...and we get this headline from The New York Times:
U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop ItFrom the accompanying story:
In this atmosphere of apparent indifference on the part of government officials and law enforcement, a virulent, and violent, far-right movement has grown and metastasized. To combat it, some officials have suggested prosecuting related crimes through expansion of the government’s counterterrorism powers — creating a special “domestic terrorism” statute, for instance, which currently doesn’t exist.And there is a warning in the article about going in this direction:
[A] report released on Oct. 31 by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School argues that the creation of such a statute could easily be abused to target “protesters and political dissidents instead of terrorists,” and that law enforcement already has ample authority to prosecute domestic terrorism: “Congress must require that counterterrorism resource decisions be based on objective evaluations of the physical harm different groups pose to human life, rather than on political considerations that prioritize the safety of some communities over others.”Is Trump really so important and different from Democrats and the Bush family that he should be supported even though he is stoking nutjobs that will further hamper freedom of expression for all of us?