8chan Is a Normal Part of Mass Shootings Now ; Can Glenn Greenwald Be Jailed in Brazil for Publishing Leaks? ; and More Picks 8/5

175 People Killed Worldwide in Last Eight Years in White Nationalist–Linked Attacks (Chris)

The author writes, “At least 16 high-profile attacks have been motivated by white nationalist conspiracy theories.”

8chan Is a Normal Part of Mass Shootings Now (Chris)

From Slate: “Three white nationalist shooters appear to have posted manifestos on the same troll forum. Here’s how 8chan became a meme-filled refuge for hate.”

What Four Things Do Nearly All Mass Shooters Have in Common? (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “For two years, we’ve been studying the life histories of mass shooters in the United States for a project funded by the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. We’ve built a database dating back to 1966 of every mass shooter who shot and killed four or more people in a public place, and every shooting incident at schools, workplaces, and places of worship since 1999. … Our goal has been to find new, data-driven pathways for preventing such shootings. Although we haven’t found that mass shooters are all alike, our data do reveal four commonalities among the perpetrators of nearly all the mass shootings we studied.”

Alarm Over Voter Purges as 17M Americans Removed From Rolls in Two Years (Reader Pat)

The author writes, “US election jurisdictions with histories of egregious voter discrimination have been purging voter rolls at a rate 40% beyond the national average, according to a watchdog report released on Thursday.”

Can the President of Brazil Jail the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald for Publishing Leaks? (DonkeyHotey)

From Columbia Journalism Review: “Greenwald … faces threats of jail time, in what has become Brazil’s first big test of the legal freedom to publish leaks.”

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