FBI Gets It Wrong Says Charleston Mass Shooting Is Not Domestic Terrorism

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FBI Director James Comey determined that the mass murder of nine black people in their place of worship, including a Democratic state Senator who was working to get police to use body cameras after the shooting of an unarmed Walter Scott, is not terrorism.

Comey explained his thinking that alleged shooter Dylann Roof is not a domestic terrorist because he had no political motive:

“Terrorism is act of violence done or threatens to in order to try to influence a public body or citizenry so it’s more of a political act and again based on what I know so more I don’t see it as a political act. Doesn’t make it any less horrific the label but terrorism has a definition under federal law,” he said during a visit to Baltimore.

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The FBI is investigating the shooting as a hate crime, as is the Charleston police department.

On Friday, Department of Justice spokeswoman Emily Pierce said the DOJ was investigating the massacre as both a hate crime and an act of terrorism, “The department is looking at this crime from all angles, including as a hate crime and as an act of domestic terrorism.”

Terrorism is “the use of violence to physically and psychologically terrorize a population by an individual or a group in order to draw attention to a cause, enact political change, or gain political power.” Dylann Roof claimed blacks were taking over. He clearly had a right wing agenda to “preserve traditional social orders,” which is a form of terrorism. “Right Wing terrorism is commonly characterized by militias and gangs; many times these groups are racially motivated and aim to marginalize minorities within a state.”

Racially motivated to marginalize minorities.

So the FBI thinks this isn’t terrorism because somehow they don’t see the political agenda behind the alleged shooter’s motives to get rid of black people and start a race war, or his obsession with Trayvon Martin’s murder.

That is sort of like saying the Civil Rights Movement didn’t have a political agenda. There is nothing more political than attacking southern blacks in their place of worship to intimidate them and make a political statement.

26 Replies to “FBI Gets It Wrong Says Charleston Mass Shooting Is Not Domestic Terrorism”

  1. Well the F.B.I. is full of shit.

    This is terrorism.

    The F.I.B.

    I’ve had the unfortunate opportunity to encounter the FBI in my personal life- and I’m not surprised. They don’t care about the truth, never have, never will.

    Fox Mulder is a fictional character. How do I know? Because he was determined to find the truth.

  2. When I read the FBI was investigating the peaceful protestors ( landowners/native Americans, and anyone else, that is against the keystone pipeline, I knew then, they were bought and sold! Hopefully our DOJ can move this forward.

  3. Fire his ass as of yesterday. This right here people is the problem. Till white people in power face facts then nothing will change

  4. And the Koch agenda continues. Anarchy, oligarchy and of course, the most obvious will be continued birth of babies along with wage oppression. Yes we’ve got our Cliven Bundy folks making a mockery of our government along with the unregulated militias, guaranteeing our homegrown terrorists keep aiming their weapons at federal agents, thanks Charles & David, you guys are gods. Pretty soon the Gop will be begging to kiss each of your asses, as to stop you from forcibly buying land you worked so hard for, out from under your family…. Imminent domain dontcha’ know.

  5. Remember that Comey is a career man first and foremost. His number one job as he sees it is too always do what is advantageous for his next job. If he didn’t try and downplay this as just an act of violence, then the corporate masters will not be kind to him when he leaves his current job. The WSJ editorial downplaying racism was an open warning to all those who wish to have nice jobs when their government gig is over.

  6. If the perp were Muslim and the victims white, you can be damned sure they would be calling this domestic terrorism.

    Black victims & white perp? Nah. Just a misunderstood boy.

    The FBI Director obviously has issues and should not be an FBI Director.

  7. I have the press release conveyed to me from Loretta Lynch at the DOJ saying it’s being investigated AS DOMESTIC TERRORISM. I received that from the US Attorney in my area following a nationwide phone call of all USAs with the AG.

    So the FBI is going to have to eat its words. It IS domestic terrorism. It is being investigated as that.

  8. Just to piss you off….
    Na just kidding politics a side, just want to say I hope you have a happy fathers day.
    Have a great day.

  9. I have been wondering why there has been no federal indictment of the obvious racial killings by rogue police officers as used to be in the past. The FBI director is in denial of the obvious. Mr FBI director, if a Muslim had walked into a synagogue and murdered 9 Jews, would it be terrorism.

  10. We need to find a FBI director who knows how to treat all people the same regardless of race, color, creed or birth of origin. This person does not fit the bill.

  11. …this does NOT surprise me; instead of firing his ass, bust him down to agent…not Special Agent in Charge, not Special Agent…but just a field agent…
    …then put someone in that considers his personal politics shut down on duty…
    {{{Like THAT’LL ever happen}}}

  12. We must call him a terrorist: Dylann Roof, Fox News and the truth about why language matters

    This wasn’t simply a hate crime or a senseless murder. It was targeted terror, and we need to discuss it that way

    How we talk about the truth matters. What happened in Charleston, S.C. was a lot of things – a crime, a tragedy, a massacre, a butchery, and, above all, an act of terror. President Obama referred to the South Carolina shootings as “senseless murders.” That was a terrible mistake; it’s not just wrong – it’s dangerous and misleading.
    Read More
    http://www.salon.com/2015/06/21/we_must_call_him_a_terrorist_dylann_roof_fox_news_and_the_truth_about_why_language_matters/

  13. Pres. Obama says “must do something about gun violence in America”. I respond,
    “… but Mr Pres, your fbi,cia,dod,police champion the use of gun violence here and abroad, and shove such mayhem down our little throats.” Re: S C church mass murder:
    Intelligence failure By fbi often cause mass murders.
    The fbi could have devoted more attention to the real mass murderers, instead of fraudulently accusing ex fbi agent whistleblower of such atrocities:

    murderer:
    http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2014/02/426594.shtml

    mass murderer:
    http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/02/422103.shtml

    dilemma forced on men by fbi/police thugs:
    http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/dilemmafacingciv.html

  14. Best argument context, thank you. Will someone please climb that flag pole and burn that pathetic piece of rag!Its America’s black flag with white Arabic writing, if ya know what I mean.

  15. You are spot on! I know a number of people whose lives have been ruined because the FBI doesn’t care about the truth!

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