Most United States political murders far-right murders

This 28 January 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Right-Wing Responsible For Nearly All Extremist Murders In 2018

Just one group was responsible for nearly all extremist killings in the US last year. John Iadarola and Anti-Defamation League’s Mark Pitcavage discuss on The Damage Report.

From the Anti-Defamation League in the USA:

ADL Releases New Report Highlighting Increase in U.S. Incidents of Murder and Extremism in 2018

From Parkland to Pittsburgh, 2018 was a particularly active year for right-wing extremist murders. But ADL’s Center on Extremism, which tracks extremist activity, prevented at least one potential murderer from turning hate into violence.

Dakota Reed, 20, was hiding in plain sight. The Washington state resident was assembling a cache of weapons and hatching a plan, which he described this way on social media:

“gonna make the news some more and shoot some Jews…”

Reed’s online posts were terrifying and included fantasies about killing a Jewish child with a shotgun, pictures of him posing with weapons against the backdrop of a neo-Nazi flag and repeated threats of violence against Jews and Muslims. He quoted Robert Bowers, the white supremacist responsible for the deadly shooting spree at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh:

“Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

Before Reed could act, expert analysts from ADL’s Center on Extremism (COE) uncovered his violent threats and warned law enforcement about him. In December, he was arrested by FBI agents and Snohomish County (WA) deputies, and charged with malicious harassment — Washington’s hate crime statute — and with making bomb threats. Authorities also seized firearms, ammunition and white supremacist propaganda from his home.

ADL’s actions stopped this extremist from turning his hate into another deadly act of anti-Semitic violence. But while this story ended in an arrest instead of a massacre, 2018 saw a number of similarly motivated extremists carry out their terrible plans.

2018 was a particularly active year for right-wing extremist murders, as highlighted in our new report,“Murder and Extremism in the United States in 2018”. From Parkland to Pittsburgh, extremists killed at least 50 people in the U.S.—a sharp increase from the 37 extremist-related murders documented in 2017.

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