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Weekend Read: "He needs long-term care. Apparently we don't have that in the state of Mississippi."

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:22
Tyler Haire was 16 when he was locked up. He was 20 before he went to trial.

SPLC statement on DeVos’ suggestion that schools can report undocumented students to ICE

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:35
The SPLC strongly opposes the suggestion this week by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that schools can report undocumented students to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

Sovereign citizen Bruce Doucette sentenced to 38 years in prison

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:07
One of the nation’s most-notorious sovereign citizens, who toured the country teaching antigovernment extremists how to set up bogus “common law” courts, faces 38 years in prison for a long list of crimes committed against public officials.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/23/2018

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:20
Trump’s authoritarian grip tightens; ‘Internet reporting’ may have aided the rise of the alt-right; Marine neo-Nazi tip elicits uncertain official response; and more.

Fool for a client? Richard Spencer prepares to argue his own legal case

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:42
Racist alt-right frontman Richard Spencer has tried to avoid this moment.

Racism rampant at California city council meetings on sanctuary policies

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:00
For the past two months, a campaign orchestrated by national anti-immigrant hate group the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and its legal arm the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has mobilized a small but vocal group of activists hell-bent on pushing city council members in Orange County, and other parts of southern California, to take a stance against the state’s sanctuary policies. 

Racism rampant at California city council meetings on sanctuary polices

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:00
For the past two months, a campaign orchestrated by national anti-immigrant hate group the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and its legal arm the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has mobilized a small but vocal group of activists hell-bent on pushing city council members in Orange County, and other parts of southern California, to take a stance against the state’s sanctuary policies. 

Poorly attended NCCPA national convention that attracts "Patriot" extremists and supporters of hate

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:56
The individuals behind the National Constitutional Citizens of Patriotic Americans (NCCPA) are at it again.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/22/2018

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 21:35
Another conviction in parking-garage attack; White House doubles down on ‘animals’; Resource officer told gay teen she faces hell; and more.

Anti-immigrant groups clash with sanctuary policies in six states

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:52
Parts of southern California have become a recent flashpoint of opposition to the state’s broader “sanctuary” policies.

New Al Jazeera documentary exposes influence of anti-Muslim groups in the Trump era

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:42
In its newly-released investigation, “Islamophobia Inc.,” Al Jazeera examines the purveyors of anti-Muslim hate in the U.S. and the funders bankrolling this movement.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/21/2018

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 21:54
What Texas shooter’s ‘fashwave’ interest means; Vegas shooter evidence suggests right-wing extremism; Militia says they’re helping Border Patrol; and more.

Joey Gibson's far-right Senate candidacy creates dilemma for Republicans

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 19:13
'Free speech' provocateur has built a militia-flavored political career while attracting even more extreme elements, but state GOP officials remain mum about his prospects.

SPLC statement on Sessions' decision to curtail 'administrative closings' of immigration court cases

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:03
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' ideologically driven decision today to bypass the immigration courts and decide himself to remove another avenue of relief for immigrants undermines due process and the rule of law.

Weekend Read: Calling people 'animals' is dangerous — and we've seen it before

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 13:33
President Trump said at a conference on sanctuary cities this week: “These are not people. These are animals.”

SPLC demands equal education for immigrant children

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:22
When Victor came to the U.S. from Guatemala, he was eager to attend high school so he could study his favorite subjects – science and math – and prepare for a career in engineering, technology, medicine, or some other field where he could make good use of his talents.

How Trump’s nativist tweets overlap with anti-Muslim and anti-Latino hate crimes

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:50
Words matter. Heated political rhetoric, especially derogatory language toward groups of people, can create all kinds of unintended consequences, including sometimes physical violence.

Las Vegas shooter went on antigovernment rant before massacre: 'Sometimes sacrifices have to be made'

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:42
In the weeks leading up to a mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas in October, Stephen Craig Paddock was becoming angry.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/18/2018

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 00:12
Radicalized young men are turning violent too; YouTube ‘Super Chat’ pushes extremes; Vegas shooter was a conspiracy theorist; and more.

Texas law enforcement agency rescinds accreditation for anti-Muslim figure

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:29
John Guandolo, a disgraced ex-FBI agent with a history of promoting anti-Muslim bigotry as part of his law enforcement training seminars, just lost another customer. 

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