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41 U. La Verne L. Rev. 104 (2019-2020)
White Supremacists Have Committed Domestic Terrorist Attacks, but Why Have the Attackers Not Been Indicted as Domestic Terrorists?

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          WHITE SUPREMACISTS HAVE
    COMMITTED DOMESTIC TERRORIST
         ATTACKS, BUT WHY HAVE THE
     ATTACKERS NOT BEEN INDICTED AS
             DOMESTIC TERRORISTS?

                         Priscilla Parada*


INTRODUCTION                    .............................................. 105
I.WHAT  IS DOMESTIC TERRORISM?           ............................. 108
      A.  The FBI's definition of domestic terrorism................ 108
      B.  The Patriot Act's definition of domestic terrorism .... 109
      C.  The definition of domestic terrorism applies to Patrick
          Crusius's attack in El Paso........    ..... ...... 110
          1. The FBI's definition applies to Crusius............ 110
          2. The Patriot Act's definition applies to Crusius..... 111
II.ARE WHITE SUPREMACISTS  TERRORISTS?...        .................. 113
      A.  The U.S. narrative of what terrorism looks like is
          9/11................................... 113
      B.  The U.S. narrative of what terrorism looks like stems
          from white supremacy    ...............    ......115
          1. President Trump's rhetoric has helped increase white
             ideology .   ............................. 116
          2. Mental illness is almost always associated with white
             shooters ...................................... 117


     Juris Doctorate, expected 2020, from the University of La Verne College of Law; Bach-
elor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Parada would like to
thank Professor Michael O'Connor for his Law and Terrorism Seminar, which inspired the
fruition of this topic. This paper was also inspired by the pain and strength of the Latino
community and victims of the El Paso shooting. Ms. Parada would like to thank her sisters
for the motivation and support they provided during the process of this article. Finally,
Ms. Parada would like to thank her parents and brother for their endless support on this con-
troversial and racial topic.


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