Extremism in the United States in 2021: What’s out there and where are the risks?
This article discusses extremism in the United States as we close out 2020 and look to 2021. Security professionals can educate themselves on what’s out there and where the risk lies when it comes to extremism.Extremism here encompasses multiple participants. One segment of radicalism here is the anti-government movement. This highly diversified sphere of extremism comprises participants such as sovereign citizens, militias, anarchists and anti-police operatives. These radicals often target police either directly or while their supporters carry out other illicit activities. The October 2020 arrest of Michigan militia members planning the kidnapping of the governors of Michigan and Virginia along with discussions to attack government targets illustrates the seriousness of these anti-government participants