Dr. Southers explained the growing role of local law enforcement agencies in detecting, preventing, and responding to terror attacks and cited the San Bernardino attack as a case of intelligence sharing between local law enforcement, the FBI, and Homeland Security. He highlighted the difficulties that law enforcement agencies have in tracking homegrown terrorists and the value of civilians reporting suspicious behavior. He emphasized the differences between hate crimes and acts of terror and the domestic threat of sovereignty movements and anti-government militias in addition to Islamic extremism. He discussed the link between terror attacks in the United States and debates surrounding the Second Amendment. He concluding by explaining the challenges in securing airports and the benefits and drawbacks of applying Ben Gurion’s model in the United States.
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