What forms of group violence have been attributed to these groups on the day of the insurrection and other times?Discuss – Essaylink

January 6, 2021. To use the words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it is a day that will live in infamy. Historians, political scientists, and others will write about the events of that day for many decades to come.

There were a number of underlying causes for the mayhem and the attempted coup. There are a number of bad actors who played part in the insurrection. Further, there have been a number of far-right extremist groups who have been named as part of the planning and execution of the insurrection.

For this assignment, you are to write a succinct background report as if you were going to give it to FBI Director Christopher A. Wray. (You will not actually be sending him this—pretend I am the FBI director!).

• Create an actual timeline of the major events of the day (there are free programs to help construct these);

• Identify the major underlying causes of the insurrection;

• Identify the major far-right extremist groups involved in the coup and violence; and

o Are these groups domestic terrorist? Why/why not?

o Why are they being called domestic terrorists?

o What forms of group violence have been attributed to these groups on the day of the insurrection and other times?

• What mechanisms would you recommend using to combat these types of groups?

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