Alex Johnson, New York University
Including the Sutherland Springs shooting and Austin bombings, nearly 40 Texans have died from domestic terrorism since November.
Given that the standard procedure is to shy away from such definitive language, Austin police chief Brian Manley’s statement took many by surprise.
The 24-year-old white male took his life yesterday, March 22, before he could be apprehended by the authorities.
Investigators have begun to walk back the idea that the crimes are racially motivated, leaving detectives at a loss for a cause.
The bombings have killed two African-American males, aged 39 and 17, and have critically injured a 75-year-old Hispanic woman.
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