The number of deaths in the two mass shootings over the weekend has reached 31.
Dozens more were wounded. The shootings happened just hours apart, in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio and at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, near the border with Mexico.
To discuss all of this:
- John Donohue is a professor at Stanford University Law School.
- Leonard Zeskind is the founder of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights and author “Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream.”
- Lester Munson is a principal at BGR Group, a leading government relations firm.
- Greg Shaffer is a former FBI agent and founder of the Shaffer Security group.
— Daniel Williams (@DanWilliamsTV) August 5, 2019
Two mass shootings took place in two different states within 24 hours of each other. Nine were killed and at least 26 wounded in Dayton, Ohio, Sunday. At least 20 were killed and dozens wounded in El Paso, Texas, Saturday. #shoothing #texas #elpaso #Dayton #Ohio pic.twitter.com/hPd1Fz5Ucv
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) August 4, 2019
The Dayton shooter was suspended twice for threatening his classmates back in high school, several of them say. Now they wonder how he could have been allowed to buy a military-style rifle. https://t.co/JpmmxrtEmX
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 5, 2019
Ali Soufan writes, "White supremacists, like their Islamist counterparts, explicitly seek to use violence to create a climate of fear and chaos that can then be exploited to reshape society in their own image" https://t.co/yAtNWJJZFB
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 5, 2019