If a Muslim did what the Las Vegas shooters did, we’d call it terrorism. The couple who murdered two police officers in Las Vegas were white supremacists. Police found swastika symbols in their apartment. Neighbors said they’d boasted of being at Cliven Bundy’s ranch during the standoff, planned to kill cops, and wanted to commit the ‘next Columbine.”
In their deluded little brains, they thought killing innocents would trigger a revolution, because surely people will rise up behind them and do the same, either immediately or after the period of repression that followed. Such is what too often passes for strategic revolutionary planning in fevered minds on the extreme right and extreme left.
Like many of the neighbors contacted, Krista Koch said she didn’t know the couple’s last names. She described them as “militant.” They talked about planning to kill police officers, “going underground” and not coming out until the time was right to kill.
“They were handing out white-power propaganda and were talking about doing the next Columbine,” Moore said.