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ISIS' vision is to inspire jihadists worldwide to commit terrorist acts in their own communities. The attacks in Garland, Texas, Chattanooga and now San Bernardino highlight the challenges law enforcement have to keep up with this pervasive threat. It is already difficult to monitor all of the terror suspects on our radar screen, but an even more dangerous threat comes from those who have quietly radicalized before law enforcement can take notice. Read more»

Full text: "The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us. Our success won't depend on tough talk, or abandoning our values or giving into fear. That's what groups like ISIL are hoping for. Instead, we will prevail by being strong and smart, resilient and relentless." Read more»

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announce the results of a 2011 gun buy-back.

According to articles this week across the Internet, there has been an average of one mass shooting every day in the U.S.: 355 so far this year. It’s a jarring statistic, and one that has gone viral. But there are two problems with the number: It doesn’t actually provide a clear estimate of the frequency of shooting rampages. And it obscures the broader reality of gun violence in America. Read more»