FBI Assistant Director Michael McGarrity told Congress 850 cases of violence by white supremacist and similar hate groups are under investigation, but he declared that the First Amendment frustrates any notion of defining such U.S. groups as terrorist organizations.
By combining reports of white-supremacist attacks with “Black identity extremist” incidents, the FBI has muddied the statistical evidence of a growing threat, a group of Democratic Senators told the attorney general and FBI director.
A May 15 Paris conference, co-sponsored by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron, will bring together national leaders and tech companies to focus on terrorists’ use of social media. One critic warned of overreaction to tragedies like the recent New Zealand mosque attacks, which were livestreamed by the shooter.
Acts of terrorism are likely to result in more ‘social solidarity,’ according to the journal Psychological Science, which published a study analyzing Twitter responses in France to the 2015 attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Cesar Sayoc of Florida will plead guilty to mailing packages containing improvised explosive devices to former President Obama and Vice President Biden, Hillary Clinton, philanthropist George Soros and other critics of President Trump.
Police took three men and a woman into custody after the shootings, which shocked the nation of 5 million. A 28-year-old Australian who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto in which he explained who he was and his reasoning for the attack.
Kim Anh Vo, 20, was arrested near Augusta. Federal prosecutors allege that Vo joined an online group called the United Cyber Caliphate, which had sworn allegiance to ISIS and encouraged followers to attack Americans.