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By Hal Marcovitz

Examines the heritage of legislation enforcement in long island urban, in addition to the reaction of legislation enforcement firms to the terrorist assault at the international exchange middle on September eleven, 2001.

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Seeking Puerto Rican independence, three FALN members smuggled guns into the House of Representatives and opened fire. Luckily, no members of Congress were killed, and the attackers (two men and one woman) were quickly arrested. terrorists. In all, 15 independistas were arrested, convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms. In 1999, President Bill Clinton offered clemency to the FALN members if they would renounce the use of violence. All but one of the imprisoned men agreed, and they were released.

W. S. htm 61 62 FURTHER READING Lardner, James, and Repetto, Thomas. NYPD: A City and Its Police. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2000. Marcovitz, Hal. Terrorism. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2000. Nash, Jay Robert. Terrorism in the 20th Century. New York: M. , 1998. Roosevelt, Theodore. An Autobiography. New York: Da Capo Press, 1985. , 51-52 Byrnes, Thomas, 23, 24 Congress, and Puerto Rican terrorists, 34 Constables, 18, 20 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Palmer Raids, 28-29 and September 11 attacks, 45-49 Flight schools, 47-48 Fraunces Tavern bombing, 32-35 Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional (FALN), 32-35 Giuliani, Rudolph, 15, 57 Immigration and Naturalization Service, 53 Iran hostage crisis, 37 Jewett, Helen, 18-19 Lexow Committee, 23 McKinley, William, 28 McVeigh, Timothy, 32 Marshals, 18, 20 Murray, William, 23 Muslims, 37-38 and Iran hostage crisis, 37 and World Trade Center bombing, 10, 37-39, 41 See also September 11 terrorist attacks New York Herald, 18-20 63 New York Police Department and Civil War draft riots, 20-22 corruption in, 23-24 creation of, 17-20 and Fraunces Tavern bombing, 32-35 and Irish police, 20 reform of, 23-25 and Wall Street bombing, 29-31 and World Trade Center 9/11 attacks, 9-15, 57 and World Trade Center 1993 bombing, 10, 37-39, 41 New York Sun, 18 Night watchmen, 18, 20 Northern Alliance, 52 Office of Homeland Protection, 52-54 Oklahoma City bombing, 32 Palmer Raids, 28-29 Penny press papers, 18-19 Puerto Rican terrorists, 32-35 Rahman, Omar Abdel, 38, 39 Ridge, Tom, 52-54 Roosevelt, Theodore, 23-25 September 11 terrorist attacks America’s response to, 51-54, 57 investigation of, 43-49 and World Trade Center, 9-15, 49, 57 Taliban, 45, 51-52 Terrorism, 31-32 and anarchism, 27-31 and anthrax, 54, 57 and Cole explosion, 44 and embassy bombings, 44 Iran hostage crisis, 37 and Oklahoma City bombing, 32 and Puerto Ricans, 32-35 and World Trade Center 1993 bombing, 10, 37-39, 41 See also September 11 terrorist attacks Truman, Harry, 34 Wall Street bombing, 29-31 World Trade Center and 1993 bombing, 10, 37-39, 41 and September 11 attacks, 9-15, 49, 57 PICTURE CREDITS 64 page: 2: 9: 12: 14: 16: 19: 22: 25: 26: 30: 33: AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos Library of Congress Corbis Bettmann/Corbis Library of Congress Courtesy National Archives Corbis AP/Wide World Photos 35: 36: 40: 42: 45: 48: 49: 50: 53: 55: 56: AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos AP/Wide World Photos Cover: AFP/Corbis HAL MARCOVITZ is a journalist for The Morning Call, a newspaper based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1995. The building was destroyed by a bomb that had been set off in a truck parked in front of the building by Timothy McVeigh, who aimed to take revenge on the government for what he believed was the curtailment of people’s rights. A total of 168 people died in the blast, including many children in the building’s day-care center. McVeigh was charged with the murders; he was convicted and executed in June 2001. Prior to the Murrah bombing, Americans suffered at the hands of terrorists during an incident on January 24, 1975, in New York City.

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