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Avlon: Why Garland's prosecution of OKC bomber matters today

CNN's John Avlon examines how Merrick Garland's prosecution of the Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has prepared him for the upcoming legal proceedings brought against the rioters who stormed the Capitol on January 6.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Oklahoma City, Capitol, OKC, Garland, John Avlon, Timothy McVeigh, Merrick Garland, AVLON


AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared ...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Russia, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, United States, Mitch McConnell, Cia


Notable quotables on criminal justice issues from AG-nominee Merrick Garland during his confirmation hearing

This new Reuters piece provides some choice quotes from U.S. Attorney General Nominee Garland on criminal justice policies during his Senate confirmation hearing today. I sense advocates of criminal justice reform will be pleased with these comments: DEATH PENALTY Garland told Congress he used to support the death penalty, including the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, a case he prosecuted.  He said his views have evolved due to concerns about executing innocent people and i...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, Cnn, Biden, Doj, Oklahoma City, Reuters, AG, Garland, Timothy McVeigh, Douglas A Berman, Merrick Garland, Nominee Garland


Don’t give feds more power following Capitol riot

SACRAMENTO – Many of my fellow libertarians were rightly in a tizzy after former CIA director John Brennan, commenting on the right-wing insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol, noted that the Biden administration is “now moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about what looks very similar to insurgency movements that we’ve seen overseas.” In particular, they were dismayed by his description of an “unholy alliance … of religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, ...
Tags: Usa, Congress, California, Opinion, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Aclu, Bill Clinton, Cia, Keystone, Biden, Baltimore, Dianne Feinstein


GOP Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column in defense of the Oklahoma City bomber when he was 15

Sen. Josh Hawley makes a statement on October 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column defending militia members when he was 15 years old.  The column was published in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing.  Hawley supported Trump's voter-fraud claims in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, who backed former President Donald Trump's voter fraud claims follow...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Oklahoma City, Capitol, Simpson, Electoral College


GOP Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column in defense of militia members in the wake of Oklahoma City bombing when he was 15

Sen. Josh Hawley makes a statement on October 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a column defending militia members when he was 15 years old.  The column was published in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing.  Hawley supported Trump's voter-fraud claims in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, who backed former President Donald Trump's voter fraud claims follow...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Los Angeles, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Cruz, Trump, Oklahoma City, Capitol, Simpson, Electoral College


Police and soldiers bring lethal skills to anti-government militias

Members of the Oath Keepers and general public participate in a tactical training session in northern Idaho, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart Thousands of police and troops, as well as retired police and military personnel, are part of an extremist effort to undermine the US government and subvert the democratic process. That connection enhances these groups' ability to execute sophisticated and successful operations and helps them convey a patriotic image that obscures the security t...
Tags: Politics, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlantic, Washington Dc, Arizona, Army, Militia, Michael Brown, Nazi, Ferguson Missouri, Air Force, Biden, North Carolina, Trump


The Book That Predicted, And Probably Was The Blueprint For, Last Wednesday’s Coup

In a way, The Turner Diaries shows how white supremacists carried out the insurrection – and it provides a pretty clear idea of what’s coming next. Historian Kathleen Belew says that even in the 1980s, supremacy groups “kept stacks of them, not just one copy but 15 copies in the book house of one white power terrorist group. They distributed them at paramilitary training camps. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh carried and read and sold the book to others on the gun show circuit. And it’s ju...
Tags: Art, Issues, Oklahoma City, Timothy McVeigh, Turner Diaries, United States Los Angeles, Kathleen Belew, 01.08.21


Extremists were able to lay siege to the US Capitol because America's law enforcement ignored warnings of right-wing extremism for years

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they invade the Inauguration platform of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images On Wednesday, right-wing extremists broke into the US Capitol and halted the process to certify the election.  Law enforcement ignored warnings of a rising extremist right for more than a decade, and were not prepared for these protests.  Extreme force was used on left-wing demonstrators in protests over...
Tags: Congress, US, America, Trends, Ukraine, Fbi, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, Capitol Hill, Portland Oregon, Johnson, Donald Trump, Robert Evans, BLM, Trump


