To: President Biden, United States Department of Justice, United States Congress
Cc: Benjamin Crump, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Re: Buffalo New York murders must be treated as Domestic Terrorism
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump is calling for the premeditated, racially-motivated shooting murders in Buffalo New York to be treated as Domestic Terrorism. We, the undersigned members of One Pulse for America wholeheartedly back this call: for those murders are absolutely, unambiguously, acts of Domestic Terrorism.
The National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism exists for such cases as this. A thorough investigation as domestic terrorism could expose those who espouse terrorist ideals, prevent further tragic murders, and lead to understanding of how such individuals are motivated and via what sources their poisonous rhetoric spreads with the goal of stopping them. This is urgent. This is critical.
If this tragic case of racist mass-murder is not domestic terrorism, then the bar of what constitutes that crime is far too high. We write to demand this case be categorized as domestic terrorism so it will be properly, fully investigated – hopefully thwarting further acts.
One Pulse for America, founded by George Takei following the Pulse nightclub shooting, lobbies for gun law reform. There are over 78,000 of us across the country. Gun law reform is long overdue – and so is taking domestic terrorism seriously.
We request you act with no further delay and we await your reply.