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Account With Racist Tweets Linked to Government Lawyer

Guardian says Alaska's assistant attorney general writes offensive feed

(Newser) - A Twitter account with a feed of racist and antisemitic tweets, many now deleted, has been linked to an assistant attorney general in Alaska. The Guardian newspaper reports it has uncovered the identity of @JReubenCIark, and it’s Matthias Cicotte. Cicotte is a lawyer—a graduate of the J. Reuben...

Feds: Supremacist Group Required Violence to Join

16 members of 'Unforgiven' in Florida swept up in racketeering indictment

(Newser) - A white supremacist group rewarded members with tattoo "patches" for committing acts of violence, including assaulting peaceful demonstrators at a racial justice protest last summer, according to a federal racketeering indictment of 16 members in Florida. Members of the group, Unforgiven, also attempted to use corrupt law-enforcement officers and...

Mass. Shooting Suspect Identified as White Supremacist

Nathan Allen, 28, described white people as 'apex predators,' says DA

(Newser) - "There was hate in this man's heart." That's what Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Monday of the man who shot and killed two Black people in Winthrop, Mass., on Saturday, identified as 28-year-old Nathan Allen. "Whether that was the only reason he did what...

He Crashed Into Home, Started Shooting. Now, a Hate Crime Probe

Mass. authorities investigating incident that left 2 Black bystanders dead in Winthrop

(Newser) - A shooting over the weekend near Boston that left a retired Massachusetts State Police officer and an Air Force veteran dead is now being investigated as a hate crime, as the two Black victims were gunned down while other bystanders escaped without being targeted. Authorities say 28-year-old Nathan Allen stole...

Ellie Kemper Apologizes for Participating in Pageant

Actress disavows organization with 'racist' past that runs St. Louis debutante ball

(Newser) - Ellie Kemper—star of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as well as The Office—is denouncing a beauty pageant she won as a teenager. In an Instagram post Monday, Kemper disavows the Veiled Prophet Ball of St. Louis, at which she was crowned Queen of Love and Beauty in 1999, reports...

It's a 'Perfect Storm' for White Supremacist Recruiters

Anti-Defamation League finds hateful propaganda spreading at decade-high levels

(Newser) - White supremacist propaganda across the US reached the highest level in at least a decade last year, according to a report from the Anti-Defamation League. It describes 5,125 cases of hateful messages targeting people who are non-white, Black, Jewish, Muslim, or identify as LGBTQ, spread through physical materials, up...

Prosecutors: Post-Arraignment, Rittenhouse Hit the Bar

Kenosha County DA's office says suspect downed beer, flashed hate sign

(Newser) - Minutes after Kyle Rittenhouse was arraigned on felony homicide charges , the 18-year-old was downing beer and flashing a hand sign associated with white supremacy at a bar. Surveillance footage shows Rittenhouse arrived with his mother at a tavern in Mount Pleasant, Wis., on Jan. 5, just 90 minutes after he...

Police Say 'Umbrella Man' Is Actually a White Supremacist

Who was trying to incite a riot, they say

(Newser) - Police say that "Umbrella Man," the apparent protester caught on a viral video smashing the windows of a Minneapolis auto parts store with a sledgehammer while carrying an umbrella, was actually a white supremacist trying to incite rioting over the death of George Floyd, which had taken place...

Trump Tweet: 'Corrupt Joe Is Shot' and 'White Power!'

The president's retweet sparks outcry on 'State of the Union'

(Newser) - President Trump grabbed the media's attention Sunday morning by retweeting a video that appeared to promote white power, NBC News reports. The video (WARNING: profanity) features a line of golf carts trundling past anti-Trump protesters who shout "racist," to which a Trump supporter yells, "white power!...

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Ben & Jerry's 'Just Put All Corporate Statements to Shame'

Company releases statement against white supremacy

(Newser) - Last week, Ben & Jerry's was busy launching a limited flavor called Boots on the Moooo'n. Fast forward a week, and its focus is entirely terrestrial. The company released what CNN terms a "forceful statement" on its website late Tuesday titled "We must dismantle white supremacy....

Cops: 13-Year-Old Wanted to Attack Vegas Synagogue, News Network

Estonian boy was allegedly 'Commander' of international neo-Nazi group Feuerkrieg Division

(Newser) - He called himself "Commander” online. He was said to be the leader of an international neo-Nazi group linked to plots to attack a Las Vegas synagogue and detonate a car bomb at a major US news network. He was also just 13 years old. The boy who led Feuerkrieg...

White Supremacists Are Major Threat, Says One State

New Jersey officials issue a new terrorist-threat report

(Newser) - Who's the biggest threat in New Jersey? Not al-Qaeda or ISIS. Not anarchists or black separatists. It's white supremacists, according to a terrorist-threat report released Friday by New Jersey Homeland Security officials. "The threat from white supremacist extremists increased from moderate to high in 2020 due to...

2 Died After Trying to Stop His Slurs. Now, a Verdict

Jeremy Christian convicted of murdering 2 men who tried to stop his 2017 tirade on an Ore. train

(Newser) - A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Ore., commuter train was convicted of murder Friday after an emotional trial that featured testimony from both women and the sole survivor of the attack...

Gasps as Man Hurls Racist Comment During Meeting on Racism

'Why didn’t you stay in Mexico?' man asks fellow parent

(Newser) - A school meeting focusing on diversity, inclusion, unity, and equity did a 180 Monday morning when one parent asked another, "Why didn't you stay in Mexico?" The meeting was held to address what parents see as ongoing racism at Michigan's Saline Area Schools, particularly after an incident...

Feds: White Supremacists Hoped for 'Civil War' After Rally

Prosecutors want members of The Base to be kept detained

(Newser) - A hidden camera captured members of a violent white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews also videotaped himself advocating for...

3 White Supremacists Arrested Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally

Including a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist

(Newser) - FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital, the AP reports. The three men are members of The...

He Took Control of Neo-Nazi Group, Died Months Later

Black activist James Stern was 55

(Newser) - Earlier this year James Stern, a black California pastor and activist, "outsmarted" a neo-Nazi group, became its director and president , and ultimately planned to "destroy it." But Stern died before that happened, CNN reports. Stern's attorney and a friend say the 55-year-old died at home, where...

Tenn. University Finds 'It's OK to Be White' Signs

Signs cover memorial for first African-American students at East Tennessee State University

(Newser) - East Tennessee State University is the latest college campus hit by a white supremacist campaign started by an internet group. "I am disgusted by this act," Brian Noland, university president, says in a statement cited by NBC News . That act: signs proclaiming "It's OK to be...

'Cesspool of Hate' 8chan Is Basically Back

It's now 8kun, and activists are working to get it shut down again

(Newser) - The "cesspool of hate" online forum 8chan was shut down almost three months ago after three mass shooters including the El Paso suspect posted their plans there before carrying them out, but now it's back—basically. As CBS News reports, 8kun surfaced Saturday via Russia-based online service providers...

He Unnerved a Neighborhood in 2016. Now, an Unnerving Arrest

Feds say Conor Climo plotted to attack Jews, LGBT bar patrons in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Jews in synagogues and LGBT bar patrons were allegedly a Las Vegas man's targets—and he was working up a plan to attack them, the FBI says. NBC News reports 23-year-old Conor Climo was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, which a Justice Department release...

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