September 11, 2002
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An interesting list of accomplishments coming from the DOJ Monday. [PDF] The 41 page document lists out what the DOJ considers accomplishments post 9/11. Some of you will find this hog wash, others, the truth. Interesting either way.... [more inside]
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood (17 comments total)

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Executive Summary
Key Steps Taken to Shift the Justice Department from Investigation to Prevention

- Launched major reorganization of the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the Immigration and Naturalization Service, to make the prevention of terrorism the first priority.

- Initiated the largest criminal investigation in U.S. history, which has already resulted in:
  • 131 individuals charged
  • 94 found guilty (through plea or a trial)
  • 431 individuals deported
-Have established or expanded the following task forces focused on terrorism prevention, including:
  • 93 Anti-Terrorism Task Forces at U.S. Attorney offices
  • Foreign Terrorism Tracking Task Force
  • 56 Joint Terrorism Task Forces at FBI field offices
  • Terrorism Financing Task Force
- Developed the USA PATRIOT Act, which enhanced the ability of the United States to investigate and prosecute terrorism

- Issued six directives to increase information sharing among federal agencies, as well as with state and local law enforcement

- Proposed 11 new regulations targeted at terrorism prevention

- Issued new investigative guidelines for the FBI and other federal investigators to free field agents to better tackle the terrorist threat

- Established the INS absconder program to locate aliens fugitives who had been ordered deported

- Employed Anti-Terrorism Task Forces to conduct the 5,000 and 3,000 interview projects

- Increased public participation in terrorism and crime prevention

- Appointed Special Master to administer the Victims’ Compensation Fund

- Worked to prevent and prosecute backlash crimes arising out of reaction to 9/11 events, and engaged in extensive outreach to Arab-American and Muslim-American communities
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:31 AM on September 11, 2002

boo! self-link.
posted by moz at 11:41 AM on September 11, 2002

it's not a self link, I turned a Word file into a PDF, so everyone can view it, and then just hosted the file. Not like I wrote the document. jeez... chill out.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:51 AM on September 11, 2002

the best solution, steve, i think is to have linked to the original document in the thread. (and provided any other links about this document as could be found.) and then, if you like, post the link to your pdf in the thread here. as it is, i'd call this is a self-link.
posted by moz at 12:07 PM on September 11, 2002

well you can call it what ever makes you happy, it is what it is.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:14 PM on September 11, 2002

If you're concerned about the legitimacy of the document, the metadata indicates that it was written by an "mgoodling" at the DOJ. Apparently, there is a Monica Goodling in the DOJ Office of Public Affairs. Is this document available elsewhere on the web, Steve? If not, I'm curious to hear how you came by it.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:19 PM on September 11, 2002

Politech mailing list
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:29 PM on September 11, 2002

I knew not everyone can read a MSWord document and was trying to acomidate those people, next time I guess I won't bother.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:31 PM on September 11, 2002


Thanks for the PDF. In this time of national crisis it is good to see that you are working to provide documents like this in a format that is in some way web friendly for your fellow Americans.

Ask not what the DOJ can do to you, but what document reformatting you can do for the DOJ.
posted by DragonBoy at 12:44 PM on September 11, 2002

posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:46 PM on September 11, 2002

Bunch a' complainers! Appreciated the info here, Steve. Less clicking around the net is always better, in my opinion.
posted by drinkcoffee at 12:47 PM on September 11, 2002

Thanks Steve.

I can see the point of opposing self-linking if you're trying to get your ego stroked: Look at these pictures I took, aren't they awesome? I'm the frontman for the most controversial band in Buttfuck Iowa, here's an interview I had with myself.

It probably would've been better if he had linked to the original document, then stated that he's transcoded it to PDF as well, but its not as if he's promoting himself in any manner, he was just providing an additional service.
posted by substrate at 12:48 PM on September 11, 2002


well you can call it what ever makes you happy, it is what it is. ...
next time I guess I won't bother. ...

posted by moz at 12:57 PM on September 11, 2002

gee, what moz? You come in here and instead of reading the file or summary and discussing it you make a big stink about where the file is hosted. Didn't you mother ever tell you: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"??? You added nothing to the thread, except to throw it off course right from the get go. There are some worthwhile things in here to talk about (Number of people DOJ says it has in custody, PATRIOT Act Investigative guidelines, ect)

By doing what you did, you are just a troll.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:03 PM on September 11, 2002

Paging the MetaFilter arborist; some pruning is needed in these parts.
posted by yhbc at 1:05 PM on September 11, 2002

posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:16 PM on September 11, 2002

steve: Didn't you mother ever tell you: "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"???

steve: jackass

posted by joaquim at 1:22 PM on September 11, 2002

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