The Events Of September 11 Essay

1709 Words Jul 28th, 2015 null Page
The events of September 11, 2001 changed our country forever, impacted many lives, and changed our response to terrorism. The attacks on our country had a direct impact on how law enforcement professionals do their job. The dynamics changed instantaneously, as a direct response to the attacks on our country that day. I recently interviewed three people, from three different generations to get their reactions, and responses to the events of September 11, 2001.
I asked them what impact the events of September 11, 2001 had on their sense of security and vulnerability. According to Dale Owens Sr., an 85 year old retired pastor, he stated “I had questions right from the start, and most importantly was vulnerability” (personal communication, D. Owens Sr., 7/21/2015). Owens felt the American people were vulnerable to whatever they are told by the press, and “they accept that information as gospel truth”. I asked him to further explain what he meant, and he indicated that “the American people are vulnerable, because they allow the media to dictate what they believe is the truth”. Nathan Reibel, a 37-year-old probation officer, stated that “the United States let their guard down, and made it clear to the enemy what our plans were, resulting in our country becoming vulnerable” (personal communication, N. Reibel, 7/21/2015). Donald Owens, a 59-year-old vice president of a local business, stated that he feels “less secure” since the events of September 11, 2001 (personal…

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