May 12, 2008
Search and Disrupt
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has worked for years building up strong cases to prosecute individuals that have committed crimes. After the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, the FBI has gotten together to revamp their focus. Should the FBI continue to work to build cases against those individuals that causes a threat to the citizens of the United States or should the focus their efforts on preventing future terrorist attacks? Many federal officers and people in political positions are sure that there will be another attack. They feel that it will be better to prevent than to spend all the energy to prosecute people already in custody.
There have been leaks to the plans for another attack. Since America is so vast with so many people, open areas are numerous. Shopping malls, tourist attractions, amusement parts and sporting events are visited by thousands of people whom, if the weapon is aimed right, can cause fatalities that equaled, if not surpass, 9/11.
Looking for these people will take a joint effort of the federal and local authority and the everyday citizens. Knowing that the terrorist have used avenues within the United States has made the FBI go into certain businesses that might attract terrorist. Believing that the next terror attack will be through the trucking business, the FBI have started going into the trucking businesses and examine their records. Using even small offenses to keep suspected people into custody has helped in curtailing these people’s actions.
Many people have been detained who are either on the terrorist list or people who are sympathizers or who just want to be affiliated with known terrorist. The FBI and other organizations will continue to work to stop terrorist action until the threat is long gone.