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    Las Vegas Man Arrested In Anti-Semitic Plots Said To Be Affiliated With Neo-Nazi Group





    By Joe Sexton ProPublica
    August 15, 2019 9:58 am


    The federal authorities confront a Neo-Nazi group that ProPublica and Frontline have been covering for years.


    For two years, the basic description had appeared in reporting by ProPublica and Frontline: Atomwaffen Division is a neo-Nazi organization eager for a race war and committed to terrorist attacks against Jews, immigrants and other targets in the U.S. ? power grids, nuclear facilities ? that would foment fear.

    The description ran in stories describing how the group had been connected to five murders in recent years, including one involving a gay, Jewish college student in California. It appeared in a Frontline film raising questions about the federal response to domestic terrorism threats just weeks after 11 Jewish worshipers were allegedly killed by a racist gunman in Pittsburgh.

    So it was striking, then, when late last week those very words turned up a formal complaint filed by federal prosecutors as they announced the arrest of a 23-year-old man in Las Vegas for plotting to firebomb one or more Jewish sites in the city.

    ?AWD is a white supremacist extremist organization,? the complaint read. ?AWD membership consists of mostly white males between the ages of approximately 16 to 30 years of age who all believe in the superiority of the white race. AWD utilizes a ?leaderless resistance? strategy in which small independent groups, or individuals called ?lone wolves,? try to achieve a common goal of challenging the established laws, social order, and government via terrorism and other violent acts. AWD encourages attacks on the federal government, including critical infrastructure, minorities, homosexuals, and Jews. AWD works to recruit like-minded members to the organization, train them in military tactics, hand to hand combat, bomb making, and other techniques in preparation for an ?ultimate and uncompromising victory? in a race war.?

    The man arrested in Las Vegas, Conor Climo, was affiliated with AWD, shared its ideology and violent aims, communicated with its members in secret online chats and once had joined one of its offshoot groups, the authorities charged.


    ?I am more interested in action than online shit,? Climo said according to the complaint.

    The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas lays out a disturbing array of action Climo was allegedly willing to undertake:

    Attacking a synagogue, maybe with a firebomb, maybe with a group of gunmen;

    A similar attack on an office of the Anti-Defamation League;

    Another against a gay bar;

    A trial-run assault on a homeless encampment.


    In reporting on Atomwaffen, ProPublica and Frontline obtained the group?s secret chat logs in which members openly talked about their hatred and violent ambitions; uncovered training sites where the group conducted weapons instruction; met with the group?s spiritual founder; and confronted both current and former members.

    Hanging over that reporting was a question, one asked by us and by current and former law enforcement officials worried about the threat of white supremacist terror: Where was the FBI? It seemed hard to imagine that an organization of extremist Islamists vowing to kill people and destabilize the government would not face federal scrutiny. Of course, part of the answer is that law enforcement is constrained in certain ways about how aggressively it can investigate and prosecute potential domestic terrorism threats.

    But in looking at the criminal complaint filed in Las Vegas last week, it appears that FBI agents conducted the sort of sting operation against Atomwaffen that they used to infiltrate and arrest suspected Islamic terrorist groups.

    Climo, according to the complaint, first became a subject of the bureau?s interest when he was featured in a local news segment about his plans for keeping Las Vegas secure. He publicly carried an automatic weapon and wore a tactical vest. Agents later became aware that Climo was allegedly affiliated with Atomwaffen, and they soon lined up a confidential informant to contact him. Climo, according to the complaint, eagerly shared his ideas for targeting Jewish sites, and in time, the FBI had an agent posing as a white supremacist ally begin dealing with Climo.

    A subsequent search of Climo?s residence turned up guns and bomb-making materials. Climo, who prosecutors say talked freely with the authorities even after his arrest, has been charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, which carries a maximum possible sentence of 10 years in prison. Climo does not yet appear to have entered a plea in the case.

    ?Threats of violence motivated by hate and intended to intimidate or coerce our faith-based and LGBTQ communities have no place in this country,? U.S. attorney for Nevada Nicholas Trutanich said in a news release last week. ?Law enforcement in Nevada remains determined to use the full weight of our investigative resources to prevent bias-motivated violence before it happens.?

