TV News LIES

Sunday, Jul 05th

Last update10:00:31 PM GMT

You are here News Congress The GOP Shut Down a Program That Might Have Prevented Dallas and Baton Rouge

The GOP Shut Down a Program That Might Have Prevented Dallas and Baton Rouge

E-mail Print PDF

GOP cut funds for vet studyAs the right-wing outrage machine would have it, the shootings of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge by U.S. military veterans were the fault of President Obama. “How many law enforcement and people have to die because of a lack of leadership in our country?” Trump recently wrote in a Tweet.

But seven years ago, when a little-known division in the new president’s Department of Homeland Security sought to explore the potential violence of returning veterans—one that might have aided local law enforcement with intelligence in Dallas and Baton Rouge—it was Congressional Republicans who succeeded in pushing to shut the program down.

The intelligence unit, called the Extremism and Radicalization Branch, undertook a sensitive mission when it was founded in the Bush administration in 2004: Studying and monitoring sub-sections of the population for potential signs of ideological and political radicalization. The group’s mandate allowed it to research radicalized groups without criminal cause—a counterterrorism think-tank, of sorts, that circulated early warnings to state and local law enforcement.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Senate Republicans shrug off Trump's veto threat over renaming Confederate bases

Sen. Mike Rounds Senate Republicans were unfazed Wednesday by President Donald Trump’s threat to veto the annual defense policy...

Judge orders Mnuchin to give Native American tribes full stimulus funding

Judge orders Mnuchin to give native tribes share of covid funding A federal judge is once again ordering Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to release the full...

Prosecutors accuse Barr and Justice Department of politicizing investigations

Aaron Zelinsky testifies before House Judiciary CommitteeTwo prosecutors in the Justice Department leveled remarkable allegations against Attorney General William Barr and the...

House Republicans Seethe as Pelosi Orders Mask-Wearing in Committees

House Reepublicans seethe at order to wear masks in committee Masks have become the norm inside the House of Representatives, where some politicians now embrace the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!