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Weekend Read: Extremist attacks on houses of worship

Southern Poverty Law Center - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:09
Last weekend was marked by another horrifying attack on a congregation. Worshippers at a synagogue in Poway, California, were celebrating the last day of Passover when a gunman, apparently influenced by online white supremacist propaganda, opened fire.

SPLC: Facebook and Instagram ban far-right and extremist figures, but still have more work to do against hateful content

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 14:13
Facebook and Instagram announced today that they have banned several far-right, antisemitic and extremist figures and organizations for being “dangerous,” a sign that they are more aggressively enforcing their hate speech policies under pressure from civil rights organizations, including the SPLC.

Teaching Tolerance report examines the rise of hate in schools

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 10:01
While disturbing incidents of hate and bias in schools are regularly reported in the news media, the incidents are just a fraction of what educators are encountering in schools across the country, a new study by the SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance project finds.

Hate at School

Southern Poverty Law Center - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 08:56
Something ugly is happening in America’s schools. And, it’s not going away.

Tim Keizer Arrested For Uttering Threats

So remember that article where we discussed a man who is clearly suffering from mental illness who wrote that he was going to arrest and, he hoped, injure the prime minister? And remember how others encouraged his delusions?

Well, it went just about as well as you would think:


In further news that shouldn't surprise anyone, Boswick, Storie, Kevin Johnston, and others familiar to readers were also there to video the encounter. Subsequent videos posted by Boswick show their group of Yellow Vest clad conspiracy theorists descend on a police station and threaten the arrest of the arresting police officers.

There will be more on Boswick and Storie in an upcoming article. 

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