Biden will nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to be attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland. Alex Wong/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Judge Merrick Garland as to serve as attorney general, Politico and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Garland has been a judge on the US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, since 1997, and he began his legal career at the Justice Department under President Jimmy Carter in the 1970s. Garland came into the national spotlight in March 2016, when former President Barack Obama nominated him t...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Washington Dc, Jimmy Carter, Mitch McConnell


Dispatch 46: ANTIFA in Atlanta – Proud Boys, MAGA: YOU ARE AT WAR

ANTIFA LARPer in Atlanta (all photos Michael Yon) 28 November 2020 Washington, D.C. I made the photograph above in Atlanta on Saturday, 21 November 2020. Today is Saturday, 28 November. I am back in Washington to prepare for White House visit on Tuesday. Just why I get so many invitations like this is anyone’s guess. My guess: In America, if you work hard, you will be rewarded. Unless someone steals your life and labors. Who worked harder during this election? One side worked hard t...
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Merrick Garland is being considered for Attorney General in the Biden administration: report

Judge Merrick Garland, right, was nominated by President Barack Obama to the US Supreme Court in March 2016 after the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, but was subsequently blocked from hearings by Senate Republicans. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland is under serious consideration by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as Attorney General, according to a NPR report. In 2016, Garland was nominated to the Supreme Court by then-President Barack Obama, but he never r...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, US Attorney General, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Massachusetts, US, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Jimmy Carter, Mitch McConnell, University Of Chicago


Report: Biden Is Considering Merrick Garland For Attorney General

Former Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, whom Republicans brazenly blocked at every turn, is being considered for attorney general in the incoming Biden administration, NPR reported on Friday.  If selected, Garland would be saddled with restoring confidence in a Justice Department that, amid the Trump presidency, has drifted far afield from its original nonpartisan mission — routinely playing politics to do Trump’s bidding. President Trump has whittled the Justice Department into...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Attorney General, Senate, Massachusetts, Joe Biden, Npr, Department Of Justice, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Doj, Justice Department, Sally Yates, Trump, Oklahoma City


The Unexpected Benefits Of Thinking For Yourself In An Age Of Polling

This article was originally published in ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. One reason we love the news business is that things seldom turn out as expected. In the 2020 elections, the voting process went surprisingly smoothly, with record numbers of Americans casting their ballots in new ways. The big failure of 2020, it turned out, was the political polling, which was so wrong in so ...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Washington, America, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Maine, New York Times, George Bush, Associated Press, Biden, World Trade Center


Native American death sentence carried out as feds complete record-setting fourth execution of 2020

As reported in this AP piece, the "only Native American on federal death row was put to death Wednesday, despite objections from many Navajo leaders who had urged President Donald Trump to halt the execution on the grounds it would violate tribal culture and sovereignty." Here is more: With the execution of Lezmond Mitchell for the grisly slayings of a 9-year-old and her grandmother, the federal government under the pro-death penalty president has now carried out more executions in 2020 than it...
Tags: Law, Washington, Navajo Nation, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Mitchell, Trump, Tiffany, Timothy McVeigh, Keith Nelson, Douglas A Berman, Kerri Kupec, Tiffany Lee, Wesley Purkey, Daniel Lewis Lee, Dustin Honken


Deputy AG defends federal executions that "operated entirely within the law"

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen took to the pages of the New York Times to publish this piece defending the Justice Department's successful effort to move forward with three federal executions earlier this month.  Here are excerpts: The death penalty is a difficult issue for many Americans on moral, religious and policy grounds.  But as a legal issue, it is straightforward.  The United States Constitution expressly contemplates “capital” crimes, and Congress has authorized the death penal...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Barack Obama, United States, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Boston Marathon, George W Bush, Justice Department, George Washington, Lee, AG, Janet Reno, Timothy McVeigh


