09 November 2007

LAPD works toward mitigating radicalization.

Identification of Radicalization in LA begins

HRes 1955
Passed Oct 23, 2007 Congress

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To prevent homegrown terrorism, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

HOMEGROWN TERRORISM- The term `homegrown terrorism' means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.

IDEOLOGICALLY BASED VIOLENCE- The term `ideologically based violence' means the use, planned use, or threatened use of force or violence by a group or individual to promote the group or individual's political, religious, or social beliefs.

Today November 9, 2007
LA Times
LAPD to build data on Muslim areas
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We are seeking to identify at-risk communities," Downing ( Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief ) said in an interview Thursday evening. "We are looking for communities and enclaves based on risk factors that are likely to become isolated. . . . We want to know where the Pakistanis, Iranians and Chechens are so we can reach out to those communities."

During Oct. 30 testimony before Congress, Downing described the program broadly as an attempt to "mitigate radicalization. (as in HRes 1955) " At that time, he said law enforcement agencies nationwide faced "a vicious, amorphous and unfamiliar adversary on our land."


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