One of the men from the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris earlier this week reportedly went to Yemen to fight with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Some of the men were also on the United States’ no-fly list. One was arrested trying to get to Syria and did time in prison.
Like the United States, France has remade its surveillance, domestic intelligence and use of modern tools to keep tabs on people who might be involved in conspiracies with extremist groups — the kind who might one day go in to a magazine office and slaughter the people inside.
Can a society that does not hold people without charge, that does not imprison people without trial protect itself against mass murder?
INSIDE STORY (AJEnglish) asked a panel of experts for the Inside Story.
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Paris attack highlights precarious balance between liberty and…
There’s pressure on police and intelligence agencies to keep people safe, but can those bent on killing be stopped?