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After family fiasco, TWP's Matthew Heimbach may spend summer in jail

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 08:51
Matthew Heimbach may be spending his summer in jail.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/3/2018

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:11
How Florida murders exposed fascist youth; Facts show Trump policies based in bigotry; ‘Sanctuary status’ fights fueled by national groups; and more.

Disgraced ex-FBI agent John Guandolo training law enforcement this week in San Angelo, Texas

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:14
John Guandolo’s anti-Muslim roadshow will hit West Texas this week, where he is scheduled to train law enforcement and others in the city of San Angelo on Friday, May 4. 

SPLC statement on states' suit against DACA

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:53
This legal action is senseless and cruel. Young people protected under DACA are part of the fabric of their communities in each of the states that signed on to this suit.

Hatewatch Headlines 5/2/2018

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 00:38
Inside the ‘incel’ movement and its misogyny; FB meme pages affiliate with III%; Man guilty in Charlottesville assault on black man; and more.

Racist Jacob Goodwin convicted of assault on black man during Charlottesville rally

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 18:53
A white supremacist, who wore pins celebrating Adolf Hitler and the neo-Nazi Traditionalist Worker Party during last summer’s violence in Charlottesville, was found guilty late Tuesday of assaulting a black man.

Latest poll highlights the state of anti-Muslim hate in America and its links to authoritarianism

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 08:57
American Muslim political engagement is growing and strong majorities of Americans back Muslim civil rights

Hatewatch Headlines 5/1/2018

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:40
Caravan asylum seekers turned away; CBP targets humanitarian group; ICE falsely labeling immigrants as gang members; and more.

South Dakota’s Family Heritage Alliance reveals disturbing track record of spreading anti-Muslim hate

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:02
Next month, from May 24 to May 26, the anti-LGBT hate group Family Research Council’s (FRC) national outreach to pastors, Watchmen on the Wall, will be hosting its annual briefing in Washington, D.C.

Leaders of Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ arrested for bilking millions from the organization

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 08:36
The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ (ICGJC) is one of the biggest Black Hebrew Israelite groups in the United States.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/30/2018

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 22:06
Lynching memorial upsets some locals; Police guard American Renaissance event; California candidate wants country ‘free from Jews’; and more.

SPLC statement on DOJ's decision to maintain Legal Orientation Program for immigrants

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 15:30
The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ's) decision to maintain a program that provides basic legal information to detained immigrants is a rare reprieve from this administration's cruel immigration policies, which too often break families apart and punish people who are fleeing from persecution.

Weekend Read: Confederate monuments are going down. Lynching memorials are going up.

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 13:32
The markers are about the size of a man. The color of bricks made from Alabama’s red clay, they hang from the roof, one for every county in America where a person was lynched.

Utah militia leader admits guilt in BLM bomb plot

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:13
A militia leader who was among the armed participants at the 2014 Bunkerville standoff with Cliven Bundy has pleaded guilty to involvement in a separate plot to bomb a remote Bureau of Land Management facility in Arizona.

Richard Spencer would like a donation, please

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:05
Richard Spencer is scrambling. The racist alt-right front man has been acting as his own attorney in a civil lawsuit stemming from the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August. But, facing the prospect of dealing with real lawyers at a hearing in May, Spencer is using last-ditch fundraising websites in an attempt to collect money to hire someone trained in the law for the case.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/27/2018

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 22:52
Does this pastor really lead a hate group? Nehlen accuses Jews of deicide; ICE fails to follow handbook in deporting children; and more.

Anchorage white supremacist Bret Maness sought by police after pepper spray attack

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:04
An arrest warrant was obtained Thursday for a longtime white supremacist with neo-Nazi ties and a history of violence in connection with a pepper spray attack on a left-leaning group in Anchorage, Alaska,

In 1991, FAIR president Dan Stein said immigrants are "getting into competitive breeding"

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 07:03
Dan Stein, the longtime president of anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), published a letter to the editor this week in the Washington Post claiming that he never said something he actually did say in 1991. 

SPLC lawsuit settlement ends debtors' prison in Corinth, Mississippi

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 06:31
Brian Howell, an unemployed man whose leg was amputated following a car accident, was assessed over $1,000 in court fines for three traffic violations in the city of Corinth, Mississippi.

Hatewatch Headlines 4/26/2018

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 21:04
Lynching memorial is like nothing seen before; Waffle House shooter’s far-right ties; Travel ban likely to win before Supreme Court; and more.