In April, Homeland Security Disbanded Unit Meant To Fight Domestic Terrorism

Alt-right members preparing to enter Emancipation Park holding Nazi, Confederate, and Gadsden "Don't Tread on Me" flags.Anthony Crider/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

The DHS quietly disbanded a group of analysts researching the threat of domestic terrorism.

In April, the Department of Homeland Security dissolved a team of intelligence analysts fighting against domestic terrorism, according to The Daily Beast.

The move has caused the number of DHS analytic reports on domestic terrorism, including the threat of white supremacist organizations, to drop significantly.

Both former and current DHS officials have expressed concern in the wake of the news, citing the fast-growing nature of homegrown terrorism.

“It’s especially problematic given the growth in right-wing extremism and domestic terrorism we are seeing in the U.S. and abroad,” one former intelligence official said to the The Daily Beast.

The DHS group affected was a branch within the DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). Their work focused on the threat posed by domestic, violent extremists and communicated with state and local law enforcement to assist them in identifying and preventing these threats.

But as the Trump administration's new I&A chief, David Glawe, reorganized the office, the analysts of the branch in question were reassigned to new positions. The administrative changes occurred last year, but were not previously reported.

“We’ve noticed I&A has significantly reduced their production on homegrown violent extremism and domestic terrorism while those remain among the most serious terrorism threats to the homeland,” one DHS official said.

