SPLC Calls for Militia Crackdown…”calling for a federal crackdown on “conspiracy-minded antigovernment Patriot groups.”
5 MARCH, 2013
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is calling for a federal crackdown on “conspiracy-minded antigovernment Patriot groups.” In a statement released today to coincide with the publication of the Spring issue of the SPLC newsletter Investigative Report, the Center warned of “an 813-percent rise since 2008″ of “conspiracy-minded antigovernment Patriot groups” and requested Attorney-General Eric Holder form an “interagency task force to assess the adequacy of federal resources devoted to the threat.”
“As in the period before the Oklahoma City bombing, we now are seeing ominous threats from those who believe that the government is poised to take their guns,” SPLC President Richard Cohen was quoted in the press release. Cohen is a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group.