    At its peak, in early 2018, Atomwaffen had about 80 members across the country, as well as a handful of followers in Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries. Since then, the group had been riven by internal conflict and lost many of its communications platforms, as internet companies have moved to shut down its websites and suspend the social media accounts of its members. It?s not clear how large or cohesive the organization currently is.

    Prosecutors alleged in the complaint that Climo had also associated with an Atomwaffen spinoff group called the Feuerkrieg Division.


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    Lauren Cutshaw went viral last year when she said she was too pretty to go to jail after she was arrested for DUI. The judge in her case seems to agree as Cutshaw, 34, is being given a sweet deal, including no time behind bars. She even gets to keep her driver's license. Cutshaw, a real estate agent from South Carolina, was pulled over after blowing through a stop sign at more than twice the speed limit on Aug. 5, 2018. Her bratty whining on the way to jail caused the incident to go viral.

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    https://abc13.com/politics/harris-co...ation/5684912/

    An assistant district attorney with the Harris County District Attorney's office has been fired after allegedly questioning a sex assault victim's immigration status and refusing to file charges on the suspect.

    "I'm glad the D.A. finally took action on one of her top appointees picked by her," said Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers' Union.

    Gamaldi said on Halloween night, an HPD officer witnessed DWI suspect Karl Bonner expose himself and pull another inmate toward him. That victim yelled out for help.

    However, Gamaldi explained, when the HPD officer spoke with John Denholm at the district attorney's office, Denholm was more interested in the victim's immigration status instead of the sex assault incident.

    "Our officer reached out to us immediately," said Gamaldi.

    Soon after, Denholm was reassigned pending an internal investigation, but as of Friday, he was let go.

    "Other officers were able to follow up on this case. They were able to get charges on that suspect," Gamaldi added.

    Bonner is now charged with sex assault to go along with the DWI count.

    "As it turns out (Assistant) District Attorney Delhom did violate a policy," said Carlos Doroteo, attorney for Houston-area immigration advocacy group FIEL.

    Doroteo said he contacted the D.A.'s office and was told this should have never happened and will never happen again.

    "At the end of the day, criminals count on people being afraid. We don't want you to be afraid," said Doroteo.

    It's a sentiment Gamaldi agrees with and hopes the immigration community is not discouraged by this isolated incident.

    "Please, please, if you are the victim of a crime, come forward. We will help you. We are not going to question your legal status, nor should anyone in criminal justice question their status," said Gamaldi.

    Following the termination, District Attorney Kim Ogg released the following statement:

    "It is wrong to ask about a victim's immigration status; it is against our policy, and it won't be tolerated. We treat everyone equally under the law, no matter how they came to be here."

    Denholm, who had been with the office since January 2017, is also a retired Harris County Sheriff's Office lieutenant.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/23/austr...cli/index.html

    A pregnant woman wearing a headscarf was viciously attacked in a caf? in a town near Sydney, New South Wales police said Thursday.
    The incident happened on Wednesday night in Paramatta, about 15 miles west of Sydney, the police said in a statement.

    The 31-year-old woman, who the police said was 38 weeks' pregnant, was sitting at a table, eating and chatting with friends.

    CCTV footage of the incident shows a man slowly approaching the victim, leaning over the table before punching her in the head.

    In the statement, the police said the man allegedly "punched the woman in the head multiple times before she fell to the ground where it's alleged the man stomped on her head."

    The footage shows fellow customers eventually restraining the man, who was then arrested by the police at the scene.

    The police said the 43-year-old man has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and affray.


    The victim was admitted to hospital for observation after the attack, the police said.

    The Australian National Imams Council, the body that unites Australia-based Muslim clerics and scholars, said it was "appalled" by the attack. In a statement issued on Friday, the council called on the government to "acknowledge that Islamophobia is a serious danger and act in protecting its citizens."

