Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Florida shooter is latest domestic terrorist

Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is described in the inevitable avalanche of press reports as “troubled,” “a loner,” ‘hostile,” and “no clue he was dangerous.” His defense attorneys piled on to this litany of descriptive cop-outs by calling him “brain damaged,” “emotionally traumatized” and the topper, “a broken child.” (He’s 19, that’s hardly a Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: San Bernardino shooting was domestic terrorism

David Bowdich, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles field office, issued a statement immediately after the mass killing in San Bernardino Dec. 2 by alleged shooters Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. “It would be irresponsible and premature for me to call this terrorism,” Bowdich said. “The FBI defines terrorism very specifically, and that Read More…

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Dylann Roof pleads not guilty to federal charges in Charleston church attack

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty Friday to 33 federal charges in the deadly June attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, according to the court clerk’s office. Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Roof on 33 counts, including federal hate crime and firearms charges, in the shooting Read More…