Skip to comments.Growing threat of extreme right-wing violence [The Big Lie has begun]
Posted on 04/04/2013 1:33:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
(CNN) -- On the evening of March 19, Tom Clements, the director of Colorado's prison system, was shot and killed when he answered the door of his home near Colorado Springs.
The slaying sparked a police chase that ended a few days later in Texas, with authorities finally killing the suspect, 28-year-old Evan Ebel, in a shootout. It was soon discovered that Ebel had been part of a violent white supremacist gang during the eight years he spent in Colorado prisons.
Clements was the latest victim of increasingly active violent right-wing extremists. While American politicians and the U.S. public continue to focus on the threat from jihadist extremists, there seems to be too little awareness that this domestic form of political violence is a growing problem at home.
From 2002 to 2007, only nine right-wing extremists were indicted for their roles in politically motivated murders and other types of ideologically motivated violent assaults. But between 2008 and 2012, the number mushroomed to 53, according to data collected by the New America Foundation.
Fifteen right-wing extremists were indicted in 2012 -- including six who were involved in a militia in Georgia that accumulated weapons, plotted attacks on the government and murdered a young U.S. Army soldier and his 17-year-old girlfriend, who they suspected were planning to rat out the group to authorities. Seven claimed membership in the anti-government Sovereign Citizens movement and allegedly murdered two policemen in Louisiana. And two had gone on a murderous rampage the previous year, killing four people before they were arrested in California, where they told police they were on their "way to Sacramento to kill more Jews."
By comparison, in 2012, only six people who subscribed to al Qaeda's ideology were indicted on terrorism-related charges in the United States[.]
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I would say that Operation Alinisky has started, but it never really stopped.
Operation Alinisky full speed ahead!
how’are white supremacist groups right wing?
liberals throughout history are the ones infatuated with race, eugenics, breeding, reducing inferior peoples’ populations. all liberals. radical liberals.
As a felon and ex-con didn’t CNN owe Ebel a job?
Keep your powder dry, folks.
Those “right-wing” extremist/white supremacists (aka KKK, Aryan Brotherhood, Neo-Nazis, et al) are in reality Dems.
Neo-Nazis are inherently left wing. The clue is in the name ‘national socialists’
MSNBC got to him first.
They are racist. Therefore, they are right wing. That's how the liberal mind works. No need for anything remotely resembling proof.
Well, if this is true then maybe those right-wing extremists will go after CNN.
If so, I wonder if donations to the group would be tax deductible?
The Big Lie began when they shot Randy Weaver’s dog. Everything has been spin and indoctrination ever since.
Communism = government sanctioned mass murder on horrific scale.
All the white supremacist groups are fundamentally socialist when it comes to political orientation. The only difference between them and the Democrats is the Democrats are trying to kill all the babies and the Middle Class people while the white supremacists focus on whoever isn’t part of their group (note who they killed first ~ a soldier and his girlfriend).
The Plantation Owners of today are all white liberals. The Overseer’s are the Jessie Jackson’s.
Not just historically, but Literally Stormfront and similar groups espouse National SOCIALISM and unions to consolidate white power.
Honestly I wouldn’t even characterize white prison gangs as political. They intially formed for protection against other ethnic gangs (not to excuse them - they’ve become as violent and vicious as the other ethnic gangs, and in some cases, even worse.)
There’s White Supremacist rhetoric, tatoos, etc. but their primary purpose now is making money. They cooperate and collaborate with various black and hispanic gangs when they can make money of the drug trade, etc.
I think the one dimensional left/right wing metaphor should be retired. It confuses conversation. It does not enlighten. I suppose that’s why demagogues love it.
Odd how they leave out all the left wing terrorism and mass murders in this article. The most dangerous people in America today are democrats with guns.
Evan Ebel is the SON of a Jack Ebel who is a very good friend of Anti-Gun Colorado Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper!!!!
Evan Ebel was released 4 YEARS too early before he killed that one guy!!!! Peter Boyles surmises that his connection to Chickenpooper has somethign to do with this!!!!
Evan Ebel, the man suspected of killing Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, probably would still be behind bars were it not for a law approved by legislators and Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2011.
Maybe ChickenPooper ONLY HAS HIMSELF TO BLAME!!!!!!