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One Year After Charleston Massacre: Root Causes of Extremist Violence Remain Unaddressed

MR vision national One Year After Charleston Massacre - charleston 9 - 2 image( – A year ago on June 17, a young White supremacist gunned down nine Black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, S.C., marking the violent start to a lethal year of extremist violence in the United States.

  • In San Bernardino, Calif., in the coming months, Islamist radicals would kill 14 people.
  • In Colorado Springs, Colo., an anti-abortion extremist would shoot three people to death at a Planned Parenthood clinic.
  • In Oregon, anti-government militants would take over a wildlife refuge, sparking a standoff that ended with one of the militants being shot and killed by authorities.
  • And in Orlando, Fla., a gunman would slaughter 49 people at a gay nightclub, one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

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