    The council said it reached out to the victim, who said "the offender made anti-Islamic comments before attacking her."
    Mehreen Faruqi, a Greens senator for New South Wales and the first Muslim woman to sit in Australia's parliament, called the attack "absolutely sickening." "We should all be able to go about our lives free from violence, harassment and intimidation," she tweeted.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/24/uk/an...cli/index.html

    A man has been arrested after a video capturing anti-Semitic abuse targeting Jewish children on the London Underground went viral.

    British Transport Police said the man, whose name was not released, was arrested in Birmingham on Saturday evening on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offense.

    The police said the incident happened on a London underground train around midday on Friday and was captured in a video that was widely circulated on social media.

    The footage, originally shared by one of the passengers, shows a man reading anti-Jewish Bible passages to a young boy wearing the kippah.

    The video then shows the man threatening fellow passengers who tried to intervene in the situation. Later, a woman wearing a hijab -- named by the PA news agency as Asma Shuweikh -- confronts him. CNN was unable to reach Shuweikh.

    The mother-of-two, from London, told PA she knew she "had to confront him" when she saw what was happening.

    "I would have loved more people to come up and say something, because if everyone did, I do not think it would have escalated in the way that it did," she told the agency.

    "Being a mother-of-two, I know what it's like to be in that situation and I would want someone to help if I was in that situation," she said.

    The video shows the targeted family keeping their composure as the incident unfolds. The adult man is seen wrapping an arm around the boy seated next to the abusive man, at one point whispering in his ear "just ignore it."

    Chris Atkins, the passenger who shared the video on Twitter, told PA Shuweikh was "firm and persistent."
    Atkins confirmed to CNN that he had filmed the video.

    "In this day and age we are told how intolerant everyone is and all religions hate each other and there you had a Muslim woman sticking up for some Jewish children," he told the news agency.

    The police said it received and acted on information from members of public after the video went viral,
    Reports of anti-Semitic incidents have spiked in the UK this year, according to a report published in August.

    The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity that monitors anti-Semitism in Britain, said there were 892 recorded incidents in the first six months of 2019 -- a 10% increase compared to the same period last year. It is the highest number in this period since records began in 1984.

    CST said reports of incidents have risen for a third year in a row, in a sign of Britain's growing struggle with anti-Semitism.
    I question why they wouldn't release his name.

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    Iowa woman drove over teen because she was Latina, police say

    A woman from Des Moines, Iowa, has been charged with attempted murder after telling authorities that she drove over a teenager because the girl was Hispanic, according to court records.

    Nicole Marie Poole Franklin, 42, told detectives she was driving a black Jeep Grand Cherokee near a high school on Dec. 9 when she drove onto the sidewalk where a 14-year-old girl was walking. Poole Franklin ran the girl over, and she suffered injures all over her body, according to authorities.

    "The defendant admitted she intentionally struck the victim intending to injure or kill her," according to a complaint from the Clive Police Department. "She struck the victim because the victim is Hispanic."

    Clive Police Chief Michael Venema said in a news conference Friday that "Franklin told investigators that she ran the girl over because, in her words, she was 'a Mexican.'"

    "She went on to make a number of derogatory statements about Latinos to our investigators," Venema said. "There is no place in our community, or in any other for that matter, for this type of hatred or violence."

    Along with attempted murder, Poole Franklin is being charged with assault, theft, consumption, intoxication and possession of illegal substances.

    Poole Franklin could still face hate crime charges, Venema said.

    She is being held in the Polk County Jail in lieu of a $1 million bond, according to authorities.

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    Woman who intentionally drove over a Latina teen charged in 2nd incident, police say

    An Iowa woman who told police she intentionally ran over a 14-year-old girl because she believed the girl was Mexican has been charged with a hate crime for an incident that occurred shortly after the girl was struck.

    Nicole Franklin, who also goes by the name Nicole Poole, was charged Sunday with assault in violation of individual rights and with operating under the influence, second offense. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press.

