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Wake up haters - we already have anti-terrorism laws.

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@mickstuder wrote:

The US Congress - Senate & House has been controlled by a GOP Majority for 4 years

 

Why won't they pass legislation to make Domestic Terrorism a Crime

Because they'd risk arresting some of their biggest supporters

 

What is the problem - why are they protecting White Supremacists?

Because they are the base of the Republican Party

 

Trump called for the Death Penalty today for the Synagogue Shooter

But God forbid he speak ill of the weapon that made the slaugher possible

 

Does the Dolt know there isnt even a Domestic Terrorism Charge/Statute on the books - why didn't he call on McConnell & Ryan to let the existing bill go to the floor for a vote - there has been Bi-partisan support for a existing bill for years - the GOP Leadership won't allow a vote

 

WHY?

Because the NRAGOP has become a haven for Nazi's KKK and 
White Supremacists who share the racism, misogny and xenophobia of their Orange Toad POTUS and if they irritate their racist base they'll never win another election.

Worried about those votes from the White Supremacists that's why

 

Save me the lecture about the Synagogue bomber getting charged under the Hate Crimes Statute that carries a death penalty

 

What about the Bomber & the White Supremacists who don't commit crimes in Synagogues?

 

 

 

 


 

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Do you want them moved to Guantanamo and waterboarded?

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If the Mail Bomber Had Worn an ISIS Hat or said the Words - God is Great in Arabic - he'd be Toast

 

Cesar Sayoc Jr., a registered Republican with a long criminal history, was arrested on Friday in connection with more than ten mail bombs sent to prominent Democrats and critics of President Trump. He was charged with five federal crimes, including threats against former presidents, but he was not charged with terrorism. And it’s a safe bet that, unless it turns out that Sayoc was inspired by a foreign terrorist organization as opposed to domestic politics—which appears to be the case—terrorism won’t be added to the bill.

 
 

A perpetrator’s ideology should not dictate the nature of justice that he or she receives, but that is precisely what happens under today’s laws.

Although the Secretary of State has designated almost 70 foreign terrorist organizations, the federal government does not officially designate domestic terrorist organizations or individuals. The U.S. legal code does define domestic terrorism: Acts meant to intimidate a civilian population, or influence government policy through coercion. It does not, however, identify penalties associated with it. As a result, individuals responsible for attacks that federal law enforcement would consider domestic terrorism often are not charged as terrorists.

 

Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder, and the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was convicted of federal hate crimes, despite the fact that both men’s actions clearly met the U.S. definition of terrorism. The Unabomber Ted Kaczynski — one of the most famous American terrorists, who earned his sobriquet sending bombs through the mail— pleaded guilty to illegally transporting, mailing, and using bombs, and three counts of murder, but not to terrorism. And now the suspect responsible for the recent spate of mail bombs is unlikely to be charged with terrorism. But if he’d waved an ISIS flag instead of a MAGA hat, the story would be quite different.

 

The same violent crime is labeled and tried differently depending on what inspired it. This may seem like semantics, and thus inconsequential, but the terrorism label matters in part because it carries a powerful stigma. Describing domestic terrorists as terrorists can help to discredit them among potential supporters, and isolate them from the wider public.

The United States has devoted immense resources to combating jihadist ideology over the past 17 years. Soon after 9/11, the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia pressed the government there to rein in the religious establishment from promoting the radical Wahhabi doctrine that inspires many jihadists. “What you teach in your schools and preach in your mosques now is not an internal matter,” the ambassador told his Saudi counterparts, adding, “it affects our national security.” Many homegrown terrorists are inspired by foreign jihadist ideology, but others are inspired by U.S. extremist movements. The government has not made a similar effort to hold this latter set of actors accountable.

 

Instead, the federal government has kneecapped itself when it comes to fighting domestic terrorism. Designating foreign groups as terrorist organizations enables prosecutors to charge individuals with providing material support to them. Stateside, because there are no such designations, it is more difficult to curb financing or other forms of support for violent extremist organizations.

 

Source - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/mail-bomber-cesar-sayoc-wasnt-charged-terrorism/57...

 

 

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The US Congress - Senate & House has been controlled by a GOP Majority for 4 years

 

Why won't they pass legislation to make Domestic Terrorism a Crime

 

What is the problem - why are they protecting White Supremacists?

 

Trump called for the Death Penalty today for the Synagogue Shooter

 

Does the Dolt know there isnt even a Domestic Terrorism Charge/Statute on the books - why didn't he call on McConnell & Ryan to let the existing bill go to the floor for a vote - there has been Bi-partisan support for a existing bill for years - the GOP Leadership won't allow a vote

 

WHY?

 

Worried about those votes from the White Supremacists that's why

 

Save me the lecture about the Synagogue bomber getting charged under the Hate Crimes Statute that carries a death penalty

 

What about the Bomber & the White Supremacists who don't commit crimes in Synagogues?

 

 

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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