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PoliticsSen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime

18:30  14 august  2019
18:30  14 august  2019 Source:   azcentral.com

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Martha Elizabeth McSally (born March 22, 1966) is a United States Air Force (USAF) combat veteran and politician serving as the junior United States Senator for Arizona.

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Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a punishable crime in the wake of two mass shootings potentially tied to ideologically-motivated violence in California and Texas.

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McSally, R-Ariz., intends to introduce legislation when the Senate returns from the summer recess to create law in the federal criminal code to address domestic terrorism.

Federal authorities use other laws, such as weapons offenses and hate crimes, to charge such acts.

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WASHINGTON — She paused to maintain her composure as she spoke. She recalled the attacks, and how her reports of them were handled. The despair, she said, almost made her leave the military. Senator Martha McSally , Republican of Arizona and the first woman in the Air Force to fly in combat

McSally said in a written statement to The Arizona Republic that it is important to call domestic terrorism by its name — and to create laws to address it as such.

Her legislation, which is still being drafted, would characterize violent acts as domestic terrorism, seek to combat domestic terrorism and aim to make sure victims of domestic terrorism are properly recognized.

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“As someone who fought terrorism overseas, I understand the importance of calling out terrorism wherever it is,” McSally said in her statement. “Domestic terrorism is in our backyard and we need to call it and treat it under the law the same as other forms of terrorism.

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It's not just Sen . Martha McSally . More female lawmakers are sharing abuse stories, a result of both Martha McSally told CBS "This Morning" about her dramatic disclosure at a Senate hearing John McCain’s term. With federal data showing that one in three women have experienced sexual violence

Martha McSally revealed she was raped by a superior officer during her time in the Air Force. I blame myself, I was ashamed and confused, and I thought I was strong but felt powerless," McSally said. FBIAA Asks Congress To Make Domestic Terrorism A Federal Crime .

“For too long, we have allowed those who commit heinous acts of domestic terrorism to be charged with related crimes that don’t portray the full scope of their hateful actions.”

The bill would provide McSally an opportunity to advocate for action in response to gun-related tragedies while distancing herself from the more extreme fringes of the Republican Party — and President Donald Trump — who have used divisive rhetoric when speaking of illegal immigrants, those seeking asylum, and four Democratic congresswomen of color.

McSally's proposal could face opposition from civil liberties groups if it gives the federal government new authority that critics believe would erode civil rights.

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The FBI defines domestic terrorism as an act committed by those inspired by or associated with primarily U.S.-based movements that espouse extremist ideologies, whether they be political, religious, social, racial or environmental.

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The FBI Agents Association wants Congress to make domestic terrorism a federal crime . “We need to make sure we do all we can to deter individuals and hold Civil rights organizations worry a federal domestic terrorism law could hurt communities of color. Nadia Aziz from the Lawyers’ Committee for

Sen . Martha McSally revealed during a congressional hearing Wednesday that she was raped by a McSally is the one with the power, now, and she wants to be a catalyst for change in how the McSally has encouraged others to come forward but added, "Each person has to make their own Or was about to be appointed to a lifetime position on a federal court? I’m hoping nothing like that ever

Investigators are treating the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting in California, where a gunman killed three people and injured 13, as domestic terrorism. The motive in that shooting is unclear. Authorities are also treating the Walmart shooting in El Paso, Texas, as a case of domestic terrorism. The gunman posted a racist screed online and traveled to El Paso to target Hispanic victims.

Prosecutors oftentimes end up charging suspects in domestic terrorism cases with other offenses, given the absence of a specific federal crime.

The FBI Agents Association, which represents thousands of bureau agents, has asked Congress to make domestic terrorism a distinct crime. FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers in July that such laws would help authorities confront domestic violence.

Paul Charlton, a defense attorney and former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, said the lack of a domestic terrorism law does not hinder prosecutors’ ability to prosecute such cases.

“I understand the visceral satisfaction involved in naming certain offenses domestic terrorism," Charlton said. "But there is no hole, or gap in the current criminal justice system that lacks for such a statute. If there are going to be changes, we would be better off focusing on sentencing enhancements for this kind of offense.”

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Plus, Sen . John Cornyn is bracing for a competitive reelection race. And it’s also not out of the question that Democrats could make a play for the state’s 38 And House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) called for making domestic terrorism a federal crime . “We need to make sure that the FBI and

The Martha McSally who ran for the House in Arizona is not the person running for the Senate. Martha McSally , a retired fighter pilot, gets ready to depart Swift Aviation Hanger in Phoenix after announcing her candidacy for U.S. Senate on Jan. You may also want to view these photo galleries

Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime
Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime
Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime
Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime
Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime
Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime
Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime
Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime
Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime
Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime
Sen. Martha McSally wants to make domestic terrorism a federal crime

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Freshman Sen . Martha McSally of Arizona revealed Wednesday that she was raped while she McSally felt the need to come forward because she wanted to speak honestly with witnesses. An Air Force spokesperson said, "The criminal actions reported today by Senator McSally violate every

Creating a federal crime of domestic terrorism would alleviate the type of confusion that arose on Monday, when Sessions said that the car-driving white The Charlottesville attack certainly appears to meet the federal definition of domestic terrorism , because it was an act dangerous to human life in

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