Family separation under the Trump administration – a timeline

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 09:25
Long before the Trump administration implemented its “zero tolerance” immigration enforcement policy in 2018, it was already separating children from their parents as part of a “pilot program” conducted in the El Paso, Texas, area and along other parts of the border.

Attorney With Hate Group Ties Named to University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 15:43
Kentucky’s governor has appointed an attorney who worked closely with an anti-LGBT hate group to the Board of Trustees for the University of Kentucky, a school that previously received a top national ranking for being LGBTQ-friendly.

Opportunity Costs: Community corrections program offers a roadmap for client success

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 13:07
Positive client outcomes indicate promising investment for fiscally sound prison alternatives, rather than prison construction.

Opportunity Costs: Community corrections program offers a roadmap for client success

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 13:07
Positive client outcomes indicate promising investment for fiscally sound prison alternatives, rather than prison construction.

Attorney With Ties to Anti-LGBT Groups Hired for Key Government Agency

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:02
Right-wing attorney, writer and legal analyst Ken Klukowski has landed a position in the Trump administration in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Beyond the border

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 09:49
In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.

SPLC sues Alabama officials for overly severe sex-offender law that punishes children for life

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 07:22
Herbert Stevens met Candi Stevens when their mutual friends introduced them at a local skating rink. He was 14 and she was 12. 

The CNP Eligible For Official Party Status Part II: The List

Anti-Racist Canada and Yellow Vests Canada Exposed are publishing over 250 names of members of newly registered Canadian Nationalist Party.

The Canadian Nationalist Party, a neo-Nazi party led by Travis Patron, became eligible to become a registered federal party on August 29th. Today, we’re publishing the names of over 250 confirmed party members.

Having learned their information would become accessible through public documents released by Elections Canada, some Canadian Nationalist Party supporters took the opportunity to learn more about Patron and renounce their support. Others reaffirmed their support, and will now face the social consequences of supporting a neo-Nazi party.

We are providing information about these Canadian Nationalist Party members to journalists across the country and encouraging them to write stories naming neo-Nazi party supporters in their communities. This information has been confirmed by Elections Canada as part of their process and we have rechecked it ourselves. Questionable data has been removed.

To be very clear: we are only encouraging a nonviolent social response and that’s why we are only publishing names and cities of residence. We trust that friends, families, employers, and other members of the community will make it clear that their support for the Canadian Nationalist Party is absolutely unacceptable.

This is NOT doxxing. Doxxing is making extensive private information public to encourage and enable threats and violence. What we are doing is journalism. We are publishing public information - and just names and cities - to hold these individuals socially accountable to their community. This information is available to any Canadian through Elections Canada just like regularly released information about political donors. Members of the Canadian Nationalist Party voluntarily disclosed this information, and will now face the social consequences.

Canadians have a right to know if there are neo-Nazis - because that’s what you call card carrying members of a neo-Nazi party - in their communities.

Travis Patron is under RCMP investigation for his video which references common antisemitic tropes, refers to Jewish people as “the parasitic tribe” and calls for them to be “removed once and for all” from Canada. He later explains that he was referring to the Zionist Occupied Government, a reference to the neo-Nazi conspiracy theory that Jews secretly control the government. On Facebook, Patron likes antisemitic quotes by George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party. He also refers to himself as a “historical revisionist,” which is what holocaust deniers prefer to call themselves.

The party also targets other communities, particularly the LGBTQ+ community, which was attacked during Hamilton Pride by a coalition of hate preachers, Yellow Vests, and Canadian Nationalist Party members in June.

