Domestic Terrorism Research Service Report. However, for this Active Learning Discussion, you will first need to read the Congressional Research Service report titled: Domestic Terrorism. Hence an Overview (Bjelopera, 2017) to get an understanding of the various facets of domestic terrorism. For this Active Learning Discussion. we will focus on three separate incidents wherein groups of left-wing protestors and right-wing protestors clashed. These three cases are the 2017 conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia; the 1979 “Massacre” in Greensboro, North Carolina; and the “Covington Boys’ Case” which occurred in Washington D.C. in 2019.
The Covington Boys’ Case was unusual in that there were three different groups involve-d. Additionally, the Indigenous Peoples’ March, comprised of a group of native-American demonstrators. Also a group of Catholic high school kids, who had just attended a “March for Life” pro-life event; and five members of the Black Hebrew Israelites. Therefore, through the lens of the “escalator” model for classifying extremist behavior. how would you classify the behavior of each of these three opposing groups?
The second part of the question has to do with the initial media coverage of the incident. versus what was later revealed to have actually happened when the entire context of the incident was revealed. In your opinion, what effect could previous incidents such as the Charlottesville killing by a white supremacist. and the 1979 “Massacre” in Greensboro have had in prejudicing the initial inaccurate reports by CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, The Washington Post, and others? Who were the ultimate winners of this incident? Who were the losers?