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How An 80s Breakdancing Movie Became Right-Wing Code For Civil War

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 17: FBI agents gather near the Earle Cabell Federal Building on June 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. The shooter, identified as 22 year-old Brian Isaack Clyde, was shot dead after opening fire on the courthouse. No one else was injured in the shooting. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 17: FBI agents gather near the Earle Cabell Federal Building on June 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. The shooter, identified as 22 year-old Brian Isaack Clyde, was shot dead after opening fire on the cou... DALLAS, TX - JUNE 17: FBI agents gather near the Earle Cabell Federal Building on June 17, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. The shooter, identified as 22 year-old Brian Isaack Clyde, was shot dead after opening fire on the courthouse. No one else was injured in the shooting. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 18, 2019 12:04 p.m.

When a 22-year-old man, Brian Isaack Clyde, was killed by law enforcement Monday after opening fire outside of the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas, I began looking at his digital footprint to find out more about his worldview. What I found fit into a rough pattern of internet-immersed, radicalized men who distrust the federal government and are obsessed with guns and violence.

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