We’ve all seen the pictures on the television, or on the screens of our cell phones. This is America in 2020. Those five words continue to stream through our head like the ticker at the bottom of a news station. Maybe it’s easy to envision it that way because of all of the news we’ve been watching, like how we often dream of something similar to what we’ve seen throughout the day.
In any case, we look around us and we see violence. We see fear. We see our peaceful young people, who are dressed in shorts and tank tops and sandals getting trampled and maced and gassed, all because there are a few bad actors in the bunch.
The DOJ now has a stark warning about those bad actors.
Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday that investigations of recent violence spinning out of protests yielded evidence that not only are various “extremist” groups taking advantage of the unrest for their own ends, but that “foreign actors” are also getting involved.
After expressing deep sympathies over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody, Barr said at a press briefing that “three different sets of actors” are involved in the demonstrations — namely peaceful protesters, looters and “extremist agitators that hijack protests” to pursue various agendas.
And Barr’s not the only one.
FBI Director Christopher Wray elaborated on this, noting that “these individuals have set out to sow discord and upheaval.”
This echoed what a senior Justice Department official told Fox News Wednesday about how the feds have seen signs of “very organized” coordination from “professional” agitators, some linked to Antifa. Barr made it clear Thursday that there was a “witches brew” of extremists with varying ideologies, including anarchists and those seeking to incite a civil war.
Equality is a just cause if there ever was one, and Americans must be keen to weed out those among us who would yank the coattails of justice into the fire for the sake of anarchy.
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