Second Amendment Foundation President Joseph Tartaro Passes

Editors Note: “I can not say enough good things about Joe Tartaro. From the first day, we met Joe was kind, thoughtful, and most of all, a happy warrior in our fight for the right to keep and bear arms. His groundbreaking work decades before the existence of AmmoLand News lead the way and lay down a blueprint for platforms like ours. Joe was always available to answer the dumb questions from me and follow up with wise words of encouragement. Rest in peace warrior you made a difference in the fig...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Washington, New York City, Connecticut, Obituary, Tokyo, Ohio, Dc, Buffalo, Delaware, SAF, Joe, Vincent, Niagara Falls, Cincinnati


Oklahoma City Bombing: City Marks 25 Years Since America's Deadliest Homegrown Attack

On the anniversary of the attack that killed 168 people, there is concern that the national memory is fading even as the violent ideology that inspired Timothy McVeigh spreads.
Tags: News, America, Terrorism, Va, Charlottesville, 2017, Oklahoma City, Nichols, McVeigh, Timothy McVeigh, Timothy James, Fringe Groups and Movements, Neo Nazi Groups, Violence (August, Oklahoma City (Okla, Terry Lynn


Oklahoma City Marks 25 Years Since America’s Deadliest Homegrown Attack

On the anniversary of the attack that killed 168 people, there is concern that the national memory is fading even as the violent ideology that inspired Timothy McVeigh spreads.
Tags: News, America, Terrorism, Va, Charlottesville, 2017, Oklahoma City, Nichols, McVeigh, Timothy McVeigh, Timothy James, Fringe Groups and Movements, Neo Nazi Groups, Violence (August, Oklahoma City (Okla, Terry Lynn


The federal death penalty at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the court of last resort for death row inmates around the country. The vast majority of death row inmates are convicted and sentenced under state death penalty laws, and so most of the capital appeals that the court reviews concern state statutes. The federal death penalty is given in a small number of cases and carried out in even fewer. As a result, the history of the court’s interaction with federal capital appeals is brief, although the Department of Justice has recently...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Georgia, Fbi, Bill Clinton, George Bush, States, Department Of Justice, Jones, Clinton, Oklahoma City, Gregg, David Chandler, McVeigh, Garza


It's High Time We Made Domestic Terrorism a Crime in the US

There is no such thing as a domestic terrorist in this country. Why? Because no matter how many people you kill, maim, or even blow up, you cannot be prosecuted for domestic terrorism in the U.S.While the Patriot Act of 2001 did expand the definition of terrorism to include “domestic terrorism," it did not make it a crime to be a domestic terrorist. The act expanded the ways in which the government can attempt to obtain information on potential terrorists with domestic ties, but it stopped short...
Tags: New York, News, Montana, Senate, US, Fbi, United States, House, Oklahoma City, Kaczynski, Lis Wiehl, Mario Cuomo, Charlottesville Virginia, Ted Kaczynski, Unabomber, Thomas Nelson


SoCal leaders call on feds to do more to stop anti-Semitism after wave of December attacks on Jews

Jewish leaders in Los Angeles on Monday called on the FBI and President Donald Trump to do more to prevent terrorist violence and hate crimes in the U.S. after a series of anti-Semitic attacks, some deadly, across the country in December. Rabbi Marvin Hier, of the Simon Wiesenthal Center at the Museum of Tolerance on L.A.’s Westside, said he wanted to see the FBI create a task force dedicated “24/7” to rooting out anti-Semitism and studying what’s behind the recent rise in attacks on Jews. “I do...
Tags: New York, Crime, News, White House, Germany, New York City, Israel, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, San Diego, Local News, Orange County, Donald Trump


Vetting police arguments against limiting Class-C misdemeanor arrests

In preparation for tomorrow's hearing on HB 482 (Thompson) limiting Class C misdemeanor arrests Texas House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, I just watched last session's hearing on Chairwoman Senfronia Thompson's similar bill, which passed out of that committee on a 7-1 vote.A few thoughts:First, on defining the problem: the ship has sailed on the idea that Class C misdemeanor arrests are rare or only used in extraordinary circumstances. They happen tens of thousands of times arou...
Tags: Maryland, Law, House, Oklahoma, Thompson, Brady, Peter Parker, McVeigh, Spidey Sense, Timothy McVeigh, Gritsforbreakfast, Senfronia Thompson


Did Ann Coulter Say This About the Oklahoma City Bomber?

