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A sovereign citizen, 42-year-old Dennis Duane Vann, threatened the lives of police officers in Maplewood, Minnesota, on Feb. 20 with a pig-shaped explosive device painted with the words “Fuck the Police,” according to police and local news reports.
The CEO of a company providing online payment processing services for Gab.com pleaded guilty in 2007 to obtaining property by deception, passing bad checks and possessing false identification before later changing his middle and last names, records obtained by Hatewatch reveal.
Keeping children out of Florida’s adult criminal justice system would have positive economic impact, study says
If all children in Florida’s adult criminal justice system were returned to the juvenile justice system, the added economic value would outweigh the costs, according to a study that was released today.
SPLC statement on Florida Senate bill that would fund private school vouchers with public school money
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
After a black civil rights advocate took over the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM), Kynan Dutton had enough.
The Georgia Senate passed a bill today that would require anyone who vandalizes a monument to pay for the damages.
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.”
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
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.
“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
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
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.
The notion that the majority of hate crimes are ‘hoaxes,’ as people are claiming, is absolutely ridiculous.
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.
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.
He called himself “a man of action” — but luckily, he never got a chance to prove it.
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.
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.
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
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.