Weekend Read: The SPLC fights an internal threat to our democracy

Southern Poverty Law Center - Sat, 08/03/2019 - 05:59
In his recent testimony before Congress, Special Counsel Robert Mueller pointedly warned the nation about Russia’s ongoing attempts to meddle in our nation’s elections.

Militias Capitalizing on GOP Rhetoric Heading Into Election Season

Southern Poverty Law Center - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 10:27
A militia network’s enthusiasm to lend paramilitary support to Oregon’s Republican senators last month could be a bellwether for the 2020 campaign season.

How We Did It

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:40
To put together this report, the SPLC submitted a public records request to obtain Community Corrections Plans sent to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC), most often annually, for each county or group of counties operating a community corrections program.

Opportunity Costs: Unequal Justice in Alabama’s Community Corrections Programs

Southern Poverty Law Center - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 13:36
Tella Barnett fears she’ll end up behind bars again if she gets behind on her payments.

New report reveals employers, other details about troubled J-1 summer work travel program

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 14:23
The students from the Dominican Republic were told that they could experience American culture while working at resorts and ice cream shops.

Texas sheriff who stars on reality show fails to publicly address sexist images posted on Facebook by one of his top officers

Southern Poverty Law Center - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 14:21
Stories about law enforcement officers disciplined for posting offensive images or words on Facebook are increasingly popping up in the news.