Violent Political Acts committed in the United States
- August 1, 2019 – New York City gallery owner says he was attacked for wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ hat.
- August 1, 2019 – Punches thrown outside U.S. Bank Arena during Trump rally. One person arrested.
- July 29, 2019 – Surveillance videos released of suspects wanted for vandalizing 2 synagogues in Columbus.
- July 29, 2019 – Instagram account connected to Gilroy shooter pushed staple of white supremacist internet forums.
- July 28, 2019 – Shots fired outside North Miami synagogue hit man in leg, being investigated as possible hate crime.
- July 26, 2019 – GOP candidate arrested over insane mass shooting threat – one day after actually shooting someone.
- July 24, 2019 – Iowa White Supremacist Sympathizer Arrested for Phone and Email Threats Against NYC Jewish Group.
- July 18, 2019 – Pentagon Contractor Charged With Threatening to Kill Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.
- July 18, 2019 – O’Hare Standoff Over: Federal Officials Release Three Children To Undocumented Mother.
- July 7, 2019 – A man viciously beat a lesbian couple while calling one of women ‘a dude’.
- June 29,2019 – Conservative Writer Violently Beaten, Milkshaked By Antifa at Portland Rally.
- June 25, 2019 – N.J. mom beaten unconscious by school bully who threatened her son in hate crime, lawyer says.
- June 17, 2019 – Dallas Federal Building Shooter Posted Far-Right Memes About Nazis and Confederacy.
- June 16, 2019 – Florida man used social media to encourage a race war, threaten groups. His bond: $1M.
- June 14, 2018 – Concord Massacre Plot Foiled.
- May 20, 2019 – Molotov Cocktails Thrown at Chicago Synagogue, Police Say.
- May 13, 2019 – New Haven mosque fire was intentionally set, investigators say.
- April 27, 2019 – One Dead in Synagogue Shooting Near San Diego.
UPDATE – Shooter in Synagogue Attack Also Claims Credit for Mosque Arson Month Earlier.
- April 24, 2019 – Sunnyvale Crash: Driver Intentionally Hit Pedestrians, Injuring 8, Police Say.
UPDATE – Car Driven Into Crowd was a Hate Crime.
- April 19, 2019 – Florida Man Arrested for Making Threats to Members of Congress.
- April 5, 2019 – Police Arrest Trump Supporter in Connection with Spray Painting “INDIANS WILL BE GASSED” on Chickasaw Nation Premises.
- April 5, 2019 – 3 Black Churches Have Burned in 10 Days in a Single Louisiana Parish.
- March 31, 2019 – Police: Suspect wearing ‘MAGA’ hat attacked man with sword.
- March 29, 2019 – White Power Symbol found at Fire of Historic Civil Rights Center.
- March 22, 2019 – Man Arrested for Throwing Water at Steve King.
- March 22, 2019 – Suspect Arrested in Charlottesville Schools Terror Threat.
- March 21, 2019 – Man Violently Beats Woman Blocking His Car.
UPDATE – Dallas Woman Violently Attacked Charged, Then Released.
- March 18, 2019 – White Supremacist abducts and Rapes Black Woman.
- March 17, 2019 – Man Arrested for Threatening United Islamic Center of Arizona.
- March 8, 2019 – Woman Attacks 7 People with Pepper Spray in Manhattan in What Police Say May Be a Hate Crime.
UPDATE – Police Arrest Woman in String of Possible Hate Crimes in Manhattan and the Bronx.
- February 21, 2019 – Coast Guard Officer Arrested for Planning Murder of Democratic Leaders and Journalists.
UPDATE – Judge to Allow Pre-Trial Release of Silver Spring Man Accused of Plotting Attacks on Democrats, Journalists.
- February 19, 2019 – Publisher of Alabama Newspaper Calls for the KKK to Clean Out Washington.
- February 18, 2019 – Police Searching for Man Seen on Video Assaulting a Gay Man.
- February 18, 2019 – Man Pulls Gun on MAGA-Hat Wearing Couple.
- February 16, 2019 – Bushwick Synagogue’s Window Shattered; Police Investigating as a Bias Crime.
- February 14, 2019 – Capitol Police Crackdown on the Press Escalates into a Physical Altercation.
- February 13, 2019 – 5000 members believed to be part of Arkansas White Supremacist Group.
- February 11, 2019 – BBC Cameraman Shoved and Abused at Trump Rally.
- February 10, 2019 – FBI Investigating Fire at Planned Parenthood Clinic as a Possible Hate Crime.
- February 9, 2019 – KKK Imperial Wizard Found Dead in Missouri.
