A very serious and terrifying aspect of contemporary society is the ever-present threat of terrorist activity. Understanding this ominous kind of threat is the best way to prepare for it, and this book provides rich insight into: the definitions and classifications of terrorism; the impact of international events on terrorism in the United States; trends in domestic terrorism; infiltration by foreign terrorist groups; media and terrorism; reducing the risk and deterrents; and current trends and projects for the future.
Prosecuting Domestic Terrorists: Some Recommendations
On August 21, 1992, federal agents were conducting surveillance on white separatist Randall C. Weaver, who was wanted for failing to appear in court on a weapons charge. When U.S. Marshal William Degan left his position of cover to repair a malfunctioning surveillance camera, he encountered Weaver's son, Sammy, who had been alerted to the marshal's presence by the family dog, Striker. A shootout ensued, leaving both Degan and Weaver's 14-year-old son dead. After a 12-day standoff, during which Weaver's spouse, Vicki, was killed, Weaver surrendered. Weaver was later acquitted of all charges except for his failure to appear in court. On August 15, 1995, without admitting guilt, the federal government agreed to pay ...