Combating Domestic Terrorism
In order to thwart mass gun violence caused by white supremacy extremists, witnesses must take action. An FBI study on active shooters shows that there were on average three distinct witnesses who observed concerning behaviors about the suspect prior to their attack. Unfortunately, nearly 60 percent of witnesses did not report to the police, resulting in many missed opportunities to save lives. This low reporting rate can be solved through the use of a digital reporting escrow. Witnesses can report concerning behaviors into an escrow and their report would stay locked until a credible threshold of risk was met. This system motivates witnesses to report suspicious behavior while protecting the civil liberties of the accused.
Click below to view various resources for combating domestic terrorism, including a policy brief, a technical white paper, an app prototype, and case studies.