Ever since the violent siege on the Capitol on Jan. 6, national security experts and others appalled by what happened have called for new laws and policies to punish those involved. An association of more than 14,000 current and former FBI agents, for instance, is urging Congress to make domestic terrorism a separate federal crime so it can be easier to prosecute.
The impulse makes sense. The insurrectionists killed a police officer, erected a gallows and carried the Confederate flag, a symbol of treason, through the hallowed halls of U.S. democracy. And charges filed so far have not been very severe, though federal officials have said they expect harsher ones soon.
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