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Terror expert: People still need to be on alert

Until the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Steven Emerson said Americans had seen pictures of attacks in Israel and Britain, but they did not really identify terrorism as a threat to themselves. Emerson, an internationally recognized expert on terrorism and national security, delivered a lecture Wednesday on “The Terrorist on our Doorstep” at Bishop Connolly High School. He gave a similar lecture at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Tuesday. Both were free and sponsored by Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson. Emerson, who is NBC’s terrorism analyst, told an audience made up of a number of first responders that they are “the eyes and ears” of their communities. He said a Seattle case against a suspected terrorist was prosecuted only because of information provided by a local sheriff and in another case a suspected terrorist was identified by a sheriff in the Midwest. Full Story

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