DOJ Drafting Law Which Will Make Domestic Terrorism A Crime, Because It’s Not Already

A new law could make domestic terrorism its own crime.

A new law could make domestic terrorism its own crime.

New Law Could Make Domestic Terrorism Its Own Crime

Prior to the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, 2017 has seen an enormous increase in domestic terrorism. It seems the politics have taken a turn and people think that it’s okay to commit acts of violence against people who oppose their political beliefs.

A large number of these domestic terrorist attacks are being committed by Antifa against law enforcement and anybody perceived to be a supporter of President Trump, in addition to victimizing nearby property owners.

The spike in violence and vandalism has resulted in calls for Antifa to be labeled as a domestic terrorist organization. Unfortunately, with current laws, that designation wouldn’t really do much.

There is currently no federal law which explicitly covers domestic terrorism, only the related acts of violence. For years, the DOJ has been drafting a law to change that, but it hasn’t gone anywhere.

Mary McCord, former acting head of the DOJ National Security Deivision told Huffington Post, “To my mind, with domestic terrorists, there should at least be the option of prosecuting them for domestic terrorism, and putting it on that sort of moral equivalence to international terrorism,” McCord said. “Because that’s what it is ― it’s an act of violence that is done with the intent to intimidate or coerce the population, influence government policy or the conduct of government ― and that’s what international terrorists are also trying to do.”

Outside of Antifa, a domestic terrorism charge could have been appropriate for Dylann Roof, if such a charge had existed. Instead, Roof was charged with hate crime charges.

White supremacist organizations may not currently be as active as Antifa in attacking police, but they have a longer history of violence. White supremacists killed 49 people in 26 separate attacks from 2000 to 2016, whereas Antifa hasn’t been successful in killing anybody in the U.S. yet.

This should be a bipartisan issue, and maybe now is the time for these law to be implemented.

Would you like to see laws against traveling between states with the intent of committing acts of political violence? We’d like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

  • Gobby

    Antifa has become a name that right wing websites bluelivesmatter included, use for any one who protests against there right wing ideology.

  • HoseasHand

    “it’s an act of violence that is done with the intent to intimidate or coerce the population, influence government policy or the conduct of government ― and that’s what international terrorists are also trying to do.” Are they gonna prosecute terrorists in government also? Such as the IRS, BLM, EPA, BATF,members of Congress, and then there is the Journalistas also!
    WTF, Dylan Roof murdered people! Life in prison or death penalty!
    Enforce the dam laws on the books! Nip the violence in the bud, show up to a rally or counter protest masked with potential weapons or no permit make it a crime.
    This could open up a can of worms as to how the definition of an “act of terrorism” could be morphed into depending on who is in power.

    • Highest common denominator

      i’m not sure who you’re talking about. the counter-protesters had a permit in Charlottesville.

      I also see you failed to mention the white supremacist who killed someone last week, by name.

      • Jonas Blane ll

        You noticed .

      • bannedbymotherjones✓ᴰᴱᴾᴸᴼᴿᴬᴮᴸᴱ

        Why give that Nazi scumbag POS the recognition? IMHO they ought to have a fair trial by a jury of his peers and when found guilty strap him in the electric chair and turn it on.

        • Highest common denominator

          Because white people like the guy I responded to are already downplaying the murder. Leave it to them and the white terrorist gets off Scot free.

  • Mo

    ““Because that’s what it is ― it’s an act of violence that is done with the intent to intimidate or coerce the population, influence government policy or the conduct of government ― and that’s what international terrorists are also trying to do.””

    You mean like BLM has been doing for a few years now? You mean like liberals have been doing by attacking conservatives on college campuses?

    Let me get this straight. BLM and Antifa have been committing violence for several years/months.But only now, when it’s a white supremacy group committing violence do they decide to invent a new law?

    This is all BULL. There’s already laws against destroying property and assault / murder of any kind. Enforce them!

    If such a law is made, it will be easy for those in power to extend it to just people THEY don’t like, whether or not it’s actually warranted.

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  • Karen Stewart

    Yes, apparently idiots in government and law enforcement cannot intellectually properly apply laws already on the books and must be spoon-fed the obvious. I had one moron Tallahassee, Florida cop named Outz tell me that multiple ppl being paid to stalk you was not against the law, only if one person stalks you. When I pointed out it was a Rico violation TPD Internal affairs claimed they did not care about Federal law precedent.

  • voiceofmillions

    Domestic Terrorism is currently being conducted by law enforcement, military, and Intelligence arms of local fusion centers against Americans, nationwide under the cover of “surveillance” using electromagnetic, radar, and sonic weapons and lies and slander in neighborhoods under COPS and other community policing programs; this is an ongoing crime that needs public exposure and addressing. Blue Lives matter, sure, but so does every citizen’s. Please visit my site, everydayconcerned.net, and read my ongoing coverage of this issue, also see this very important letter there signed by hundreds, worldwide: Memorandum to President Trump on Domestic Torture Programs Running Under Cover of Surveillance. Violence is never acceptable–and the use of electromagnetic weapons by Mil/Intel/Police on citizens is also violence.