“Trump can prove his words on white supremacy aren’t hollow. Here’s How” – David Schanzer

Suggested Next Steps for Trump Following Charlottesville

In the wake of the violence this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Trump must embrace his role as the leader of the entire nation by personally condemning expressions of white supremacy and activating a response by the federal government, says Duke University professor and national security expert David Schanzer. He says:

“First, a comprehensive federal counterterrorism investigation of the perpetrator, including the organizations in which he was a member, his personal associations and any individual that had foreknowledge of his intention to commit a violent crime. Second, a public statement that the ‘See Something, Say Something Campaign’ applies to all forms of violence, including acts of domestic terrorism by racist, anti-government, Neo-Nazi, and militia groups.”

To read the full op-ed, click here.

Schanzer is also the co-author of two reports on policing and violent extremism: “Law Enforcement Assessment of the Violent Extremism Threat”  and “The Challenge and Promise of Using Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism.” The reports are based on surveys of law enforcement agencies and interviews with community members in eight cities and sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the research branch of the U.S. Department of Justice.Website: https://sanford.duke.edu/people/faculty/schanzer-david-h
Website for The Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security: http://sites.duke.edu/tcths/