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Resource ID: #18487
Subject: Terrorism
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: 2024-05-18



A Philadelphia Inquirer investigative series reveals that the Department of Justice has overstated its record of arresting and convicting terrorists, inflating the numbers it gives Congress with crimes that have no connection to terrorism. Improperly labeled cases involve mostly erratic behavior by mentally ill or drunk people, the Inquirer reports. The Department invented a new crime category, "domestic terrorism," to apply to such cases. The inflated figures were needed to justify budget requests, according to government official quoted in the first story. The latest annual report by the Justice Department listed 236 terrorism convictions, but would not disclose any information about the cases.

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