    Franklin was charged with attempted murder following the Dec. 9 attack on Natalia Miranda in the Des Moines suburb of Clive. Miranda suffered a concussion and severe bruising and was hospitalized for two days. Clive police have said Franklin, 42, admitted steering her SUV onto a sidewalk and running over the teenager, who was walking to school to watch a basketball game. Franklin then fled the scene, Clive police said.

    West Des Moines police said in a court document that Franklin then went to a convenience store where she threw items at a clerk and directed racial epithets at him and customers. That incident prompted the new charges.

    Earlier Sunday, Domingo Garcia, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, called for a hate crime charge against Franklin in the attack on Miranda.

    Joe Henry, who is president of the group’s Des Moines branch, echoed Garcia’s call and told The Des Moines Register that it would be wrong if prosecutors did not charge her with a hate crime.

    “It would give the green light to anybody to do this type of terrible thing,” Henry said.

    Polk County Attorney John Sarcone said a hate crime charge enhances other charges, such as arson and assault, but doesn’t apply to attempted murder.

    “It may sound nice, but it doesn’t help anything,” Sarcone said. “When it’s appropriate to enhance, we’ll do it.”

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    DOJ says neo-Nazi group used ‘swatting’ to target officials, journalists, church

    Federal officials said a Virginia man arrested Friday is linked to a string of fake bomb threats and “swatting” attacks on journalists, government officials and others as part of an international group sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideology.

    John William Kirby Kelley had his first appearance in federal court in Alexandria on Friday; his public defender did not comment on the allegations but said his client has “very limited funds.” The charge against Kelley of conspiracy to make threats carries up to five years in prison.

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    Members of the group, which is unnamed, “all appeared to share racist views,” according to an affidavit from an FBI agent, “with particular disdain for African Americans and Jewish people.” They expressed affinity with the neo-Nazi Atomwaffen Division, the agent wrote.

    The investigation began in November 2018, when Old Dominion University in Norfolk got a call claiming someone armed with an AR-15 had hidden pipe bombs around campus. The police got a call a couple of hours later from someone with a similar voice who said he had dialed accidentally and apologized. That call came from Kelley’s number, listed in school records, according to the affidavit. Authorities said in the documents that Kelley was studying cybersecurity at the school until January, when he was expelled after facing state drug charges.

    In chat logs among group members later accessed by law enforcement, the affidavit states, Kelley appeared to suggest the college as a target so he would not have to go to class.

    “DON’T BOMB THREAT YOUR OWN SCHOOL,” another member later responded after Kelley had been interviewed by campus police.

    Authorities said the Old Dominion University incident was linked to a November 2018 bomb threat at the historic and predominantly African American Alfred Street Baptist Church in Old Town Alexandria, which led to the evacuation and sweep of the church by police during evening worship.

    Kelley engaged with the group online under the moniker “Carl,” officials allege in court papers, suggesting targets and sometimes recording swatting calls. Officials said he helped with technical issues during live video feeds of incidents.

    Another false threat was called in to the Alexandria police last January; the caller claimed to have killed his girlfriend and taken her two children hostage. The address he gave was of a person protected by the U.S. Secret Service. A person familiar with the incident said it was resolved without fanfare after a call to the Secret Service.

    The group maintained a website called DoxBin, according to prosecutors, that listed past and potential swatting targets. One victim on the list, according to independent journalist Brian Krebs, was Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Leonard G. Pitts Jr. He was ordered out of his home and handcuffed by police after the false report made in June. Another was a Facebook executive.

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    https://www.fodors.com/news/news/why...is-airlines-ad

    Scandinavian Airlines temporarily removed an ad from its social media channels after receiving a deluge of criticism online and from right-wing politicians, going so far as calling on the Danish government (who owns 14% of the airline) to do something. What was it about the ad that garnered such a ferocious response?

    The ad poses the question, “What is Scandinavian?” and then follows up with, “Absolutely nothing” as the answer. The narration goes on to point out that such hallmarks of Scandinavian culture do not originate in Scandinavian countries. Among the examples, the narration notes that parental leave comes from Switzerland, windmills came from Persia, and licorice China. It concludes by noting that what is Scandinavian is that “We take everything we like on our trips abroad, adjust it a little bit and it’s a unique Scandinavian thing. Going out into the world inspires us to think big even though we’re quite small…Bringing the best of everything to here. In a way, Scandinavia was brought here piece by piece, by everyday people who found the best of our home away from home.”

