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Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety – the agency that issues driver's licenses and patrols state highways – will start battling white supremacy as part of its duties. This comes after the mass shooting in El Paso on Aug. 3 when 22 people died. But how equipped are state police agencies to deal with so-called domestic terrorism?

Jeff Gruenewald is an associate professor at the University of Arkansas' Sociology and Criminology Department, and director of the Terrorism Research Center there. He says calling shooters like the one in El Paso “domestic terrorists” is a newer phenomenon in law enforcement, but terrorism researchers like himself have been using that phrase for longer.

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The mass shooting in El Paso on August 3 left a community reeling and the public searching for answers after 22 Latino and Mexican individuals were killed in a Wal-Mart. The suspected gunman, a 21-year-old white male, posted a disturbing manifesto online 19 minutes before the attack that espoused anti-immigrant and white nationalism beliefs.