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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:37 PM

Top lawmakers alarmed by torrent of new threats

Source: Politico

Top lawmakers say they are increasingly alarmed by a rash of new threats that could once again endanger their lives on the job, days before the U.S. Capitol braces for potentially huge crowds for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Chilling details of these ongoing threats have emerged in a series of private lawmaker briefings this week, including one on Monday night in which Capitol Police and other officials warned House Democrats of multiple plots to harm lawmakers, according to several people who listened to the call. On Tuesday, senators received their own briefing from representatives of the Secret Service, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, and a key group of House Democratic chairs separately met with the FBI.

“Based on today’s briefing, we have grave concerns about ongoing and violent threats to our democracy,” that group of Democratic chairs said in a cryptic statement after the meeting on Tuesday. The briefing included the chairs and other top members of the House Oversight, Judiciary, Homeland Security, Armed Services and Intelligence panels.

“It is clear that more must be done to preempt, penetrate, and prevent deadly and seditious assaults by domestic violent extremists in the days ahead,” the statement said.




Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/12/congress-security-threats-capitol-458317

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brooklynite Jan 12 OP
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:45 PM

1. Arrest them all. Jail them.

If they attack Innocents congress,or cops shoot them. Like in the thigh or somewhere it will stop them from further attacking. Than throw them in jail.

Let them cry.why care about these monsters well being.

I wouldn't care if an officer missed and hit somewhere else on the violent attacker.

I just want them gone and powerless.

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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:45 PM

2. Can We Conclude That New Domestic Terrorism Legislation Must Be Yet Another High Priority

For the new administration? The FBI in particular seems to be doing a bit of sniveling that their hands are tied without proper laws.

And probably most of us here would agree that such legislation, if properly done, might do some re-jiggering of the apparent domestic law-enforcement and mainstream media mindset that white extremists are nothing to worry about.

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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 09:47 PM

3. and tRump made it a point today that his followers would be very angry if he was impeached, like

the way he said it sounded like a mob boss warning, you cross me and you sleep with the fishes.

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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:43 PM

5. Remember after 9/11,

When we had different colors of threat alerts? I think that program needs to be reconstituted for domestic terrorism.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:15 AM

6. I'm afraid that there will be a lot of effort but it will be patchy & are some inside operatives


Recruitment into Law Enforcement has been pushed hard by the hard-right, especially neo-nazis and white supremacists (not complete overlap between the two).

I fear there will be some disgusting violence before this gets treated thoroughly and properly.

White supremacists fear democracy and actively combat it to protect their privileges.

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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:16 AM

7. Find all these treasonous scumbags and throw them in prison forever.

Fuckers.

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