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Weekend Read: The FBI is massively undercounting hate crimes

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:20
Mulugeta Seraw was standing on a corner in Portland, Oregon, when they spotted him.

SPLC: Alarming new figures show thousands more kicked off Arkansas Medicaid

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:02
A new report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Human Services shows that more than 3,800 additional residents were stripped of their Medicaid coverage in October.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/16/2018

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 18:41
GOP’s bigotry-appeal strategy mostly failed; Man shouts ‘Heil Hitler’ at musical; Utah senator warns of civil war unless freeways dismantled; and more.

Caravan paranoia is tearing the border militia movement apart

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:38
They’ve wound themselves up to believe all kinds of rumors about the migrant caravan that’s been making its way north through Mexico.

Court rejects neo-Nazi’s free speech defense in SPLC case

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:02
A federal judge has rejected neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin’s attempt to dismiss an SPLC lawsuit seeking to hold him accountable for orchestrating a campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family in Montana.

Why is Barnes & Noble helping antisemitic male supremacist Roosh make money?

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:12
In recent months, PayPal and Amazon took actions to boot virulent misogynist Daryush Valizadeh (also known as “Roosh V”) from their platforms for breaching their hate guidelines. 

Congressional proclamation honors slain man at center of historic SPLC lawsuit

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:17
Thirty years ago this month, a group of racist skinheads savagely beat an Ethiopian college student to death on a street in Portland, Oregon – an attack that sparked an SPLC lawsuit that decimated the neo-Nazi group responsible for the murder.

SPLC report: Louisiana law enforcement agencies must collect, publish data on police activity

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 08:03
The state of Louisiana and its law enforcement agencies have failed to comply with Louisiana law requiring data collection and publication on traffic stops, according to a report that the SPLC released today.

Trump lies again about voter fraud

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:01
The president is using a far-right tabloid to elevate baseless conspiracy theories and undermine our democracy. 

Hatewatch Headlines 11/15/2018

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:27
Nazi brothers tied both to shooter, alt-right; Hate-crimes bill languishes in Congress; Philadelphia braces for hate groups at ‘pro-police’ rally; and more.

Police and Data Collection: Why Louisiana Needs Reform

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:55
If Louisiana were a country, it would have the second-highest incarceration rate in the world, behind only Oklahoma.1

SPLC seeks justice for journalist facing deportation

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:45
SPLC client Manuel Duran, the Spanish-language journalist who was unlawfully arrested and detained in April in retaliation for reporting on controversial issues related to law enforcement in Tennessee, could be deported at any time.

SPLC seeks justice for journalist facing deportation

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:45
SPLC client Manuel Duran, the Spanish-language journalist who was unlawfully arrested and detained in April in retaliation for reporting on controversial issues related to law enforcement in Tennessee, could be deported within weeks.

SPLC: Judge rules First Amendment doesn’t protect neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin’s antisemitic trolling of Tanya Gersh

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:57
Chief Judge Dana L. Christensen of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana ruled today that the First Amendment does not protect Andrew Anglin, the publisher of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, from liability for his decision to launch an antisemitic “troll storm” directed at Tanya Gersh, a Jewish real estate agent in Whitefish, Montana.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/14/2018

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 20:00
White nationalists don’t believe Trump’s disavowals; Hate crimes spiked on Trump’s watch; What ‘cultural Marxism’ is really about; and more.

"Rock Stone Mountain II" permit denied

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:23
A planned racist gathering at Georgia’s Stone Mountain monument has encountered its first stumbling block after park authorities denied the planners a permit for 2019’s Super Bowl weekend.

FBI: Hate crime numbers soar to 7,106 in 2017; third worst year since start of data collection

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:07
The number of hate crimes in the United States in 2017 topped a previous high, with law enforcement reporting 7,175 incidents — an uptick of 17 percent over the five-year high reached in 2016.

FBI: Hate crime numbers soar to 7,106 in 2017; third worst year since start of data collection

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:07
The number of hate crimes in the United States in 2017 topped a previous high, with law enforcement reporting 7,175 incidents — an uptick of 17 percent over the five-year high reached in 2016.

Hatewatch Headlines 11/13/2018

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:56
‘Blue wave’ washes anti-LGBT bigots out; GOP links conspiracies to election counts; Trump’s ‘no blame’ claim fails to match the record; and more.

Jail time added to sentence for 'patriot' woman who damaged an Arizona mosque

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:53
An Arizona woman who has past ties to the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim group Patriot Movement AZ and who damaged a mosque earlier this year could end up spending a month in jail after members of the mosque pressed for a tougher punishment at her sentencing hearing Thursday.

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