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Federal magistrate judge recommends $14 million in damages to Jewish woman targeted in neo-Nazi harassment campaign

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:02
Federal Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch issued a ruling today recommending that Andrew Anglin, publisher of a major neo-Nazi website, should pay more than $14 million in damages to Tanya Gersh, the Whitefish, Montana, woman who received a relentless barrage of antisemitic threats and messages from Anglin and his followers.

Virginia Judge Hands Down Life Sentence, Plus 419 Years, in Case of James Alex Fields Jr., Calls Attack An Act of 'Terror'

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:06
Judge Richard Moore imposed a sentence of 419 years plus life on James Alex Fields Jr., convicted of murder after the racist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.

SPLC: Holiday recognizing early Ku Klux Klan leader an insult to Tennessee residents

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 13:12
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in his state, honoring a Confederate general who became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization that targets African Americans.

Record of Suspect in Anti-LGBTQ Beating Reveals Previous Hate, Criminal Activity

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 09:42
Julian Austin Calfy, a suspect in the beating of a gay man, served five years of a 16-year sentence for terroristic threatening and criminal possession of explosive material, Hatewatch has learned.

Weekend Read: Jim Crow’s fingerprints are on Florida’s new voting law

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 07:14
Voting is not a privilege but a right that is essential for a healthy, well-functioning democracy.

Manuel Duran, journalist who reported on ICE, freed from detention

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 14:18
Manuel Duran, an investigative journalist who was detained after reporting on the collusion between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee, was released today from ICE detention and will be reunited with his fiancée.

SPLC statement on White House social media summit

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 18:31
The Trump administration’s social media summit today is a gathering of groups and individuals who have no business at the White House.

SPLC urges HUD to drop plan that would cut housing assistance for ‘mixed-status’ immigrant families

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 09:08
The SPLC urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today to withdraw a proposal that would eliminate housing assistance for low-income families that include both documented and undocumented immigrants. 

Detained Journalist Manuel Duran’s Case Ordered Reopened

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 07:54
The Board of Immigration Appeals has ordered detained journalist Manuel Duran’s case reopened, paving the way for an asylum claim and possible release after over 15 months in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

SPLC urges Supreme Court to preserve workplace protections for LGBTQ people

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:23
Soon after Y.B. took the night shift as a forklift operator, her boss started harassing her because she is a lesbian.

SPLC: Hate groups have long adopted symbols of U.S. history to promote white supremacy

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:07
As America prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July this week, the display of some of the nation’s earliest regalia has rekindled a debate about racist symbolism.

SPLC sues Florida officials to keep citizens from losing right to vote again

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 08:31
After completing her prison sentence and probation time, Rosemary McCoy had her voting rights restored and cast a ballot in the Jacksonville, Florida, runoff city council election earlier this year.

SPLC Action Fund: Congress should adopt NO HATE Act to neutralize growing threat from white supremacists

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 09:42
Members of Congress recently introduced new legislation that would improve reporting on hate crimes and expand assistance and resources to hate crime victims.

SPLC: Sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr., who killed Heather Heyer at ‘Unite the Right,’ will not heal victims or their families

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 11:37
James Alex Fields Jr., who was sentenced to life in prison today for murdering a woman who was protesting a white supremacist rally two years ago, is a remorseless killer and a domestic terrorist.

Florida Man Arrested for Racist Threats Once Attacked an African American Police Officer

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:06
A long string of felony charges and a tip-off from the Department of Homeland Security led to the arrest of a Florida man for racist and antisemitic threats posted to Gab and Bitchute.

Charlottesville Federal Court Sentences James Alex Fields to Life in Prison for 'Unite the Right' Killing

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 06/28/2019 - 05:57
A neo-Nazi sympathizer from Ohio received two consecutive and 27 concurrent life sentences in federal prison for killing a counterprotester and injuring others in the aftermath of 2017’s racist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

SPLC: Supreme Court decision not to stop politicians from rigging voting maps hurts our democracy

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 13:25
The Supreme Court decided today that federal courts have no role in regulating state legislatures’ gross abuses of power when drawing political lines.

Far-Right Extremists Are Calling for Terrorism on the Messaging App Telegram

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 13:07
Neo-Nazis, white nationalists and antigovernment extremists are publishing volumes of propaganda advocating terrorism and mass shootings on Telegram, a Hatewatch review of hundreds of channels on that app reveals.

White Nationalist Shieldwall Network Member Arrested in Alleged Anti-LGBTQ Attack Invokes Domestic Terror Ideology on Facebook

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 09:33
Three members of the Shieldwall Network (SWN), an Arkansas-based white nationalist group founded by longtime movement leader Billy Roper, were arrested last week in connection with second-degree battery.

Horrific detention center conditions expose Trump’s true immigration policy: unmitigated, unrelenting cruelty

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 14:27
A year ago, America awoke to the shocking images of children being held in cages – children who had been stolen from their asylum-seeking parents at the border by an administration that had no plan to reunite them.

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