Two decades after the September 11th attacks on the U.S., mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other co-conspirators are still awaiting trial at Guantanamo Prison. Experts point to the pandemic, system turnover, as reasons why the case has “gone badly off the rails.”
Since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, New York police have grown accustomed to utilizing antiterror tools to combat street crime and gang violence. The near-constant state of surveillance has disproportionally impacted people of color.
U.S. officials say the surveillance statistics are known to fluctuate from year to year, but that in 2020, COVID-19 “likely influenced target behavior, which in turn may have impacted some of the numbers reported for that year.”
The death sentence for Dzokhar Tsarnaev, convicted in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, was set aside by an appeals court in July on procedural issues. The decision Monday by the Supreme Court to review that decision could test President Joe Biden’s opposition to the death penalty.
For years, far-right extremists from around the globe traded ideology and inspiration on the fringes of society, and in the deepest realms of the internet. Now, the events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol have laid bare their violent potential.
British terrorism experts and prison officers have been warning that prisons are a “nightmare” to work in because of the constant threat of radicalization of the general inmate population, and the increase in threats of beheadings against prison officers from extremists.
Riley June Williams, the Pennsylvania woman accused of helping to steal a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington was ordered released from detention Thursday..
In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden declared the “rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism” a looming threat the country “must confront” and “defeat.” But making headway against the threat won’t be easy, say experts.