“Domestic terrorism is a threat to the American people and our democracy. Acts of violence intended to intimidate civilian populations or to influence or affect government policy should be prosecuted as domestic terrorism regardless of the ideology behind them,” the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA)….
That’s a fair statement and an unfair statement at the same time. I think, to make it completely fair, that ideologies, if those ideologies promote violence, and who and how they came to be, should be part of the criminal trial, regardless who was behind the shootings. A full investigation would and should include exactly how these people became mass shooters and should include anyone, i.e. people on 8chan, that had anything to do with this hysteria. You locked up the blind sheikh because of hate speech that incited violence, something we all agree with, why would you not do it for domestic terrorism? That would mean that anyone, regardless of how they influenced these young and impressionable people to commit these horrific acts, should face the justice system. I don’t care if they whispered it, did it through an internet site, had a group meeting, hypnotized them or through magic by wave of hands, they should all be held responsible if just one person is injured. I don’t think half measures are going to get the job done.
In New Jersey, they stopped a domestic terrorism case with no one getting injured, why does anyone have to get injured?
We all know the story of Frankenstein and how he was brought to life with electricity by the doctor who instilled in him, through that method, a desire to kill. Shouldn’t the doctor also be held responsible?