U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.posted on November 5, 2018
For The New York Times Magazine, Janet Reitman writes about the dichotomy between the Justice department’s intense focus on Islamic terrorists and its lack of action against the violent far-right white nationalist movement, which has grown in the past several years. Reitman writes, “In 2016, the latest full year of data available from the F.B.I., more than 6,100 hate-crime incidents were reported, 4,270 of them crimes against people (as opposed to, say, defacing property). And yet only 27 federal hate-crime defendants were prosecuted that year.” Reitman adds that the government has also refused to brand the attacks of the far-right as what they are: domestic terrorism.