Texas Governor Announces Domestic Terrorism Task Force After El Paso Shooting

The Daily Caller | 8/14/2019 | Staff
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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday he is forming a counter-domestic terrorism task force in the aftermath of the shooting at a Walmart in El Paso.

He also instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety to assist in preventing domestic terrorism by having agents cooperate with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and bolstering investigations into the activity of white-supremacist and other extremist organizations, Fox 51 reported. The Aug. 3 shooting resulted in 22 casualties.

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“Our top priority is to keep Texans safe in their communities. Part of that mission is to combat domestic terrorism and root out the extremist ideologies that fuel hatred and violence in our state. This task force brings together leaders with the expertise Texas needs to develop effective strategies and combat domestic terrorism,” Abbott stated.

The task force will be designed to fulfill four main objectives, Fox 51 reported, citing Abbott’s office. It will analyze...
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