Police Chiefs and first responders testified at a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) hearing, detailing the growing threat that ISIS poses within America, with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin warning that "we must prepare for the unthinkable," yet current headlines show the Obama administration more focused on "domestic anti-government terrorists", while reinstating the "catch and release" policies for illegal aliens, showing a severe disconnect between the real dangers we face as a nation from the terror organization ISIS and its supporters and the "dangers" Obama would prefer to focus on, while ignoring the threat of Islamic extremism.
“Like many of my colleagues, I have heard from my constituents about their very real fears of being attacked in their communities. These concerns are not unwarranted,” said Senator Baldwin during today’s hearing. “We must prepare for the unthinkable…
Witnesses at the hearing included Chief of PoliceEverest Metro Police Department Wally Sparks, Police CommissionerNew York City Police Department William J. Bratton, President and Chair of the BoardInternational Association of Fire Chiefs Rhoda Mae Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, Edward Davis, LLCand Former Commissioner of the Boston Police Department Edward F. Davis III, and Director, California Office of Emergency Servicesand the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor Mark S. Ghilarducci.
Kerr, testified "We're seeing a different terrorist threat," as she highlighted the attacks in Boston, Paris, Garland, Chattanooga and San Bernardino, pointing out that terrorists are now using a variety of tactics, stating "They were carried out by lone wolves or smaller groups of individuals. They used tactics like gunfire and explosives. In some cases, they may have communicated with overseas actors. In all cases, the planning for these attacks was hard to detect."
Wally Sparks, and William Bratton highlighted the need for more funds to be given to the local authorities, the smaller agencies, with Bratton stating "Hometown security is what it’s all about when it comes to homeland security."
The video of the hearing and testimonies will be embedded at the bottom of the article.
OBAMA SHOULD BE CHARGED UNDER NEW LAW HE IS PUSHING FOR SUPPORTING TERRORIST GROUPS
Interestingly enough, in the article referenced and linked at the top of this article, titled "U.S. eyes ways to toughen fight against domestic extremists," it states the following:
But federal prosecutors tackling domestic extremists still lack an important legal tool they have used extensively in dozens of prosecutions against Islamic State-inspired suspects: a law that prohibits supporting designated terrorist groups.
In 2010 it was reported that Obama gave $400 million in development aid to the Palestinian territories and work with Israel to loosen its embargo on Gaza. As the website Now The End Begins reported, that money was to be used to "build housing, schools, water and health care systems in both the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank and Gaza, which is ruled by the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas.
While police chiefs from across the country are practically begging for funds and resources to counter the threat of Islamic extremism and potential attacks in their states, the Obama administration wants an official designation of "domestic groups" that provide material support for terrorists..... well, Barack Obama and his merry band of terrorist training, arming and supporting flunkies, should be the very first to receive such a "domestic" designation.