Source: PRI

Analyzing America’s terror cases

By: Todd Zwillich

Since 9/11, the U.S. has prosecuted exactly 807 people under international terrorism charges. The latest was on July 10, 2017, and the case focused on a U.S. army sergeant in Hawaii who was caught in a sting operation by the FBI. And two weeks ago, Americans learned about the case of Ali Charaf Damache, who was the first foreigner brought to the U.S. to face terrorism charges under the Trump Administration. Each of these cases is being tracked as part of The Intercept’s project “Trial and Terror.” The project found that about one third of all international terrorism cases are sting operations, and that the majority of the defendants did not come close to committing an act of violence. An interview with Trevor Aaronson,  the creator of the project [Audio: 7 min.]

 

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