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Court certifies class action in SPLC lawsuit against Louisiana’s public defender system

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:23
A Louisiana court has certified a class action lawsuit from the SPLC that challenges the constitutionality and funding structure of the state’s overburdened public defender system.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/28/18

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 22:10
Is President Trump a white nationalist mob boss? Does Facebook target LGBT users? Milo Yiannopoulos attacks his fans, and more.

SPLC questions U.S. Department of Education's policies on school safety ahead of listening session in Alabama

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:42
The SPLC has released four questions about school safety for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, ahead of a listening session of the Federal Commission on School Safety this week in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Sovereign Files: August 27, 2018

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:16
In this month’s Sovereign Files, a man who conned people into filing cases in a fake court is convicted on multiple charges; an Illinois man is charged with contempt of court for the second time in four years; a man who calls himself Church reveals plans to run for president upon his arrest; and more.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/27/18

Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:43
Conspiracy buffs contend an abandoned cold war missile bunker in North Dakota is linked to the Illuminati; two suspects arrested in 20-year-old transgender murder; Texas road rage suspect hated women, and more.

Jacob Scott Goodwin, Alex Michael Ramos sentenced to state prison in beating of DeAndre Harris

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 12:50
Two men with neo-Nazi and militia ties were sentenced Thursday to state prison for taking part in a gang assault of a man in a Charlottesville parking garage during the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in 2017.

Statement on Mayor Bottoms’ decision to pursue the sale of the Atlanta City Detention Center

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:14
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' announcement to explore the sale and repurposing of the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC) demonstrates her continued commitment to criminal justice issues, particularly the illegal and unnecessary detention of immigrants by federal authorities. 

Weekend Read: From cable to the White House, the mainstreaming of white nationalism

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:21
It doesn’t take the infiltration of a hate group meeting or a deep dive into extremist chat rooms to be exposed to white nationalist ideas.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/24/18

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 22:08
White nationalists celebrate Trump on Twitter; a Florida police officer’s fist bump with a white nationalist; BlacKkKlansman movie and Trump’s election, and more.

Post-Charlottesville, white nationalists double down on flash demonstrations over public rallies

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 17:54
“We have got a flash rally coming up,” Michael Hill, president of the racist neo-Confederate hate group League of the South, announced last week on the white nationalist podcast Stormfront Action.

The dangerous myth of 'white genocide' in South Africa

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 14:09
Narratives about a fictitious campaign to exterminate Afrikaners have the power to produce real violence.

Roundup of Anti-LGBT events and activities 8/23/2018

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 14:00
The following is a list of activities and events of anti-LGBT organizations. Organizations listed as anti-LGBT hate groups are designated with an asterisk.

Just after anniversary of 'Unite the Right,' Charlottesville hit with racist robocalls from Idaho troll

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:01
Rachel Gendreau thought the call from “Wachovia” from a Virginia number involved an issue with a check.

Sovereign citizen extremist arrested for 'Holy Fire' arson

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:00
On August 6, 2018, a sovereign citizen reportedly ignited a massive forest fire in the Holy Jim Canyon in the Cleveland National Forest on the west side of the Santa Ana Mountains in Orange County, California.

President Trump is stoking white nationalism, exploiting racist fear

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 07:48
In the two days since he was implicated as a co-conspirator in a federal crime, the president – with the help of his allies in the right-wing press – has fallen back on his most basic political strategy: stoking racial resentment and fear. 

Hatewatch Headlines 8/23/18

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 22:17
Is there a correlation between social media and violence? A Virginia Republican touts a white nationalist website; a New Hampshire lawmaker’s personal info ends up on a white nationalist site, and more.

Suspect who fatally stabbed black man in Pennsylvania 'liked' nearly 50 racist alt-right Facebook pages

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 16:54
A 24-year-old man is charged with homicide in the early Sunday morning stabbing death of Dulane Cameron Jr. of Monaca, Pennsylvania. The suspect, Joden C. Rocco, also has a social media presence that suggests he was steeped in the racist “alt-right.”

League of the South secedes from the Nationalist Front

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:08
This afternoon Brad Griffin, PR Chief of the neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS), announced that the LOS has “withdrawn from the Nationalist Front.”

Oath Keepers announce national ‘Spartan’ training program aimed at ‘violent left’

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:07
A far-right strategy takes shape as militiamen organize to use ‘lethal force’ for violence-prone events in liberal urban centers.

Hatewatch Headlines 8/22/18

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 22:16
Another Trump White House official associated with a white nationalist; Klan leader gets prison for firing a gun at Unite the Right rally; anti-Muslim blogger Robert Spencer booted from fund-raising site, and more.