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Was the California Mass Shooting an Act of Terrorism?

Grappling with the Aftermath of the Violence

The flags in front of the White House and other government buildings flew at half-staff as Americans wonder what, how and - WHY??

Following the tragic chain of events in California on December 2, 2015 that ended with 14 people dead and more than a dozen severely wounded, the question remained: did 28-year-old Syed Rizwan Farook and his 27-year-old wife/fiancée perpetuate the carnage in the name of terrorism?

While President Obama cautioned the public not to come to conclusions, he admitted that the violence may have been ‘terrorist-related'. 

Unfortunately, the world has become a very scary place and Americans are not new-comers to acts of terror.

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“If You See Something, Say Something”
Pointers on Protecting Ourselves from Terrorism

According to NJ counterterrorism sources, the primary venue in keeping ourselves safe is to develop a sense of awareness.  If you witness suspicious activity, report it immediately to the 24/7 hotline 1-866-472-3365 (1-866-4-SAFE-NJ).

Remember to specify the following when calling:

  • Activity you witnessed
  • Who perpetuators are
  • The location
  • Time of observation
  • Reason why you determined activity suspicious

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For more information about terror surveillance, visit http://static1.squarespace.com/static/54d79f88e4b0db3478a04405/t/56116c32e4b0ece82a6d97d6/1443982386873/8+Signs+of+Terrorism+Brochure.pdf

The Insurance Perspective

Does my insurance cover losses and damages related to terrorism?
Before September 11, 2001, our world seemed so different. Acts of terror were put into a low probability category. Insurance companies generally offered property-casualty ‘all perils’ coverage that included catastrophic loss, incorporating terrorism. Following the 9/11 attacks, terrorism was explicitly excluded from scores of business insurance policies, with coverage only available as an added ‘rider’ to a policy.

For an in-depth discussion on the topic and how it pertains to your individual NJ general liability insurance, homeowner insurance, auto insurance, business insurance, workers compensation insurance, bond insurance, travelers insurance, etc., contact an experienced independent insurance agency.

PRIME Insurance joins Americans nationwide in mourning the tragic loss of life during the San Bernardino County massacre.



Summary: December 2, San Bernardino, California. A massacre unfolds before America’s collective eyes. How? Why? PRIME Insurance joins fellow Americans in mourning this horrific tragedy.


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