Skip to comments.Web-based terrorist hunter to teach
Posted on 01/11/2009 2:00:43 AM PST by Cindy
Shannen Rossmiller, a former Montana judge whose late-night hunts for al-Qaeda on the Web led to the two largest terror convictions in U.S. history, announced yesterday that she would begin teaching others her arcane and dangerous craft.
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
“AN UNEXPECTED PATRIOT”
Might want to ping the rest of the SmackDown crew — this looks like fun!
“Shannen Rossmiller, American Hero”
by Daniel Pipes
Sat, 15 May 2004
updated Sat, 10 Jan 2009
BLOG ENTRY - QUOTE:
Jan. 9, 2009 update: Rossmiller announced yesterday her plans to join with an unnamed defense contractor to teach internet counterterrorism to a “cyber corps” of intelligence experts. As the only known private U.S. citizen who has successfully initiated arrests and convictions of terrorists, she has helped with 214 espionage and terrorism cases. But Rossmiller found it too taxing testify in open court and plans not to become part of the chain of evidence again. The responsibility of making the prosecution’s case in the Reynolds trial persuaded her to turn to teaching. “I was vomiting blood before I had to testify in court against Reynolds. I developed kidney stones and a bleeding ulcer. It takes you down. I thought it was going to be the end of me. There are a lot of people who can be trained to do what I do. I don’t want the notoriety or the pressure. I can teach people who will be paid professionals, not volunteers like me.”
For a Fox News Channel report on her and the announcement, see “Fighting Cyberterror.”
Thanks for posting this, Cindy.
She is quite impressive. Glad to hear she will be teaching others.
“Glad to hear she will be teaching others.”
Yep, me too.
Snippet from Dictionary.com regarding the word “arcane”:
“known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric:”
OPINION: Yes, I think think it’s a good descriptive word — especially when it comes to a private citizen hunting down terrorists.
Thank you and “Bravo Zulu” to Judge Shannen Rossmiller.
Thanks Smokin’ Joe.
It’s a good reference source.
I already have a a calendar link here:
Yes, her actions most likely have saved a lot of lives, in my opinion.
Yes, she has done a fine job and I’m sure her teaching endeavor will go as equally well done.
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