What Defines Terrorism In Light Of The Aurora Theater Shootings?

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Mon July 23, 2012

What Defines Terrorism In Light Of The Aurora Theater Shootings?

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On the day of the shootings at the Aurora Theater, one of the telling quotes that defines the times we live in was "I want to emphasize, at this point, we do not see a nexus of terrorism...". This was said by FBI Special Agent Jim Yacone at a Friday press briefing. Yet over the weekend, Governor Hickenlooper during TV appearances said, "In a funny way, this guy was a terrorist." Nathan Heffel was on The Takeaway this morning as they confronted that question.
Source: Thetakeaway · Via: Nathan Heffel
In the days since the Colorado shootings, commentators and politicians have started to liken James Holmes, the suspected killer, to a terrorist. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper did so twice yesterday morning - on NBC's Meet the Press, and again on CNN's State of the Union.