DHS Warns of ‘Heightened Threat’ of Attacks on Churches and Cops Ahead of 2024 Election

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a warning of “a heightened threat environment,” including possible attacks against such institutions as churches and the police, as the 2024 election draws closer.

Just The News reports that the Memorial Day bulletin issued by the DHS also warned of political violence that could be sparked by “legislative or judicial decisions pertaining to sociopolitical issues.”

“The United States remains in a heightened threat environment,” the bulletin declares. “Lone offenders and small groups motivated by a range of ideological beliefs and personal grievances continue to pose a persistent and lethal threat to the Homeland.”

“Both domestic violent extremists (DVEs) and those associated with foreign terrorist organizations continue to attempt to motivate supporters to conduct attacks in the homeland,” the statement continued, “including through violent extremist messaging and online calls for violence.”

Among the recent examples cited by the memo is the recent Covenant School shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, where a far-left “transgender” radical carried out a mass shooting at a Christian school, presumably in retaliation for the school’s opposition to transgenderism; the shooting left three children and three adults dead.

The memo also noted the coming 2024 election, claiming that “in the coming months, factors that could mobilize individuals to commit violence include their perceptions of the 2024 general election cycle.”

The memo later went on to list numerous possible targets of such political violence, including “faith-based institutions.” In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision last June to overturn Roe v. Wade, there were numerous attacks by far-left, pro-abortion radicals against Catholic churches and pro-life pregnancy centers.

Another example is the frequent targeting of a police training center outside of Atlanta, Georgia, which has been attacked multiple times by far-left, anarcho-communist terrorist groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Over 20 people have been arrested and charged for crimes committed during these attacks.

“Since spring of 2022, alleged DVEs in Georgia have cited anarchist violent extremism, animal rights/environmental violent extremism, and anti-law enforcement sentiment to justify criminal activity in opposition to a planned public safety training facility in Atlanta,” the bulletin explains.

The spike in domestic terrorism and political violence in the United States can be attributed to the race riots of 2020, which began in May of that year after BLM, Antifa, and other groups began carrying out mass acts of destruction and violence after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died of a fentanyl overdose while in police custody in Minneapolis. The summer of violence resulted in over two dozen civilians murdered in the streets, as well as over $2 billion in damages nationwide.

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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). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 30: A demonstrator is briefly detained during a protest against gun violence inside the Tennessee State Capitol on March 30, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. A 28-year-old former student of the private Covenant School in Nashville, wielding a handgun and two AR-style weapons, shot and killed three 9-year-old students and three adults before being killed by responding police officers on March 27th. (Photo by Seth Herald/Getty Images)