Saturday, August 13, 2016

F.B.I. Steps Up Use of Stings in ISIS Cases

Undercover operations are now used in about 2/3 of prosecutions involving people suspected of supporting the Islamic State.

Source: New York Times

In recent investigations from Florida to California, agents have helped people suspected of being extremists acquire weapons, scope out bombing targets and find the best routes to Syria to join the Islamic State, records show.

... since February 2015, about 40 of 60 Islamic State prosecutions, or 67 percent, have been based on undercover operations.

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