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Florida Declares State of Emergency Before Alt-Right Speech

Richard Spencer to speak in Gainesville Thursday

(Newser) - White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday, and authorities are treating him like an approaching hurricane: Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Alachua County, which includes the Gainesville campus where Spencer will speak, the New York Daily News... More »

ESPN Host Assailed for Calling Trump 'White Supremacist'

White House says 'SportsCenter' host Jemele Hill's comments are a 'fireable offense'

(Newser) - An ESPN host who tweeted about President Trump is finding herself in the White House's crosshairs, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling the comments a "fireable offense," per CNN . The offending tweet by SportsCenter host Jemele Hill, which she posted Monday: "Donald Trump is a... More »

Senate Unanimously Condemns White Supremacist Groups

Measure calls for Trump to denounce hate groups

(Newser) - They can't agree on much—but they're pretty clear that they don't like Nazis and the KKK. A resolution condemning white supremacist groups and the "domestic terrorist attack" in Charlottesville last month passed the Senate unanimously Monday night, the Hill reports. The measure, introduced by a... More »

Tearful White Nationalist Surrenders, Faces 3 Felonies

Christopher Cantwell turns himself in in Virginia, will head to Charlottesville

(Newser) - White nationalist Christopher Cantwell has obeyed police instructions and surrendered to authorities. The New Hampshire man faces two felony charges of illegal tear gas use and one felony charge of malicious bodily injury over his role in the Charlottesville violence, reports the BBC . He turned himself in to police in... More »

Charlottesville Mayor, Va. Gov. Call Out White Supremacists

'You go home, you stay out of here, because we are a commonwealth that stays together'

(Newser) - Charlottesville's mayor and Virginia's governor are speaking out in the wake of the white supremacist rally and ensuing attack that killed a counter-protester:
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe spoke during Sunday services at Charlottesville's Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church, reports Time . He called the white supremacists "
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5 Takes on Trump's Response to Charlottesville

Including a conservative writer who's calling the president out

(Newser) - President Trump's comments so far on the violence in Charlottesville have been denounced by those on both sides of the political aisle . A sampling of columnists' takes on his response:
  • In the New Yorker , Jelani Cobb says this is one of the weakest responses to Nazism America has seen.
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White House Elaborates on Trump's Charlottesville Words

Some see an attempt to defend, others to clarify

(Newser) - Much has been made about President Trump's decision to place blame "on many sides" in his initial comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, rather than specifically denounce white supremacists by name. The White House was out with a statement on Sunday that the Hill frames... More »

Suspected Portland Killer Is Self-Described White Nationalist

He was seen giving Nazi salutes, yelling slurs at event last month

(Newser) - Jeremy Christian, the man suspected of yelling anti-Muslim hate speech at two women then killing two men who came to their defense Friday in Portland, is a "known right-wing extremist and white supremacist," the Portland Mercury reports. According to the Washington Post , the 35-year-old Christian was seen at... More »

'In the Spirit of Dylann Roof': Feds Make a Chilling Arrest

South Carolina's Benjamin McDowell accused of plotting mass shooting

(Newser) - The FBI busted a South Carolina man after he bought a gun with the alleged intent to pull off a massacre "in the spirit of Dylann Roof." Agents arrested Benjamin McDowell, 29, at a sting in which he thought he was getting a weapon from someone affiliated with... More »

Shia LaBeouf Confronts White Supremacist on Livestream

Man yelled '1488' before LaBeouf shouted him down

(Newser) - "He will not divide us" isn't the only phrase recorded on Shia LeBeouf's livestream outside New York's Museum of the Moving Image. As a crowd chanted the phrase to the webcam on Sunday, a man came into view yelling "1488," which the Anti-Defamation League... More »

Neo-Nazi Site: 'Take Action' Against Jews in Mont. Town

Mother of hate group leader Richard Spencer owns building there, says she's being harassed

(Newser) - An ominous call to troll Jewish residents online in a Montana town has been issued by a white supremacist website, apparently because the mom of a hate-group leader owns a building there. The Missoulian reports that in Whitefish, where Sherry Spencer, mother of National Policy Institute head Richard Spencer—described... More »

Google Not Fighting Holocaust Deniers in Search Results

But company says it rarely removes content from search results

(Newser) - Stormfront has the dubious distinction, via the Southern Poverty Law Center , of being "the first major hate site on the Internet." That online longevity has also helped it earn the top spot in Google's search results when users type "Did the Holocaust happen" into the search... More »

Taxpayers Funding Robbery Suspect's Makeup Artist

Judge orders cover-up of Bayzle Morgan's swastika, 'Most Wanted' tattoos

(Newser) - Each morning this week, Bayzle Morgan will be transferred from the Clark County Detention Center to a Las Vegas courthouse where a makeup artist will spend two hours making his skin look unmarked and natural—and taxpayers are footing the bill. After numerous potential jurors said they couldn't give... More »

Jo Cox's Accused Killer Linked to US Neo-Nazi Group

Thomas Mair bought manuals about guns and explosives

(Newser) - The man accused of Thursday's shocking murder of a British lawmaker in broad daylight appears to have connections to a white supremacy group in the US. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that Thomas Mair, 52, in 1999 spent $620 on how-to manuals about guns and explosives from a... More »

Sentenced to Death, Man Shouts 'Heil Hitler'

Frazier Glenn Cross says his 'spirit will rise from the grave'

(Newser) - Frazier Glenn Cross, the white supremacist whose poisonous beliefs led him to murder three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas last year , was unrepentant after he was sentenced to death on Tuesday. The 73-year-old, who also goes by the name Frazier Glenn Miller, shouted "Heil Hitler!" after... More »

Black Cop: Why I Helped That White Supremacist

Leroy Smith's moment of grace at South Carolina protest went viral

(Newser) - Leroy Smith is a man as caught between two realities as the state he serves: Earlier this month, the African-American state trooper donned a civilian suit to watch as South Carolina rolled up the Confederate flag flying over its state Capitol; as the New York Times reports in a profile,... More »

Black Cop's Kindness to White Supremacist Hailed

Leroy Smith helped white supremacist suffering in the SC heat

(Newser) - The battle between black activists and the Ku Klux Klan over the Confederate flag in South Carolina this weekend was labeled an ugly affair. But a surprisingly tender moment, captured on camera, is making waves. The image shows an African American police officer, identified as 25-year law enforcement veteran Leroy... More »

Head of Group That Inspired Roof Gave to GOP Hopefuls

Ted Cruz says CCC leader can have his money back

(Newser) - In what is believed to be his manifesto , Dylann Roof names the Council of Conservative Citizens group as a major influence—and some Republican candidates have now discovered that the group's chief has given them thousands of dollars. Eric Holt has given Ted Cruz $8,500 since 2012, according... More »

Man Starts KKK Group ... That's Open to All Races

John Abarr says the new Rocky Mountain Knights in Montana is inclusive

(Newser) - John Abarr, a well-known white supremacist in Montana, says he's a reformed man now forming a KKK group called the Rocky Mountain Knights—and anyone 18 and over in the Pacific Northwest can join. In 2011, he made headlines when he ran for (but lost) a congressional seat as... 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 »

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