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SPLC: Rising ICE deportations are evidence of Trump administration’s ‘war on immigrants’

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:03
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced in a report today that it deported more than 256,000 people in fiscal year 2018, a 13 percent increase from last year.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/14/2018

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:36
Dropping the ball on right-wing extremism; PewDiePie’s ties to bigots spells trouble; Alt-right recruiting from ranks of Trump-loving evangelicals; and more.

Roundup of anti-LGBT activities 12/13/18

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:55
The following is a list of activities and events of anti-LGBT organizations. Organizations listed as anti-LGBT hate groups are designated with an asterisk.

Worship houses in Washington state hit by arson, gunfire

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:44
Five attacks — including four arson fires — at Jehovah’s Witnesses worship houses in Washington state appear to be hate crimes, a county sheriff says.

SPLC: Number of children prosecuted as adults in Florida declines

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:43
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice released new data this week that shows a 20 percent drop from the previous year in the number of juveniles who have been transferred to adult court.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/13/2018

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:21
Campus racism thrives in age of Trump; Gohmert says SPLC stirs up hate; Heyer’s mother questions ‘Bikers for Trump’ presence; and more.

Upheaval within League of South leaves group without a convention site

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:16
Conflict within the neo-Confederate white nationalist League of the South (LOS) has forced the group to find a new location for its annual convention after the owners of a Wetumpka, Alabama, building said it will no longer rent its property to the LOS.

Weekend Read: He said he'd be murdered if deported. He was.

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:58
He said he would be murdered if he were deported back to Honduras. He was.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/12/2018

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:20
Conspiracy theories still thriving on YouTube; Columbia student’s race rant goes viral; Trump’s ‘disease’ attack echoes Nazi propaganda; and more.

SPLC statement on Florida bill that would establish a more diverse judiciary

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:28
Florida State Sen. Perry Thurston filed a bill this week that seeks to establish a more diverse judiciary in the state by reforming its judicial nomination process.

Jury recommends life plus 419 years for James Alex Fields in Unite the Right attack

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:04
A jury in Charlottesville has handed up a life prison sentence plus 419 years behind bars for a neo-Nazi sympathizer convicted of driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters after the “Unite the Right” rally.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/11/2018

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:58
Terror plots targeted bar, synagogue; McInnes banned from YouTube now; Miami Proud Boys hoping to take hate mainstream; and more.

How the 'Unite the Right' murder trial helped debunk alt-right myths

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:06
Within hours of the arrest of neo-Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr. and the death of 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the racist “alt-right” began spinning conspiracy theories about the collision that killed Heyer and wounded multiple other people.

After 'Unite the Right' guilty verdict, survivors celebrate, alt-right rages as Charlottesville seeks to reclaim normalcy

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:42
After the jury returned a guilty verdict holding James Alex Fields Jr. criminally responsible for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, survivors of and witnesses to the deadly collision took to the downtown Charlottesville streets.

Hatewatch Headlines 12/10/2018

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 21:33
White nationalists love Tucker Carlson’s show; VA Secretary praised the Confederacy; Hidden global network supports Tommy Robinson; and more.

A day after a neo-Nazi is convicted of murder, associates of the country's oldest, most violent skinhead groups charged with hate crimes

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 19:01
Individuals associated with some of the country’s oldest and most violent racist skinhead groups have been charged with hate crimes in Washington state, just hours after a jury convicted a neo-Nazi of murder for his actions at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

SPLC statement on Fields verdict

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:25
The Charlottesville jury has held James Alex Fields Jr. criminally responsible for the death of Heather Heyer and the lives he shattered in 2017. 

Neo-Nazi sympathizer found guilty in 'Unite the Right' trial of murdering Heather Heyer

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:32
James Alex Fields Jr., a young neo-Nazi sympathizer from Ohio, was found guilty of first-degree murder and multiple other charges on Friday in a trial stemming from last year's racist "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Embattled Washington Rep. Matt Shea is skirting state law to funnel campaign funds to far-right groups

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:02
Embattled conspiracy theorist and Washington state Republican Rep. Matt Shea has been skirting Washington state law to funnel campaign contributions to far-right nonprofit groups in Colorado and Arizona, a Hatewatch investigation reveals.

Weekend Read: Frank Earnest is the chief of ‘heritage defense.’ The question is, whose heritage?

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:30
Even before neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder, no one disputed he drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in August 2017.