As the US wakes up to news that the homes/offices of two former presidents have had bombs sent to them, let’s take have a refresher on who is actually committing domestic terror:
Taylor Michael Wilson, who twice marched with white supremacists in Charlottesville, and who was a member of Identity Evropa, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for committing an act of domestic terrorism.
James Fields, who drove the car that killed Heather Heyer and injured 35 others, including my personal friends, has his state trial starting next month. He’s facing 10 state charges and 30 federal charges.
Maybe it will shock you, but Fields and Wilson were seen together throughout the day on August 12, 2017. If they had any other identity traits we’d be screaming our lungs raw about a fucking domestic terror cell.
Somehow we’ve seemed to forget that Nicolas Cruz, the Parkland shooter, reportedly had swastikas etched into his magazines.
Tyler Tenbrink is about to go on trial for attempted first degree murder and felony possession of a firearm after a Richard Spencer rally last year. One of his accessories has already pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against him.
Let’s not forget the stabbing death of Richard Collins III by a white supremacist.
Or the death of Timothy Caughman, a Black man, stabbed repeatedly in New York City with a sword. The attacker admitted to the murder being “practice” for a planned spree of racial terror.
Or Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian man gunned down in Kansas by a white man yelling at him to “get out of my country.”
A jury found three men in Kansas guilty of a plot to bomb a mosque and start a “holy war.”
In Wisconsin, a white man died in an explosion in his own apartment while apparently trying to make explosives. They found “white supremacist literature.” No other details have become public.
This isn’t even accounting for:
- the mob beat down of Deandre Harris
- the riot charges laid against RAM for A11/A12
- the gang assault charges faced by the Proud Boys
All of these things have happened in the last TWO YEARS