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NEW YEAR’S DAY HEADLINE for the In­de­pen­dent Journal email newsletter was paranoia-inducing: “A Man Was Just Cap­tured In New York Plan­ning ISIS At­tack on New Year’s Eve.” My im­me­diate re­ac­tion was pan­icky: “Holy Schidt! ISIS in the Big Apple!! We’re under at­tack!!! It’s the end of the world as we know it!!!!” 1

Then I read the rest of the ar­ticle at­trib­uted to Justen Char­ters; here are the first three lines: “Law en­force­ment has height­ened se­cu­rity in a number of areas in an­tic­i­pa­tion for New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tions this week.” READ MORE