Early Chances Often Missed in Terror Cases – Wall Street Journal

Almost half of those arrested for plotting or carrying out attacks against the U.S. had prior criminal records, mostly for small-time offenses, a study by New York state investigators found.

Such interactions with local law enforcement represented possible opportunities to “detect and deter an attack,” the study said.

The Wall Street Journal reviewed a draft of the study by officials at the New York State Intelligence Center titled “The Vigilance Project: An Analysis of 32 Terrorism Cases Against the Homeland.”