Lankford: Americans have a “moral obligation” to report potential violence before it happens

Failure to do so, he says, could potentially lead to federal charges

TULSA — In the wake of sharply-worded warnings from the FBI about potential domestic terrorism in the coming days, Oklahoma US Senator James Lankford says anyone who knows about a possible attack and doesn’t report it could face prison time.

Lankford tells KRMG it’s more than just a legal responsibility.

Hear Oklahoma U.S. Senator Lankford’s comments on possible threats of violence here

“You have a legal obligation to be able to tip the FBI or local law enforcement off on that, because you’re protecting lives and you’re also protecting your own freedom - because you’ll also be prosecuted in the days ahead for not turning that in,” Lankford said Wednesday. “That is all of our legal obligation - quite frankly, moral obligation - to be able to protect each other as well.”

He said law enforcement across the country is on high alert for any potential domestic terrorism.

“The FBI is working with local law enforcement around the country to be able to make clear to people this will not be tolerated, and will not be tolerated. This is not who we are as Americans.”



Russell Mills

Anchor/Reporter/Show Host

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