Examples Of Domestic Terrorism

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Threat Identification The ideology behind Domestic Terrorism is that terrorist-like acts are carried out by those residing within the country of the attack. According to 18 U.S.C. § 2331, Domestic terrorism is defined as: “[activities that] Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and; Occurring primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.” (Terrorism, 2016).
United States citizens and those residing in the U.S. have access to so many different programs, utilities,
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citizens. A few examples of notable Domestic Terrorism groups would be Alpha 66 and Omega 7. These groups carried out various satirical acts including bombings. The people who carried out these attacks were of Cuban origin, and not necessarily U.S. citizens. During one of these attacks, a news director for WQBA radio in Miami was leaving the studio and as he started his car, a bomb exploded in the engine, leaving him amputated from the waist down. The apparent cause of the bombing of Emilio Milian was because he was speaking out against the other terrorist acts going on in Miami because many were upset with the control of Fidel Castro in Cuba. During the 1970’s into the early 1980’s, many bombers of the Alpha 66 and Omega 7 groups were targeting Cuban cigar shops, shipping companies, and the offices of magazine editorials that claimed to support a Castro Regime (Emilio Milian, …show more content…
borders. A few examples of attacks that could have been prevented would, one, be the Orlando attack that just happened this past year, and the Boston Marathon Bombing. The Orlando attack could have been prevented by enforcing stricter gun laws, and no, this is not advocating for taking away guns completely, but more of an advocacy for making sure guns/assault weapons do not land in the wrong hands. Background checks, mandatory waiting periods, or enhanced security of the premises. The Boston bombing during the Boston Marathon in 2013 was a traumatic event for many. This was an attack carried out by two men who were advocates of Islamic terrorism. There are a few things to be learned from this attack, and we can use these to implement better security for future events with a large amount of people. For example, the implementation of CCTV, more police officers or agents, limits on personal bag sizes around the area of the event taking place, the ability for an officer to search oversized or bulky bags, etc. These are just a few things that could be done to help aid in the effort to prevent or mitigate attempts for mass destruction (After Action Report for the Response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings,

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