Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Sunday, 21 September 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
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
Cimarron Man Injured In Vehicle Pursuit
Meade County Crash Injures Fowler Man
Oklahoma Releases A-F Report Cards For Schools
Hooker OK Native To Be Honored With Memorial In Italy
Kismet Fire Station To Be Discussed At Special Meeting
KU Students To Offer Free Flu Shots In Southwest Kansas Saturday
UPDATE: Taylor's Name To Be Removed/Officials Wait For Ruling In Senate Race
Feds Allow Kansas To Withold Test Results
Friday's Scores
Meade State Park Home To Car Show
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Redskin Rally Falls Short in Hays
Friday's Scores
Saints Win Wild One but Fall to Ranked Team in Scottsbluff
Meade State Park Home To Car Show
Friday's Games
Middle School Scores
Hooker OK Native To Be Honored With Memorial In Italy
Redskins Bounce Back with Win Over Garden City
LHS Spikers Out-Dual Dodge City
Liberal's Slatten Wins Hays Meet
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 Kansas Lottery

©2014 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