Active Shooters and Radical ExtremismIt is important to understand that there is a difference between Active Shooters, Radical Extremist, Political, Religion or Ideological Terrorists. To classify all violent events as Terrorist Acts misses the possibility of law enforcement to be able to get a handle on the tragic events occurring across the world today.
PSI further identifies the differences between Domestic Terrorism, International Terrorism and Inspired Terrorism, to further understand and by doing so; prevent acts of Active Shooters and Radical Extremism in our Homeland. The recent rise in the Lone Wolf self radicalized acts of violence perpetrated towards civilians and the police show the importance of having a clear understanding of what we are facing to better confront it.
The 9/11 Commission Report found that the “attacks were a shock, but they should not have come as a surprise.” In their review the 9/11 Commission found that, “ across the government there were failures in imagination and policy...”
Research on Active Shooters and Radical Extremist continues to identify that most offenders release their intention, known as “Leakage,” to their friends and family; co-workers; in their writings on the Internet or directly to the people they intend to do harm too. And although there is not one specific profile there are identifiable characteristics that we should all be aware of.