Why do we allow them to protect these leftwing domestic terrorists?
They should not be protesting at the homes of the Justices….but they are allowed
Violent leftwing terrorists are arrested for violent crimes against citizens and police- yet they receive little if any jail time.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned law enforcement partners this month about threats to burn down or storm the U.S. Supreme Court and to murder the judges and their clerks, members of Congress, and protesters in response to a leaked draft of an opinion that indicated the justices were planning to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The DHS memo sent on May 13 warned the federal agency’s partners that “domestic violence extremists and criminal actors have adopted narratives surrounding abortion rights to encourage violence, likely increasing the threat to government, religious, and reproductive healthcare personnel and facilities and ideological opponents,” Axios reported.
The memo predicted the threats – which also targeted clergy and health care providers – “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.”
“Some racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists’ embrace of pro-life narratives may be linked to the perception of wanting to ‘save white children’ and ‘fight white genocide,’” the memo read.
Although abortion issue-related violence has historically come from the pro-life extremist side, DHS warned law enforcement in the memo that this time, the threats were coming from both sides, Axios reported.
“We assess that the broader ideological spectrum of potential DVEs (domestic violent extremists) linked to recent abortion-related threats likely seek to target a range of individuals and entities,” the memo read, according to CNN.
“Historically, violent acts related to this issue were primarily committed by abortion-related violent extremists that opposed abortion rights. Going forward, grievances related to restricting abortion access could fuel violence by pro-choice abortion-related violent extremists and other DVEs,” DHS wrote.
DHS offered an example of a social media administrator who on May 7 encouraged other users to engage in “unrelenting violence” as an alternative to counter-protest, according to CNN.
But law enforcement shouldn’t be too aggressive in trying to do anything about these extremists, according to the memo.
“The mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics does not constitute domestic violent extremism or illegal activity and is constitutionally protected,” DHS reminded its law enforcement partners.
DHS told Axios the agency was committed to protecting free speech and other civil rights and civil liberties.