It did not have to be this way. Thousands did not have to die. Here are the references. 

Since 9/11/2001, in the name of Homeland Security, America has drafted laws to create a legal, administrative, and agency framework to protect us – Homeland Security Law. At least 18 of these laws specifically address pandemics. The two most recent were drafted by President Trump in 2018.

Today, we are having problems with every subject discussed in these two laws. If the President did what he said he was going to do in 2018,  it would have dramatically lessened the impact of COVID-19. Thousands of people would not have died!

My name is Martin Alperen. I have a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security, and am the author of “Foundations of Homeland Security, Law and Policy, 2nd Ed.” (Wiley, 2017). I have first responder experience as a police officer, EMT, and Search and Rescue Team leader. I practice law in the San Francisco Bay Area.

On this site you can:

  • Link to the book, Foundations of Homeland Security, Law and Policy, 2nd Edition;
  • Link to the video, Up From Zero;
  • Link to the video, Lilacs Out Of The Dead Land: 9 Lessons To Be Learned From Last Week;
  • Additional material;
  • COVID-19 Resources;
  • BLOG
  • Name your COVID Hero