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Domestic Terrorism And America

Aug 7, 2019

Over the weekend, two mass shootings took the lives of at least 31 people in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. The shooting in El Paso at a shopping center is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism.

White supremacist domestic terrorism cases have been on the rise in the last few months, according to the FBI. 

Domestic terrorism is activities that occur within the United States involving dangious acts to human lives that are intened to intimidate the population, influence government policy, or affect the conduct of government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping. 

Today on All Sides, we discuss domestic terrorism, and what the country can do to address it. 

Guests:

  • Erin Miller, principal investigator for the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) at START headquarters at the University of Maryland.
  • Heather Williams, senior researcher RAND
  • Senator Peggy Lehner, Republican, 6th Ohio Senate District