FBI Expanding Interaction With Local Agencies To Combat Militia Extremists
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has expanded their interaction with other federal and state agencies to combat militia extremists, the bureau said in a blog post this week.
“In addition to our lawful use of sophisticated investigative techniques, we’ve expanded our work with other federal agencies such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and with our state and local partners,” the FBI said in the blog post.
“And we use intelligence and analysis to help identify gaps in our knowledge, emerging tactics and trends, and effective investigative strategies,” the post states.
Using the case against nine members of the Michigan-based Hutaree militia as an example, the FBI writes that militia extremists “usually go after the government itself — including law enforcement personnel, representatives of the courts, and other public officials, along with government buildings.”