Posts Tagged ‘Security

22
Feb
10

How do you combat ‘homegrown terrorism’?

The term ‘homegrown terrorism’ has entered the news agenda, yet again.

We’ve addressed this subject many times on WHYS. To give you an idea of how frequently it comes up, in 2010 alone, we’ve done stories on this here, here, here and here.

Continue reading ‘How do you combat ‘homegrown terrorism’?’

04
Jan
10

On Air: Can profiling stop terrorism?

If you are from one of 14 countries – including Nigeria, Afghanistan and Cuba, and flying into the US you will now face enhanced screening, including body pat-down searches and carry-on baggage checks.

 These countries have been selected because the American authorities deem to be a security risk. Many of you say this leads to profiling, which we discussed a little on WHYS last week  but has continued ever since. 

Continue reading ‘On Air: Can profiling stop terrorism?’

24
Aug
09

Should security institutions be above the law?

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The White House has confirmed there will be a new interrogation team for key terror suspects.The new team will be called the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group.

This comes as the Justice Department launches a criminal probe of past CIA interrogation tactics during President George W. Bush’s war on terrorism. Continue reading ‘Should security institutions be above the law?’

01
Dec
08

On air: Can governments really protect us from terrorism?

Mumbaikars, still shocked and fearful after last weeks horrific events, are struggling to come to terms with their grief and their anger at the perpetrators. But many are now also asking what could have been done to prevent the attacks? Continue reading ‘On air: Can governments really protect us from terrorism?’

16
Jun
08

Should the army fight crime in Italy?

The Italian government wants to put 2,500 soldiers into the streets to help in the fight against crime.

Is this the right way to tackle crime?

One left-wing Italian politician’s reaction was:

“We are not in Colombia where these forces are used to fight terrorism and armed insurrection.”

Do you agree with him or rather with Milan’s right-wing mayor who called the measure an “important warning signal”?




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