By G.W. Schulz June 23, 2010
The state of Washington’s intelligence fusion center in Seattle has posted a special form online citizens can use to report suspicious activity they observe. It’s part of a growing campaign by authorities to collect information about possible terrorist planning. “With your help, we can stop a crime or a terrorist plot,” says a website where the tip submission form is located. Although violent extremism is a priority for them, fusion centers have increasingly focused their attention on everyday law enforcement responsibilities. Dozens of the centers were established after Sept. 11 with the help of federal homeland security grants.