William John Beattie, leader of the Canadian Nazi Party (1965-1978), also supports Patron and has encouraged him to post “It’s Okay To Be White” posters. Paul Fromm, the infamous Canadian neo-Nazi networker and supporter of Blood & Honour, a designated terrorist group, is a member.
Other notable members include KevinJohnston, Jody Issel, and Rev. Russell A. Haynes. Patron knew that this information would become public and threw his members under the bus. He used a fake address for himself, while exposing all of their information.Travis Patron will say he isn’t a neo-Nazi and that his party isn’t a neo-Nazi party. He will say that we’re encouraging violence. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that neo-Nazis are liars.Patron is running for election in the riding of Souris – Moose Mountain in Saskatchewan.
Name City, Province Serena Maria Chapman Airdrie, AB Jeff Daniel Whiting Airdrie, AB Frederick C Bossley Alix, AB Louisa W F Bossley Alix, AB Stan Christopher Leonard Bashaw, AB Nancy Carr Calgary, AB Michael Hargrove Calgary, AB Jason Wright Calgary, AB Michael Gashyna Cold Lake, AB Timothy Grant Breitkreuz Edmonton, AB Mick Kohut Edmonton, AB Hanna Shiffer Edmonton, AB Helen Gail Prosser Edson, AB Robert Cory Essenburg Leduc, AB Glen Carmen Davidson Lethbridge, AB David D. Beatch Medicine Hat, AB David Battle Red Deer, AB David John Charnock Sexsmith, AB David Roger Baran Sherwood Park, AB Jean D Baran Sherwood Park, AB Dominic Kondratski St. Albert, AB Michael J Wood Abbotsford, BC Allison Julin Wankelshaw Castlegar, BC Korby Soobotin Castlegar, BC Neil Denevers Chilliwack, BC Brian Wallace Jackson Chilliwack , BC Robert Glenn Cruickshank Kelowna, BC Kelly Grant Kelowna, BC Hugh Thomas Ian MacLean Langley, BC Dale Regehr? Langley, BC Troy Polyak Logan Lake, BC Edward William Daniel Baran Parksville, BC Barbara Lowden Parksville, BC Franklin David Hilliard Penticton, BC Jake Anthony Jones Port Alberni, BC Ian McDonald Semple Qualicum, BC Kevin Koronko Scotch Creek, BC Livia Redecsi Scotch Creek, BC Darrin Glen Nielsen Slocan, BC Kathleen M. Hill Surrey, BC Oleg Spoyalo Surrey, BC Olena Spoyalo Surrey, BC Line Hache Surrey , BC Chad Haché Surrey , BC Benny Hill Surrey , BC Jaime Lunan Vancouver, BC Jeffrey Lunan Vancouver, BC Adrian Castellanos Victoria, BC George De Lact Victoria, BC Sheryl De Lact Victoria, BC Lawrence Michael Forbes Victoria, BC Matthew Jackson Chilliwack , BC Bruce Danyluk Oakbank, MB Daniel Bauche Winnipeg, MB Kimberley Anne Janz Winnipeg, MB Joseph Coleman Janz Winnipeg , MB Benjamin Samual Scott Mckiver Winnipegosis, MB Lorilee Jolene Mckiver Winnipegosis, MB Alexander Douglas Manzer Bains Corner, NB Sean Hanson Dieppe, NB Claude Gagne St. Basile , NB Peter James Lombard Digby, NS Faye Irene Adams Halifax, NS Keith Joseph Adams Halifax, NS Albert McNeil New Waterford, NS Euphemina McNeil New Waterford, NS Michael McNeil New Waterford, NS Sally Anne Cunliffe Sackville, NB John Gillis Sydney, NS Evans Ferdinand Thomson Station, NS Robert Thoddens O'Connor