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OP-ED: When the Shooter is White | The Washington Post

In the hours and days following the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, politicians and many media outlets reflexively described the shooter, Stephen Paddock, as a solitary madman who planned and carried out the mass killing without apparent connection to any larger network, group or ideology.

President Trump, who is quick to label other global acts of mass violence as “radical Islamic terrorism” well before investigations establish such intentions, described the horrific shooting as the act of “a very sick man” and a “very demented person” without mentioning anything about the shooter’s background or potential political ideology. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo meanwhile depicted Paddock as “an individual” and “a sole actor, lone wolf type actor.”

Read Full Article, “When the Shooter is White” Op-Ed in The Washington Post.


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