Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fact Check: violence on the left and right

Now that Republicans were targeted in the recent DC shooting the right is saying that the left is equally to blame for violent attacks. Fact checking that proves it is wrong. Granted there are some violent groups on the left like Antifa, discussed in the article. And they too should be, and are, condemned for their methods. But the facts, according to J.J. McNabb, an expert on political extremism at George Washington University: "In the past 10 years when you look at murders committed by domestic extremists in the United States of all types, right-wing extremists are responsible for about 74 percent of those murders." So no, the left is not as bad as the right on this one, not even close.

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