Domestic terrorism from far-right groups is a significant threat to America’s safety and security.
Although the veteran told police that he fired in self-defense, a bystander video shows him approaching the vehicle before shooting into it.
Toxic polarization, in which the other side is seen as a monolithic enemy and an existential threat, is dangerous and cripples our ability to solve serious problems.
Any political blacklist that has a million names of “suspected terrorists” is a caricature of a police state run amok.
Dozens of law enforcement officers, active-duty military members and veterans are suspected of having participated in the Jan. 6 rally and the storming of the Capitol.
“The American public needed urgently to know what was being done routinely in their name, and there was no other way for them to learn it than by unauthorized disclosure.”
The extinguisher bounced off the officer’s helmet before striking another officer in the head who was not wearing a helmet.
“At this point, it’s a criminal matter and have to allow the authorities to prosecute their case as they see fit.”
Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it’s no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building.
While the nature of the charges are unknown, charges were brought against former governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, Nick Lyon, former health department director, and other officials in his administration.