    This mild—even poetic—sentiment was met with the sort of outrage one tends to reserve only for the most treasonous of betrayals.

    According to ABC News, Richard Jomshof, a Swedish lawmaker, said the ad was “devilish nonsense and self-hatred. Have always tried to fly with SAS, but never again. It’s a promise.” Jomshof is a member of the anti-immigrant and populist Sweden Democrats, a party that, the BBC notes, has “roots in neo-Nazism, but rebranded itself in recent years.”

    Comments on SAS’ social media ranged from people saying the ad denigrated Scandinavian culture to evoking white nationalists in Charlottesville chanting “Jews will not replace us” and stating that “Europe is for whites.”

    SAS released a statement on its website that the decision to temporarily remove the ad was not the result of a change of heart, but rather a suspicion that the deluge of negative attention was part of a coordinated attack. “The pattern in the comment sections and the volume of reactions in SAS’ social media channels suggest that the campaign was subject to an attack. We cannot accept being a platform for values that we do not share.”

    A second statement noted that SAS will continue with the campaign as planned, adding it back to its YouTube channel and Facebook page. “We stand by the core message in the commercial, that travel enriches us.”

    SAS did not say in what exact way the ad was believed to be hijacked, but the flooding of hateful comments is reminiscent of previous far-right harassment campaigns. Indeed, a 45-second version of the ad, which was added back to Scandinavian Airline’s YouTube page earlier today, has (at the time of this writing) 332 likes and nearly eight thousand dislikes and the full-length version has 43 thousand dislikes—a suspiciously disproportionate reaction for such a mild ad.

    Ironically, the ad is highly complimentary of Scandinavian people and culture. (But, rather predictably, racists are so ignorant and hateful that they’re inured to anything resembling common sense.) You would think that self-described patriotic Scandinavians would take great pride in how they have taken many of these ideas and put their own spin on them. That so many of the named elements (democracy, parental leave, bicycles) are often cited as why Scandinavian countries consistently rank at or near the top of lists of the best places to live and the happiest countries in the world. What a great compliment to this region that what is “uniquely Scandinavian” is a history of curious explorers and travelers with an eye for the best of what humanity has to offer.

    Why wouldn’t someone be proud of that? Unless you think cultures other than your own (especially non-white cultures) are something to be ashamed of.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/28/us/bo...ish/index.html

    A Boston mother and her daughter were speaking Spanish on their way home when authorities say two white women assaulted them because they thought they were making fun of them.

    "As they beat us, they yelled 'This is America, speak English!'" the mother, who was only identified as Ms. Vasquez, told reporters earlier this week about the February 15 incident.

    Vasquez, 46, and her 15-year-old daughter were walking near an East Boston train station after having dinner when they had an altercation with two women. The mother says they were punched, kicked and bitten.

    On Thursday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office announced that two women were facing several charges in connection with the attack.

    Jenny Leigh Ennamorati, 25, and Stephanie Armstrong, 25, were each charged with two counts of violating constitutional rights with bodily injury and two counts of assault and battery charges, the district attorney said.

    Ennamorati was charged with an additional assault and battery with dangerous weapon for using a shod foot.

    "There is no place for hatred or bigotry in Suffolk County. The sense of entitlement and privilege these defendants must have felt to utter these hateful and racist words, and then to physically attack a mother and her child for laughing and speaking Spanish is outrageous and reprehensible," Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said in a statement.

    CNN has attempted to reach Ennamorati and Armstrong for comment. They are scheduled to appear in East Boston District Court on March 9.

    Surveillance video shared by the Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston, a nonprofit group representing the Vasquezes, shows a woman crossing the street and shouting at another woman, who appears to be the mother. The pair then start shoving and hitting each other.

