A scathing new report by the Capitol Police’s inside watchdog reveals officers knew Congress was the goal of the lethal January 6 rebel, but officers have been instructed to chorus from deploying extra aggressive measures that might have helped “push back the rioters.”
Meanwhile, The Washington Post experiences home terrorism incidents surged to a document excessive in 2020, fueled by white supremacist, anti-Muslim and anti-government extremists on the far proper. The Post discovered that, since 2015, right-wing extremists have been concerned in 267 plots or assaults, resulting in 91 deaths.
Reporter A.C. Thompson, who explores the specter of far-right extremism within the new PBS “Frontline” documentary “American Insurrection,” says there was a “massive pool of radicalized individuals” forward of the January 6 assault who have been being pushed towards violence by “an abundance of lies by the former president, by this entire conspiratorial right-wing media and social media ecosystem.”
Democracy Now! additionally converse with director Rick Rowley, who says many white supremacist teams started to splinter throughout the intense backlash to the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, however Trump gave the teams new life forward of the January 6 rebel. “Many elements inside the white supremacist movement found in him a path into the mainstream,” says Rowley. “They took off their swastikas, and they wrapped themselves in the flag.”
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