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ROCKER100270
ROCKER100270

I have an issue..and wanted to make a post so my friends and family knows what is going on....as everyone knows..I was in prison in 1997 for a bank robbery and an accidental shooting...the robbery and shooting were 2 seperate incidents...I believe the shooting happened 2 or 3 weeks after the robbery..the victims name ,,the guy who got shot..was a man named KIM CRIPE...Kim Cripe is a nationalist from Osceola indiana where I was born...seems he has alot of pull...The Federal judge here has been giving direct orders to the hospitals here in Indiana to deny me any type of treatment.to Extort me to make me pay Mr Cripes restitution by leaving a untreated medical condition go until it has made me so sick..Im now about to die.Im getting ready to die guys..I wanted you to know..Im seriously ill and Im getting ready to die..the reason the federal judge here in Indianapolis is attempting to murder me is because the whole time I was incarcerated..the victim and his friends attempted to murder me in prison...Kim Cripe friends are Dan Morton and Howard "Vince" Morton..both also from Osceola..Ive known Dan Morton from Osceola for approx 35 years or longer.he has 3 daughters and a son..angela,jenny,suzan and daniel..and Howard "Vince" Morton was Dans dad..I believe he may be passed on now..Im not sure...but Dans dad, Howard..were involved in a conspiracy to kill me at the Indiana State Prison in Northern Indiana...I basically was told..If I didnt give Cripe(Kim) the money I owed him ..I was dead..well..this caused all sorts of issues...in one instance..they were attempting to say I was having mental issues..all of this was a lie of course.to keep them all from being arrested for trying to kill and Extort me..to be able to say this..Dan used a friend of his who also worked for the Indiana department of correction.A shrink by the name of Carl Wasserman(DECAESED)...Dr Wasserman worked at the Westville Correctional Center on 5 dorm as the psych doctor..anyways..this doctor..is a known good friend of Dan Mortons...Ive ate dinner at Dan Mortons house with them both(its been a long time....but it was a spaghetti dinner)..see I know who he is because I used to go over to Dan Mortons house... as the other neighbor kids did because they had Bluebirds/cub scouts there..and I had a crush on his daughter....anyways it get better..the whole time..this is going on..I was in contact with my mother in South Carolina..these nationalists(Dan Morton,Howard Morton,and some other people who Im not even sure of..were calling my mom (remember..Im in prison).they told her..If she didnt give them the money(34,490.18 ) that they were going to kill me...Im not sure what even compelled her to do it..but she took the money out of her retirement fund and was supposed to have paid them.....well...she ended dying in the hospital...the reason Im doing this..is because they MURDERED her..because she had critial evidence of who they were and what they did and who she gave tho money to..well...heres where it really starts to get good...the police department here in Indy and up there in the St joseph county area are a little hit squad...I made a statement when I was arrested..more or less..in the statement..I said something to the affect..if I wanted him dead..I would have shot him in the head..this was in responce to the indiana state police questioning me on the aspects of the shooting...the shooting was accidental,in the heat of a moment where the victim attempted to jump from his vehicle and subdue me for the police as I ran away on foot...I believe he was hit in the abdomen....PEOPLE..THE POLICE ..AND THE DOCTORS ARE MURDERING PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL TO TRY AND INTIMIDATE ME TO PAY KIM CRIPE..I CAN PROVE EVERYTHING IVE SAID..AND ITS 100% TRUE!..THEY TOOK A WELL KNOWN FRIEND OF MINE, BRIAN KITE..AND SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD AND LEFT HIM IN THE WOODS FOR MY COMMENT IN THE STATEMENT TO THE INDIANA STATE POLICE ABOUT THE ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING.(FUNNY..IT WAS A STATEMENT THAT ONLY LAW ENFORCEMENT HAD ACESS TO???!!..i DID NOT KNOW THIS HAPPENED AS I WAS INCARCERATED AT THE TIME..A MUTUAL FRIEND OF OURS DON SMITH TOLD ME WHEN HE RAN INTO ME AT WESTVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER WHERE THE GOOD NATIONALIST DOCTOR WASSRMAN HAD ME PLACED TO KEEP ME "UNDER CONTROL"THERE IS ALOT OF INFORMATION HERE AND iM TRYING TO FILL IN ANY GAPS TO BE SURE YOU GET THE WHOLE TRUTH AS IM PRETTY MUCH ON MY WAY OUT....my mother was murdered..well it appeares the money that was supposed to goto KIM CRIPE was stolen by my brother Stere Grossnickle..and my sister Jenny Grossnickle...my sisters boyfriend Kevin Coen is also involved..they took the money(my sisters friend did the estate taxes and paperwork...fitting right?) well..regardless...the reason this is still going on..see i was released and figured everything was alright..because my mother paid the restitution off and all i had to do was pay her back right??...doesnt work like that..my sister went down to south carolina 3 or 4 times..on little trips etc..they way its looking..my moms husband(who died 60 days later of advanced cancer) his name was Joe Braun..somehow..she never got to give the money to them...she died and Joe gave the money to my sister or it was in one of her bank accounts in the estate...seriously ..its looking like my sister and Joe had something going on..and I believe...he had all of the money ..and gave it to her..thats why they (the victim Kim Cripe and the Nationalists) never got the money...well..my sisters boyfriend..kept doing funny shit to me behind her(my sisters) back..running his finger back and forth under his nose like he was attempting to play the fiddle...only under his nose??..well this ended up being the focal point of how the police..the doctors..lawyers here in Indiana and the Federal..becaue on my last probation violation..I explained to the Federal Judge here..that I quote"wasent trying to TWEAK anybodys nose)..I have 20 or so little pen cam videos of the police and doctors doing this to mock me..they wait until after they deny me treatment at the hospital the walk up into my face and do the nose thing so I know its the Federal Judge who is giving the orders to not treat me....I had a motorcycle accident in october 2016 in Pittsburge Pennsylvania...they put a tracker on my motorcycle and ran into the back of me at about 230 in the morning....and tried to kill me again..they took the keychain as a trophy and there are witnesses who have seen a certain person with the keychain..its unmistakeable becaue it was hand made..