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Policing Terrorism in New York City

Avram Bornstein

Abstract
After the attacks on September 11, 2001, law enforcement in the United States, especially in
New York City, quickly changed. These changes included: greater displays of weapons in
public; increased suspicion, surveillance, registration, detention and deportation of Arab and
Muslim immigrants; increased efforts to protect and reach out to those same people; training for first response to future disasters; and greater investigation co-operation between municipal and federal agencies. This article describes some of the changes at the federal and municipal levels of law enforcement and where they were contested by civil libertarians.

Keywords: Anti-Terrorist Legislation, Anti-Terrorist Policing, Community Policing, Civil Liberties, New York City