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FBI Director: Charleston Shooting Isn’t Terrorism

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FBI Director James Comey said that based on what he knows so far, he wouldn’t characterize the church shooting in Charleston as terrorism at a press briefing on Friday.

Comey said, “Terrorism is act of violence done or threatened — to — in order to try to influence a public body or the citizenry so it’s more of a political act, and again based on what I know so far, I don’t see it as a political act. Doesn’t make it any less horrific the label, but terrorism has a definition under federal law.”

(h/t Fox 11)

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