(one of a kind)..it was identified by wittnesses..well anyways..the night of my birthday 0ctober 2 2016..I ws going to ride my bike to Pittsburg to try and get some medical treatment..I was followed by someone..who then proceeded to crash into me from behind and push me off the road in an attempt to kill me...as I was laying on the ground...someone walked up and took a piece of something(Im not sure what it was)..and stabbed it into my left KNEE..I have approx 14 of those videos I mentioned earlier..of the doctors...leaning right into my face and then tapping my knee..always the left one..see..i have a contract5 ont me by this KIM CRIPE GUY and his white nationalists....about right after this happened..my friend Matt HOLT of fort wayne indiana..was murdered the same way in the hospital..they kept him in a coma for a month..Just so they could wait until the anniversary of the day the Kim Cripe guy got shot..literally..and calmly walked inot his room and pulled the plug on him..they kept him alive,in a coma, and killed him on the same day the nationalist guy got shot(anniversary)..then...haveing NEVER knowing his girlfriends name..or even speaking to her..she called me and was wanting phone sex???..and when I mentioned what I just did above..she really got angry and started yelling...SHE KNEW!!...look guys..these people are DOMESTIC TERRORISTS..this KIM CRIPE.....THIS FEDERAL JUDGE HERE IN INDIANAPOLIS..these doctors committing these murders in the hospital...Ive spoken to the police..lawyers...in different states...it does no good..even with damning evidence..they are covering it up..because..the FEDERAL JUDGE and his friends...ARE DOMESTIC TERRORISTS..in the textbook meaning of it..white nationalist...conspiracy...murder..extortion......the last straw was my uncle Robert Zellmer...I had gotton a Class A CDL..and was driving for CR england..then they started harrassing me..I cannot tell you what they were saying to me because that is critical evidence....but..they were natiionalists and they were making my life a living hell...I had taken my time off before christmas...so to try to get some time off around there ...I told them i had a sick uncle(robert) who was in hospice..I did not know he was even sick..I cannot tell you how they are tied to that murder becaue they will destroy the evidence.. I kept going to deliveries and was being sent to dock 311 over and over ..had a decent confrontaiton with one of them..I was armed..I hope the person that did that to me at that wal mart distrobution center...trying to act hard and scary...YOU DONT KNOW HOW LUCKY YOU ARE TO BE ALIVE...KEEP THAT IN MIND...I almost smoked you..there wasent going to be alot of talk...yeah..you have to be ready when people of this caliber are Corrupt..I know for sure..If I ever talk to a federal judge ..and hes not corrupt..I know about 30 people..cops....doctors..cripe and his friends...and a judge or 2..Im pretty sure..I can have ALL OF THEM PUT TO DEATH LIKE TIMOTHY MCVEIGH AT TERRE HAUTE prison..for DOMESTIC TERRORISM..they fit the profile completely of what this type of crime is.....I wanted you to knoe for sure what was wrong with me before I pass and what happened..this cripe guy has an FBI file ..because of his involvment with his "organization"....Im just a regular citizen...this is a conspiracy...these people and this Judge down here are MURDERING people..and they are using the cops to do their dirty work..I realize Im more or les to blame..but..you see there is point where needlessly killing people..like they did my mom..her husband...matt holt...brian kite....they killed brian kite..just becaue he was my friend from the same town as KIM CRIPE..YES we all lived in osceola...its demoralizing...THESE PEOPLE ARE EVIL..be careful..if they have something against you..they will murder your family...there are several other issues tied to this and I cannot tell you because of the critical nature of the evidence..but because my life is about possibly end..i wanted you to know the truth...these people and judges cops..all the ones involved..are DOMESTIC TERRORISTS......please be carful out there..these people and their evil Know no bounds...Im saddened that my mother ,Uncle and 2 friend met their end...just because they were my friend...and Ive pretty much decided that..if the authorities wont go ahead and prosecute them for their crimes against the american public....I might have to do it on my own..its not going to be pretty..I just really want to be sure you know of my integrity...iM NOT AN EVIL PERSON..BUT THESE PEOPLE ARE FINISHED GETTING AWAY WITH THIS.AND iM JUST GOING TO TAKE CARE OF IT MYSELF..YOU WERE MUCH BETTER OFF IN PRISON.I SWEAR TO THE GOD THAT EVERYTHING IVE SAID IS THE TRUTH SO HELP ME GOD...SHARE THIS ALL OVER THE INTERNET..YOU HAVE MY WORD...ILL DO MY PART IF THEY GET PROSECUTED..NONE WILL WALK FREE..IF THEY ARE NOT EXECUTED..ITS ONLY FITTING FOR SUCH EVIL ACTS AGAINST INNOCENT PEOPLE!..ILL CLOSE NOW..GOD BLESS YOU MY TRUE FRIENDS AND FAMILY. 1James Grossnickle 1 Comment

Bill jules
Bill jules

I too am being snuffed out,plus microwaves and emfs.killing cookout