The conservative social and political commentator even requested that her remarks about Timothy McVeigh be recorded.
Tags: News, Oklahoma City, Ann Coulter, Timothy McVeigh


Far-right tied to 98% of U.S. domestic extremist killings, new ADL report says

A new report released Wednesday, Jan. 23 by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) documents 50 killings on U.S. soil in 2018, of which an overwhelming 98 percent were perpetrated by individuals involved in far-right movements, particularly white supremacy. Last year alone, 50 people were killed by domestic extremists, which is an increase of 35 percent from the previous year, according to the report. This total makes 2018 the fourth deadliest year for domestic extremist killings since 1970 and the hi...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Charles Manson, Orange County, Adolf Hitler, Levi, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma City, Bernstein, Woodward, ADL, Bowers, McVeigh


Extremists in the U.S. in 2018 were overwhelmingly linked to far-right movements, Anti-Defamation League report says

A new report released Wednesday, Jan. 23 by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) documents 50 killings on U.S. soil in 2018, of which an overwhelming 98 percent were perpetrated by individuals involved in far-right movements, particularly white supremacy. Last year alone, 50 people were killed by domestic extremists, which is an increase of 35 percent from the previous year, according to the report. This total makes 2018 the fourth deadliest year for domestic extremist killings since 1970 and the hi...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Charles Manson, Orange County, Adolf Hitler, Levi, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma City, Bernstein, Anti Defamation League, Woodward, ADL, Bowers


An Atomwaffen Member Sketched A Map To Take The Neo-Nazis Down. What Path Officials Took Is A Mystery.

Some experts and former officials see the case as part of a larger pattern, evidence that federal agencies are understaffed and out of position in confronting the threat of white supremacist terrorism — even as the FBI’s latest report shows a spike in hate crimes for the third straight year. It was a grisly scene inside Apartment 3722 at the Hamptons, a gated community in Tampa, Florida. One body lay face up on the floor, wedged between a wall and an air mattress. A handgun was stuffed in a ...
Tags: Florida, Isis, Texas, News, Navy, California, Defense, America, Dhs, Service, Fbi, Afghanistan, United States, Islam, Army, Boston Marathon


Neo-Nazi DC Bros Linked To Synagogue Shooter Had Extensive ‘Alt-Right’ Ties

The Washington, D.C. neo-Nazi brothers whose violent views are detailed in a criminal complaint first reported Tuesday by the Washington Post were not just isolated online “shit-posters.” They were actively engaged in the white nationalist movement, turning up to events and interacting online with notorious figures in the community. That online trail brought them to the attention of investigators probing the social media connections of Robert Bowers, the man who murdered 11 people at Pittsburgh’...
Tags: Facebook, News, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Syria, Fbi, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Fox News, Ferguson Missouri, Dc, Donald Trump, Edward, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma City


Did Trump Goad and Guide the Pipe Bomber?

Regime Change — American Style U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- By Thursday, the targets of the mailed pipe bombs had risen to nine: George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Maxine Waters, John Brennan, Eric Holder, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Joe Biden and Robert De Niro.That list contains four of the highest-ranking officials of Barack Obama's administration: the president himself, his vice president, his secretary of state and his attorney general.Yet, by Thursday morning, there was heartening ne...
Tags: Post, Florida, Guns, Obama, Washington Post, America, Barack Obama, Dnc, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Wisconsin, Robert De Niro, Dallas, Nancy Pelosi


'AN ACT OF TERROR' — Pipe bombs sent to 6 or more targets, CNN, Obamas, Clintons, Soros, Cuomo, Holder

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS STORY, AND WILL BE UPDATED. Authorities in New York are holding a press conference on what they say are a series of 6, potentially 7 pipe bombs sent to political targets around New York, and in other parts of the United States. This appears to be an attempt to assassinate up to 7 different perceived political enemies of President Donald Trump. One or more of the packages also contained envelopes that had an unknown white powder inside. All of the targets are perceived...
Tags: Post, Florida, Elections, New York, News, Obama, Congress, Eric Holder, Glenn Beck, NYC, US, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Terrorism