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Trump administration still plans to criminalize families — including children

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:56
We’re glad that the public’s fury has finally moved President Trump to back down from his morally repugnant, indefensible policy of separating children from their families and imprisoning them in cages.

Jason Kessler applies for ‘Unite the Right 2’ rally permit in D.C.

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:39
The racist "alt-right" figure who organized the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 is proposing to mark the anniversary with a second gathering — this time in Washington, D.C.

Marine at racist rally convicted in court martial

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:57
An active duty U.S. Marine who belonged to a neo-Nazi group and bragged about involvement in last year’s deadly “Unite the Right” (UTR) rally in Virginia has been convicted in a court martial.

Hatewatch Headlines 6/20/2018

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:12
Fringe inflamed anti-immigrant passions; Some separations will be permanent; Kobach case dismantles voter-fraud alarmist claims; and more.

Unsatisfied: Colton Fears seeks to take charge of defense in Gainesville shooting

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:42
A small county jail cell in north-central Florida may seem like an odd place to mount a defense against an accessory to attempted murder charge.

SPLC files ethics complaint against Louisiana DA’s offices that profit from traffic ticket scheme

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:32
District attorneys across Louisiana are violating the state’s ethics laws by hiring off-duty police officers to write “diversion” traffic tickets that generate millions of dollars a year for district attorney’s offices.

Hatewatch Headlines 6/19/2018

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 01:59
Tape captures voices of children taken at border; ‘Deterrence’ hasn’t panned out; Judge strikes down Kobach voter law, orders him to school; and more.

SPLC statement on Trump administration's child separation claim

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:55
Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted that children are not being separated from their parents when they present themselves at designated points of entry as they seek asylum. This is not the case.

Hatewatch Headlines 6/18/2018

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 00:30
Policy on immigrant children creates wide outrage; Trump eyes pardon for rancher whose imprisonment prompted Oregon occupation; White nationalism is on the ballot in 2018; and more.

SPLC: Proposed immigration 'compromise' would hurt children and most vulnerable

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:35
The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are holding children hostage in order to force political concessions on immigration legislation.

Turning Point USA accused of ‘boosting their numbers with racists’ by long-established conservative student group

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:05
Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the high school and college campus student organization founded in 2012 to “identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government,” is under fire once again for its connections to racists, as well as inflating its membership numbers, engaging in unethical activities, and unprofessionalism.

SPLC argues in court against Medicaid work requirements

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:11
Ronnie Stewart retired from his job as a medical assistant after his arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure made it too difficult for him to stay on his feet all day.

Hate crime attacker gets nine-month sentence, victim upset

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:06
A hate crime victim in Utah says he’s “extremely disappointed” that a federal judge gave a stun-gun assailant only nine months in prison – less than one-fourth the sentence recommended by prosecutors.

Hatewatch Headlines 6/15/2018

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:18
Journalists face rising tide of far-right threats; ICE detains legal resident in CA; Atomwaffen leader stars in Hitler-loving video; and more.

Weekend Read: Dylann Roof murdered nine people because of a lie about 'black-on-white crime'

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:59
It’s been three years since Dylann Roof massacred nine black parishioners in a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina

Twin death penalties imposed against white supremacists in prison murder

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:26
Two white supremacists who murdered a fellow inmate in a Texas federal prison were immediately sentenced to death following a jury verdict this week in Houston.

White nationalist conference in Tennessee will feature old-school racists and a few new international guests

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:15
The 2018 Joint Conference of the American Freedom Party (AFP) and the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) takes place this weekend outside of Nashville, Tennessee. 

Hatewatch Headlines 6/14/2018

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:23
Google Plus a new haven for racists; Alt-right’s demise has been exaggerated; Confederacy defender is GOP Senate nominee in VA; and more.

Terrorism plea expected from man with white supremacy ties

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:39
A man with suspected ties to white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups is expected to plead guilty next month to terrorism-related charges related to an attempt to derail an Amtrak train last October in Nebraska.

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