after mass of the terrorism, the USA Patriot Act was brought. The USA Patriot Act is a ten-letter acronym for the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act. (n.d.). The attacks of the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon on September 11th resulted in the legislative response of the Patriot Act. The USA Patriot Act signed into law by both congress and George W. Bush on October 26, 2001, exactly a month and fifteen days after the terrorist attack. Solemnly, the Patriot Act was altered to strengthen U.S.measure to deter and punish terrorist acts against the United States.
On September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked our country. Immediately after these attacks our US congress had to do something. They passed two major pieces of legislature. The first being authorization for use of military force, which gave George W Bush permission to use military force against terrorists, which he used to wage a full war. The second legislature was Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, or the patriot act, which allowed government to use loopholes in the fourth amendment to keep surveillance on their citizens to stop terrorism. (CITATION)The Patriot Act is like 1984 because the patriot act allows secret searches, without probable cause, and was enacted to stop our enemies.
The Patriot Act provides the United States’ law enforcement agencies broad power in both domestic and international surveillance. This act was designed due to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. President Bush requested this act to the United States Congress which they passed on October 26, 2001. The act was put in place quickly to stop terrorist within the United States border and be able to apprehend and prosecute the terrorist before they are able to act ("Patriot Act."). The Patriot Act was established to prevent terrorist attacks however; the Patriot Act violates the Constitution making the Act illegal.
The Patriot Act will be one of the most controversial pieces of legislation ever to be passed by the United States’ government. People in our society nowadays give the ultimatum “pro security, or anti-freedom?” That is not the Patriot Acct in a nutshell; it is far from that statement. There are more cons than there are pros, but the pros that have come out of the passage of the Patriot Act may have saved millions of American and international lives from the destruction of terrorist. That being said the lives that were saved did come at a price of the American citizens’ privacy and broke numerous amendments from the Bill of Rights. The government continues to pass parts of the original Patriot Act as the years go on and it seems like no matter
Lone wolf terror attacks have become more dangerous than even leading terror organizations, like ISIS and and Al Qaeda. A Lone wolf terrorist encompasses any act of terror committed by one individual alone, however he/she may act in support of a larger group. LWT attacks are in America are perpetrated by right wing extremists, homegrown jihadist or mentally ill who are denied by society. On June 12th of last year, 29 year old US citizen Omar Mateen shot fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, striping the lives of 50 innocent souls. The gunman dialed 911 about an hour into the shooting, “...I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State" (3 Hours). Obama called it the worst mass shooting in our country’s history (President). This should be a reminder to America of how easy it is to to get a hold of a gun and shoot fire in a school, in a religious sanctuary, a pizza parlor or a gay nightclub. Our country is witnessing more and more senseless acts of violence, from the bomb that took lives of athletes and their families at the 2013 Boston Marathon , from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary when we watched as parents buried their children's little bodies along with their dreams. From the 2015 San Bernardino attack, Virginia Tech and Fort Hood. From Isla Vista, Oak Creek and Aurora to this attack in Orlando just last
Policing in America is anything but standardized. With over 18,000 police agencies from federal, state, and local levels, the United States law enforcement system is one of the most decentralized in the world. The localized nature of our policing has created complexity and tension between governmental bodies due to “…organizational problems in coordinating national security activities, and combating terrorism in particular.” (Waxman, 2008) Combating terrorism is nothing new to American law enforcement: the 1920’s saw bombings in New York City, during the 80’s there were multiple bombings at separate U.S. embassies, the 90’s brought the World Trade Center bombings, the Oklahoma City bombing, and attacks by “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski.
Lone wolf terrorists rarely carry out their criminal acts because of politics alone, but find their motivation through personal grievances, disputes, or hateful ideology. Furthermore, unlike international terrorists, lone wolf terrorists have a history of some sort of mental health issue. Law enforcement agencies believe that lone terrorist have more in common with apolitical mass murders than organized terrorist cells, because their attacks tend to be less effective and deadly than coordinated attacks by organized terrorists groups (). Unlike international terrorists organizations, lone terrorist conduct their violence in a place they are familiar with. However, lone terrorists are similar to international terrorists because they also carry out violence in unknown locations. International terrorists are easier to trace because they are all over the media outlets, whereas lone terrorist are harder to