News Link: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/extremist-killings-links-right-wing-extremism-report-2019-1Every extremist killing in the US in 2018 had a link to a right-wing extremism, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism.
The report zeroes in on incidents such as the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018, and the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in October 2018.
There were at least 50 extremist-related killings in the US in 2018, according to the report, making it the fourth-deadliest year on record for domestic extremist-related killings since 1970.
“The extremist-related murders in 2018 were overwhelmingly linked to right-wing extremists,” the report states. “Every one of the perpetrators had ties to at least one right-wing extremist movement, although one had recently switched to supporting Islamist extremism. White supremacists were responsible for the great majority of the killings, which is typically the case.”
Guns were involved in the vast majority of the killings – 42 of out 50.
Actual study link: https://www.adl.org/murder-and-extremism-2018
Thoughts? I am looking through it now, but even at a casual glance it seems like a story where they had the conclusion first, and found the data to match.