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.
Latest in Domestic Terrorism
The FBI has taken custody of Cesar Altieri Sayoc in connection with the attempted mailing of 13 pipe bombs to prominent former government officials, including former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and other public figures. The Department of Justice has brought five charges against Sayoc in the Southern District of New York.
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.
The practical effects of treating domestic terrorism like international terrorism give reason for caution.
Defining right-wing violence as terrorism is a complex proposition.
It is time that our federal criminal laws recognize domestic terrorism for what it is: the moral equivalent of international terrorism.
A Charlottesville resident's take on what happened on August 12.
There is reason to believe President Trump lied before Congress in February. I sued to find out.
We should prepare for an increase in violence from individuals who might have traveled abroad to fight on behalf of the Islamic State but who ultimately remain in their home countries.
The usual paradigm for thinking about terrorism collapsed on 9/11, and the Islamic State has taken it at least one step further.