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Do We Really Need New Domestic Terrorism Laws After The Capitol Riot?

Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Branko Marcetic about potential new home terrorism legal guidelines.

The Capitol riot on January sixth has left lawmakers rattled. Many, together with Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, say they got here near imminent hazard and even assassination. As extra particulars of the assault come to mild, it seems clear that the scenario may have been far worse. Pipe bombs that inexplicably didn’t go off had been discovered on the headquarters of each the Democratic and Republican National Committees. Armed males had been readying a distribution of weapons and Molotov cocktails. And, extra violence is being deliberate for the approaching week.

It is on this context {that a} invoice aimed toward curbing “domestic terrorism” by Congressman Bill Schneider, that was handed by the House final Fall is being revived. But critics fear that such an act, if handed into legislation, will solely additional erode civil liberties and curb respectable protest.

His newest article is entitled “We Don’t Need New Terror Laws to Defeat the Far Right.”

Branko Marcetic, employees author at Jacobin journal and a 2019-2020 Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting fellow. His new guide is known as Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden. 

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Branko Marcetic
Capitol riots
Domestic Terrorism
Donald Trump
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