The American satire publication The Onion has published its share of gag news stories criticizing fanatical Islamists. But the Charlie Hebdo gunmen likely would have had a tougher time carrying out a similar attack in the U.S.
An inspector general’s audit, which concluded that there was no evidence that U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s drones had improved border security, comes at a time when domestic law enforcement agencies are deepening their interest in the vehicles.
A yearlong investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN has found that despite the image of safety they project, armed guards often pose a threat in an industry rife with lax laws, minimal oversight and almost no accountability.
The U.S. Border Patrol's annual report had some startling apprehension statistics, but the report was taken down hours after it was posted online last month, leading some to wonder if the midterm elections played a part in the decision.
Law enforcement seminars, which began after the Sept. 11 attacks, include tactics to control crowds during protests and riots. For some, the training highlights how the friendly cop on the beat has been replaced by military-style troops.