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FBI Director: White-Supremacist Violence Accounts for Majority of Domestic-Terrorism Arrests Since Last October
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=51241"><span class="small">Mairead McArdle, Yahoo News</span></a>   
Friday, 26 July 2019 08:42

McArdle writes: "FBI director Christopher Wray told Congress on Tuesday that the majority of domestic-terrorism arrests since last October have been linked to white supremacy."

FBI director Christopher Wray. (photo: Getty)
FBI director Christopher Wray. (photo: Getty)


FBI Director: White-Supremacist Violence Accounts for Majority of Domestic-Terrorism Arrests Since Last October

By Mairead McArdle, Yahoo News

26 July 19

 

BI director Christopher Wray told Congress on Tuesday that the majority of domestic-terrorism arrests since last October have been linked to white supremacy.

“I will say that a majority of the domestic-terrorism cases that we’ve investigated are motivated by some version of what you might call white-supremacist violence, but it does include other things as well,” the FBI chief said in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Wray explained that since October, the FBI has arrested about 100 people on international-terrorism charges and about the same number of individuals on charges related to domestic extremism.

The FBI director emphasized that his investigators’ “focus is on the violence.”

“We the FBI don’t investigate the ideology, no matter how repugnant. We investigate violence. And any extremist ideology, when it turns to violence, we’re all over it,” Wray said. “We take domestic terrorism or hate crime – regardless of ideology – extremely seriously, I can assure you, and we are aggressively pursuing it using both counterterrorism resources and criminal investigative resources and partnering closely with our state and local partners.”

President Trump has repeatedly come under fire for using rhetoric that his opponents say encourages violent, racist tendencies. Critics have warned that violence resulting from white-supremacist ideologies has been on the rise since Trump took office.

“I don’t, really,” Trump said in March when asked if he thinks white nationalism is a growing threat. “I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems.”

The highest-profile act of violence perpetrated by a white supremacist over the last few years occurred at a 2017 white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., where one of the male rally-goers murdered one counter-protesters and injured dozens of others by mowing them down with his car. The man has received several life sentences for his crimes.

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+2 # chrisconno 2019-07-26 10:48
Hitler didn't have direct association with the concentration and death camps. He just gave his generals regions to oversee and let them handle the final solution the way they saw fit. ICE and the SS have a lot in common. They were the ones who filled the deadly camps.
 
 
+3 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2019-07-26 11:19
The FBI has always reported that white supremacist violence is the highest of all in the US. But still, the FBI does not class the KKK or neo-Nazis as terrorist organizations.

The FBI should include police departments all over the US in its tally of white supremacist violence. They are without doubt the most active white supremacist murderers in the US. In Charlottesville , one person was killed and four more injured. That would be a mild day for police departments across the US.

Why not apply this to police departments:

"“We the FBI don’t investigate the ideology, no matter how repugnant. We investigate violence. "

Don't investigate the organization or its ideology. Investigate the violence. That would truly be the right thing for the FBI to do.
 
 
+6 # Kootenay Coyote 2019-07-26 12:46
“We take domestic terrorism or hate crime – regardless of ideology – extremely seriously...."

So when will Ray investigate Trump, the impact of whose arguably criminal policies causes death, sickness & desperation among refugees?