Stopping America's next hate-crime killers on social media is no easy task

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Stopping America's next hate-crime killers on social media is no easy task

Constitutional right of free speech means police cannot arrest someone simply on the basis of extremist rants online.

The pattern is clear: Hate-filled manifestos posted on websites populated by white supremacists, followed by gun attacks against blacks, Jews, Muslims, or Latin American immigrants. In some cases, the killers use their internet posts to praise previous attacks by other white nationalists. ...

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