Media and politicians have called him everything but the explicit term for his acts, a terrorist. Labeling him “un-American” is a slap in the face.
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — Here’s whiter-than-European-Caucasian-from-the-Caucasus-Mountains-white … James T. Hodgkinson, the gunman from June 14’s political attack against the Republican congressional baseball team.
And, he is a terrorist.
Shooter identified as James Hodgkinson. His social media amounts to extended screed against Trump. https://t.co/6reZSVdUFN
— Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) June 14, 2017
It doesn’t matter if he was targeting Democrats or Republicans. He’s actions and motives were those of a terrorist, BY DEFINITION.
Merriam-Webster, specifically and LEGALLY, defines terrorism as “the unlawful use or threat of violence especially against the state or the public as a politically motivated means of attack or coercion.”
Did that not happen??…
According to ABC-13 News, Hodgkinson blatantly asked whether the men on the field were Republicans or Democrats prior to his attack.
At the very least, 50 rounds had been shot from the time the attack started until police arrived on-scene. And it was only over because police shot the man during a standoff. He died as a result.
So, an “unlawful use or threat of violence especially against the state or the public as a politically motivated,” that seems like what Hodgkinson did, exactly — against the state AND the public.
Yet, according to all reports, authorities are saying it’s “too early” to tell if his motives were terrorist-related.
— The Baxter Bean (@TheBaxterBean) June 14, 2017
Are you frickin’ kidding me??…
If this were anyone else from another ethnicity, you’d bet your last dollar the “terrorist” label would already be applied to the shooter.
The source notes that no one else had guns on the field. So, it was basically a political buffet for Hodgkinson.
ABC-13 reports that five people were injured in the attack, “including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.”
“The other victims include Zack Barth, a Houstonian who works for Austin Congressman Roger Williams; Matt Mika, a Tyson Foods lobbyist; and U.S. Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey.”
Three of the five victims were political figures, and they don’t know if it was terrorist-related?
Miss me with it…
Terrorism isn’t something “foreign.” It isn’t a “race.” It’s a term and has a definition. And, James T. Hodgkinson fits both the term and definition — explicitly.
Yet, they’re not calling him that.
They’re calling him “
unpatriotic,” “ un-American,” “ a disgrace,” etc.
Stop substituting what it really is, Folks. Don’t be hypocrites. If you’re so quick to label Black, Muslim, and Asian shooters as “terrorists,” here you go.
Here’s James Hodgkinson … the terrorist.
— Jørdan (@JordanEmmons22) June 15, 2017
F.O.H. with that bulls**t.
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