Come sempre, the problem remains sifting through the noise of angry tweeters versus actual threats, ha detto il funzionario, aggiungendo che il “maggioranza” of threats don’t “represent a risk of real violence.”
Most of the threats have been against specific members, ha detto il funzionario, not the complex itself, pointing out that what made January 6, 2021, unique was that there was a specific legislative action the Congress was undertaking as a body that the rioters sought to disrupt. That isn’t the case this week.
Martedì, an Alaska man pleaded guilty to threatening to murder his state’s US senators in 17 violent and profane voicemails over a five-month period — a series of encounters that the senior Capitol security official called “typical” of the kinds of threats that end in eventual prosecution.
The chatter, media and prevalent sentiments point toward a very different atmosphere for January 6, 2022, from what we saw a year ago, according to Rita Katz, executive director of the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks and analyzes the online activity of the global violent extremist community.
“We have indeed seen calls for violence this week: accusations of ‘treason,’ threats of hangings and so on, but none of this chatter appears anywhere near as targeted and singularly focused as what we saw last year ahead of the Capitol riot,” lei disse.
tuttavia, the extremist momentum behind January 6 “has not diminished — it has spread in all directions,” lei ha aggiunto.
Martedì, the heads of the US Capitol Police and the Department of Homeland Security stressed that their departments were better prepared a year after a mob overwhelmed law enforcement and descended on the Capitol
. Tutti e due US Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said there were no specific
, credible threats
Mayorkas said the department is operating at a “heightened level of vigilance, because we are at a heightened level of threat,” pointing to the ongoing threat from domestic violent extremists.
Despite the lack of specificity, federal law enforcement agencies have put deployment plans in place, if they are needed this week.
La settimana scorsa, un DHS intelligence assessment warned
quella “threat actors
” may take advantage of the anniversary
“to promote or possibly commit violence.
Lone offenders are the most likely threat to the anniversary, according to the intelligence assessment, which was shared with state and local authorities.