October 4, 2022 | USA Today

High-stakes trial against Oath Keepers’ Jan. 6 “armed rebellion” begins

The highest profile case from the Jan. 6 Capitol attack went to trial this Monday. The Oath Keepers, an armed paramilitary organization founded by Stewart Rhodes, are accused of leading the attack, and plotting and organizing for months prior in an attempt to oppose by force the peaceful transition of power.

ISD Senior Research Manager and extremism expert Jared Holt discussed the stakes of the court case against the militia group with USA Today explaining that its almost like a referendum on the insurrection itself. “Whatever the outcome, it will have reverberations across the landscape of American far-right extremism.”

“Prosecutors are really going for the three-pointer shot instead of a layup,” he continued. “If they’re successful, it will send a very powerful message, and if they’re not successful, that could also be a powerful message in a more negative way.”

The founder of the Oath Keepers and 4 accomplices planed “an armed rebellion” to keep then President Trump in office, regardless of if the Insurrection Act was invoked or not, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. The trial is expected to last six to seven weeks and if found guilty, the accused could be facing decades-long sentences.

 November 30, 2022 | i News

The dark world of incels, what to know and how to help

ISD'sTim Squirrell spoke to i News about incels, the signs an individual might exhibit when being drawn into this subculture, and how concerned family and loved ones can help bring them out again.