Ali discusses controversial domestic terror statute

January 28, 2023 NBC News

Javed Ali, NBC News: Ali, a former senior U.S. government counterterrorism official, said such [domestic terrorism] cases highlight what could be a new development at the state and local level where authorities will begin to bring more domestic terrorism charges. 

He said that prosecutors typically bring such charges when they believe there is enough evidence to support them, “because why would you bring a charge forward on something that’s fairly unusual and controversial if you’re going to lose the case in court?”