Domestic Terror Attack - Please Post All Possible Charges and Those Charged Here!!!

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FBI: James City County man arrested after assaulting officers at US Capitol during riot
A criminal complaint says body camera footage shows Jonathan Mellis of the Williamsburg area hitting officers at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Federal law enforcement officers found and obtained images off of his personal Facebook page where he's pictured on the grounds and inside the building, wearing a large cowboy hat and a black quilted jacket.
The complaint also says two people who personally knew Mellis came forward to tell authorities that the screenshots they submitted were from Mellis' personal page under the name "Jon Gennaro."
When law enforcement officers visited the page, they saw the photos and captions for them that read "Storming the Castle. The world heard the US!!! Finally not ignored" and "We are fighting for election integrity. They heard us."

On Thursday, one of Mellis's neighbors, who asked not to be named, told 13News Now she watched FBI agents arrest him at his home. She said Mellis walked out of the home with his hands up and surrendered to law enforcement.
The neighbor said Mellis lived in the home with his parents. In the past, she's had little interaction with Mellis, but said he's always been nice in passing. After finding out what Mellis is accused of, the neighbor said she's shocked.


 

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If you are traumatized by Jan 6, too bad. Get over it. Your performative weakness is boring.
 

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A Small Group of Militants’ Outsize Role in the Capitol Attack

As federal prosecutors unveil charges in the assault on the Capitol last month, they have repeatedly highlighted two militant groups — the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys — as being the most organized, accusing them of planning their strategy ahead of time and in some cases helping escalate a rally into an attack.

The two organizations stand in contrast to a majority of the mob. Of the more than 230 people charged so far, only 31 are known to have ties to a militant extremist group. And at least 26 of those are affiliated with the Oath Keepers or the Proud Boys. The groups differ in their focus and tactics: The Oath Keepers are part of an anti-government militia movement that emphasizes military-style training, while the Proud Boys espouse an ideology of male and Western superiority, with members often expressing white-supremacist and anti-immigrant views. But the groups have been united in their allegiance to former President Donald J. Trump.

Conspiracy charges, among the most serious levied so far, indicate that members of these groups may have worked together and planned their activities, potentially in ways that made them more dangerous than other rioters. Federal prosecutors have said that some members used teamwork to help people escape arrest and to direct and provoke protesters to overwhelm police defenses. Of the 22 people charged with conspiracy crimes by mid-February, 18 were known to have ties to one of those two groups.

Another likely factor in the groups’ activities: More than a third of the militants were also known to have military experience, a far higher proportion than in the crowd as a whole. “Right-wing groups targeted military veterans for having the skill sets that they were looking for,” said Peter D. Feaver, a political science professor at Duke University who specializes in military-civilian relations. “They weren’t recruiting from among the Columbia Journalism School.”

A group of nine Oath Keepers ‘put into motion the violence’

Federal prosecutors have said members of the Oath Keepers militia group planned and organized their attack and “put into motion the violence that overwhelmed the Capitol.” Ten people affiliated with the group have faced federal charges so far, and the F.B.I. has said it is seeking information about others seen on video wearing tactical gear and moving in formation with other members. On Friday, the federal government announced conspiracy charges against six people prosecutors said were members of the group who stormed the Capitol in a military-style “stack.” Earlier, prosecutors had charged three other people they said conspired with those six.

Three sets of conspiracy charges for the Proud Boys

Of all the militant groups on the far right, the Proud Boys is perhaps the one most associated with Mr. Trump, and thus it is not surprising that it appears to have had a large role in the siege at the Capitol, which grew out of his false claims that he won re-election. At least 16 people with ties to the organization are facing federal charges in the attacks. That’s the most of any known entity. As of mid-February, three separate groups of Proud Boys members faced conspiracy crime charges, with the government saying they worked together during different parts of the riot. In each of these groups, former military members played a prominent role, including in leading other members of the mob, prosecutors said.

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Garland Says as Attorney General He Would Combat Domestic Extremism

If confirmed, Judge Garland will also lead the department at a time when the threat of far-right extremism has sharply increased, a threat made stunningly clear on Jan. 6, when militias, far-right nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and followers of the QAnon conspiracy movement stormed the Capitol.

“One-hundred and fifty years after the department’s founding, battling extremist attacks on our democratic institutions also remains central to its mission,” Judge Garland is expected to say.

 

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Are you secretly a terrorist?
You're not far off, for sure. We're not all that far from an America where any difference of opinion will be branded "terrorism" and those who are lucky enough to be lumped into that group will be castigated and shamed.
 

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I opened this thread thinking it was about last spring and summer's national urban terroristic riot and fire bombing tour! :ROFLMAO:
 

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I opened this thread thinking it was about last spring and summer's national urban terroristic riot and fire bombing tour! :ROFLMAO:
Nice try in changing the narrative of the insurrection, LOL, maybe next time you can actually participate instead of being a ~keyboard warrior!

