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Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:10 AM

DHS disbands domestic terrorism unit, reducing reports on domestic terrorism down to a trickle.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/homeland-security-disbands-domestic-terror-intelligence-unit?ref=home

The Department of Homeland Security has disbanded a group of intelligence analysts who focused on domestic terrorism, The Daily Beast has learned. Numerous current and former DHS officials say they find the development concerning, as the threat of homegrown terrorism—including white supremacist terrorism—is growing.

In the wake of this move, officials said the number of analytic reports produced by DHS about domestic terrorism, including the threat from white supremacists, has dropped significantly. People in and close to the department said this has generated significant concern at headquarters.

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“We’ve noticed I&A has significantly reduced their production on homegrown violent extremism and domestic terrorism while those remain among the most serious terrorism threats to the homeland,” said one DHS official.

Former officials pointed to a spate of domestic terror attacks in recent years as evidence that DHS erred by shuttering this branch. From the massacre that left 11 people dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue to a shooting targeting Republican members of Congress in June 2018 to bomb threats that a deranged Trump fan directed at prominent Democrats and CNN, violent attacks informed by homegrown hatred have left Americans increasingly terrorized.

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But Sgt. Mike Abdeen with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told The Daily Beast that his office used to receive a significant amount of material from I&A, but that the communications have dried up in recent months. For the last six months, he said, I&A has been mostly silent. He added that this has been consistent with broader changes in how the department communicates with his office.

“It’s been very quiet lately,” Abdeen said. “It’s changed with the new administration. It doesn’t seem to be as robust, as active, as important—it is important, I’m sure, but it’s not a priority. It doesn’t seem like engagement, outreach, and prevention are seen as a priority as we used to see in the past. There were roundtable meetings in the past, there was more activity, more training, more seminars. Now it seems like it’s gone away.”


The competence of the Trump-administration is amazing.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:13 AM

1. If it's evil and it's in your imagination, they are pretty much doing it!

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:14 AM

2. Domestic terrorists are mostly white supremacists

who support the vile MAGAcretin - his good people.

They can kill who they want with impunity.

This is important - get thee to the greatest page

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:18 AM

3. he is visibly encouraging violence

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:29 AM

4. What could possibly go wrong?

This is a big mistake.

The country will be playing catch-up for years to come.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:33 AM

5. Trump Learned That There Is More Than One Way To Skin A Cat.....nt

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:38 AM

6. I don't think it's a lack of competence

i think they did this intentionally in hopes of getting non Christian/non white people terrified of even leaving their homes after we get more terror attacks.

Plus, if we keep getting radical white terror attacks there MAY be a terror attack from somebody brown skinned and (gasp) Muslim down the road that will be used to justify all sorts of harsh crackdowns - polling areas closed in Detroit, Milwaukee and Philadelphia, not to mention Miami or Minneapolis or another city or three.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 08:56 AM

7. Its another GREEN LIGHT for the ultra right

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 09:14 AM

8. The loss of our democracy is accelerating. How long before Democrats are hunted down?

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