By Steve Neavling
Fears of an ISIS-inspired attack has prompted the FBI to accelerate the arrests of terrorism suspects, not unlike after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Trouble is, many of the terrorism suspicions immediately following the 2001 attacks were unfounded, and some cases went nowhere, The New York Times reports.
As a result, the FBI took a more patient approach, investigating suspects longer to gather more evidence.
Now that ISIS is a concern, the FBI has accelerated its arrest of suspected terrorists again.
The Times wrote:
In recent months, the F.B.I. has apprehended people suspected of being Islamic State sympathizers soon after they came onto the government’s radar. The F.B.I. has arrested and charged at least 25 people in the past three months with having ties to the Islamic State or other terrorist groups, compared with 20 people arrested over the previous year, according to court records.