Efforts to expand the mission of the National Counterterrorism Center should begin with a review of how the Department of Homeland Security has addressed domestic terrorism since its inception in 2003.
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A stated Justice Department policy of protecting the privacy of terrorism defendants is inconsistent with its practice of releasing materials naming Muslim Americans prosecuted in international terrorism-related cases—while rarely publicizing the identities of non-Muslims prosecuted for right-wing extremism.
Cesar Altieri Sayoc, arrested in October 2018 in connection with the mailing of 16 pipe bombs to 13 former government officials and prominent Democrats, pleaded guilty on Thursday to 65 felony counts in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Sayoc was charged by the Manhattan U.S.
A Maryland-based Coast Guardsman, Christopher Hasson, has been charged with criminal possession of firearms, under 18 U.S.C. § 922 (g)(3), and illegal substances, under 21 U.S.C. § 844.
Robert Bowers, who murdered 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue, may face the death penalty for his heinous crimes, but he will not be held accountable for what he actually did: commit crimes of domestic terrorism.
The demise of the far-right social media platform in the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting reflects a shift toward greater involvement by technology companies in policing the content that appears using their services.
The facts are sketchy and developing; here are some resources—mostly in the form of links to official statements and confirmed reports—on the unfolding situation.
Attorneys for Sayfullo Saipov, who is accused of killing eight people and injuring 12 others in a vehicular terrorist attack in New York City last Halloween, have petitioned the government to preclude the death penalty again their client or appoint an independent prosecutor to decide whether the death penalty should be pursued.
A federal grand jury returned James Alex Fields Jr. a 30-count indictment after he drove his car into a group of protestors at the August 2017 “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Va., killing Heather Heyer. The charges include 29 counts of hate crimes and one count of racially motivated violent interference. The Justice Department released a press release on Wednesday.
It is time that our federal criminal laws recognize domestic terrorism for what it is: the moral equivalent of international terrorism.