Truro, NS Morgan Leland Wilson Truro, NS Marc Gregory Morrissey Acton, ON Adriano Pocobene Ancaster, ON Bradley John Wise Aurora, ON Patrick Edward Costello Brampton , ON Cesar Lopez Brampton , ON Denise Ann Stewart Brantford, ON Gordon F Stewart Brantford, ON Chantal Tryon Brantford, ON Robert Kleiner Brantford , ON Terry Everett Ross Brockville, ON Martin Slaman Burford, ON Brian Baxter Burks Falls, ON Johnathan Bishop Campbellford, ON Gregory Thomas Duncan Campbellford, ON Iona Jane Duncan Campbellford, ON Miroslav Markov Dundalk, ON Pavlina Markov Dundalk, ON Justin Alexander Iian Long Etobicoke, ON William Schleich Grimsby, ON Fadi Mikael Guelph, ON Lukas D Nicholson Guelph, ON Andrei Chelekhova Hamilton, ON Larissa Chelekhova Hamilton, ON Paul Fromm Hamilton, ON Robert Janosevic Hamilton, ON Anna Isabell Rochlitz Hamilton, ON Peter Hans Rochlitz Hamilton, ON Raychyl Whyte Hamilton, ON Jayson Elliot Iroquois, ON Stephen Nenadov Keewatin, ON Neil Cory Legere-Janeway Keswick, ON Adam Suhr Keswick, ON Kristin Suhr Keswick, ON Christopher James Branscombe Kingston, ON Alison Collins Kitchener, ON Michael Cassolato London, ON Robert Churilla London, ON Perry V. Daniello London, ON Daniel Lefcoe London, ON Marcus Lennox London, ON Christopher Morley London, ON Brian Keith Munday London, ON Spurgeon Norman Westhaver London, ON Douglas Richard Howey Midhurst, ON Terry KH Wood Midland, ON Kevin J Johnston Mississauga, ON Aaron Krentz Newcastle , ON Brian Farmer Newmarket , ON Louis Vailancourt North York, ON Shane Farrell Douglas O'Neill Orillia, ON Stephanie J Stuart Orillia, ON Patrick D.J. Cody Ottawa , ON Pierre Lamontagne Ottawa , ON Christopher Larson Ottawa , ON Michael Simon Pastien Ottawa , ON Domenic Shelley Ottawa , ON Richard Yeremyah Court Owen Sound, ON Jillian Kipp Paris/Guelph, ON Adam John Gordon Stead Parry Sound, ON James Thomas Tole Parry Sound, ON Peter Russell Palmer Port Dover, ON Jeannette Irene Therrien Sarnia, ON Richard Zombori Sarnia, ON Nicholas Montague Sarnia, ON Athanasios Stefanis Scarborough, ON Kostadinos Stefanis Scarborough, ON Marco Fernandez Scarborough , ON Cary Denise Krentz-Kerr Scarborough , ON Dustin Zachary Early Shelburne, ON Joshua Vanrooy St Thomas, ON Kelly Michael Kellestine Strathroy, ON Mitchell Griffi Tavistock , ON Cynthia Carol Mogk Tavistock , ON Christopher Jones Timmins, ON Jocelyne Catherine Demers Toronto, ON Gloria DePaiva Toronto, ON Victor DePaiva Toronto, ON Nadia Fleaca Toronto, ON Frank Granic Toronto, ON Mark Hartung Toronto, ON Rev. Russel A. Haynes Toronto, ON Christopher P. Kovarik Toronto, ON Ronald Barry Krentz Toronto, ON Victoria Krentz Toronto, ON Tatiana Maxina Toronto, ON Travis Patron Toronto, ON John Howitt Reynolds Toronto, ON Jeff D Roby Toronto, ON Tom Siaterlis Toronto, ON Adam Wallace Toronto, ON Sergei Zhukowsky Toronto, ON Joseph MacDonald Toronto , ON Terry A Wood Utterson, ON Rose Wood Utterson, ON Ryan TP Wood Utterson, ON Scott MT Wood Utterson, ON Jonathan Charles Ferguson Vanier, ON Faith Gauthier Whitby, ON