The Department of Homeland Security issued a memo earlier this week that warned of political violence in the wake of the Roe v. Wade draft opinion leak and the subsequent decision that will come next month.
The memo warned of attacks from both the far-right and far-left, depending on how the Supreme Court rules. Currently, the Supreme Court is set to strike down Roe v. Wade, making retaliatory attacks from the left far more likely.
The memo names multiple threats that were made on social media after the leak earlier this month. They include murder threats against Supreme Court Justices and their clerks, burning down/storming the Supreme Court building, and pro-abortion protesters attacking churches and places of worship.
The Daily Mail Reports–
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“The federal government is preparing for a surge in political violence when the Supreme Court officially rules in June on the abortion case that’s expected to overturn Roe v. Wade.
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intelligence memo from May 13 that was obtained by Axios says it expects threats that were levied against Supreme Court Justices, clerks, lawmakers, clergy and health care providers are expected to increase in coming weeks.
The thread, according to the declassified memo, ‘are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.’
Law enforcement agencies are investigating social media threats that emerged in the wake of the Supreme Court leak earlier this month showing the conservative majority overturning Roe v. Wade.
Threats include burning down or storming the Supreme Court building as well as murdering justices and their clerks. There are also threats online about from pro-abortion proponents attacking places of worship and anti-abortion proponents targetting abortion clinics.”