- January 29, 2019 – Jussie Smollett attacked in Possible Hate Crime.
UPDATE – Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollet orchestrated attack
UPDATE – Jussie Smollet arrested.
UPDATE – Jussie Smollet indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly making false statements.
- January 23, 2019 – Intentionally started Fire in Comet PingPong Restaurant.
- January 22, 2019 – Three Men and a Teen Arrested for Planning an Attack on a Muslim Community.
- January 12 2019 – North Carolina Man Arrested After Video of Him Punching Teen-age Girl Goes Viral.
- January 5, 2019 – Selfie Stick Wielding Trump Supporter arrested for allegedly hitting attendee at Elizabeth Warren Event.
- December 31, 2018 – Seven Year Old killed in senseless shooting.
UPDATE – A Twist in the Murder of Jazmine Barnes.
- December 20, 2018 – Sunrise Man accused of sending threatening letter to David Hogg’s home.
- December 17, 2018 – 3 suspicious letters sent to Baltimore County synagogues.
- December 17, 2018 – White Supremacist arrested for threatening to kill Jews and other Minorities.
- December 10, 2018 – Two arrested in separate terrorist incidents.
- December 8,2018 – Crying Nazi vows destruction of the Left after Charlottesville Killer’s murder conviction.
- December 6, 20118 – CNN evacuated due to bomb threat.
- December 6, 2018 – Southwick Man Indicted for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield
- December 4, 2018 – U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
- November 30, 2018 – He shouted “I hate Mexicans” before attacking them with a metal bar.
- November 29, 2018 – North Carolina Man Sentenced for Providing Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization
- November 28, 2018 – Columbia Teachers College professor’s office vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti
- November 26, 2018 – Long Island Woman Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to ISIS
- November 25, 2018 – US Border Patrol shoots tear gas into Mexico to disperse migrants.
- November 22, 2018 – Emantic Bradford killed by police
- November 16, 2018 – Authorities find rocket launcher, pipe bombs, in massive Florida white supremacist sting
- November 15, 2018 – Drunken Man shouts ‘Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!’
- November 14, 2018 – Bronx Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Provide and Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS
- November 13, 2018 – Hate crimes increase for third year in a row
- November 13, 2018 – Police arrest armed man who communicated with synagogue shooter on GAB
- November 11, 2018 – Security Officer killed by police
- November 8, 2018 – Ferguson Activist insists son found hanging was lynched
- November 7, 2018 – Protesters target Tucker Carlson at his home.
Update – November 12, 2018 – Tucker Carlson story about protest at his home is challenged by protesters and Legal Aid NY attorney
- November 6, 2018 – Pennsylvania man arrested for threatening to shoot poll workers
- November 2, 2018 – Man who had been accused of groping opens fire on Tallahassee yoga class, killing two, police say. – Source: The Washington Post. Buzzfeed labels shooter as an extremist
- October 31, 2018 – Four days after murder of 11 at Synagogue, Synagogue vandalized in Irvine, Ca. Source:USA Today
- October 30, 2018 – Woman arrested for throwing chocolate milk on Republican volunteer at FSU
- October 29, 2018 – Four shots fired into a Republican Party Office in Florida. Source: The Washington Post
- October 27, 2018 – At least 11 murdered by gunman shouting “All Jews must die!”
- October 22 – 26, 2018 – Pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of the US President Sources: (Guardian, Fox News)
- October 24, 2018 – Gunman shoots two in Krogers in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. According to CNN, it is being investigated as a hate crime.
- October 12, 2018 – Multiple fights break out in New York between Proud Boys and Anti-Fascist Protesters after Gavin McInnes speech at the Metropolitan Republican Club. Source:New York Times
- October 11, 2018 – Metropolitan Republican Club vandalized. Source:New York Post.
Probably worth mentioning how several organized groups (far-left and far-right) have been also engaged in violent activities.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Fascist_Action (British)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antifaschistische_Aktion (German)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antifascistisk_Aktion (Swedish)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antifa_(United_States) (American)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt-right (~American)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain_First (British)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Defence_League (British)
Source of violence/rioting/protesting worth separating:
- Politics (people with different ideas about how the Country should be run)
- Nationalism (an extreme form of patriotism marked by the feeling of superiority over other countries)
- Provocateurs (people who purposely say things to cause trouble)
- State actors (other Countries getting involved in US politics, see: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/18/us/politics/russian-operatives-facebook-twitter.html)
Possibly end the article on the note that there is a global growing political divide. This is something that was also seen post-World War I and II.