Michael Gibbs Whitby, ON Johanna N. Gyorgyjakab Whitby, ON Robert Duperreault Willow Bunch, ON Stephanie Bauer Windsor, ON Jessica Bauer Windsor, ON Sandra Dubois Windsor, ON Robert Gervais Windsor, ON Christopher Patrick Rodd Windsor, ON John Romanelli Woodbridge, ON Robert Ostrowski Woodville, ON Ryan Ostrowski Woodville, ON Darik Horn Brantford , ON Joseph Lawson Toronto, ON Jeremie Leblanc Levis , QC Tommy McCann Montreal, QC Ansley Coelho Pointe-Claire, QC Ralston Coelho Pointe-Claire, QC Sonita Coelho D'Silva Pointe-Claire, QC Michel Legare St-Prime, QC Allen Bauche Antler, SK Harvey R Bauche Antler, SK Yvonne Bauche Antler, SK Christian Louis Col Bellegarde, SK Mervin Troy Baldwin Bellevue, SK Denis George Miller Brownlee, SK Eldon Allan Winter Dilke, SK Robert Frank Abbott Englefeld, SK John Tinney Estevan, SK Gene R Speare Hudson Bay, SK Amber Button Kayville, SK E. Colleen Reed Kenosee Lake, SK James Douglas Reed Kenosee Lake, SK Rodger Glenn Hofos Kenosee Lake, SK Tracy Hofos Kenosee Lake, SK Debra Kenneth Russell Kenosee Lake, SK Stewart T. Lawrence Kenosee Lake, SK Darrell Robins Kenosee Lake, SK Rosaline Robins Kenosee Lake, SK Jeff Russill Kenosee Lake, SK Jody Edward Issel Moose Jaw, SK Allan Wayne Lautamus Moosomin, SK Violet Linda Lautamus Moosomin, SK Gregory Lee Nosterad Moosomin, SK Heather V. Truman Moosomin, SK Richard Matthew Mackin Porcupine Plain, SK Wayne Belesky Preeceville, SK Tina Klassen Preeceville, SK Jonathon Vance Prince Albert, SK Tom Aime Redvers, SK Marceline Hardy Redvers, SK Raymond Hardy Redvers, SK Chelsey Marie Dawn James Redvers, SK Lucille Lemieux Redvers, SK Kari D Forseth Redvers, SK Bradley W Forseth Redvers, SK Marc Poirier Redvers, SK Roland Joseph Maurice Poirier Redvers, SK Susan Irene Poirier Redvers, SK Darren Kent Silvius Redvers, SK Carol Ann Sylvestre Redvers, SK Romeo R Sylvestre Redvers, SK Frank Bedecs Redvers , SK Mitchell Bouchard Redvers , SK Tyler Michael Dekeyser Redvers , SK Denis Frecon Redvers , SK Fabien Frecon Redvers , SK Kenneth John Blair Goforth Redvers , SK Irene Elaine Hortness Redvers , SK Lorne Melvin Hortness Redvers , SK Robert McWhirter Redvers , SK David Richard Metzger Redvers , SK Kristopher Troy Metzger Redvers , SK Suzanne Metzger Redvers , SK Kenton Miller Redvers , SK Gloria Maxine Patron Redvers , SK Rick Patron Redvers , SK Valerie Patron Redvers , SK Christopher Aubichon Regina, SK Edgar Llewellyn Bratt Regina, SK Charlotte Esopenko Regina, SK Amanda Kardynal Regina, SK Nathanael Kardynal Regina, SK Walter Edward Mackin Regina, SK Ronald George Mackin Regina , SK George Busser Saskatoon, SK Aaron Fairbrass Saskatoon, SK Beata Gay Van Berkom Saskatoon, SK Laura Bissonette Storthoaks, SK Robert Bissonette Storthoaks, SK Dennis Beauchesue Wawota, SK Cassidy Ann Burke Weyburn, SK Francesca Copeman Wolseley, SK Marion Hortness Redvers , SK Kenneth Howard Martel Redvers , SK Thomas B. Lacey Whitehorse , YT
There will be a lot of names that readers won't recognize, but here are a few that are of special interest.

