White nationalists pose the greatest threat, says the Justice Department, which may recommend passing a law on “internal terrorism.”
The US government has released a national strategy to improve its analysis of the threat of domestic “terrorism” more than five months after a crowd of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed on January 6 in connection with the US Capitol Uprising.
The plan, released on Tuesday, includes the exchange of intelligence between law enforcement agencies, the prevention of “extremist threats”, the recruitment and mobilization of “extremist organizations”, and, in part, the removal of online materials in collaboration with technology companies that may collect or mobilize :
“The national strategy recognizes that we cannot prevent every attack,” Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters. “The only way to find lasting solutions is not only to prevent and contain, but to address the root causes of violence; we can promise to do everything we can to prevent such tragedies.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland. “According to the FBI, the internal extremist threat comes from racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, particularly those who have advocated white supremacy.” https://t.co/qRTtxgFs8d: pic.twitter.com/Bsp8VseFoM:
– ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) June 15, 2021
Numerous reports Intelligence and law enforcement revealed that domestic violence groups posed a greater threat in 2021. Far right-wing white nationalist groups are considered by the Department of Justice to be the most dangerous of these threats.
Internal “extremist threats” are a top priority for the Department of Justice. The budget of the agency for the next year Properties: an additional $ 101 million to monitor and analyze such threats.
The strategy also aims to investigate extremists within the US Government և Armed Forces, with agencies developing new approaches to eradicating those who to have extreme views,
A staggering number of rebels gathered outside the US Capitol on January 6 to stop a joint congressional hearing to confirm President Joe Biden’s election victory. police : military.
The goal of the strategy is to “ensure that law enforcement acts without prejudice to internal terrorism; to ensure the public safety of all Americans.”
Biden “Domestic terrorism, driven by hatred, bigotry, other forms of extremism, is a stain on the American soul. It contradicts what our country aspires to. It is a direct challenge to our national security and democracy.” “Unity.”
Discussion of the law
The program comes amid discussions over whether Congress should “internal terrorismThe law on increasing the capacity of law enforcement agencies to respond to threats.
There is no current law; some law enforcement officials complain that the lack of enforcement creates problems in law enforcement and intelligence gathering, including the universally accepted definition of “internal terror.”
The Justice Department is also considering whether the Biden administration should propose such a law, according to The Associated Press.
However, watchdog groups and experts say law enforcement already has the tools at its disposal to effectively carry out internal “extremist threats.”
In January, a coalition of 151 human rights groups urged Congress to oppose any new “internal terror” law.
The coalition, which includes Human Rights Watch, Brennan Justice Center և Amnesty International USA, said announcement: Law enforcement agencies have “more than 50 terrorism-related laws” that can be used to “investigate and prosecute criminal behavior, including white supremacy, as well as dozens of other federal laws related to hate crimes and organized crime;” violent crimes«
Failure to make these threats “is not a matter of having the right tools, but of not using what is at hand,” the statement said.