We are supposed to help the Federal government by watching one another and looking for warning signs of individuals who might be “radicalized,” who might be “drawn to violence,” who might become “terrorists.” It all gets smudged together in this interview with White House counterterrorism and Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco.
What kinds of signs do we look for?
“A parent seeing a kid being more confrontational.” She really said that.
Here’s the full quotation with context:
LISA MONACO: Well, I think what we have learned is that there are limits to what the federal government can do in terms of identifying individuals who are being drawn to violence.
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