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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:09 AM

AOC schooled by FBI official after suggesting white supremacists are getting 'off the hook"

AOC schooled by FBI counterterrorism official after suggesting white supremacists are getting 'off the hook'


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was schooled by an FBI counterterrorism official earlier this week after she incorrectly suggested Muslims get charged with terrorism because they are treated as foreign, while white supremacists get “off the hook.”

The New York Democrat used a hearing on Tuesday to suggest that Muslims are being treated differently in the U.S., including getting charged with terrorism for criminal acts, while white supremacist attackers avoid being charged with “domestic terrorism” for similar crimes.

Michael McGarrity, the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, fired back at the freshman Democrat, explaining that the authorities can’t charge people with a “domestic terrorism” charge simply because such a charge does not exist in U.S. laws.

“You're using the word ‘charge,’ as I said before there's no domestic terrorism charge like 18 USC § 2339 ABCD for a foreign terrorist organization,” McGarrity explained. “What we do both on the international terrorism side with the homegrown violent extremists and domestic terrorism, we'll use any tool in the toolkit to arrest them,” McGarrity said.

“You're not going to find an actual charge of domestic terrorism out there if you look at Title 18--,” he added after repeated questioning by the Democrat.

Ocasio-Cortez went on to point out to the San Bernardino shooting or the Orlando pulse nightclub shooting as the cases where the perpetrators were “charged as domestic terrorist incidents,” a claim that is incorrect.

“So, because the perpetrator was Muslim they’re — doesn’t it seem that because the perpetrator is Muslim that the designation would say it’s a foreign organization?” Ocasio-Cortez asked during the hearing.

“No, that is not correct, that is not correct,” McGarrity responded, adding that the law doesn’t differentiate between religions while noting that the FBI would normally classify those radicalized by the global Jihad as foreign terrorists.

SOURCE- https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-fbi-counterterrorism-white-supremacists-off-the-hook

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:16 AM

1. Does the FBI actually charge anyone with a crime?

I thought that was done by the AG’s office.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:32 AM

2. AOC stands as an indictment of our university system.

I know kids in technical and community colleges that are far more well-spoken and informed than this mule-mouthed imbecile.

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