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Reporting Suspicious Activity in the USA

posted Sep 18, 2018, 9:15 AM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 10:58 AM ]
Some observed activities that appear suspicious by themselves, may include a constitutionally protected activity such as being part of a demonstration or protest. 
These protected activities should not be reported without giving any/all facts and circumstances that support your suspicion.  You should report the observed behavior as suspicious, but also include a reasonable indicator of the criminal behavior associated with a crime. Such key indicators may include one or more of these: a Breach/Intrusion Attempt, Misrepresentation, Theft, Sabotage/Tampering/Vandalism, Cyber Attack, Eliciting Information, Testing or Probing of Security, Recruiting attempt, Photography of Security, Financial Support, Observation/Surveillance/notes/maps, Material Acquisition, weapons discovery, providing of material support to a terrorist group, violent extremist radicalization, and/or travel overseas to engage in violence.