In the wake of the U.S. Capitol riot, right-wing extremist groups have focused on attacking democratic institutions at the local level, from school board meetings to election commissions. Brian Lynch, a former FBI SWAT team member and executive director of safety and security at RANE, a security consulting and risk management firm, provides insight in this Bloomberg article.
'The aftermath of the attack can still be seen at state capitols and local government buildings across the U.S., says Brian Lynch, a former FBI SWAT team member and executive director of safety and security at RANE, a security consulting and risk management firm. The post-Jan. 6 mindset demanded increased security measures — access restrictions, more visible police presence, magnetometers, and the placement of bollards — which have been modified throughout the year due to Covid and safety concerns.'
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