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January 13, 2021

State Capitols Brace for Right-Wing Violence

RANE Executive Director, Safety & Security, Brian Lynch, was recently quoted in this Bloomberg article on the FBI warning that pro-Trump protests are being planned at U.S. statehouses.

“That is the challenge, making sure the government can function and perform its duties and function in a free society, while protecting the people charged with doing that,” 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. “What’s the priority, open and functioning government at the expense of the safety of those people doing the government’s business? That’s the issue, and there’s going to be plenty of ongoing conversation.”

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