White supremacist violence has been on the rise following lone wolf attacks and the deadly nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
Fifty-nine percent of all extremist-related U.S. deaths were caused by White supremacists in 2017. That figure was up dramatically from 20 percent in 2016, according to a new report from the Anti Defamation League. White supremacists and so-called alt-right groups committed more murders than domestic so-called Islamic extremists, with “2017 the fifth deadliest year on record for extremist violence since 1970.”
With the blistering report, more questions were being raised about whether crimes will further increase this year.
@ShaunKing Our new report, Extremist Murders in the United States in 2017, reveals white supremacist related killings more than doubled from 2016. Over the last decade, 71% of all extremist-related fatalities were linked to right wing extremists. https://t.co/J7e8odS4QF pic.twitter.com/1efKlZ8IUJ
— Oren Segal (@orensegal) January 17, 2018
The alt-right organizations at the center of much of the violence have come into national attention after Charlottesville in August, ADL National Director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt explained.
“While it is impossible to draw a direct line of causation between these brutal acts and the many public …read more
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