FBI assistant director John Miller [official profile] told AP the TRAC report was intellectually dishonest because the FBI has changed its tactics since the Sept. 11 attacks to focus on information-gathering that often does not lead to prosecutions. Another spokesperson said the TRAC statistics did not discriminate between real and prank terrorism reports. An earlier TRAC study [text] released in September also indicated that the number of terrorism-related prosecutions has sharply declined [JURIST report] after Sept. 11 and that less than half of those convicted on terror charges received prison sentences. AP has more.
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