Even after Capitol assault, Biden team undecided on domestic terrorism law

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President-elect Joe Biden referred to the Trump supporters who assaulted and ransacked the Capitol as “domestic terrorists,” but his incoming administration has yet to decide what new laws, if any, it needs to address domestic terrorism.

The Biden-Harris campaign website states that a Biden administration will “work for a domestic terrorism law that respects free speech and civil liberties, while making the same commitment to root out domestic terrorism as we have to stopping international terrorism.” But free-speech and civil rights groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union have strongly opposed the idea of a domestic terrorism law out

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After Capitol riot, Biden backs domestic terror law. It’s a predictably misguided response.

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As Muslims whose communities have been stereotyped, surveilled and vilified by the government, we understand the desire to call the white supremacists who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 domestic terrorists. For us, it comes from a deep desire to say, “See, the problem was not our communities.”

But by using the “domestic terrorism” label to promote more criminal statutes and police authorities, our country’s leaders are invoking systems that have been — and will continue to be — used to target and harm Black and brown people.

Federal law enforcement already has the tools necessary to investigate and prosecute

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State leaders say volatile mix of far-right, white supremacist groups could challenge law enforcement

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State officials have spent much of the week rushing to secure government buildings and fortify their capitols after an FBI bulletin issued Monday warned that armed far-right extremist groups are planning to march on state capitals this weekend. In response, many states have erected fencing, boarded up windows, closed sites to the public and in some cases declared states of emergency and activated the National Guard.

The U.S. Postal Service also removed collection boxes from areas around several capitols, including in Arizona, Wisconsin and Oregon, fearful they could be used to hide explosives or weapons.

The FBI warning was primarily

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New York lawmaker seeks to ban bulletproof vests for law-abiding citizens

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A New York lawmaker is proposing legislation that would ban the use or possession of bulletproof vests by most law-abiding citizens.

Assemblyman Jonathan G. Jacobson, a Democrat, introduced the bill, A. 353, earlier this month to amend an existing law that bans use of body armor by criminals committing a felony with a firearm.

His bill would require New York residents to turn over their bulletproof vests to police, who are exempt from the legislation, within 15 days after the law takes effect, The Free Beacon first reported. Others whose jobs have been determined to require body armor by

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As inauguration nears, law enforcement scrutiny drives U.S. extremists into internet’s dark corners

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Shortly after rampaging Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a fan of the president posted a message on the pro-Donald Trump website TheDonald.win. Inspired by the mob’s attempt to stop lawmakers from confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win, user CONN_WYNN said in an all-caps message, replete with an expletive, that it was “TIME TO LEAVE THE KEYBOARD” and “FIGHT FOR MY…COUNTRY.”

FILE PHOTO: Tear gas is released into a crowd of protesters during clashes with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S.

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