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  • Philadelphia cop shooter suspect charged with attempted murder

    Boston Herald - 01/10/2016

    The suspect accused of shooting and wounding Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett in the name of Islam was charged yesterday with attempted murder — and an expert is warning the draw of jihadism could be strong for violent, mentally ill criminals.

    “It empowers, it makes them feel important, dangerous and a force to be reckoned with,” said James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology at Northeastern University, of the appeal of ISIS. “Someone who feels powerless in his own life can feel embowered by identifying with something like this.”

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