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KKK Drops Bags of Candy in SC Neighborhood

Klan says it wants to recruit new members to fight illegal immigration

(Newser) - Residents in a South Carolina neighborhood weren’t happy to find bags of candy outside their homes over the weekend—mainly because the Ku Klux Klan left them there, according to AP . The candy sacks discovered Saturday night and Sunday morning in an Oconee County subdivision each included a piece... More »

KKK Starts a Neighborhood Watch

'It's not targeting any specific ethnicity,' president assures

(Newser) - How comforting: Residents of a Pennsylvania neighborhood found fliers on their doorsteps Friday morning with a picture of a hooded KKK member and the words, "You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!" Yes, after a number of break-ins in Fairview Township, the local chapter of the... More »

Talking With the KKK Shooter

A Jewish reporter recounts an interview 33 years ago

(Newser) - When he heard the name of the suspect in the Overland Park shooting , Robert Satloff writes that he "shuddered." Because Satloff had met and interviewed Glenn Miller (aka Frazier Glenn Cross) 33 years ago, he recounts in today's Washington Post . "Don't bring down no blacks... More »

Kansas City Shooting Suspect Charged With Capital Murder

Frazier Glenn Miller held on $10M bond

(Newser) - Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges today against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City. Frazier Glenn Cross has been charged with one count of capital murder for the deaths of a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather... More »

Kansas City Shootings Investigated as Hate Crimes

As hundreds gather to mourn 3 victims

(Newser) - The Justice Department, under Eric Holder's orders, will investigate whether yesterday's shootings at two Kansas City Jewish sites broke the federal hate crimes law, the AP reports. Holder today issued a statement on the shootings, which ended with three dead, allegedly at the hands of white supremacist Frazier... More »

Ex-KKK Leader Is Jewish Center Shooting Suspect

Frazier Cross, 73, arrested in Kansas City shootings

(Newser) - The suspect accused of shooting three people dead at two Kansas City-area Jewish sites has been identified as a former "grand dragon" of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The Southern Poverty Law Center , which tracks hate groups, says 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross has a long history... More »

For 1st Time This Century, Far-Right Groups Decline

But those left are 'leaner and meaner,' watchdog warns

(Newser) - Tough times for the far right? The number of militias, skinhead gangs, and other extremist groups in the US dropped last year for the first time since 1999, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center . The hate-group watchdog found that the number of extreme-right groups dropped around 14% to 2,... More »

Dem Rep Uses Flaming Cross, Compares Tea Party to KKK

Yes, Alan Grayson of Florida is at it again

(Newser) - Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson has been relatively uncontroversial for at least five minutes now , so this week became time to discuss his distaste for the Tea Party in an email to supporters: The movement, he says in a transcribed interview with Al Sharpton, "is no more popular than the... More »

Shutdown Scuppers KKK Rally

No Gettysburg address for white supremacists

(Newser) - Looks like the government shutdown has a silver lining some men in white hoods won't be happy about: A planned Ku Klux Klan rally at Gettysburg National Military Park is among the events at the Civil War battlefield that have been called off because of the budget stalemate, NBC... More »

KKK to Hold Rally at Gettysburg

And people are really not happy about it

(Newser) - The Ku Klux Klan has been granted a permit to hold a rally at the Gettysburg battlefield next month and the opposition has come out swinging. The Maryland-based chapter will hold an event near Meade's Headquarters Oct. 5. As one man, whose great-great-great-grandfather was in the Battle of Gettysburg,... More »

Birmingham Bomb Victim's Dad Gets Early Release

Chris McNair out on compassion grounds

(Newser) - A judge sided with the Obama administration today and ordered the early release from prison of a former Alabama politician whose daughter died in Birmingham's racist church bombing of 1963. US District Judge Lynwood Smith approved the release of Chris McNair after the Justice Department sought McNair's freedom... More »

Tulsa Wipes Klansman's Name From Street—Sort Of

Brady Street to be named after different Brady

(Newser) - A debate in Tulsa over the renaming of a city street has finally been settled, thanks to a subtle (and somewhat contentious) compromise. Brady Street was named for Wyatt "Tate" Brady, an instrumental figure in the city's past who was also in the Ku Klux Klan. The street'... More »

Tulsa Mulls Renaming Sites Under Klan's Shadow

City father Wyatt Tate Brady was a member

(Newser) - Wyatt Tate Brady helped turned Tulsa from a cluster of tents into a major Oklahoma city at the turn of the 20th century, and his name is attached to all kinds of local sites: a street, a neighborhood, a theater, and a mansion. But the shadow of his past is... More »

Oberlin Cancels Classes Amid Racial Uproar

KKK-styled figure seen; epithets appear around campus

(Newser) - Oberlin has canceled classes today after a person was seen near the Ohio college's African Heritage House in Ku Klux Klan-style robes, Gawker reports. The appearance follows a month of hate messages around campus, including Black History Month posters defaced with the N-word and "Whites Only" written above... More »

Fliers Invite Georgia Residents to Join KKK

Displeased homeowner calls police

(Newser) - Things one might expect at the end of one's driveway: a mailbox, garbage cans, a newspaper. Things one does not: a plastic bag weighed down with a rock, containing an invite from the Ku Klux Klan. But the latter is what Atlanta-area homeowners found on Monday morning, prompting one... More »

Woman: Men Set Me on Fire in Race Attack

They wrote KKK on my car: Sharmeka Moffitt

(Newser) - A 20-year-old black woman told police she was set on fire by three men who wrote the initials KKK and a racial slur on her car in northeastern Louisiana. A state police rep says Sharmeka Moffitt was found with burns on more than half her body when police responded to... More »

KKK Leader Convicted for Trying to Blow Up Sheriff

Charles Robert Barefoot upset over Mule Days parade, nightclub

(Newser) - A Ku Klux Klan leader from North Carolina has been convicted on weapons and explosive charges related to a plot to blow up his county sheriff. A jury convicted Charles Robert Barefoot Jr. of Benson on six felony counts this week, including conspiracy, possession of stolen guns, and receipt of... More »

ACLU Agrees to Defend KKK

Georgia highway dispute creates unlikely bedfellows

(Newser) - The Ku Klux Klan has a right to adopt a highway , the American Civil Liberties Union said yesterday, announcing that it would accept the white supremacist group's request for representation in its dispute with the Georgia Department of Transportation. The ACLU has previously said it views the case as... More »

David Duke Endorses Black Politician

Former Klansman likes Charles Barron's anti-Israel stance

(Newser) - Looks like former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and Senate candidate David Duke hates Jews even more than he hates black people. Duke has endorsed radical black city councilman Charles Barron, a fierce critic of Israel who has compared Israelis to Nazis, in New York's 8th District Democratic primary,... More »

KKK Asks ACLU for Help in Highway Case

Civil rights group considering protecting Klan's free speech

(Newser) - The Ku Klux Klan is turning to a surprise choice for help in its fight to sponsor a highway cleanup: the ACLU. And the civil rights group is considering taking the case, representatives tell the Guardian . Georgia refused the KKK's request to sponsor a portion of highway where members... More »

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