Per the recently release article below the fed gov't (DHS) correctly points out what the real threat is, bro. Your opinions are half backed/formed, you should fit in nicely with the rest of the suburban./rural fascists on here - welcome, not really! Cute vest by the way!

Feds now say right-wing extremists responsible for majority of deadly terrorist attacks last year (yahoo.com)


Feds now say right-wing extremists responsible for majority of deadly terrorist attacks last year
Jana Winter
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Fri, February 19, 2021, 1:13 PM


The U.S. government is acknowledging for the first time that right-wing extremists were responsible for the majority of fatal domestic terrorist attacks last year, according to an internal report circulated by the Department of Homeland Security last week and obtained by Yahoo News.

A review of last year’s domestic terrorist incidents by a DHS fusion center — which shares threat-related information between federal, state and local partners — found that although civil unrest and antigovernment violence were associated with “non-affiliated, right-wing and left-wing actors, right-wing [domestic violent extremists] were responsible for the majority of fatal attacks in the Homeland in 2020.”

The report, produced by the Joint Regional Intelligence Center, a DHS-funded fusion center, was sent out to police and law enforcement agencies nationwide as part of an intelligence-sharing system created after the 9/11 attacks.

While independent think tanks and outside groups have been pointing to the rise in ring-wing violence for some time, this appears to be the first known instance of an official government or law enforcement agency clearly acknowledging the trend, though senior officials have noted the rise in white supremacist attacks. The report also comes not long after the end of the Trump administration, which was criticized for downplaying right-wing violence.

Former President Donald Trump, in particular, frequently referred to the threat from antifa, a loose movement of left-wing activists.

“The government has not said this publicly, law enforcement has not said this publicly,” said Seth Jones of the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank. “This is new.”
The findings about right-wing extremism are “consistent with every single assessment of data I’ve seen, not just in 2020 but in 2019,” Jones said after reviewing the fusion center report.

In October of last year, CSIS published its own analysis of domestic terrorist activity in the U.S. for the first eight months of 2020. Its data showed that white supremacists and other right-wing extremists conducted two-thirds of the terrorist plots and attacks in the nation during that period.
White supremacist racist organization Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members are seen during a rally in Madison, Indiana on August 31, 2019. (Megan Jelinger /Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Ku Klux Klan members at a rally in Madison, Ind., in 2019. (Megan Jelinger/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The CSIS report notes that the FBI and DHS have in the past identified “racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists,” and specifically white supremacists, as the biggest threat to the U.S. But the government has released no data on historical activity or the current threat landscape, prompting a number of data projects from think tanks and other groups tracking domestic extremist threats.

“What is a little unusual is that they’ve used terms like ‘right- and left-wing’ in a government document, because the government has generally used other terms,” said Jones.
“The government in 2020 did try to stay away from ‘right-wing’ terms because they were easily politicized,” he added.

During the Trump administration, government reports and officials typically avoided describing groups as left- or right-wing, instead referring to attackers under broad terms such as “racially motivated” or “antigovernment.”

Mike German, a former FBI agent and now a fellow at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, said the current terminology dates back to 2019, when Congress asked the bureau to provide detailed data on domestic terrorism investigations and the bureau changed its categories.
“The FBI reconfigured its categories to combine much more violent far-right militias with less violent anarchists, and the more violent white supremacists with ‘Black identity extremists,’ which really is a fabricated movement,” he said. “It makes no sense to put these groups together, as white supremacists and Black identity extremists don’t often overlap or work together. Likewise for far-right militants and anarchists.”

It’s unclear what prompted the fusion center to use the new language, or if there has been an official change in policy. The fusion center did not respond to a request for comment, and DHS declined to comment.

In its report, the fusion center cites its own data collection, as well as that of the US Crisis Monitor, a joint project between Princeton’s Bridging Divides Initiative and the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, which tracks political violence and demonstrations around the world.
Right-wing Terrorism 2020 by Yahoo News on Scribd

Last month, the Biden administration ordered a review of domestic extremism led by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and coordinated with the FBI and DHS.

“The Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol and the tragic deaths and destruction that occurred underscored what we have long known: The rise of domestic violent extremism is a serious and growing national security threat,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Jan. 22 in announcing the review.

One aspect of the review is figuring out how to develop community engagement programs that target people most at risk of radicalization, according to three people involved in the review. The Biden administration is looking at how to use domestic data on demonstrations and political violence across the U.S. to focus those efforts.

The terminology, however, is likely to be subject to continuing debate, given the question over how domestic terrorism attacks should be classified.

“There is a lot of overlap between white supremacists and far-right militias, and they often work together during the commission of violent acts,” German said, “like at the attack on the Capitol.”
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Three, four, better lock your door
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Seven, eight, gonna stay up late
Nine, ten, never sleep again
 
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