Sunday, June 28, 2020

Barr Creates Task Force to Stop Violent Anti-Government Extremists

Attorney General William Barr has established a task force aiming to put a halt to “violent anti-government extremists of all persuasions.”

Barr made the announcement in a Friday memo to all heads of department components and U.S. attorneys, shared publicly by Department of Justice (DOJ) spokesperson Kerri Kupec.

“Some pretend to profess a message of freedom and progress, but they are in fact forces of anarchy, destruction, and coercion,” Barr wrote in the memo, noting the aim of the task force is to lead DOJ efforts to investigate and prosecute those who commit violent acts, prevent extremist violence before it happens, and “ultimately eliminate it as a threat to public safety and the rule of law.”


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