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Courts weigh guilty plea of Tennessee militia member who threatened to blow up Muslim community

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:13
Robert R. Doggart really wanted to plead guilty and go to prison after he was charged with a crime fueled by anti-Muslim hate.

Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes has been using the same anti-gay slur hurled in the NYC attack for at least 15 years

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:43
Back in 2011, Gavin McInnes, the writer and talk show host who would later found the Proud Boys, published his thoughts about anti-gay and racial slurs on the paleoconservative website Taki’s Magazine.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/19/2018

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:08
GOP’s track record of enabling extremists; College closes to avoid Patriot Prayer; NBC catches an earful for its handling of white nationalists; and more.

Anti-Muslim bigot sent to prison for 24 years for mosque arson

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:09
A Texas man who openly expressed hatred of Muslims faces more than 24 years in federal prison after being convicted by a jury of firebombing a mosque in Victoria, Texas. Prosecutors call it a “straightforward case of hate.”

Why are the Proud Boys so violent? Ask Gavin McInnes

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:32
Last Friday, Proud Boys leader Gavin McInnes riled up a crowd of supporters at New York City’s Metropolitan Republican Club with what he played off as a comedy routine: the commemoration and celebration of the 1960 televised assassination of a socialist.

SPLC statement on Trump's threat to call up troops and close the southern border

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:42
Today’s announcement that President Trump might call up federal troops and “close our southern border” to stop immigrants from countries like Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador from entering the U.S. is racist and illegal.

Weekend Read: Violence and hate, that's The Proud Boys in a nutshell

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:50
Last Friday, members of the hate group Proud Boys and at least three ultranationalist skinheads attacked protesters outside the Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/18/2018

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 23:51
Are Proud Boys new face of the GOP? Fake news makes students doubt all news; ‘Today’ gives white supremacists a shiny platform; and more.

New report from SPLC, Alabama Appleseed finds Alabama's marijuana laws costly, dangerous and disproportionately harmful to African Americans

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:53
Marijuana prohibition costs the state and its municipalities an estimated $22 million a year, creates a dangerous backlog at the agency that tests forensic evidence in violent crimes, and needlessly ensnares thousands of people – disproportionately African Americans – in the criminal justice system, according to a report released today by Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

'Let's just ghost him': Alt-right leaders were leery of Jason Kessler before 'Unite the Right.' Text messages show they wanted him out of the movement.

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:10
The speakers were lined up and the promotions had started for “Unite the Right,” the large gathering of racists, white supremacists and alt-righters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

SPLC sues for records detailing Trump administration plan to arm teachers with guns using federal funds

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:30
The Trump administration is withholding records detailing how it has unlawfully permitted the use of federal funds to arm teachers with guns in classrooms across America, according to a lawsuit the SPLC filed today.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/17/2018

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:40
McInnes’ path from hipster to far-right guru; Gun cache was on rooftop in Portland; Hannity hosted a Proud Boy, now claims he never heard of them; and more.

Alabama's War on Marijuana

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:28
Kiasha Hughes dreamed of becoming a medical assistant. Now, she works an overnight shift at a chicken plant to support her children.   Nick Gibson was on track to graduate from the University of Alabama. Now, he works at a fast-food restaurant.   Wesley Shelton spent 15 months in jail and ended up with a felony conviction – for having $10 worth of marijuana.  

These six New York officials are calling for action against the Proud Boys after NYC attacks

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:53
A diverse and powerful cast of elected officials from New York called for law enforcement to act after a video surfaced showing members of the Proud Boys, joined by ultranationalist skinheads, viciously attacking people this weekend in New York City.

National Security Council chief of staff to leave position, rejoin anti-Muslim hate group

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:18
National Security Council staffer Fred Fleitz will leave the Trump administration to head up the anti-Muslim hate group Center for Security Policy.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/16/2018

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:13
Security chief leaves to head up anti-Muslim hate group; Patriot Prayer had rooftop weapons before rally; BLM blocked from Georgia polls; and more.

SPLC lawsuit challenges Trump administration’s turnback policy against asylum seekers

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:00
The Trump administration has illegally and deliberately restricted the number of individuals who can access the asylum process at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to an updated class action lawsuit filing from the SPLC.

Antigovernment, anti-media views voiced at Montana conference

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:52
Antigovernment icon Ammon Bundy renewed his call for turning national public lands over to state governments at a weekend gathering in Montana where he shared the stage with prominent anti-American Indian activists and extremists.

Hatewatch Headlines 10/15/2018

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 21:56
A look at how fascists are radicalized online; Fox misreported NYC Proud Boys incident; Feds still on the job fighting right-wing terrorism; and more.

Patriot Prayer again brings violence to Portland with 'flash march' downtown, rounding out a weekend of far-right violence

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 20:42
Proud Boys again join Joey Gibson's crew of violent extremists to troll city streets in search of leftist opponents — and eventually they find some to beat bloody.

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