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Experts warn Congress of festering militia violence and white supremacy

Militias in America are infested with white supremacists and pose a danger to national security while infringing on the everyday person’s constitutional rights, extremism experts told members of Congress. ... Read more»

In exclusive jailhouse letter, Capitol riot defendant explains motives, remains boastful

The material obtained by ProPublica sheds light on the radicalization of a Jan. 6 defendant whom prosecutors have characterized as a “serious danger ... not only to his family and Congress, but to the entire system of justice.” ... Read more»

Arizonans searched for militias, QAnon and how to make explosives following Trump’s loss

In the months leading up to and after the election, researchers attempting to redirect people who sought out far-right groups away from disinformation found that Arizonans searched for extremist content and conspiracy theories more than many other states.... Read more»

'This Is War': Inside the secret chat where far-right extremists devised post-Capitol plans

Chats from a private Telegram group show how a suspect tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection tried to organize a self-styled militia. The hidden proliferation of such groups worries experts who say that despite a sweeping crackdown by U.S. law enforcement, appear dedicated to planning and participating in further violence.... Read more»

Cities, police brace for possible unrest after heated election

National and local law enforcement agencies are preparing to respond in case civil disturbances break out after Tuesday’s elections, which experts fear may have a “different venue for challenging election results, namely in the streets.”... Read more»

U.S. bolsters cyber defense for election, few new steps on violence

Federal and state authorities are beefing up cyber defenses against potential electronic attacks on voting systems ahead of U.S. elections on Nov. 8, but few are taking new steps to guard against possible civil unrest or violence. ... Read more»