    The scuffle continues with a few other women as some appear to try to separate them. By the end of the video, police officers arrive and speak with the two groups. The video does not show what happened before the altercation.

    Ennamorati and Armstrong told police they heard the Vasquezes laughing and speaking Spanish and believed they were making fun of them, according to a police report.
    First they had a "verbal argument," but later one of the Vasquezes punched one of the women in the face and she defended herself by fighting back, they told police, according to the report.

    Ennamorati and Armstrong's names were redacted on the report but police said one of them had "multiple small scratches on her face and a small amount of blood around her fingernails," the report said. Police said the women noted they had been "drinking and acting belligerent."

    But Vasquez and her daughter told police they were attacked by the other women, the report states.

    Police saw that one of the Vasquezes had scratches on her face and a laceration to her right thumb, the report says, while the other Vasquez told them she was punched in the face multiple times and pulled by the hair.

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    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/...views-n1147366

    A black-owned business was subjected to a wave of negative reviews after the company's founder was featured in a Target ad, where she said she hoped her success could pave the way for black girls.

    Bea Dixon was featured in a Target commercial called "Founders We Believe In: The Honey Pot," where she spoke about how difficult it was for her to start her line of feminine hygiene products. Dixon credited Target for working with her and helping her company get stocked at retailers nationwide.

    ?The reason why it?s so important for Honey Pot to do well is so that the next black girl that comes up with a great idea, she can have a better opportunity," Dixon said at the end of the ad. "That means a lot to me."

    Although the ad was originally released in early February, a swarm of people left negative reviews for the company on Monday. Many of the one-star reviews left on consumer review website Trustpilot accused Dixon, and Target, of discriminating against white people in the commercial.

    "Boycott The Honey Pot Company, and Target. RACIST. White people hating comments not going to be tolerated," one reviewer wrote.

    Another review accused Dixon of fueling racism and wrote that "she make the statement for the next black girl why should the color of her skin matter- totally racist and inappropriate."

    Trustpilot issued an advisory at the top of the company's page that said it was suspending review posts while its content integrity team was investigating the unusual influx of reviews, "some of which violates Trustpilot's guidelines."

    "Due to the high influx of reviews we can not guarantee that reviews provide a genuine presentation of the company," the website said.
    Honey Pot, a black woman owned natural hair care line that?s sold in Target, had a commercial where they said they want to empower black girls.

    Now white women are mad and have been leaving them a low rating.

    Please give them 5 stars https://t.co/FABhpr4ZkH
    ? I?m 10 Years Older Than Mark (@eleven8) March 2, 2020

    Shout out to all of the Black women and allies who gathered the edges of racist trolls who were upset by @Target commercial featuring The Honey Pot Company because the owner highlighted inspiring the next generation of #BlackGirlMagic for #BHM! 💜✊🏾
    ? Dr. Keosha T. Bond (@drkeoshabond) March 2, 2020

    Target said that it has had a longstanding commitment to empowering and investing in diverse suppliers in a statement to NBC News Monday.

    "We?re proud to work with Bea Dixon and The Honey Pot team to highlight Bea?s journey to build her brand and bring her products to Target," the statement said. "We?re aware of some negative comments about the campaign, which aren?t in line with the overwhelmingly positive feedback we?ve received from guests who love and have been inspired by Bea?s story."

    Although it did not appear that The Honey Pot Company made a public statement about the issue, its official Twitter account responded to a number of people to thank them for their support.

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    Lmfaoooo. Whitey is upset. Fuck their feelings.

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    HAHA The Unknown Hinson just lost his career.
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    https://www.thewrap.com/squidbillies...n-you-a-holes/

    Reps for Adult Swim had no comment Tuesday.

    Baker was fired over the weekend for hurling such insults as “freak titted, old Southern bimbo” and “slut” at country singer Dolly Parton in since-deleted Facebook posts after she publically voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement, according to Variety.


    He also instructed liberal fans to “unfollow me, please. Because I don’t want you UN-AMERICANS around!… HAVE FUN forsaking your own race, culture and heritage.”

