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Post by Addie » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:46 am

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Trump’s plan for dealing with domestic terror is missing in action

In the wake of the Oct. 31 terrorist attack in New York City, it’s clear that time has run out for the Trump administration to develop, articulate and implement a real strategy to deal with domestic radicalization. Due to politics, bureaucratic wrangling and a lack of resources, the United States is falling behind in combating the fastest-growing part of the terrorist threat.

After Sayfullo Saipov killed eight people in his massacre in Lower Manhattan, President Trump blamed weak immigration policies. But all the evidence suggests that the Uzbek-born Uber driver was radicalized after he entered the United States. During Trump’s campaign and presidential transition, his team railed against the Obama administration’s “countering violent extremism [CVE]” policies and promised to radically change the U.S. approach. But almost one year later, a plan is still missing in action.

Former officials and experts say the Trump administration is dismantling parts of the Obama-era initiative, especially those that involve working with Muslim groups, without anything to replace them.

“The attack on the West Side Highway is evidence of the current threat environment in which we live,” former homeland security secretary Jeh Johnson told me. “It’s critical that the U.S. government engage those communities in the homeland from which terrorist organizations may seek to recruit. I’m concerned that these efforts are atrophying.”


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Post by neeneko » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:11 pm

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I would add one more branch. If they are white and liberal, threaten media, blame antifa, muse crackdown on liberal organizations.



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Post by Addie » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:36 pm

The Guardian: Alt-America: the time for talking about white terrorism is now

As Alt-America has grown, especially online, so has the violence that inevitably accompanies it: acts of domestic terrorism, hate crimes, and threats of civil war backed by a wave of citizen militias


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Post by Addie » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:49 am

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FBI: JACKSONVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOR PLOTTING MASS SHOOTING AT ISLAMIC CENTER

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 69-year-old Jacksonville man has been arrested for allegedly planning a mass shooting at an Islamic Center on St. Johns Bluff Road, according to several law enforcement agencies.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, along with the FBI of Jacksonville, started investigating in October Bernandino Gawala "Nandie" Bolatete after a source tipped JSO. The source told police that Bolatete expressed strong anti-Islamic sentiment, including how he wanted to conduct a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, 2333 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S.

JSO said an undercover detective met with Bolatete and confirmed the information they received.

During the investigation, Bolatete made plans to conduct the mass shooting, including obtaining the weaponry to complete the attack, according to JSO Sheriff Mike Williams.

The undercover detective also learned that Bolatete made arrangements to get access to a gun silencer - a prohibited firearm accessory - delivered to his home on December 1.

During the delivery, JSO's SWAT Unit raided Bolatete's home on the 13000 block of Eucalyptus Drive and took him into custody.


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Post by Addie » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:46 pm

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FBI: Man planned Christmas terror attack for SF's Pier 39

Officials say they've stopped a man who was planning a possible Christmas terror attack in San Francisco.

We've learned the FBI has arrested a man by the name of Everitt Aaron Jameson from Modesto. They say he wanted to target Pier 39.

What agents recovered at suspect's home - letter, last will & testament, firearms and rounds pic.twitter.com/NbmcUgHDfW
— Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) December 22, 2017


According to FBI documents, Jameson picked out that location because he "had been there before and knew it was a heavily crowded area." He added that it would be easy to "funnel" people into an area where he could inflict casualties.

Jameson reportedly said he was inspired by the New York terror attack on Oct. 31, when a man drove into a crowd and killed eight people, and the deadly 2015 shooting in San Bernardino.
Adding:
Merced Sun Star: Details emerge about Modesto man FBI says planned attack for San Francisco's Pier 39


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Post by Addie » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:13 pm

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Exiting counterterrorism official warns of extremists’ access to guns in US

The retiring head of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) warned ahead of his exit Friday about the ability for extremists in the U.S. to get lethal weapons.

In a final briefing with reporters ahead of his departure, NCTC Director Nicholas Rasmussen voiced concern about the ability to protect from mass casualty attacks.

