All the evidence suggests the Planned Parenthood shooting was an act of domestic terrorism

Blog, Salon / Monday, November 30th, 2015

A gunman shot 12 people at the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains clinic in Colorado Springs on November 27, killing three people, including a mother of two and a police officer.

Media outlets and politicians have been very slow to characterize the alleged shooter, a white man named Robert Lewis Dear, as a terrorist. In an interview with ABC on Sunday, however, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said the attack on the women’s reproductive health facility was likely an act of terrorism.

When asked “Would you say, Mr. Mayor, this is an act of domestic terrorism?” Suthers replied, “It certainly appears that way.”

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