Following recent mass shootings, two bills have been introduced in Congress that would provide federal law enforcement with tools to combat domestic terrorism.
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Trump's speech on terrorism implied that DOJ is not currently as aggressive as it might and should be when it comes to material support prosecutions. What baloney.
DOJ is taking a "thoughtful look" at the legal remedies available to combat and prosecute domestic terrorism. But the right answer may be that the "material support" charges of international terrorism should apply to fewer people—not more.
Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, argues that prosecution is not the only—or even always the best—way to deal with homegrown violent extremists and advocates for the creation of a systematic intervention program as a viable alternative to prosecution for some cases.