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SPLC statement on Florida Senate bill that would fund private school vouchers with public school money

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:05
The Florida Senate Education Committee today endorsed a proposal from Gov. Ron DeSantis that would take more taxpayer money away from public schools and give it to unregulated private schools.

As National Socialist Movement Falls Into Disarray, League of the South, Neo-Nazi Billy Roper Seek To Pick off Members

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:29
After a black civil rights advocate took over the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM), Kynan Dutton had enough.

SPLC Action Fund statement on divisive Georgia bill that would protect Confederate monuments

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 07:08
The Georgia Senate passed a bill today that would require anyone who vandalizes a monument to pay for the damages.

Trump Cites Hate Group at Conservative Political Action Conference

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 13:10
At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 2, President Donald Trump cited a study by anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) claiming that “illegal aliens are incarcerated at three times the rate of legal residents.”

Congressional, civil rights leaders gather at Civil Rights Memorial to honor movement’s martyrs

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 05:32
U.S. Rep. John Lewis led a gathering of congressional and civil rights leaders in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, today, honoring those who lost their lives in the struggle for civil rights.

SPLC Action Fund: Grand jury investigation of school officials into alleged ‘school safety’ crimes erodes democracy, politicizes tragedy

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 14:43
The Florida Supreme Court recently ordered a statewide grand jury to investigate school officials in light of last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people. The high court’s order was in response to a request from Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Weekend Read: 'If I’d been white, I guarantee you they wouldn’t have taken my money'

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 13:57
“The robber didn’t get anything, but the police got everything.”

Tyler TenBrink, a Member of the Three Percenter Movement, Pleads No Contest to Shooting After Richard Spencer Speech

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 16:07
Before Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida in 2017, Tyler TenBrink mused on Facebook, “I might just stay in Florida.”

SPLC statement on House Judiciary Committee hearing on Trump administration’s family separation policy

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 13:54
The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony today from senior Trump administration officials during a hearing on the administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents.

Unreported hate crimes, not hoaxes, are the real cause for concern

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 08:31
The notion that the majority of hate crimes are ‘hoaxes,’ as people are claiming, is absolutely ridiculous. 

Patriot Front Member Joffre Cross Charged in Houston, Faces Gun, Body Armor Charges

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 13:25
A member of the white nationalist group Patriot Front has been charged in Houston with being a felon in possession of a firearm and body armor.

Anchorage Activists Form 'Queen's Guard' To Protect LGBT Events

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 15:34
The man dressed as the Grim Reaper and holding a sign reading “THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH” had been to Drag Storytime (formerly Drag Queen Storytime) before. On a Saturday earlier this month, he was vocally disparaging LGBT people outside the Z.J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage, Alaska.

Weekend Read: What if the FBI hadn't caught the Coast Guard officer with a hit list and weapons?

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:52
He called himself “a man of action” — but luckily, he never got a chance to prove it.

SPLC and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band release song that teaches immigrants their rights

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 09:13
​The SPLC and the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band Flor De Toloache launched a new song today whose lyrics teach immigrants about the rights they can exercise when interacting with law enforcement and immigration authorities.

Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson Wrote to Notorious Neo-Nazi Harold Covington

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:05
A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a domestic terrorist wrote a letter to prominent white supremacist Harold Covington discussing the idea of a “white homeland” and using “focused violence” to achieve that goal.

SPLC lawsuit: ICE raid at Tennessee slaughterhouse violated workers’ constitutional rights

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 13:50
On a quiet, chilly morning in April 2018, Alma drove through the verdant Tennessee hillsides to the ramshackle slaughterhouse where she had been working on the kill floor for more than two years.

Following SPLC complaint, Louisiana bail bond companies ordered to repay millions in excess fees to New Orleans residents

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 13:36
The Louisiana Department of Insurance this week ordered most New Orleans-based bail bond companies, along with their insurance underwriters, to repay nearly $6 million in illegal profits they took from as many as 50,000 low-income residents and their families.

Feds: Coast Guard Lieutenant Has Neo-Nazi Ties, Had Hit List of Targets

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:09
An active duty U.S. Coast Guard officer stationed at the service’s Washington, D.C., headquarters sought to follow in the footsteps of a far-right European terrorist, a federal prosecutor said, and had a hit list of Democratic politicians and cable news hosts he wanted to kill.

Civil rights groups sue New Orleans for map of surveillance camera locations

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 09:56
Representing a Louisiana public defender, the SPLC and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana today filed suit against the City of New Orleans over its refusal to provide a map of the city’s 400 real-time surveillance cameras. Though the cameras themselves are publicly visible, the City of New Orleans has refused to comply with a public records request for a map of their locations.

Antigovernment Militia Leader Organizing Nationwide Protests This Weekend

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:56
The head of one of the nation’s most well-known antigovernment militias, the Three Percent Security Force (IIISF), is taking a lead role in organizing far-right rallies in all 50 U.S. state capitals this Saturday, Feb. 23.

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