Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair appointed to Northeast Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force

Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair appointed to Northeast Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force

Marion County — On Wednesday, The Marion County Sheriff’s Office announced that Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair was appointed as a Co-Chair of the Northeast Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF). According to MCSO, Sheriff Blair will be on the Florida’s Domestic Security Oversight Council and would oversee the RDSTF Region 3 Jacksonville Division. […]

MCSO: Monumental change within the sheriff’s office

MCSO: Monumental change within the sheriff’s office

Ocala, Florida — In light of recent terrorist attacks, increased chatter, and intelligence about “lone-wolf” terrorists — both foreign and domestic — the Marion County Sheriff’s Office plans to deter any threats against Marion County by being prepared. Ocala Post recently reported that the FBI alerted multiple local law enforcement agencies, advising them to be […]

FBI: Changes might be coming to a local law enforcement agency near you

FBI: Changes might be coming to a local law enforcement agency near you

This week, in a speech at the National Sheriffs’ Association Winter Conference in Washington, D.C., FBI Director James B. Comey discussed the Bureau’s current priorities as well as collective issues facing the law enforcement community as a whole. He specifically highlighted the FBI’s number one priority—counter-terrorism—and talked about how the proliferation of al Qaeda offshoot […]

FBI: Florida man sentenced to 20 years for assisting terrorists

FBI: Florida man sentenced to 20 years for assisting terrorists

Jacksonville, Florida — Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S Attorney A. Lee Bentley III for the Middle District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Michelle S. Klimt of the FBI Jacksonville Division announced that Shelton Thomas Bell, 21, of Jacksonville, Florida, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for […]

Man arrested after plot to attack U.S. Capitol Building foiled

Man arrested after plot to attack U.S. Capitol Building foiled

Green Township, Ohio — Assistant Attorney General for National Security, John P. Carlin, and Acting Special Agent in Charge John A. Barrios of the Cincinnati Division of the FBI announced today that the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested a Cincinnati-area man for a plot to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials. Acting Special […]

Girl releases video after French shooting, sparks controversy

Girl releases video after French shooting, sparks controversy

Since the hate fueled shootings in Paris, many have turned to social media to express their anger, frustration, and sadness. Words like #muslims, #CharlieHebdo, #cartoonist, and #freedomofspeech have been trendy on social media since the shooting. And media outlets, such as the Associated Press and CNN, have come under fire for “bowing down” to the […]

Muslim terrorists identified as killers, one in custody

Muslim terrorists identified as killers, one in custody

Paris — The suspects behind today’s attack in Paris have been identified as Said Kouachi, 34, Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Hamyd Mourad, 18. Two of them are brothers. Mourad is now in police custody. Police fanned out across France in search of three hooded gunmen who attacked employees of the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, Wednesday, […]

ISIS: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

ISIS: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

  The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were founded in 2004 in Syria under the command of Abu Ayyub al-Masri. ISIS is now commanded by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Abu Omar al-Shinshani, and Abu Mohammad al-Adani. There are approximately 80,000 militants with ISIS (30,000 […]