Last week, the Department of Justice announced a new effort to target and prosecute “domestic terrorism” cases” by establishing a new unit within its National Security Division. The DOJ has cited a rise in violent extremism over the past few years, particularly the January 6 Capitol Riots, as its motivation behind setting up the new unit. Since there is no specific law criminalizing “domestic terrorism,” as there is international terrorism, the new unit will likely investigate and prosecute offenders under federal laws aimed at protecting government property, prohibiting unusual weapons, interstate threats, firearm offenses, arson, and hate crimes.
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