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Domestic Terrorism: Fighting the Local Threat with Local Enforcement

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Authored by Naval Postgraduate School

Since 9/11, the NYPD has taken on what might be called a personal vendetta to never allow another terrorist attack to strike the citizens of New York City. It has developed a unique and controversial model that critics say consistently pushes the boundaries of the law and civil rights in an attempt to spy on and monitor the behavior of the residents of New York City in order to prevent another devastating attack.

New York City is not the only place affected by the threat of domestic terrorism. Other municipalities have realized this threat and have attempted to establish methods to prevent the occurrence of a similar scenario in their locales. Many municipalities have attempted to develop their own version of a counterterrorism defense using their own ideas and following those from the NYPD. However, the NYPD model has been criticized for encouraging racial profiling and violating citizens’ civil liberties through their collection methods. This thesis will suggest how other municipalities can utilize positive aspects of the NYPD model to deter and foil any future attempts to cause our nation harm.

Publication Date:
Jul 29 2014
150067446X / 9781500674465
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7.44″ x 9.69″
Black and White
Related Categories:
Political Science / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism


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