Can Law Enforcement PREVENT Lone Wolf Attacks?
The term, Lone Wolf Terrorist, has primarily been associated with radical Muslims. But the attack of Congressman Scalise in Alexandria has forever changed that narrow definition. James Hodgkinson isn’t a Muslim and wasn’t motivated by religion, but, he is a lone wolf terrorist.
Individuals with classic symptoms such as psychosis, exhibit identical behavior patterns as those who radicalize on ideologies. Dylann Roof, who killed 9 African Americans at Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina had a long struggle with mental health issues, and, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim Army psychiatrist, killed 13 people at Ft. Hood in the name of Allah. Both Roof and Hasan gave plenty of indications that they were ticking bombs though the public believed Roof ‘crazy’, but Hasan radicalized by ideology.” So, what’s the common thread?
Hodgkinson, Roof, Hasan and Boston bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, were…