Show MoreThe September 11th attacks were caused by terrorists hijacking United States’ (U.S.) airplanes and flying them into major U.S. landmarks. Terrorists are people who use violence to achieve political goals. One of terrorist’s goals is to create political change by establishing fear in a society in which they despise. They accomplish their goals using fear against the government. The targeting of innocent victims and significant places has been the preferred method of terrorism rather than larger terroristic attacks. Terrorists have used many different tactics. In the 1960s, many terrorists participated in bank robberies and hijackings. Currently, tactics used include kidnapping, murder, arson, train robberies, bombings, and one of the most…show more content…
The fire chiefs of New York ordered firemen to evacuate the north tower. However, the firefighters did not receive the information to evacuate and were unaware of the danger. This resulted in the death of many firefighters. The second plane was a United Airlines plane which left from Boston and crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center. The south tower collapsed after fifty-six minutes. After the planes crashed into the buildings, there was a dreadful fire. Instead of burning to death, over fifty people jumped from the windows to their death. Post September 11th, pictures were found of the people falling and were later called the Falling People. Also damaged in this terroristic event was the World Trade Center building number seven. Building number seven incurred a gaping hole which was ten stories tall. The World Trade Center attack affected not only the World Trade Center but everything around it. The World Trade Center attack affected every building in the surrounding area. The attack only hit the World Trade Center but was recognized immediately by Time Square, Trinity Church, Gateway Plaza, and many more. The American Airlines plane was originally going to Los Angeles and had ninety-two people aboard. The United Airlines plane was also destined for Los Angeles and had sixty-five people aboard. In this horrific tragedy, a total of 3,307 people perished in New York City alone. This included firefighters, passengers on the aircrafts, and workers and
Post 9/11 Law Enforcement Response to Terrorism Essay
3265 WordsJan 27th, 201114 Pages
Compare and contrast the pre and post 9/11 law enforcement response to terrorism. What strategies could be implemented to increase future law enforcement capability in countering terrorism?
“We’re in a new world. We’re in a world in which the possibility of terrorism, married up with technology, could make us very, very sorry that we didn’t act.” (Rice, 2002).
Law enforcement response to counter-terrorism fundamentally changed as a result of the unprecedented events of September 11th 2001 in New York and Washington (Kaldas, 2002, p61-62). This essay will examine how law enforcement has evolved in response to the changing nature of terrorism, with an emphasis on how this has impacted Australia. An analysis of arrests and subsequent…show more content…
(The Counter-Terrorism White Paper, 2010, p 57).
In December 2005 ‘Control Orders’ became part of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act (1995) to assist law enforcement in responding to terrorism threats (The Counter-Terrorism White Paper, 2010, p 57). Issued by a court, at the request of the AFP, an individual could be prohibited or restricted in movement, for the express purpose of protecting the public from a terrorist act. Such restrictions may comprise of curfews, electronic monitoring devices, restrictions of telecommunications, specified reporting to police and other measures. Jack Thomas (August 2006) and David Hicks (December 2007) are the only two individuals who have been issued control orders in Australia by law enforcement. (Jaggers, B. April 2008). para 1).
In 2010, the Australian Federal Government released its Counter-Terrorism White Paper. It stipulates that Australia’s counter-terrorism strategy has four fundamental key points: (The Counter-Terrorism White Paper, 2010, p iii) Analysis - focussed on prevention through intelligence, protection - focussed on border management and increased airport security, Response - cooperative relationships between Intelligence, security and Law enforcement agencies nationally and Resilience - Unified rejection