Thursday, January 13, 2022

DOJ Creates Specialized Unit For Domestic Terrorism Amid Attempts To Dub Jan.6 "Worse Than 9/11"; Announces Creation of Domestic Terrorism Task Force; A New Domestic Terrorism Unit to Combat ‘Elevated Threat’

DHS Image
DOJ Creates Specialized Unit For Domestic Terrorism Amid Attempts To Dub Jan.6 "Worse Than 9/11":
From the beginning the Biden administration has clearly prioritized the threat of 'White extremism' as the prime and most pressing domestic security concern - for example in June issuing the White House's National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism, which defined the "the two most lethal elements of today’s domestic terrorism threat" as : (1) racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists who advocate for the superiority of the white race and (2) anti-government or anti-authority violent extremists, such as militia violent extremists."
Naturally, this became a cause for concern as often simple 'middle America' Trump voters were increasingly labeled by mainstream media and in public discourse as associated with "terrorism" - given especially the events of Jan.6 - which some Republican leaders too have begun to label as a "terrorist attack". Prominent liberal pundits, for example over at MSNBC and other outlets, began to suggest that Jan.6 was "worse than 9/11".
Now, the Biden administration is ready to give the DOJ some teeth in enforcing a crackdown on this supposed #1 threat facing the nation, by creating a new special unit to tackle what's broadly defined as "domestic terrorism" - however loosely that label is currently being thrown about in Washington.
"The Justice Department is establishing a specialized unit focused on domestic terrorism, the department's top national security official told lawmakers Tuesday as he described an elevated threat from violent extremists in the United States," The Associated Press reports Tuesday. --->READ MORE HERE
Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI
Justice Department announces creation of domestic terrorism task force:
The Justice Department will create a domestic terrorism task force to specialize in investigations of homegrown violent extremism, a top official said Tuesday.
Matthew Olsen, who leads the Justice Department's National Security Division, told the Senate Judiciary Committee the move is being made because of the sharp rise of domestic crimes tied to political goals.
The announcement comes days after the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, by supporters of former President Donald Trump. So far, more than 700 people have been arrested in connection with that riot.
"We face an elevated threat from domestic violent extremists; individuals in the United States who seek to commit violent criminal acts in furtherance of domestic social or political goals," Olsen told the committee, according to The Washington Post. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

+++++Justice Department Creates New Domestic Terrorism Unit to Combat ‘Elevated Threat’+++++

U.S. Justice Department forming unit to counter domestic terrorism

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: