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September 16, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Director William S. Sessions, reacting to a spate of "carjacking" incidents in the Washington area, including one in which a mother was dragged to her death, on Tuesday elevated the offense to a priority in the FBI's stepped-up program against violent crime. Sessions' action reflects the fear among some middle-class Americans that the increase in carjacking--in which vehicles are taken forcibly by armed thugs--has confronted them with possible violence at their doorsteps.
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September 16, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Director William S. Sessions, reacting to a spate of "carjacking" incidents in the Washington area, including one in which a mother was dragged to her death, on Tuesday elevated the offense to a priority in the FBI's stepped-up program against violent crime. Sessions' action reflects the fear among some middle-class Americans that the increase in carjacking--in which vehicles are taken forcibly by armed thugs--has confronted them with possible violence at their doorsteps.
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March 5, 2004 | Jeffrey Fleishman and Dirk Laabs, Special to The Times
An appeals court overturned the only conviction in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and ordered a new trial, citing the lack of testimony from an alleged Al Qaeda operative in U.S. custody.
NATIONAL
May 22, 2002 | JOSH MEYER and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Authorities in New York heightened security Tuesday around the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks as top Bush administration officials huddled in Washington to decide how to calm a nation made increasingly anxious by alarms about more terrorist attacks. Their decision: Do nothing differently. After several consultations throughout the day, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge, FBI Director Robert S.
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