    In response, two of the show’s creators, Jim Fortier and Dave Willis, publically denounced Baker’s behavior and declared that they would no longer be working with him.

    “We’re aware of the extremely offensive and derogatory social media posts made late last week by Stuart D. Baker,” they wrote in a tweet Sunday. “The views he expressed do not reflect our own personal values or the values of the show that we and many others have worked hard to produce over the past 15 years. For those reasons, production of Squidbillies will continue without Mr. Baker, effective immediately.”
    Um yeah, I don't feel sorry for him.

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    https://www.kxan.com/news/crime/man-...ts-police-say/

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was arrested after he reportedly confronted three men with a “Rambo-style” hunting knife because he thought they might be illegal immigrants, according to an affidavit.

    The Austin Police Department responded to the incident at a mechanic shop on Aldridge Drive in northeast Austin at about 6 p.m. on Friday.

    When they arrived at the scene, officers located the victim who told them the suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Odis Richardson Jr., was still inside the shop.

    The victim told police that the man entered the shop with a large knife in his hand. He walked to within five or six feet of the victim and lunged the knife towards him, the man said.

    “The suspect was making a jabbing motion with the knife and still cursing at me and telling me to come to him as I moved backwards away from him,” he told police.

    The victim said he hid behind a vehicle but could see Richardson walking around the shop as if looking for him.

    At one point, the man told police he heard glass breaking and air escaping. Later, he realized that a Chevrolet Silverado truck had two flat tires and a broken window.

    Two other men who managed to run away from the scene also claimed that Richardson was yelling at them while holding the weapon.

    Police found a hunting knife described as “Rambo-style” in the arrest affidavit and took Richardson for questioning.

    Richardson told police that he confronted “two or three Mexicans” at the mechanic shop because he thought they were possibly illegal immigrants who should not be here, the affidavit states.

    He also admitted the victim did nothing to him. Police said Richardson agreed the victim appeared to be in fear for his life and said he would have felt the same way if someone did that to him.

    Richardson was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, making a terroristic threat, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance. He remains in the Travis County Jail on a total bond of $28,500.

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    DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. (KRON) — A California family is speaking out after a neighbor told them to “stop acting Black” in a “white neighborhood.”

    Gerritt Jones said his 13-year-old son was playing outside their home Monday afternoon with their 2-year-old pit bull named Dice when a neighbor, who is white, approached and questioned the family about the dog.

    “The conversation began escalating,” Gerritt said. “She told me she was going to report my dog and call the police on me, and that’s when the racial slurs began to come out.”

    The encounter was captured on the family’s home surveillance and then on their cell phones.

    “You know what, you are a Black person in a white neighborhood and you’re acting like one. Why don’t you act like a white person in a white neighborhood?” said the neighbor, whom the family identified as Adana Dean.

    The Jones family has lived in the neighborhood for 12 years and say they never had a problem before Monday’s interaction. Several neighbors dropped by their home on Tuesday to offer support.

    “Unfortunately, this is just what comes with being an African American in this country,” Gerritt Jones said.

    Dean did not want to speak on camera about the incident and claims that she didn’t have a stun gun or taser on her, as the Jones have said, but an ultrasonic dog chaser.

    Dean also said she didn’t do anything wrong and she’s not a racist.

    However, the Jones appear to feel differently. They say they haven’t spoken to Dean since the incident or received an apology.

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    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – When Autumn Tillman recorded herself confronting her neighbor, David Rosner, she says she had had enough.

    “Do you ever shut the (expletive) up? Ever shut the (expletive) up, in front of my door with your racist (expletive)?” she said in the video.

    She says Rosner has been going on racist rants in the hallway of their mid-Market building for years, and recently started going after Asians.


    In one video she shared with KPIX 5, he can be heard saying “Go live in Asia. Funny how it’s a white country – 200 years of white supremacy.”

    At another point, Rosner says, “If you thought Asian lives matter, they don’t matter to us one bit.”

    Tillman says Rosner paces up and down the hallway on a daily basis, while spewing racist commentary. She says most of her neighbors, especially children, are afraid of him, and try to stay out of his way.

