Considering START is a branch of the, shall we say conservative, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, naturally, the only group identified in the press release is a small-scale left-wing group of mountain-biking "eco-terrorists" responsible for burning down houses in an upscale Phoenix suburb.
Left off the Maricopa County list was self-proclaimed "America's Toughest Sheriff," Joe Arpaio who, besides his affinity for publicly humiliating those incarcerated under his jurisdiction, has been terrorizing the Latino community for years. But since the Department of Homeland Security has rather loose interpretations of human rights violations and terrorism, Arpaio's actions are par for the course.
"Despite the clustering of attacks in certain regions, it is also clear that hot spots are dispersed throughout the country," LaFree added, including "places as geographically diverse as counties in Arizona, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Texas."
The report also found that, not surprisingly, most terrorist attacks were motivated by single ideological factors. For example, Lubbock County, Texas, only experienced right-wing terrorism while only left-wing terrorism was experienced in the Bronx, New York.