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September 30, 2011

Weighing the Cost, Building Resistance
By Nancy Murray and Kade Crockford

According to information provided by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a large percentage of "terrorist" prosecutions recommended by the FBI have nothing to do with terrorism and lack sufficient evidence to bring them to court. According to TRAC, Justice Department records indicate that from 2004 to 2008, the FBI and federal investigators recommended the prosecution of 8,896 individuals that were said to be connected to terrorism. But assistant US attorneys refused to bring any charges in nearly 6,000 of these cases.

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