We've already mentioned these two neo-Nazis, long time white supremacist Paul Fromm who actively promoted and supported members of an now banned terrorist group and Jody Issel who was one time head of the Moose Jaw chapter of Soldiers of Odin as well as a participant in at least one Blood & Honour rally in Calgary:

Also on the list is Kevin J Johnston, a notorious Islamophobe charged and awaiting trail for violating Canadian hate crime laws and who was recently hit with a $2.5 million defamation judgement:

Another interesting figure is Darik Horn who worked on Faith Goldy's mayoral campaign and who has been seen working as security at a number of Max Bernier's PPC events:

Credit: PressProgress

Though he hasn't been mentioned on the blog, Reverend Russell Haynes has been a contributing writer for the virulently anti-immigrant Immigration Watch Canada as well as the Council of European Canadians founded by Ricardo Duchesne:

And we'll finish with Travis Patron himself. We're leaving his address because it isn't his home address but the registered address the CNP possessed at One Yonge St. until Telsec cancelled their service:

Daily Stormer Website Goes Dark Amid Chaos

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:31
The website for the Daily Stormer, the white supremacist, neo-Nazi and antisemitic racist group, has lost access to a critical piece of web infrastructure that allows the general public to access its hate propaganda easily.

Safe For Whom? How the MSD Commission is putting Florida's Children in Danger

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:47
The commission appointed by politicians to study school safety in Florida after the mass shooting in Parkland in 2018 has recommended—without evidence to support them—measures that place children at greater risk of being shot or wrongfully arrested; put children’s privacy and liberty in jeopardy and strip them of civil rights; create school environments that are more tense, anxiety-provoking, and traumatic; breed distrust between students and faculty; and absorb funds needed for programs that have actually been proven to make schools safer for all students. Lacking needed expertise and diversity, the commission has proven incapable of recommending an effective plan to ensure that all children are safe, healthy, and welcome in school.

In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff’s office will stop acting as immigration enforcement

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 07:26
The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.

The CNP Eligible For Official Party Status Part I: This Article is the Teaser. ;)

If you'd like to see what ARC and YVCE are planning for the next blog post and you don't mind spoilers, feel free to scroll to the end of this article. Then come back and read through the rest. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

By the end of August Travis Patron's efforts to have his far-right Canadian Nationalist Party recognized as an actual officially recognized party appears to have come to fruition:
Elections Canada sent party leader Travis Patron a letter on Thursday. It confirmed the party met the requirements for eligibility under the Canada Elections Act and can be registered for the upcoming election if the writs of election are issued on Sept. 9 or later. Even then, the party is still not actually registered. It must still endorse a candidate, whose candidacy then must be confirmed by a returning officer. Patron says he will run under the party banner in the southeast Saskatchewan riding of Souris—Moose Mountain. If readers click on the link they will note in the article there is mention of a plan to publicize the identities of those who supported the party’s Elections Canada application. Know that we WILL get back to this. In fact it will be the primary focus of the second article.

It shouldn't be a surprise to learn that Patron is very pleased:

Patron himself will be running in Souris-Moose Mountain in Saskatchewan (a Saskatchewan mountain???) and appears to be the only CNP candidate running in the 2019 federal election though this sad fact hasn't dampened his enthusiasm:

The fly in the ointment for Patron, as I've already alluded to, is that he and members of his newly minted official party are terrified of having their membership revealed:

I stress once again that we will absolutely be addressing this in the second article (if you AREN'T a CNP member or supporter, you are REALLY going to like it).
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Remembering the Birmingham church bombing

Southern Poverty Law Center - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 08:01
Fifty-six years ago today, four precious little girls were murdered in one of the most heinous acts of white supremacist terror of the civil rights era.

Weekend Read: Let us remember, let us reflect

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:54
Tomorrow marks 56 years since the murder of four young girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Trump’s Acting National Security Adviser Once Tied to Group Known for Anti-Muslim Stance

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 13:02
President Donald Trump’s new acting national security adviser once served on the board of directors for the Center for Security Policy, a group that started as a hawkish think tank and morphed into a leading anti-Muslim organization.