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Right-wing terrorism

One Type Of Terrorism Really Is Underreported — Right-Wing Terrorism

Following President Donald Trump’s false claim that the press purposefully fails to report on terror attacks, his team released a list of attacks that were supposedly “underreported.” The list supplied, however, was entirely devoid of attacks by right-wing extremists and those inspired by the “alt-right.”

February 8, 2017
Pence, Trump, Fake News

14 Fake News Stories Created Or Publicized By Donald Trump

Fake news is the one thing Trump hasn’t claimed to have invented that he actually deserves at least partial credit for inventing. Trump puts out so much misinformation he is a fake news factory unto himself, an artisan of lies, a curator of untruths.

January 13, 2017
F. Glenn Miller Jr, Hate Crimes

Why Do Some Hate Crimes Fail To Resonate?

In America, deranged people can kill with racial, ethnic, religious or any of a wide range of hatreds and receive far differing reactions from the national media, the general public and seemingly even from the forces of justice.

December 24, 2016
Jury convicts Dylann Roof of hate crimes

Jury Convicts Charleston Gunman Dylann Roof Of Hate Crimes

Jurors found Charleston gunman Dylann Roof, 22, guilty of federal hate crimes and obstructing the exercise of religion for those he shot and killed during a church Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015.

December 15, 2016
Dylann Roof (R), the 21-year-old man charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month, is helped to his chair by chief public defender Ashley Pennington during a hearing at the Judicial Center in Charleston, South Carolina July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Families Of Charleston Church Shooting Victims, Survivors Sue The FBI

In April 2015, Roof walked into Shooter’s Choice in West Columbia to buy the handgun. When the store submitted the background check to the FBI, the purchase was initially flagged. But through a series of mishaps, the clerk did not deny the sale of the gun before the required three-day waiting period ended.

July 2, 2016

Twisted Social Media And Mass Murder

These online communities for the ill and the lonely let the killers know that after the deed, which usually includes their death, they will have lots of people following them.

October 6, 2015

The Tragic History Of Race Wars

Dylann Roof said he wanted to start a race war. It might have surprised him to learn that we’ve already had a race war.

August 3, 2015

‘Temporary’ Not Guilty Plea Entered For Charleston Suspect

Dylann Roof was arraigned on 33 federal hate crime and firearms charges, plus state murder and attempted murder counts.

July 31, 2015

We Simply Sit And Wait For The Next Massacre

For a troubled man, young or old, finding guns for is only a mouse-click away. It’s the same sick story over and over.

July 28, 2015

Alleged Charleston Shooter Faces Federal Hate Crime Charges: Lynch

South Carolina does not have a hate crimes statute, and so the hate crime charges that Roof targeted the victims “because of their race and in order to interfere with their exercise of religion,” are part of the federal indictment, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.

July 22, 2015

From The KKK To The CCC To Dylann Roof

When Dylann Roof pulled a gun at a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina, his shots rang through history to the roots of the ideology of white supremacy.

July 21, 2015

The Troubled Young Terrorist Next Door

The similarities between the stories of the various young men who commit acts of terrorism in this country are hard to ignore.

July 21, 2015
Dylann Roof (R), the 21-year-old man charged with murdering nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston last month, is helped to his chair by chief public defender Ashley Pennington during a hearing at the Judicial Center in Charleston, South Carolina July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Dylann Roof To Face Trial In 1 Year; Gag Order Extended

State Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson set a tentative court date of July 11, 2016.

July 16, 2015

Suspect In Charleston Church Shooting Indicted On Nine Murder Counts

Dylann Roof, the suspect in last month’s massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been indicted by a grand jury on nine counts of murder.

July 7, 2015
Emanuel Church

Liberated By Grace

For those who see religion as primarily an opiate, African-American Christianity offers a riposte. For those who see Christianity itself as a faith that encourages quiescence and conservatism, the tradition of the black church is a sign of contradiction.

July 6, 2015

A More Perfect Union Comes From Accounting For The Past

The building of America was a violent, oppressive, and racist undertaking, not simply a virtuous tale of brave men breaking away from the overweening British Empire.

July 4, 2015
confederate flag

Enlightenment On Confederate Flag Was Long Overdue

It took an act of mass murder before the South was willing to reckon honestly with the Confederate flag and its meaning. The price of enlightenment seems awfully high.

June 29, 2015

The Confederacy Crashes In A Week. It Only Took 150 Years.

It would have been admirable for this change of heart regarding the Confederate flag to have happened without the cruel shock of a massacre of innocents.

June 25, 2015
Lost Cause

What If He Hadn’t Been Holding That Confederate Flag?

We can look forward to weeks of apologists trying to explain why we should ever see the Confederate flag flying anywhere near government property.

June 25, 2015

A Tale Of Two Thurmonds

39-year-old Republican state senator Paul Thurmond delivered a blunt assessment of the Confederate flag as a claimed symbol of Southern “heritage” — and personally illustrated the vast cultural changes that have occurred over the course of American history.

June 24, 2015
black lives matter

Let There Be No (Pretend) Confusion About Church Shooter’s Motivation

What the hell is wrong with you people? Why is it so hard for you to call racism racism?

June 24, 2015

Why The Charleston Shooter Was A Failure

Has any murdering terrorist ever failed more dramatically than Dylann Storm Roof? Intending to start a race war, he succeeded only in shocking the moral conscience of the state and nation.

June 24, 2015

South Carolina Lawmakers To Debate Confederate Flag This Summer

Momentum inside and outside the State House has been building toward removing the Confederate flag.

June 24, 2015

South Carolina Isn’t Only State To Have Struggled With Confederate Flag Displays

The flag, emblematic of slavery to most but a symbol of states’ rights and Southern pride to others, has become something of a political football in the wake of the shootings.

June 23, 2015

Charleston Church Massacre Raises Profile Of White Nationalist Group — And Its GOP Connections

Charleston shooter Dylann Roof has written about being influenced by a white supremacist organization known as the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), a group with ties to certain Republican politicians.

June 22, 2015