“We find ourselves in a more dangerous situation because our population of violent extremists has no difficulty gaining access to weapons that are quite lethal,” Rasmussen said, according to The Washington Post. “I wish that weren’t so.”

Rasmussen, who served as the NCTC's director for three of his five years there, said he had no solutions to offer domestic law enforcement agencies working to prevent mass-casualty attacks, but said a link between the availability of guns and the potential for violence is a calculation for counterterrorism analysts.

“More weapons, more readily available, increases the lethality of those that would pick them up and use them,” he said.

Rasmussen said the U.S. should be focused on stemming the spread of violent ideologies, adding that anti-Muslim rhetoric has complicated that effort, according to the Post.


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Post by kate520 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:12 pm

Addie, the pic of the pier and the sea lions is exactly where my brother accidentally dropped the cardboard urn with dad’s ashes into the Bay. :oops:


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Post by Addie » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:41 pm

That's a nice place to end up, though, Kate.

I've recently decided I'd like to be a tree. :daydream:

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Addie, the pic of the pier and the sea lions is exactly where my brother accidentally dropped the cardboard urn with dad’s ashes into the Bay. :oops:


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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:12 pm

Lincoln Journal-Star
FBI accuses white supremacist of terror attack on Amtrak train in rural Nebraska

The FBI says an armed 26-year-old Missouri man who breached a secured area to stop an Amtrak train in southwest Nebraska in October has links to a white supremacist group and expressed an interest in "killing black people," according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.

Taylor Michael Wilson, of St. Charles, Missouri, is charged in U.S. District Court in Lincoln with terrorism attacks and other violence against railroad carriers and mass transportation systems.

In an affidavit attached to the criminal complaint, FBI Special Agent Monte Czaplewski said there was probable cause to believe that electronic devices possessed by Wilson and firearms owned by him "have been used for or obtained in anticipation of engaging in or planning to engage in criminal offenses against the United States."

Just before 2 a.m. on Oct. 22, an assistant conductor felt the train braking, searched for what was causing it and found Wilson in the engineer's seat of the follow engine "playing with the controls," Czaplewski wrote. ...

Two days later, according to the federal case, FBI agents searched his home in Missouri and found a hidden compartment with a a handmade shield as well as: "a tactical vest, 11 AR-15 (rifle) ammunition magazines with approximately 190 rounds of .223 ammunition, one drum-style ammunition magazine for a rifle, firearms tactical accessories (lights), 100 rounds of 9mm ammunition, approximately 840 rounds of 5.45x39 rifle ammunition, white supremacy documents and paperwork, several additional handgun and rifle magazines, gunpowder, ammunition reloading supplies, and a pressure plate."

Czaplewski said they also found 15 firearms, including a fully automatic rifle, ammunition and firearms magazines, and a tactical body armor carrier with ceramic ballistic plates.


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Post by Foggy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:30 pm

Two days later, according to the federal case, FBI agents searched his home in Missouri and found a hidden compartment with a a handmade shield as well as [a whole shitload of illegal and marginally illegal crap].
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Dude, you had TWO DAYS to clean out your crib. That's dumber than humanly imaginable.



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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:43 am

I've read about this, but have not seen or heard one word on TV. It's probably on the news locally, but I guess if you're a white supremacist, you don't rate coverage on a national level. Had he been black or Muslim, this would have drowned out the news of the new book. Or maybe not. :think:

Maybe we need to build the wall around the Midwest.



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:46 am

AndyinPA wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:43 am
I've read about this, but have not seen or heard one word on TV. It's probably on the news locally, but I guess if you're a white supremacist, you don't rate coverage on a national level. Had he been black or Muslim, this would have drowned out the news of the new book. Or maybe not. :think:

Maybe we need to build the wall around the Midwest.
It made our local news when it happened back in Oct.



