Ali Rogin Ali Rogin. As New Zealand grapples with whether it could have prevented a white supremacist from launching a deadly attack on two mosques, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, a piece of legislation Durbin originally introduced in , would require federal agencies to issue an annual report on domestic terrorism and codify an interagency domestic terrorism task force, according to the draft legislation, details of which were first shared with PBS NewsHour. While federal law enforcement agencies recognize that white supremacist extremism is on the rise, our legislation would require them to take the concrete steps needed to address it. Attacks on religious leaders and institutions by right-wing extremists have been on the rise in the United States since , according to the Global Terrorism Database at the University of Maryland, which tracks such assaults.
Durbin set to reintroduce his anti-domestic terrorism bill. Here’s how it would work
Durbin set to reintroduce his anti-domestic terrorism bill. Here’s how it would work | PBS NewsHour
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Durbin, Schneider Introduce Legislation To Combat White Supremacist Terrorist Threat
A US senator has refused to apologise for comparing the actions of US soldiers at Guantanamo Bay to those of Nazis, while others have decried or defended the mandate and method used to hold prisoners there. Durbin did not plan to apologise for the comments, spokesman Joe Shoemaker said. During a speech on Tuesday, Durbin, the Senate's number two Democrat, quoted from an FBI agent's report describing detainees at the naval base in Cuba as being chained to the floor without food or water in extreme temperatures. Human-rights groups have long accused the administration of unjustly detaining suspects at the prison camp. Amnesty International last month called the detention centre the "gulag of our times".
Richard Joseph Durbin born November 21, is an American attorney and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Illinois , a seat he was first elected to in He has been the Senate Democratic Whip since , the second-highest position in the Democratic leadership in the U. Durbin was born in East St. Louis, Illinois.