In the international community, terrorism has no legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts that are intended to create fear (terror); are perpetrated for a religious, political, or ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (e.g., military personnel in peacetime or civilians). Some definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. The use of similar tactics by criminal organizations for protection rackets or to enforce a code of silence is usually not labeled terrorism, though these same actions may be labeled terrorism when done by a politically motivated group.
Posts about Terrorism
  • Tougher visa scrutiny with social media checks

    …” that President Donald Trump has said is necessary to prevent terrorist attacks. Below are some frequently asked questions. I am applying for a visa. How will this affect me? Questions about social media accounts would be part of the stepped-up criteria, which would apply to 65,000 people per year, or about 0.5 percent of U.S. visa applicants worldwide…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • Dr Death Declares His Innocence… from Prison! (Farid Fata MD)

    … own castle.) Normally, whistleblowers are entitled to up to 30% of whatever the government collects from wrongdoers. In this case, however, the money is going to victims. Some of those victims lost their jobs, homes and continue to suffer from a long list of painful side effects. Most whistleblowers we represent don’t become whistleblowers…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • DOJ, Banking Whistleblower Awards for Cybersecurity

    … of Bangladesh?? The New York Federal Reserve Bank was the point of entry for the wire transfer requests that resulted in the huge losses. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, (OCC), Federal Reserve Board, and FDIC have all been busy working on cybersecurity initiatives, Regulators want to protect depositor’s funds and maintain faith…

    Due Diligence- 15 readers -
  • Whistleblower News Review

    … for the 2014 record-setting $16.65 billion Bank of America settlement – the largest whistleblower case against a single defendant in U.S. history, explained that with the Justice Department’s increased focus on civil rights cases and domestic terrorism, the private bar has picked up slack on prosecuting False Claims Act cases. “Justice has its hands…

    Due Diligence- 58 readers -
  • The Syrian Refugee Crisis – Actual Facts

    … In the wake of the truly terrible acts of terrorism wrought upon the communities of Paris and San Bernadino we, the people of a free, open and democratic world, find ourselves facing certain dangerous paradigms – First, is the realization that smaller and smaller cells of the demented, hell bent on visiting death and carnage on innocent…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 7 readers -
  • Global Entry Program Overview, including Denial and Revocation Appeals

    … § 235.12(a)(emphasis added) The regulations make clear that CBP has a great deal of leeway in determining who can and cannot join the program: An individual is ineligible to participate in Global Entry if CBP, at its sole discretion, determines that the individual presents a potential risk for terrorism, criminality (such as smuggling…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law- 33 readers -
  • Barclay’s AML Violations & Whistleblower Opportunities

    … Barclay’s AML Violations & Whistleblower Opportunities December 20, 2015 by Brian Mahany U.K. Regulators Fined Barclays Bank $109 Million for AML Violations Recent headlines highlighted another massive fine levied against Barclays Bank for failing to adopt suitable anti money laundering (“AML”) and ant corruption protocols…

    Due Diligence- 29 readers -
  • Putin, Money Laundering and Whistleblower Awards

    … Paribas, HSBC) have been sanctioned for doing a poor job on enforcing money laundering regulations and OFAC regulations. Short for Office of Foreign Asset Control, OFAC enforces trade sanctions. Unfortunately, we suspect that this is the norm and not an exception. The title of this post is “Putin, Money Laundering and Whistleblower Awards…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
  • The Bush League Decision and terrorism

    … Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A. - Although many times we write about politics and sometimes we write about world events, we do our best, when at all possible, to tie it into the First Amendment. This month's article is going to deal with the terror attacks… The post The Bush League Decision and terrorism appeared first on Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.. …

    Dan Aaronson/ Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.- 7 readers -
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