Current and former government officials stated that it is unconstitutional for the US government to prohibit activities under the First Amendment protection in the United States based on simple ideology. U.S. law allows terrorists to be designated as foreign groups because people belonging to these groups do not receive the same protection.
The position of Antifa is difficult to define, but many members support the oppressed people and protest against the wealth accumulated by the company and the elite. Some people adopt aggressive or aggressive strategies to convey their messages.
According to federal law enforcement officials, another issue claimed by the president is that although some local militants are well organized, the organization identified as Antifa is amorphous and has no central leadership. This makes it difficult for US law enforcement to deal with the acts of violence by the self-proclaimed “Antifa”
Federal law enforcement officials told CNN that they were aware of the use of cover for legal protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere, outside groups behind certain property destruction and violence. These domestic extremist groups include anarchists, white supremacists, and extreme leftist extremists, some of which overlap.
The Justice Department announced on Sunday that it will use joint terrorist task forces across the country to investigate some of the violent incidents in major cities to single out left-wing Antifa activity, although U.S. law enforcement officials say that leftists and rightists from extremists All participated in the riots and attacks on the police.
Trump ’s and Barr ’s focus on left-leaning groups is also in sharp contrast to US law enforcement agencies ’repeated warnings in recent years that the rise of white supremacist organizations has become the country ’s biggest terrorist challenge. Christopher Wray, director of the FBI, expressed concern that white supremacist activities exacerbated domestic terrorist threats, and in some cases, such activities even exceeded foreign terrorist organizations.
In response to the president’s tweet, Hina Shamsi, director of the National Security Program of the American Civil Liberties Association, said, “There is no legal authorization to designate domestic organizations as terrorist organizations.”
“As this tweet shows, terrorism is an inherent political label that is prone to abuse and abuse. There is no legal authorization to designate domestic groups. Any such designation will cause significant due process and the First Amendment Case “.”
The Ministry of Justice studied the issue of enacting domestic terrorism laws to apply to people involved in violence and belonging to family extremist groups, but constitutional issues have always been an obstacle to this effort.
Despite the president ’s threat to designate organizations as terrorists, the Trump administration recently came to the white supremacist organization Russian Empire Movement designated by the State Department in recent weeks. The organization is a foreign organization, but there are some domestic US supporters who specialize in Designated global terrorist organization.