Quantcast
Connect with us

Homeland Security warns of racially motivated domestic terrorism during coronavirus crisis: report

Published

on

According to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security obtained by NBC News, the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak is helping to fuel violence from domestic terrorists, as well as frustrated individuals.

The DHS report from March 24 says, a “racially motivated violent extremist espousing white supremacist extremist beliefs died after a confrontation with FBI agents in Missouri as they tried to arrest him for plotting to blow up a local hospital.”

ADVERTISEMENT

In another case in mid-March cited by the report, a New Mexico man was charged with two counts of interstate communication of threats after he allegedly threatened to kill New Mexico’s governor when she ordered the state to shut down non-essential businesses and abide by social distancing guidelines.

Read more over at NBC News.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Texan who led neo-Nazi group guilty of ‘swatting’ Black church: report

Published

on

Federal authorities have received a conviction in case in a "swatting" case, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

"A founder and former leader of a neo-Nazi group has pleaded guilty to conspiring to place hoax phone calls targeting an African American church, a Cabinet official, journalists and others," the AP reported. "John C. Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, faces up to five years in prison after entering a guilty plea Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria to conspiring to transmit threats."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Experts cry foul on Trump for violating Hatch Act in anti-Biden speech

Published

on

President Donald Trump's China press conference in the Rose Garden on Tuesday swiftly devolved into a rally-style political attack on former Vice President Joe Biden.

His use of White House staffers for a political event drew immediate scrutiny, with commenters on social media suggesting it could run afoul of the Hatch Act — which prohibits most government employees from attending or participating in political events in their official capacity. Trump himself is not subject to this law, but any staff who helped him organize the event could be.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘Self-destruction of the president’: Trump stuns observers with off the deep end press conference

Published

on

President Donald Trump clearly misses holding rallies filled with thousands of his fawning supporters hanging on his every self-aggrandizing word. So on Tuesday, at a press event ostensibly staged to discuss his new executive order withdrawing recognition of Hong Kong as independent from China, he decided to indulge himself by launching into a meandering campaign-style monologue for the reporters in attendance.

He leaped from topic to topic, sometimes in a single run-on sentence, and often failed to complete thought. He took aim at his election opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, attacking a laundry list of the Democrat's policies that he twisted and distorted. Recalling a campaign theme he has long ignored, Trump called out Biden's son, saying: "Where's Hunter?"

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image