Robert Bowers, who murdered 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue, may face the death penalty for his heinous crimes, but he will not be held accountable for what he actually did: commit crimes of domestic terrorism.
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The demise of the far-right social media platform in the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting reflects a shift toward greater involvement by technology companies in policing the content that appears using their services.
The facts are sketchy and developing; here are some resources—mostly in the form of links to official statements and confirmed reports—on the unfolding situation.
Attorneys for Sayfullo Saipov, who is accused of killing eight people and injuring 12 others in a vehicular terrorist attack in New York City last Halloween, have petitioned the government to preclude the death penalty again their client or appoint an independent prosecutor to decide whether the death penalty should be pursued.
A federal grand jury returned James Alex Fields Jr. a 30-count indictment after he drove his car into a group of protestors at the August 2017 “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Va., killing Heather Heyer. The charges include 29 counts of hate crimes and one count of racially motivated violent interference. The Justice Department released a press release on Wednesday.
It is time that our federal criminal laws recognize domestic terrorism for what it is: the moral equivalent of international terrorism.
The usual paradigm for thinking about terrorism collapsed on 9/11, and the Islamic State has taken it at least one step further.
Boston University's Paige Pascarelli argues that "lone wolf" attackers often blend ideologies from disparate and often opposing groups to fit their personal grievances and worldviews.
A brief review of Ann Larabee's The Wrong Hands: Popular Weapons Manuals and Their Historic Challenges to a Democratic Society.
The Orlando Shootings in Perspective: How the Recent Attacks Fit within the History of Anti-LGBT Violence
Marc Meyer assesses the history of violence against America's LGBT community and the ways in which the recent attack in Orlando fits within this history.