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Scary Post Puts White Nationalist Behind Bars

James Patrick Reardon was arrested Saturday in Ohio

(Newser) - Police arrested a 20-year-old white man Saturday over an Instagram post suggesting he was about to shoot up a Jewish community center, CNN reports. James Patrick Reardon was booked in Ohio after weeks of worry over his plans. On July 11, he posted an Instagram video of a man shooting... More »

Tucker Carlson's Job Looks Safe Amid New Controversy

Fox host made controversial comments on white supremacy before leaving for vacation

(Newser) - Fox News' Tucker Carlson is once again in the hot seat over controversial comments, and Carlson is now on vacation until Aug. 19 as critics ramp up calls for an advertiser boycott. The latest flap is Carlson's assertion, in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting , that white... More »

Tucker Carlson Calls White Supremacy a 'Hoax'

He's right, says former KKK leader

(Newser) - Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson faced criticism Wednesday for declaring white supremacy "a hoax," the same day President Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a white gunman who had written an anti-Hispanic rant killed 22 people. Carlson's remarks Tuesday came with the nation rubbed raw by... More »

White Nationalist Who Killed Heather Heyer Sentenced

James Alex Fields gets life plus 419 years on state charges

(Newser) - A man convicted of federal hate crime charges for deliberately slamming his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison on state charges, the AP reports. James Alex Fields Jr. , 22, was sentenced Monday to life plus... More »

Proud Boys Rally Runs Into Antifa

This time, no one was injured

(Newser) - A Proud Boys rally attracted enough supporters and counter-protesters Saturday to make things interesting for police in Washington, DC, USA Today reports. The self-described "chauvinistic men's" group assembled a crew of about 250 but was outnumbered by liberal opponents, including roughly 50 black-clad antifa members wearing helmets. The... More »

Charlottesville Driver Enters Surprising Plea

James Alex Fields Jr. admits it was a hate crime

(Newser) - A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a case that stirred racial tensions across the country, the AP reports. Under a plea agreement, James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee,... More »

New Facebook Rule: No White Nationalism Allowed

Enforcement starts next week

(Newser) - Facebook is cracking down: On both Facebook and Instagram, "praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism" are banned starting next week, the company announced Wednesday . The move comes two weeks after the gunman in New Zealand's mosque shootings streamed the massacre on Facebook. As Variety explains,... More »

Trump: White Nationalism Isn't Rising Threat

'It's a small group of people,' says the president after New Zealand massacre

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday said he doesn't think that white nationalism is a rising global threat. "I don't really," said Trump when asked about the issue in the wake of the New Zealand massacre at two mosques, per USA Today . "I think it’s a... More »

Neo-Nazi Group's New Leader Is Black Activist

James Stern has vowed to dismantle NSM

(Newser) - One of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black civil rights activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to... More »

With Sheriff's Memo, a Blow to the Proud Boys

Document reveals FBI designation of group as 'extremist'

(Newser) - The FBI considered the far-right "chauvinist" Proud Boys to be an extremist group even before members were accused in an alleged assault in New York City last month. That's according to a document from the Clark County Sheriff's Office in Vancouver, Wash., shared by nonprofit Property of... More »

Wife Accuses White Nationalist of Domestic Abuse

She says Richard Spencer was 'physically, emotionally, verbally, and financially abusive'

(Newser) - The estranged wife of Richard Spencer says the prominent white nationalist was "physically, emotionally, verbally, and financially abusive" and attacked her on more than one occasion. In divorce filings from Montana seen by BuzzFeed , Nina Koupriianova describes being hit, grabbed, dragged around by her hair, and "held down... More »

Alleged 'Serial Rioters' Arrested in Connection With 'Unite the Right' Rally

4 men accused of traveling to Charlottesville, Virginia, to incite a riot, attack counterprotesters

(Newser) - Four members of a militant white supremacist group from California have been arrested on charges they traveled to Virginia last year to incite a riot and attack counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally that turned deadly, federal authorities said Tuesday. The defendants—Benjamin Drake Daley, Michael Paul Miselis, Thomas Walter... More »

Cops Say Officer Was Assaulted During Charlottesville March

Hundreds of anti-racists marched in Va. city

(Newser) - Virginia authorities say they are investigating an assault of a Charlottesville police officer who was knocked down during a anti-racist demonstration related to a deadly 2017 far-right rally, the AP reports. Hundreds of people marched in Charlottesville on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the far-right "Unite the Right"... More »

Protesters Far Outnumber 'Unite the Right' Crowd in DC

Dozens of white nationalists encountered hundreds in counterprotest near White House

(Newser) - A contingent of about 30 white nationalists was seen marching down a Washington street toward the White House surrounded by a protective bubble of police officers and vehicles, per the AP . Hundreds of counterprotesters were walking alongside the group but keeping on the sidewalks, many of them shouting and taunting... More »

A Year Later, Charlottesville Battens the Hatches

Jason Kessler is trying to hold another Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12

(Newser) - The clock is ticking down on the Aug. 12 anniversary of the Unite the Right rally that led to deadly violence in Charlottesville, and white nationalist Jason Kessler wants to throw another event to mark it. The city of Charlottesville is taking him to federal court to try to block... More »

Suspect in Charlottesville Car Attack Pleads Not Guilty

James Alex Fields enters his plea in federal court Thursday

(Newser) - The man accused of driving a car through a group of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Va., last year has entered a plea of not guilty in federal court. James Alex Fields Jr. , who is accused of 30 federal hate crimes, entered his plea Thursday. Prosecutors say the Ohio man's... More »

NPS Gives OK for 'White Civil Rights' Rally in DC

Organizer Jason Kessler led the Charlottesville rally last year where Heather Heyer was killed

(Newser) - Police in Washington, DC, are going to be busy on Aug. 11 and 12: The National Park Service has given initial approval for Jason Kessler, organizer of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, to hold rallies to mark the anniversary of the Virginia event, WSET... More »

White Supremacist Guilty of Charlottesville Beating

He could get 10 years for attack on DeAndre Harris

(Newser) - A white Arkansas man charged in the beating of a black man during a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., has been found guilty of malicious wounding. Jacob Scott Goodwin, 23, was found guilty Tuesday for the August attack on 20-year-old DeAndre Harris, the AP reports. He is the... More »

Judge Rules in Case of Man Beaten by White Supremacists

DeAndre Harris acquitted of assaulting white nationalist in Charlottesville

(Newser) - A black man beaten up by a gang of white supremacists last August in Charlottesville only to later be charged himself with assault was found not guilty Friday, the Washington Post reports. According to Al Jazeera , 20-year-old DeAndre Harris was attacked by at least six white nationalists in a parking... More »

Florida Teacher Pulled From Class After Podcast Surfaces

Dayanna Volitich says white nationalist views espoused in podcast were 'satire'

(Newser) - A 25-year-old Florida middle school teacher is in the news following a HuffPost report published Saturday that linked her to a podcast it alleged she hosted under the name "Tiana Dalichov" that espoused white nationalist views. The teacher in question, Dayanna Volitich, has been removed from her classroom at... More »

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