Events in Pittsburgh and Fla reminded me of when Dept of Homeland Security in 2009 tries to warn of the rising threat of right-wing domestic terrorism. The conservative backlash was so severe, the report was buried and the dept's work all but ended. https://t.co/1kziNzKe0f— (((JonathanWeisman))) (@jonathanweisman) October 28, 2018
In one week, a white supremacist in Kentucky tried to enter a church with a black congregation but, when he found the doors locked, he went to a nearby Kroeger and shot an elderly black couple dead. Then, a hardcore Trump supporter sent mail bombs to over a dozen prominent Democrats. Then a white supremacist fuming over the caravan fear ginned up by Trump and Fox, entered a Pittsburgh synagogue and shot 11 people dead because Jews must die because a globalist (Jew) organized and supported the caravan (an fiction cooked up by Republicans with hinted support by Trump) and because Jews on the ground (also a fiction) were assisting the refugees. The latter promoted on right-wing conspiracy sites.
Consistent with concerns raised by Homeland Security, last year, a study by Reveal and the Center for Investigative Reporting found: