Looking At What Is, And Isn’t, Domestic Terrorism

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Mandalay Bay Hotel
The Mandalay Bay resort and casino, right, overlooks an outdoor festival grounds across the street, left, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. Authorities said Stephen Craig Paddock broke the windows on the casino and began firing with a cache of weapons, killing dozens and injuring hundreds at a music festival at the grounds. AP Photo/John Locher

The investigation into the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left almost 60 dead and hundreds injured is still in the early stages has sparked a familiar debate about what is, and isn’t, domestic terrorism in the U.S. The White House and others, including some law enforcement officials, have refrained from labeling it as such, but others have called it an act of terror.

Join us as we talk with a professor about what U.S. law says about domestic terrorism, the politics involved with the situation and challenges ahead as this national conversation continues.

Do you think the shooting in Las Vegas should be labeled a act of terror? Why or why not? Should there be a federal charge for domestic terrorism? Weigh in with your thoughts by emailing mornings@wpr.org. You can also post on The Ideas Network Facebook page and tweet us using @wprmornings.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • David Schanzer Guest

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