Just two weeks after it announced a plan to globalize local police
departments through the “Strong Cities Network,” the Obama
administration has added a new tool in its fight against “violent
A new position within the Justice Department – yet to be filled
– will focus on investigating lone-wolf domestic terrorists or
The person who heads this new effort will target extremists who plan
mass shootings, hold racist, bigoted or anti-government views or see
themselves as “sovereign citizens.”
The new position at the Justice Department, dubbed the “domestic
terrorism counsel,” will serve as the main point of contact for U.S.
attorney offices nationwide and will identify trends across cases, help
shape strategy and “analyze legal gaps that need to be closed,” said
Assistant Attorney General John Carlin.
It is not clear what Carlin meant by that statement.