DHS Says Violence from Domestic Terrorists Could Last ‘for Weeks’ After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

The Department of Homeland Security expects violence could occur “for weeks” from domestic violent extremists following the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a bulletin obtained first by ABC News.

“We expect violence could occur for weeks following the release, particularly as DVEs may be mobilized to respond to changes in state laws and ballot measures on abortion stemming from the decision,” the bulletin, dated June 24, said. “We base this assessment on an observed increase in violent incidents across the United States following the unauthorized disclosure in May of a draft majority opinion on the case,” the bulletin said.

In the May bulletin, DHS warned that extremists might infiltrate the abortion debate.

According to DHS, domestic violent extremists are racially motived with perceived grievances.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has said domestic violent extremists posed one of the biggest threats to the country.

DHS also assesses that federal judges and state government officials could likely be the target for violence ins response to the court’s decision.

“Federal and state government officials — including judges — and facilities probably are most at risk for violence in response to the decision,” the bulletin said. “In May, a network of loosely affiliated suspected violent extremists, known as “Jane’s Revenge” — which has been linked to arson attacks against the buildings of ideological opponents — shared a post online encouraging a “night of rage” following the Supreme Court announcement, stating, “we need the state to feel our full wrath” and “we need them to be afraid of us.'”

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SOURCE: ABC News, Luke Barr