Dozens of news publications and broadcast outlets report on the government terrorism enforcement activities since 9/11/01
December 8, 2003

How the federal government deals with the threat of terrorism is a matter of enormous concern to all Americans. The government has adopted a number of different approaches to meeting this challenge. One of them is criminal enforcement against suspected terrorists and those the government decides to target because charging them with a crime might disrupt potential terrorist acts. So when TRAC put up a special report on terrorism enforcement in the two years after 9/11/01, it got attention. The Justice Department data showed that since the 9/11 attacks investigators had recommended the prosecutions of more than 6,400 individuals but that only five individuals had been sentenced to 20 years or more in prison. Among the publications running articles or editorials referencing the data were the Albuquerque Journal, the Bangor News, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit News, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, Newsday, the Seattle Times, the Toronto Star, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Washington Post, the Washington Times and many other weighed in. So did broadcasters like the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, ABC News, NPR (Morning Edition), Barry Nolan's Night Beat show in Boston, WBAI in New York City and numerous other radio stations.




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