More Than 70 Domestic Terrorists Arrested, Face Federal Rioting Charges

Federal authorities have arrested more than six dozen domestic terrorists across the country who have engaged in the widespread race riots, and all now face federal charges including arson, rioting, and looting, according to Fox News.

Among those charged are Steven Carrillo, the 32-year-old who allegedly shot and killed Dave Patrick Underwood, a Federal Protective Service Officer, in Oakland, California. Also charged were Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, the two lawyers in New York who threw Molotov cocktails into a police vehicle.

The charges come less than a month after President Donald Trump officially declared Antifa, the far-left Anarcho-Communist group responsible for much of the violence, a domestic terrorist organization. Following the decision, Attorney General William Barr announced that the Department of Justice would begin mobilizing assets towards investigating Antifa and others behind the riots, including cooperation with all 56 regional offices of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).

Although the worst of the widespread and simultaneous rioting appears to be over, there are still ongoing outbreaks of violence in some of America’s biggest cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.

The vast majority of the domestic terrorist activity has since shifted towards a nationwide attack on American statues and monuments. On Tuesday, President Trump announced that he would be signing an executive order authorizing federal forces to more swiftly arrest and prosecute anyone who is caught vandalizing or attempting to destroy such monuments, as well as seeking out and prosecuting those who have already done so. Over 400 National Guardsmen have been mobilized to protect various monuments throughout Washington D.C., and reports have emerged that the U.S. Marshals have been ordered to prepare for nationwide mobilization to protect such monuments across the country.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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