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Data Breach Leads to Risky Counterterrorism Raids on al Qaeda Suspects Across United Kingdom

- Once again Britain's counterterrorism community has learned the value of data security after its top cop inadvertently leaked the details of a counterterrorism operation yesterday, which prompted the police to launch raids on suspected al Qaeda terrorists earlier than planned.

Muslim-American Organizations Debate Maintaining Ties to FBI

- Charges that the FBI has infiltrated mosques and mistreated a popular Muslim civil rights organization are jeopardizing the cooperation established between the Muslim-American community and the FBI after the events of 9-11, The Washington Post reports.

Protecting Homo Sapiens

- Animal rights extremists, who once relied on nonlethal actions against labs involved in biomedical research, now violently target researchers and others they see as aiding the research organizations. Learn how the biomedical research community has adapted.

Fighting Stalking

- A recent survey finds that approximately 3.4 million Americans have experienced stalking over a 12-month period, although what constitutes the crime makes it difficult to prosecute.

Taser Electronic Control Devices and Sudden In-Custody Death: Separating Evidence From Conjecture

- Have stun guns caused the death of criminal suspects? Police Chief Howard E. Williams says "no."

Gang Activity

- There are more than 1 million gang members in 20,000 gangs operating across the United States, according to the FBI's annual National Gang Threat Assessment 2009.

Stalking

- How prevalent is stalking in the United States? The Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released a comprehensive look at the crime.  

Animal Extremist Attacks

- Track when, where, and how animal rights extremists attack their targets from 1997 to the present using a new interactive map created by the Foundation for Biomedical Research.

Shootings in Alabama and Germany Kill Over 20 Combined

- A man in Alabama and a 17-year-old boy in Germany went on similar shooting sprees Tuesday and Wednesday morning, killing over 20 people.

Fusion Centers Under Fire in Texas and New Mexico

- Civil libertatians are pushing for legal limits on personal data law enforcement organizations can collect after a Texas fusion center's bulletin singled out two Muslim-American civic groups for direct scrutiny.

NAS: Nation's Forensic Sciences Need Overhaul

- The state of forensic science in the United States, which helps to convict or acquit alleged criminals in court, needs to be overhauled, according to a report released by the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council.

New York City Criminal Justice System a Model for the U.K., Commission Says

- New York City receives special acclaim from a British commission examining options for prison reform in the 21st century.

National Gang Threat Assessment for 2009 Released

- The FBI's recently released National Gang Threat Assessment 2009 finds gang membership and activity on the rise inside the United States.
 




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