Attorney General William P. Barr’s Statement on Riots and Domestic Terrorism

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Attorney General William P. Barr has issued the following statement:

“With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements.  Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda.

It is time to stop watching the violence and to confront and stop it.  The continued violence and destruction of property endangers the lives and livelihoods of others, and interferes with the rights of peaceful protestors, as well as all other citizens. 

It also undercuts the urgent work that needs to be done – through constructive engagement between affected communities and law enforcement leaders – to address legitimate grievances.  Preventing reconciliation and driving us apart is the goal of these radical groups, and we cannot let them succeed. 

It is the responsibility of state and local leaders to ensure that adequate law enforcement resources, including the National Guard where necessary, are deployed on the streets to reestablish law and order.  We saw this finally happen in Minneapolis last night, and it worked. 

Federal law enforcement actions will be directed at apprehending and charging the violent radical agitators who have hijacked peaceful protest and are engaged in violations of federal law.

To identify criminal organizers and instigators, and to coordinate federal resources with our state and local partners, federal law enforcement is using our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF). 

The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”

4 COMMENTS

  1. I still can’t understand why people would trash their owns community to protest. There are so many different ways to get your point across. Just because there are bad apples in law enforcement, why would anyone with common sense alienate all the good people in law enforcement. The recent bad cops will be punished but these far lefter activists are out of control. You would think they would organize a lobbying party instead of trashing where they live. Sad days for the American people and peaceful protesting.

    • It is not the community trashing their own stuff. It is the cops themselves that are leaving bricks and hiring protesters to start damaging property to get their agenda across. Because C19 didn’t work to make people give up their rights they are using protestors hired by George Soros and the elite to create chaos so they can bring order and establish the new world order where the US Constitution doesn’t exist anymore and you are part of the whole, the global community. Never trust in the government. Just look up freemason cops.

      • You are right where you are right. George Soros and the elite are creating the unrest and fear among the people. I even got a phone call from the county to stay home because of “police activity”. This is the playbook of the communist revolution. Never give up your rights, stay free!

        • The CIA and FBI infiltrated the hippies/Greenpeace and Black Panthers in the 1960’s. This is nothing new.

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