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    10 in Union ‘Goon Squads’ Indicted for Violence, Arson in Philadelphia

    Ten members of a Philadelphia ironworkers union are charged with conspiring to commit extortion, arson, destruction of property, and assault to force construction contractors to hire union workers, according to the FBI. The FBI this week said the members of Ironworkers Local 401  collaborated with allies who sought out construction … More

    Al-Qaeda Seeks American Recruits in Syria

    Al-Qaeda forces in Syria are actively seeking recruits from Americans who have traveled there to fight or to assist opposition forces, according to U.S. officials quoted in today’s New York Times. At least 70 American citizens have traveled to Syria, and most of them are still there, according to U.S. … More

    True the Vote: Citizens Standing Against Election Fraud

    Until 2010, no organization existed in America that fought election fraud. It all changed when Catherine Engelbrecht founded True the Vote, a non-partisan, citizen-led organization dedicated to exposing and preventing election fraud. True the Vote educates voters, trains and mobilizes polling volunteers, pursues litigation, and works to pass legislative reforms. … More

    Violence Against Law Enforcement on the Rise

    Earlier this month, a friend and colleague of mine in law enforcement was shot while pursuing two individuals suspected of robbery and murder. He survived the attack, but several of our law enforcement colleagues who serve to protect the public have not been so lucky. After a confluence of factors … More

    Not-So-Happy Hour: 52nd Thwarted Terror Plot Targets Chicago Bar

    For patrons at an unnamed Chicago bar this past Friday, happy hour could have had a less than happy ending, as the FBI arrested 18-year-old  in an attempt to detonate a car bomb right outside. Thankfully, the FBI had been tracking Daoud for months and had disabled the bomb, ensuring … More

    U.S. v. Heicklen: The Nullification of Free Speech

    Prosecution for exercising one’s free speech rights is becoming a trend in the current Administration and the Department of Justice (DOJ). In April, the Legal Center highlighted the DOJ’s outrageous prosecution of Mary Susan Pine, a pro-life advocate. Thankfully, when the rubber hit the road, the DOJ lawyers had nowhere … More

    NYPD Reacts to Lone-Wolf Terror Threat, With or Without the FBI

    A New York City Police car is seen outside a Manhattan apartment building November 21, 2011, where New York police arrested Jose Pimentel. REUTERS/Mike Segar On Saturday afternoon, just moments before authorities say Jose Pimentel was about to complete work on a powerful pipe bomb intended to kill American citizens, … More

    Case in Point: When the Law Is Used to Limit America's Freedom of Action

    The law, increasingly, is becoming a tool used by opponents of American power to harass American officials and, through the courts, limit America’s freedom of action. A case in point is the lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Amir Meshal (an American citizen).  Meshal, who … More

    What Does the FBI Worry About?

    An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack is one of the “huge” potential threats that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) worries about. At least that is what Art Cummings, a deputy assistant director in the agency’s Counterterrorism Division, told Ronald Kessler in an interview for Kessler’s new book The Secrets of … More

    Christmas Tree Plot an Inside Job

    On Friday, a Somali-born man attempted to blow up a van full of explosives at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon. The FBI, however, had supplied him with a fake bomb and was able to arrest him immediately as part of a well-orchestrated string operation. Kudos to the … More