FBI Informants and Terrorism Arrests

TAMPA (2012-1-10) -

The announcement of the arrest of a Pinellas Park man accused of plotting terrorism in the Tampa Bay area sent a little shiver through many people. But the author of the forthcoming book "The Terror Factory," about the FBI's use of informants and terrorism sting operations, says such arrests are nothing new. Trevor Aaronson, associate director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, says the FBI is increasingly using informants to stop potential terrorists before they can act. The question is, would they have acted without FBI intervention?

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