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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:53 am

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:46 am
AndyinPA wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:43 am
I've read about this, but have not seen or heard one word on TV. It's probably on the news locally, but I guess if you're a white supremacist, you don't rate coverage on a national level. Had he been black or Muslim, this would have drowned out the news of the new book. Or maybe not. :think:

Maybe we need to build the wall around the Midwest.
It made our local news when it happened back in Oct.
Yes, I see that it happened in October, but I don't remember it then either. Anything Amtrak usually sparks my interest.



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Post by Addie » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:51 pm

Clay Today (FL)
Clay County man enters guilty plea to bomb charge

JACKSONVILLE – An Orange Park area man who was accused of planning a terrorist bombing plot online will not stand trial in federal court.

Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 22, of Orange Park, on Dec. 20 waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with attempted malicious damage and destruction by an explosive of a building, according to acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow.

Goldberg faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, with a 5-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, in the summer of 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement officers from Australia began investigating the online name “AusWitness” and determined that it was Goldberg.

Goldberg had come to the attention of law enforcement due in part to his postings concerning the May 3, 2015, attack by two gunmen at the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas. Prior to the attack, Goldberg posted a map of the location of the contest and urged anyone in the area to attack the event.

Goldberg’s posting was copied by gunman Elton Simpson, one of the two individuals killed during the May 3, 2015, attack. The FBI later located an online posting in which Goldberg took responsibility for inspiring the Garland attack, as well as two other planned attacks.


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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:04 pm

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There's A Good Reason Feds Don't Call White Guys Terrorists, Says DOJ Domestic Terror Chief

Federal law doesn't make domestic terrorism a stand-alone crime. As a result, law enforcement is "somewhat reluctant" to call domestic extremists "terrorists." ...

Americans who are wondering why federal law enforcement officials seem so hesitant to call attacks by domestic extremists terrorism should take a look at the law, Brzozowski says. Although the U.S. code defines domestic terrorism as dangerous acts that appear intended to intimidate civilians, influence the government, or affect the conduct of government, there’s no broad criminal statute that outlaws those acts.

“In many instances, the government is going to be constrained, to a certain degree, from stepping in front of a podium and saying, ‘Ladies and gentleman, we’re revealing domestic terrorism here,’” Brzozowski said this week, speaking at an event hosted by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism.

“The department is going to be somewhat reluctant to come out in front during litigation in these types of cases and name someone as a domestic terrorist,” Brzozowski added, explaining that the statutes federal prosecutors often use against domestic terrorists don’t include the word terrorism.

“The notion that the government takes Islamic extremism more seriously than domestic terrorism is, frankly, not true,” Brzozowski argued. But federal prosecutors have fewer options for charging domestic terrorists with criminal conduct than they have for terrorists affiliated with or inspired by foreign terrorist organizations like the Islamic State group who might commit the very same act, he added.


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Post by DejaMoo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:12 pm

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:04 pm
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But federal prosecutors have fewer options for charging domestic terrorists with criminal conduct than they have for terrorists affiliated with or inspired by foreign terrorist organizations like the Islamic State group who might commit the very same act, he added.
Sounds like the entire GOP to me.



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Post by MsDaisy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:07 am

Las Vegas Gunman Took Elaborate Steps to Hide His Tracks, New Documents Show
As he meticulously planned the Las Vegas attack, the man responsible for the worst mass shooting in modern American history took elaborate steps to stymie the inevitable law enforcement investigation, according to federal court documents unsealed on Friday.

The F.B.I. search warrants shed new light on the degree to which the gunman, Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire on a crowd from a hotel room in October, planned the attack and prepared for the aftermath. One of the warrants described how Mr. Paddock “destroyed or tried to hide digital media devices.”

Investigators said he used anonymous communications devices, including a prepaid cellphone, to cover his tracks and employed a “level of sophistication which is commonly found in mass casualty events.”

“Paddock planned the attack meticulously and took many methodical steps to avoid detection of his plot and to thwart the eventual law enforcement investigation that would follow,” the F.B.I. said.

Mr. Paddock’s motive for the attack remains unknown.
http://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/us/la ... -news&_r=0


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