Can the FBI Stop the Trump Extremists?
The president's backers are openly calling for sedition, secession, even murder, while police struggle with sympathizers in their ranks
Last month a young Georgia man and his girlfriend were stopped by Washington, D.C. police as they sauntered across a broad city intersection carrying compact semi-automatic weapons. A search of their hotel room turned up additional weapons and ammunition, including an “unusual” loaded submachine gun, according to an account in The Washington Post.
The woman, Samantha Falk, 33, of Atlanta, told police they were in Washington to “support their president” at the “Million MAGA March” and were ignorant of D.C.’s prohibition of open-carrying weapons. Despite suspicions by police that the two were connected to an extremist group, she and her boyfriend, Joshua Justice Skillman, 28, of Dallas, Georgia, were released from custody and ordered to return for hearings in the spring. They haven’t been heard from since.
Had their names been Ahmed and Fatima, with family connections in, say, Lebanon, they almost certainly would have been held for further investigation. But their case, like so many ot…