The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently released its annual report on Mass Attacks in Public Spaces (MAPS). It’s for 2018 but, sadly, it already appears there will be a horrendous version foe 2019.
“Mass attacks – whether inspired by hateful ideologies, grievances or any other motivating factor – shatter the feeling of safety that we typically have in public spaces in the U.S,” said Acting Secretary McAleenan. “The Department of Homeland Security prioritizes the prevention of targeted violence, to include domestic terrorism inspired by all ideologies. Hate and violence have no place in our public spaces.”
Homeland Security noted that it is utilizing the “special resources within the Secret Service to better protect our public spaces. This is because the Secret Service has the most experience at protecting public spaces, and they remain the best at it in the world.”
Yet the challenge is well beyond the Secret Service. It’s presidential in nature, and even there the reality is enormous.