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Leader of White Supremacist Group Arrested for Threatening Journalist Because of His Reporting on Feuerkrieg Division  (HSToday)
Welker’s threat included an image that featured a gun aimed at the Journalist’s head with the words “Race Traitor” over the Journalist’s eyes and stated, “JOURNALIST F[***] OFFYOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.”

Nerds, Ninjas, and Neutrons: The Story of the Nuclear Emergency Support Team  (Jay A. Tilden and Dallas Boyd, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)
The Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) had been formed following an attempted act of nuclear blackmail. In 1974, an extortionist had threatened to detonate a nuclear weapon in Boston unless given $200,000; the subsequent scramble to search for the bomb was a thoroughgoing debacle. Scientists and equipment arrived at different airports, and the team lacked tools as rudimentary as power drills to install the necessary radiation detectors in their hastily rented vans. President Gerald Ford, appalled by the shortcomings of the nation’s nuclear incident response posture, set in motion the creation of what would become NEST, to ensure that the government would not be caught flat-footed again.

Violent Extremists Are Living Among Us  (C. Mark Smith, Yahoo News)
There has always been a thread of insurrection among us.
America’s birth in revolution and the Civil War are the most well-known examples, but there has been a recurring pattern of often violent extremism.
In the late 19th century, socialists and anarchists rebelled against our capitalist system. The Pacific Northwest then saw many examples of social unrest among workers, and has since experienced other examples of political extremism from both the far left and far right.
On March 23, the Columbia Basin Badger Club will discuss violent extremists in our region in an online forum beginning at noon titled “Extremists in Our Midst.”
In the 19th and early 20th Centuries, waves of European immigrants — well versed in revolutionary political action in their native countries — found their way to the Northwest. The 1919 Seattle General Strike and violent confrontations in the 1920s and 1930s between workers with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and other leftist labor unions ensued. Those movements precipitated the “First Red Scare” when 10,000 were arrested and more than 500 deported in the wake of bombings and strikes.
During the Great Depression, there was considerable support for both communist and fascist ideologies in America. That led to the “Second Red Scare” promulgated by Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his supporters against suspected communists (and against liberals and LGBTQ individuals) in the 1950s. Loyalty oaths were required of all government employees, and there were many abuses and assaults on individual civil liberties.
In recent decades, we have seen the rise of racially motivated and anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists. 

Majority of Radicalized People Didn’t Get Mental Health Care  (Cécile Rousseau et al., International Journal of Forensic Mental Health)
The association of ideologically motivated violence with mental health disorders raises specific challenges for security agencies and clinical services. The aim of this paper is to describe the clientele of a specialized intervention program based in Montreal, Quebec, in terms of type of violent ideology and clinical presentation. We conducted a retrospective chart review of 156 individuals referred for violent extremism who received clinical services between 2016 and 2021. Univariate statistics were used to present a description of client sociodemographic and clinical characteristics. Roughly a third of clients referred for violent extremism presented non-ideologically based violence (32.6%), followed by 31.4% affiliated with far-right extremist ideology and over a quarter (25.6%) holding extremist views on gender. Over a third of these individuals had a stress-related (35.7%) and/or mood and anxiety disorder (36.9%), followed by 28% with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. The majority had some previous contact with mental health services. A significant number of clients displaying extremist discourses and/or actions needed psychiatric services but often failed to receive them because of the reluctance of clinicians to work with individuals perceived as high risk; in addition, individuals may be reluctant to engage in services perceived to be part of a socio-political system they reject. Specialized services are important as a means to provide mental health care to this group and also to develop knowledge and best practices for working with this clientele and provide consultation to mainstream mental health service providers.