Willie R. Tubbs, FISM News
Officials in the nation’s capital predict violence will erupt if the Supreme Court relegates the matter of abortion to the states.
As first reported by Axios, a declassified memo from the Department of Homeland Security reveals that the agency’s intelligence arm worries threats against Supreme Court justices, lawmakers, and other public figures “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.”
Meanwhile, Attorney General Merrick Garland met with representatives of the Supreme Court on Wednesday to discuss the security needs of both the court and justices.
“The rise of violence and unlawful threats of violence directed at those who serve the public is unacceptable and dangerous to our democracy,” Garland said. “I want to be clear: while people vote, argue, and debate in a democracy, we must not – we cannot – allow violence or unlawful threats of violence to permeate our national life. The Justice Department will not tolerate violence or threats of violence against judges or any other public servants at work, home, or any other location.”
This statement marked the most forceful stance anyone in the Biden administration has made against violence, coercive protests in the wake of protestors gathering at the homes and in the neighborhoods of justices.
While still serving as White House press secretary, Jen Psaki had applauded protestors for remaining nonviolent in their demonstrations a justices’ homes, which even if nonviolent is a violation of federal law.
DHS was also quick to state that violent rhetoric would not constitute a crime, so long as the violence remained conceptual.
“The mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics does not constitute domestic violent extremism or illegal activity and is constitutionally protected,” the memo reads.
A DHS spokesperson later told Axios the agency was “committed to working with our partners across every level of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe.”
The Biden administration has cast a wide net in its search for potential violence. While DHS primarily focused on potential violence from the left, it also stressed violence could occur from the right, presumably if the Supreme Court made no changes to the law.
“Some racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists’ embrace of pro-life narratives may be linked to the perception of wanting to ‘save white children’ and ‘fight white genocide,’” the memo reads.
The DHS memo lacks in truthfulness and is an attempt to link the actions of the man alleged to have committed a mass shooting against a predominantly black population in Buffalo, New York, to the larger pro-life movement.
Ever since the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft decision revealed the court might overturn Roe, protests have erupted almost exclusively from the left.
There has been no indication of violence being enacted or planned by anti-abortion protestors.
Thursday, as reported by WUSA, a pro-life group in Washington, D.C., has been linked to distributing fliers to a late-term abortion doctor’s neighbors, but this action does not appear to have been in any way motivated by fears of white replacement.
Rather, the group seems to have wanted to make the doctor feel ill at ease in his own home, which is more likely an ill-conceived act of retribution for the treatment conservative justices have received.
The only occurrence of violence linked to fears of white erasure was that of the mass shooting in Buffalo. While the alleged shooter expressed fears that the white race was being replaced, his actions were the apparent result of an abhorrent and deep-seated hatred of other races, not an effort to protect unborn white children.