Report Shows “Stunning” Increase in Anti-Government Groups

by evanmcmurry

Headline’s not as scary as it sounds–this seems to be somewhat a product of taxonomy, i.e., “It depends on how you define hate groups.” The truly stunning part is at the end: “Meanwhile, ‘nativist extremist’ groups—vigilante anti-immigrant organizations—dropped from 319 in 2010 to 184 last year, albeit apparently for a slightly different reason. In states like Arizona and Alabama, the cause of these organizations has been taken up by state legislatures, apparently reducing the need for vigilante action, according to the report.”