Prosecuting Domestic Terrorists

  • Thursday, February 20
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Museum Auditorium

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In 2019, high profile attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California, raised questions about how these killers are prosecuted. Despite the public perception that attacks like El Paso and Gilroy are acts of domestic terrorism, “domestic terrorism” is not a formal federal crime. Mary McCord of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and Seamus Hughes of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism discuss what constitutes “domestic terrorism” and the challenges in prosecuting it.


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Through the second annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by First Data, now Fiserv, public programs in 2020 are made possible by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist & Craig Newmark Philanthropies, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin Corporation, SOS Security, and Verizon.