NJ Attorney General Grewal tells Congress domestic violent extremism is on the rise

New Jersey’s Attorney General Gurbir Grewal was on Capitol Hill Wednesday, testifying before the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Grewal, who told lawmakers about the state’s strategy to protect communities from militia extremists and white supremacy, said domestic violent extremism may now be greater than at any time in recent memory.

According to his testimony, reports of bias and hate incidents have nearly quadrupled over the last five years. Grewal’s office convened a task force to confront root causes of the violence by reducing unlawful firearms activity and addressing the rise of hate among young people.

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