TRAC Spotlight is a new kind of offering from TRAC, a supplemental service for obtaining additional information about the topic of one of our special reports, in this case the government's enforcement of the law against individuals it determined were terrorists or those who it believed should be charged with some crime because doing so might "prevent or disrupt potential or actual terrorist threats."If you are already a TRACFED subscriber, just use the menu at left. If not, read on...
With the addition of Spotlight, there are now three distinct mechanisms for obtaining information that TRAC has obtained from the Justice Department and other agencies under the Freedom of Information Act about a subject of unique importance.
- Available on TRAC's free public site is a report and accompanying graphs and tables examining the government's enforcement response to the problems of terrorism and what it calls "anti-terrorism."
TRAC's terrorism special enforcement report focuses on how the government responded in the 24 months after 9/11/01 and how this effort compared to the two years before. TRAC Spotlight covers the same period. In TRACFED, enforcement trends can be examined from 1986 to September 30, 2003. This means that with some limitations you can examine critically important aspects of government criminal enforcement of terrorism matters from the prior administrations of President Reagan, President Bush and President Clinton through to September 30, 2003 the in administration of President George W. Bush.
The TRAC Spotlight tool provides an easy way to obtain district lists of terrorism and anti-terrorism matters for a two-year period before and after 9/11/01. To begin, using the pull down options, selected the desired district, the desired enforcement stage, the desired enforcement category and the desired time period and then click on "submit request."