Thoughts On the Recent Attempted Federal Reserve Attack

Friday, October 19, 2012
By Gretchen Fleming, Director for the Center of Law & Justice, Chair of Legal Studies, Criminal Justice Program Co-Chair, Associate Professor; and Scott Brantley, Criminal Justice Program Co-Chair, Assistant Professor


Criminal JusticeOnce again we find New York City a target for terrorist attacks.  The attempted attack on the Federal Reserve yesterday was the fifteenth plot averted by the authorities since September 11, 2001.  In this country we have a tendency to take our freedom and safety for granted.  If not for the vigilance of the FBI and NYPD we would be watching a very different story on the news. 

What are your thoughts?  Do you think that terrorism is as big a threat today as it was five years ago?  How safe do you feel we are as a Nation from terrorist attacks?

What defense do you think this person will raise once changed? From what you have read, do you believe that entrapment might be a defense? If so, will it be successful?

Please post your thoughts and comments in the blog comment section below.
POSTED IN: News and Media
AUTHOR: Gretchen Fleming & Scott Brantley



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