Thursday, 28 May 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Thursday
Low  58°
High 82°
Friday
Low  56°
High 78°
Saturday
Low  50°
High 68°
Sunday
Low  56°
High 75°
Monday
Low  61°
High 84°
Tuesday
Low  63°
High 88°
Wednesday
Low  62°
High 88°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 61°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Undercover Sting Used to Arrest Loewen
12/16/2013

Undercover stings used to fight domestic terrorism

 

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The arrest of a Kansas man accused of trying to bring a bomb into a Wichita airport marked the latest in a string of undercover operations that have become a successful, widely used domestic counterterrorism tactic.

 

Court documents detail six months of alleged conversation between Terry Lee Loewen and undercover FBI agents leading up to Loewen's Friday arrest.

 

The discussions began as vague sentiments about committing "violent jihad" against the U.S., then turned into a plot in which the agents recruited Loewen to use his access to a the airport for a martyrdom operation.

 

The FBI insists such stings are a vital, legal tool for averting potentially deadly attacks - and juries have returned tough sentences.

 

But defense attorneys and others say the tactics involve entrapment and violate civil liberties.

 

© AP
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Tornadoes and Hail Hit Southwest Kansas
Plane Crash Kills Western Kansas Man
Liberal Police Department Promotes Officers
Redskins Runner Up in Home Regional
Oil, Gas Valuations Upends County Budgets
NWS Rates Sunday's Tornadoes
Redskins Win Baseball Regional for First Time in 23 Years  
Bishop Carroll Makes Quick Work of Liberal
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free
Liberal City Commission Meets, Approves CNG Plat
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Liberal's Riley Shoots 87 and Rolla's Huddleston 8th
KSHSAA Adjusts 5A Baseball Schedule Due to Weather
Lopez and Coyos Two Time All Americans in ITA
Kansas Marijuana Bill Hits Roadblock in State Senate
NWS Rates Sunday's Tornadoes
Morton County’s Grassland Heritage Festival set
Liberal City Commission Meets, Approves CNG Plat
Plane Crash Kills Western Kansas Man
Tornadoes and Hail Hit Southwest Kansas
Redskins Runner Up in Home Regional
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group