Building a Methodology for Proactive Close Protection
Great Britain had a very tumultuous and toxic 2016, with reported crimes up nearly 80 percent during that year at one point. It was also Jo Cox’s second year as an MP in the House of Commons, and by then she was a recognizable politician and member of the Labour Party. In June 2016, she was attacked and killed at a campaign event.
A subsequent police investigation would discover that her attacker held extreme right-wing views and had collected a dossier on Cox—seemingly becoming fixated on her and the causes she championed, which were in opposition to his own. Cox was not protected by a security detail when she was killed, and the British government created a separate task force to review security protections for MPs.
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