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Austin Police Chief Labeled Serial Bomber 'Domestic Terrorist'

Austin Police Chief Labeled Serial Bomber 'Domestic Terrorist'

Manley was at the panel to look at how the bombings affected communities of color. Many have noted the distinction made between white mass shooters, like Dylann Roof, who are arrested safely as opposed to police who are not prosecuted for shooting unarmed Black men.

The Austin bombings were acts of domestic terrorism, the city's police chief said after having avoided using the term despite fears the attacks were possible hate crimes, CNN reported.

Manley had previously declined to describe the man as a "domestic terrorist" and was criticized by the public for his decision.

The police chief spoke (in the above clip, courtesy of the Austin Statesman's Mary Huber) to reporters during a Thursday meeting on law enforcement and community response to the bombings.

Another audience member, Kristina Brown, said Manley's admission that the bombings were the work of a "domestic terrorist" was "too little, too late".

"I was so focused that we put a stop to it", the chief said, adding that he now felt comfortable calling the bombings domestic terrorism "for what it did to our community".

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Knowing the case would enter the legal system at some point, Manley said he was trying to be sensitive about the terminology he used during the investigation, the newspaper stated.

Chas Moore of the Austin Justice Coalition agreed with Manley, but said he believes the bomber was treated differently because of his race.

"The way the media covered this story, this 'troubled young man.' Was the young man troubled?" Absolutely. But he was a troubled young man that turned out to be a domestic terrorist. "Because he was white, we gave him the benefit of being a human first".

That perceived racial insensitivity was also present in the early stages of the investigation. His death was later reclassified as "suspicious", and investigators suggested House may have crafted and set off the bomb himself.

But at the moment, the lack of any kind of socio-political motive - to say nothing of the fact that Manley waited over a week after Conditt's death to change his description of the bomber - raises questions about his choice to describe Conditt as a domestic terrorist. "And when he did that it brought up everything that is part of our DNA".

"To really become an anti-racist city, that's going to take some really deep soul-searching", said Moore, "and I don't know if we're there yet".


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