White supremacy

FBI director touts nearly 100 domestic terrorism arrests this fiscal year

Wray being sworn in.
Christopher Wray. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday, saying the bureau has made about 100 domestic terrorism arrests in the first 3 quarters of this fiscal year.

Why it matters: The majority of the arrests were related to white supremacy. Overt white supremacy is reportedly on the rise, with a global trend toward nationalism emboldening prejudiced players.

Charlottesville attacker gets life sentence for federal hate crimes

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A federal judge sentenced James Alex Fields Jr., a self-described neo-Nazi, to life in prison for federal hate crimes committed during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., the AP reports.

Driving the news: Fields, 22, was charged with both state and federal crimes for deliberately driving his car into a group of peaceful anti-racism protestors at the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally. One woman, Heather Heyer, was killed in the attack and more than 2 dozen others were injured. He still faces sentencing July 15 on the state conviction of first-degree murder.