Domestic Terrorism

Domestic Terrorism

Where are they now? Tracking militias and others who surfaced after Oklahoma City

Twenty years ago, a truck bomb exploded outside the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and wounding hundreds of others. The deadliest act of domestic terrorism to ever occur on American soil, it exposed a broad-based network whose followers feared the government was bent on taking away their weapons and other constitutional rights. Among them were these groups and individuals who made headlines after the April 19, 1995, blast.

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Only a matter of time?

Today, at a time when much of law enforcement’s focus has shifted from domestic to foreign terrorism, a network of extremism is again spreading throughout the land. “The wall between extremism and mainstream has really come down significantly,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino.

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Ignoring the terror within

Twenty years after the Oklahoma City bombing, federal authorities have lost sight of domestic extremists and failed to prevent acts of terrorism. The lack of focus, funding and information-sharing across disparate agencies has led to fatal consequences for unsuspecting victims around the country. Meanwhile, the violence is metastasizing and the threat is growing.

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Kansas City’s fusion center stays cautious about revealing specifics on its role combating terrorism

Tucked away in Suite 2105-B of the Century Towers building in northeast Kansas City is the Kansas City Regional Terrorism Early Warning Interagency Analysis Center. That’s “fusion center” for short. It’s one of 78 fusion centers set up across the U.S. and its territories since 9/11 to detect and prevent terrorist acts, as well as other crimes, by gathering and sharing information.

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Domestic terror: extremists, sovereign citizens and law enforcement

Retired West Memphis, Arkansas, Police Chief Bob Paudert spends most of his time on the road talking about the dangers that some sovereign citizens pose to law enforcement personnel — something he knows from first-hand experience. On May 10, 2010, two of his officers were fatally shot during a traffic stop involving sovereign citizens. One of the felled officers was his own son, Sgt. Brandon Paudert. This is their story.

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Domestic terror: extremists, sovereign citizens and law enforcement

Retired West Memphis, Arkansas, Police Chief Bob Paudert spends most of his time on the road talking about the dangers that some sovereign citizens pose to law enforcement personnel — something he knows from first-hand experience. On May 10, 2010, two of his officers were fatally shot during a traffic stop involving sovereign citizens. One of the felled officers was his own son, Sgt. Brandon Paudert. This is their story.
Todd Feeback KCPT in partnership with The Kansas City Star
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