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SPLC Action Fund: SB 108 puts bail bond industry before low-income Louisianans

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 13:53
The Louisiana House Insurance Committee today voted in favor of Senate Bill 108, which would absolve bail bond companies from having to refund as much as $6 million overcharged to approximately 50,000 New Orleans families after the commissioner of insurance found that the companies systematically overcharged people for the last 14 years.

Federal judge orders reforms to prevent suicides in Alabama prisons

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 13:19
Nearly two years after a federal judge deemed mental health care for Alabama’s prisoners “horrendously inadequate,” the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is again the subject of a scathing court order in the SPLC’s long-running Eighth Amendment case against the department.

Internet companies must act to combat white nationalist movement

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 10:24
The list of terrorists linked to a globalized white nationalist movement keeps getting longer and longer. And it will keep growing.

SPLC Action Fund: Florida Legislature passes unnecessary bill that would preserve vestige of shameful Jim Crow-era voting restrictions

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 06:59
The Florida Legislature on Friday passed Senate Bill 7066, a piece of legislation that is not only unnecessary but that actually contradicts the will of voters who last year approved Amendment 4, a measure that restored voting rights to people with past felony convictions who have served their sentences.

Anti-LGBT Hate Group Leader Steven Anderson Banned From the Netherlands and the Schengen Zone

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 14:33
The Netherlands banned Steven Anderson, pastor of Arizona anti-LGBT hate group Faithful Word Baptist Church, from the country, bringing the number of nations that bar Anderson from entry to 31.

SPLC Action Fund: Florida Legislature’s criminal justice reform bill is a baby step at best

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 13:27
The Florida Legislature today approved House Bill 7125 as the long-discussed criminal justice reform legislation that will be sent for Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign into law.

Two Members of Rise Above Movement Plead Guilty in Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' Rioting Case

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 13:17
The leader of the antisemitic and racist Rise Above Movement and a fellow member of the group pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge of conspiracy to riot.

SPLC Action Fund: Florida immigration enforcement bill dangerous, unnecessary and unconstitutional

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:25
The Florida Legislature this week passed Senate Bill 168, which would ban so-called “sanctuary cities.”

Weekend Read: Extremist attacks on houses of worship

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

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

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

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

Hate at School

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 13:08
Something ugly is happening in America’s schools. And, it’s not going away.

Prolific Alt-Right Propagandist's Identity Confirmed

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:44
Thanks to the anonymity of the internet, a man can become a major player in the white supremacist “alt-right” movement without ever revealing his face to his audience. And that’s just what Joseph Jordan did.

Court certifies class action in lawsuit on behalf of children detained by Trump administration

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:07
A federal court certified as a class action an SPLC lawsuit challenging the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) policies and practices regarding the release of unaccompanied minors and the reunification of immigrant families – a ruling with the potential to help end the prolonged detention of immigrant children across the United States.

Shooting at Poway Synagogue Underscores Link Between Internet Radicalization and Violence

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 07:58
A shooting in a California synagogue in which police say a 19-year-old man killed one and injured three others underscores a link between online radicalization of white supremacists and terroristic violence.

SPLC statement on antisemitic shooting at Congregation Chabad in California

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 15:18
Today we saw another horrific act of antisemitic hate at Congregation Chabad in Poway, California, six months to the day after the deadly shooting that killed 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

SPLC: Trump’s defense of Charlottesville comments emboldens white nationalists

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 14:53
In 2017, the nation witnessed Ku Klux Klan members and white nationalists take to the streets of Charlottesville, Va., in protest. 

SPLC Action Fund: Fla. communities endangered by unconstitutional immigration enforcement bill

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 13:44
The Florida Senate approved Senate Bill 168 today. It requires local law enforcement to assist in federal immigration enforcement.

New Mexico Town Worked to Oust Vigilantes Who Partnered With Border Patrol

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:35
Just days after a New Mexico town helped evict militia members who held migrants against their will, guests on an antigovernment radio show suggested another militia group establish a camp in Texas.

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