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Terrorism

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By Victor Morton - The Washington Times The rifle-wielding attacker who tried to burn an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Washington over the weekend wrote a self-justifying manifesto repeating many standard Democratic talking points about the border crisis and other issues.In a three-page document posted on Seattle TV station KIRO’s website, Willem Van Spronsen cited popular left-wing historian Howard Zinn, said that “i am antifa,” criticized the Electoral College and accused the U.S. of running “concentration camps” on the border.Willem Van Spronsen, 69, declares early on in his manifesto that “evil says concentration camps for folks deemed lesser are necessary. the handmaid of evil says the concentration camps should be more humane,” using a term usually reserved for Nazi Germany’s death camps, but introduced in the border-security debate last month by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.He also mocked people criticizing Ms. Ocasio-Cortez for intellectual sloppiness, referring to “these...

FBI: The Homegrown Threat

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Federal Bureau of Investigation The Homegrown ThreatBooklet Lists Observable Indicators of Potential Violent ExtremistsA list of nearly four dozen observable behavioral signs that someone might be planning to commit an act of extremist violence is contained in a newly updated publication released by the country’s foremost counterterrorism organizations.Homegrown Violent Extremist Mobilization Indicators, 2019 Edition, produced by the FBI, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the Department of Homeland Security, contains a broad list of 46 behavioral indicators listed in color-coded groupings of how clearly the indicators might demonstrate an individual’s likelihood of engaging in terrorist activity. The booklet updates a prior version published in 2017.The agencies authored the updated publication to help law enforcement—and the public at large—recognize potentially dangerous behaviors as the U.S. faces a heightened threat from homegrown violent extremists.“The booklet provides our partners with tools to identify concerning behavior so that it can be responsibly reported to law...
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Acting CBP Commissioner: Some critics either misinformed or lying about agency, actions By Charles Creitz | Fox News U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being wrongfully criticized and attacked by misinformed or intentionally misguided people, according to Mark Morgan, the acting CBP commissioner said.Law enforcement and the intelligence community are likely successfully tracking potential threats against the agency and its infrastructure, Morgan claimed Monday on "The Ingraham Angle.""It's absolutely dangerous," he said of some of the opposition to the agency's mission of border enforcement."I have full confidence that the law enforcement mechanisms and intelligence agencies are watching these groups." "A lone wolf or violent extremist are very hard to prevent," he said, referring to a 69-year-old Antifa activist shot and killed by Washington state police after attacking an ICE facility in the Evergreen State.Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mark-morgan-cbp-unjust-unfair-border-immigratoin...
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The Ellsworth American Hancock County law enforcement leads the state in solving cases by Kate Cough ELLSWORTH — If you commit a crime in Maine, there’s a 64 percent chance you’ll get away with it, according to the latest data from the Maine Department of Public Safety, which collects monthly reports from agencies around the state.Unless you’re in Hancock County that is, where law enforcement officers solved 60 percent of crimes in 2017 — the highest percentage of any county in the state.“We’ve always taken pride in our high clearance rate,” said Ellsworth Police Department Chief Glenn Moshier. “It can be misleading but I think it can be a useful tool.”A crime is considered “cleared” (solved) when a suspect has been charged, arrested or turned over to the court. Cases may also be considered cleared for other reasons, such as when a suspect dies, or if a victim declines to...
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Nine.Com.Au Islamic State oil minister 'killed' in Syrian hideout: report By Mark Saunokonoko A high-ranking Islamic State leader who allegedly masterminded the extremist group's half-billion-dollar oil smuggling enterprise has been killed in a firefight, according to reports. Thabit Sobhi Fahd Al-Ahmad, a self-styled minister of oil in the now dismantled so-called caliphate, was gunned down in his hideout by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), according to a statement. The SDF statement said the attack in Deir Al-Zor province, east of Syria, was carried out in cooperation with the US-led Coalition forces. Ahmad was considered to have a close relationship with the elusive leader of IS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who remains at large - despite several reports in the past claiming he had been killed. The smuggling of black market oil had been a lucrative cornerstone of the IS economy, which helped the group take over vast swathes of Iraq and...