Your Intense Feelings Don’t Make You Right

ITEM: The number of people killed by right wing hate group members in 2015 (last year available): 48

ITEM: The number of people killed in Chicago in July 2016: 65

ITEM: “On April 18, 2017, a shooting spree occurred in Fresno, California, leaving three men dead. The prime suspect, identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, was then arrested by police and charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Muhammad, who was believed to have been motivated by racial hatred directed towards white people, was already wanted in connection with the murder of a security guard at a local Motel 6 that had occurred five days earlier.” — Wikipedia

ITEM: May 2017 “Two men were stabbed to death on a Portland, Oregon train Friday night, and another man was injured, after they tried to intervene as a man shouted hate speech at two young women who appeared to be Muslim….Christian posted frequently on Facebook, often expressing violently Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, and white supremacist views. According to his posts, he was a passionate Bernie Sanders supporter who later supported, but did not vote for, President Trump.” — USA Today

ITEM: July 2017 “Actor Johnny Depp on Thursday became the latest US celebrity to invite controversy by making a thinly veiled allusion to the killing of President Donald Trump, asking the crowd at the Glastonbury arts festival in England, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” (crowd laughed and cheered) — CNN (the CNN reporter answered “For the record…” and answered Depp’s question, like it was an entertainment report)

ITEM: July 2016 “I think [the Obama administration] continued appeasements at the federal level with the Department of Justice, their appeasement of violent criminals, their refusal to condemn movements like Black Lives Matter, actively calling for the death of police officers, that type of thing, all the while blaming police for the problems in this country has led directly to the climate that has made Dallas possible,” William Johnson, the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, said… — Politico

ITEM: June 2017“ James T Hodgkinson, the rifle-toting 66-year-old who opened fire on a Republican lawmakers practicing for a baseball game Wednesday, was a fervent fan of leftist Senator Bernie Sanders and disdained President Donald Trump.” — AP

ITEM: August 2017 “James T Hodgkinson, the rifle-toting 66-year-old who opened fire on a Republican lawmakers practicing for a baseball game Wednesday, was a fervent fan of leftist Senator Bernie Sanders and disdained President Donald Trump.” — Daily Caller

ITEM: August 2017 “Trump faulted “many sides” in his remarks Saturday…” — LA Times

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