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Use Various Bombs To Send Message
New York Mayor States No Visible Threat But Intentional?
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group
The reactive press comments of Mayor de Blasio are political statements and no more. He has no idea and only adds to the Fear and frustration of all.
Comments of irrelevance abound from those that know nothing or little about terrorism, whether international or domestic. Logically all information is reactionary and not built on true evidence or facts and should be ignored at this stage.
It is terrorism and not accidental, state the simple logical fact. Even if it is a 'NutJob' it has instilled terror!
New York police department and other alphabet soup agencies will be sifting through evidence at the scenes and CCTV footage of the area and will not be releasing information until they have a far better picture.
News media are feeding the Fear Factor without the substance of Why or Who did this act.
This is not the only explosion of the day, in the morning a pipe bomb exploded in a garbage can at a Marine Charity Run in New Jersey. Two other devices were found in the area and failed to detonate.
The next explosion on 23rd and 6th Ave. in the Chelsea district of New York City was enough to harm a significant number of people with injuries akin to a bomb blast.
Now a second device, a pressure cooker with a cell phone attached had failed to explode and is a phenomenal find for an evidentiary purpose.
This is similar to the Boston Bombing device and was highlighted in the ISIL "Inspire Magazine" on how to build a bomb.
There is so much more that must and can be achieved for the security of us all.
This is all after the fact information and screams out for the usage of Atmospherics!
It is all about Intelligence and the gathering of information on a continuous basis.
Reaction to this event is like flying blind with all the instruments out of reach. It does need to be that way. Proactive information is always available if you have the tools to reach out and understand.
Social Media Monitoring is OUR Key! Never have these tools been available, proven and successful in knowing all. This is the equivalence of people running their mouths and bragging on their dastardly deeds, we know it all, photographs, texts, live video all within the event area.
Historically and 'live', this is PROACTIVE!
Within CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risks Solution Partner, has expertise reaching back to the 1970's and the terrorist bombing by the IRA, Bader Meinhof, the Red Brigade, Al Qaeda and ISIL. Not only how to protect, understand the who is threaten, but to investigate and solve. We were involved in the protection and investigations in all of these and other terroristic events globally.
WHAT THEN IS ATMOSPHERICS USAGE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT?
Everything! If we consider a working definition of the concept of atmosphere as the social “silent language” of a geographical, political, social or criminal circles that can transmit and contain communications that describe the attitudes, feelings, ideas, and intentions, of those within or apart of those circles, then it is absolutely tantamount, that Law Enforcement understand and analyze this portion of the social dialogue to effectively respond to and prevent crime and terrorism in this modern dynamic, silent atmosphere. If this source of information is routinely missing from your department's planning and response to developing a method of operations, conducting investigations, developing community relations and intelligence gathering then you are only dealing with a small part of the evidence/fact acquiring equation. This also has colossal implications for community policing and problem-solving activities within our communities as a data gathering and analytical tool.
What does this mean for law enforcement?
Drastic changes in law enforcement are needed and demanded in leadership, technical expertise and the understanding and use of analytics, in the wake of hazardous political decisions on immigration and homegrown terrorism globally. Political decisions to accept high-risk populations and refugees into their countries without an appropriate, effective and balanced measures and tools to mitigate these high risks, has left law enforcement helpless to respond to the influx of potential terrorist and the subsequent frequent terrorist acts that we are witnessing in Europe, America, and the Middle East. In effect, law enforcement agencies were caught without a game plan and their effectiveness was reduced in this new environment to just what they were accustom to doing---responding to incidents and conducting investigations in the wake of many lives being lost.
This doesn’t have to continue!
It is the proactivity which in turn decreases the cost of operations and a harmony within when successes are at the forefront for all.
Today, recognizing this void of information, CommSmart Global Group has built upon our successes in analytics, proprietary predictions formulas and includes social monitoring techniques developed for military uses in Iraq/Afghanistan and expanded our atmospherics to include social media monitoring, crime analytics, mapping and predictive analysis, added to the existing street level human collection tactics enables greater accuracy and completeness in intelligence gathering activity.
Predictive analysis and crime-solving activity have become more effective when the totality of criminal justice information, social media monitoring, the media, and big data sources are integrated and considered together. Our data sources focus on what is happening in the streets now, who is doing what with who, where they gather, and the subject of interests, so our customers do not have to wait for something to happen to develop a response plan.
In Phoenix, Arizona, we contributed to the apprehension of the Bearded Bank Robber by providing probable dates and locations of the next robbery to the local and federal authorities working the case based solely on information published in the media. When they scoffed at the prediction and the robber hit on one of the days and at one of the locations predicted, they asked if we could do it again. We recalculated based on the new information and this time they took our predictions seriously and were able to stake out the locations on the dates given and apprehended the robber before entering the bank. This was using only media information, and yes the predictions are not exact, but what if we could nail down a couple of days and some locations for you, routinely. The potential for preventing specific crimes is near.
Developed in war zones CommSmart Global Group has honed and expanded the effectiveness and success of these analytic tools, making us all Street Smart.
The key concept requiring further examination is that of the atmosphere. Social Media Monitoring is an absolute key today, but categorically useless, unless you have vast data repositories to analyze, both public and of local, regional and national crime data from the arrests and events, that we have and our clients can have access to.
Additionally, there is few comprehensive, police information sharing consortiums in existences, even after 9-11, that share local police contact data (non-biometric), integrated with RMS/CAD, Jail booking and Criminal Histories (biometric based) together. To build these systems and participate in multi-agency networks have taken years and many millions of dollars and an exorbitant amount of time to develop.
In the US, San Diego County in California has such a system and it was started in 1980 called the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) and it's still developing and adding a new query and analytical features. How long can we continue to take this approach of avoidance or waiting for our public leaders or someone else pushes and to implement the next generation of information sharing and predictive analytics? The cost to build this system would be prohibited in today’s market even if you could find and trust a vendor who could build it.
CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner has decades of law enforcement background with Change Agents, Cybercrime Analysts, ex-London Metropolitan Police Officers, Chiefs of Police and Sheriff Commanders on staff, including the former San Diego Commander, who was tasked to develop ARJIS.
Our involvement in counter-terrorism and cybercrime internationally allows us to think and act with the confidence demanded in these dire times. We understand all concerns, methodology and speak the right language to you all.
Our solutions are available now and will be discussed via telephone with established law enforcement agencies. Call or email us for verification. Then, we can discuss and demonstrate. Oh, have a cup of coffee at hand, afterward, you will understand why.
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