Why far-right attackers aren’t charged as domestic terrorists

ThinkProgress quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why only perpetrators associated with a foreign country or ideology are charged with terrorism.

“We don’t charge people with terror offenses unless they’re connected with a foreign country or ideology,” Southers told ThinkProgress. “While a hate crime charge can still send a person to prison for life, there’s something unique about being labeled a terrorist. It’s a very pejorative term and it’s used with care.”

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