A document provided to Lawfare indicates that the intelligence community is being tasked with monitoring and collecting information on some protest activities.
Latest in protests
There are a few answers, but a lot more questions.
In the weeks following protests over the police killing of George Floyd, the federal government brought more than 120 different cases against protestors for a range of crimes—many concerning relatively minor offenses.
Numerous individuals and groups are posing—both online and in person—as members of groups they oppose. Malign state actors have also begun to enter the fray.
Protests against police brutality and coronavirus lockdowns have gripped the U.S. in recent weeks. Examining both protests simultaneously provides an opportunity to better understand the nature of violence.
Most governments consider tear gas a weapon of war yet routinely use it against their own populations during periods of internal unrest. The history is complicated.
The Department of Justice announced charges have been filed against two individuals in connection with a drive-by shooting in Oakland, Calif. that killed one law enforcement officer and left another severely injured. The Justice Department alleges that the two defendants have connections to the "Boogaloo" extremist movement, according to the criminal complaints.
How does the rhetoric of past presidents who have deployed federal troops to enforce domestic law compare to President Trump’s?
The Supreme Court’s landmark Fourth Amendment decision in Carpenter could impose new limits on aerial surveillance.
Why Were Out-of-State National Guard Units in Washington, D.C.? The Justice Department’s Troubling Explanation
Either the Justice Department’s legal reasoning is wrong, or it’s right—in which case Congress should close the loophole immediately.