    “Nobody should ever have to hear that they have to go back to their own country or anything like that, I’m sorry,” said Tillman. “My building is like 70 percent Asian families.”

    That’s why Tillman, who is also a singer, said she decided to speak up and posted the video to her Instagram. She also grew up in San Francisco.

    “Asian people have been there for the black community. They’re always on the frontline with their signs, demanding justice for my community. They’re always on social media, when you go to a lot of Asian people – like you go to their social media – you see the Black Lives Matter hashtags,” said Tillman. “They’re just as angry as the black community is.”

    The video has since racked up more than 120,000 views.

    Tillman says she has received an outpouring of gratitude from the Asian community, thanking her for taking a stand on their behalf.

    “I thank her for it, I mean no one really talks to him, but to always come out the side of his neck and saying comments like that, I don’t know if he’s wanting to pick a fight,” said neighbor Edwin Gutierrez.

    KPIX 5’s Betty Yu met Rosner in the hallway of the building.

    While much of what he said was nonsensical, Yu asked him whether he was a white supremacist.

    “I would prefer everybody being white,” he said. “I would prefer using Aryan genetics to make every person a white person and a male. We don’t really see a need at this point for people of color.”

    The property manager, Zenaida Saenz says police have been called on a few occasions, but his behavior has not been cause for arrest.

    “Physically he’s not really a threat, but the way he talks sometimes, it’s really no sense,” she said.

    As for Tillman, she’s working on a website called Blacks for Asian Lives Matter to unite the communities.

    “If someone’s talking about someone’s ethnicity, making fun of it, whatever, please stick up for them, because all it takes is just a voice,” she said.

    Meanwhile, Tillman is hoping to save enough money to move out of the building and has set up an online fundraiser to help gather enough to put a down payment on a house.

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    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) ? They threw her new cellphone on the roof of the station house and placed nails under the wheels of her pickup truck. As she prepared to answer a call, someone poured tobacco juice in her boots. It was too much for Timika Ingram to bear.

    ?It caused me pain, sleepless nights, suffering, anxiety,? said Ingram, whose four years as a firefighter in North Carolina amounted to a collection of indignities.

    Other Black firefighters who endured similar treatment in the Winston-Salem Fire Department recently brought their complaints before the city. The grievance they filed in October calls for Chief William ?Trey? Mayo to be fired for failing to discipline white firefighters who, the group said, have created a hostile work environment through comments in person and on social media.

    ?It?s a festering problem that has become even more disease-ridden and even more detrimental to the life of the individuals who work here because of the current chief,? said 28-year veteran firefighter Thomas Penn, a leader of the group that calls itself Omnibus.

    Across the country, firefighters are confronting incidents of racism and discrimination as part of a burgeoning movement to call out and address racial injustice in America.

    Two Black women sued the city of Denver in September, saying its fire department discriminated against them because of their gender and race. One alleged a captain overseeing her training said she should ?keep her head down and act like a slave? to graduate from the program.

    Last year, a Black firefighter sued city officials in Lansing, Michigan, saying they did nothing to stop racial discrimination within the fire department after he received hostile comments and found a banana on his assigned firetruck?s windshield. He filed another lawsuit this summer.

    A white Delaware firefighter was charged in July with hate crimes and harassment after allegedly sending threatening messages to a Black paramedic and two part-time workers, one who is Black and the other white who has Black family members, the News Journal reported.

    The Winston-Salem group alleged two white captains talked about running over demonstrators protesting the police killing of George Floyd, and that a firefighter made a noose during a rope and knots class in November 2017.

    City Manager Lee Garrity cited the state?s personnel privacy law in declining to comment. He said the city has launched a so-called ?climate assessment? through a Charlotte-based firm, which will evaluate the entire fire department regarding diversity, race, gender and sexual orientation. A report is due by year?s end, he said.

    ?We?d had very few grievances or complaints in the last couple of years,? Garrity said. ?But I am sure there are opportunities for improvement.?

    Mayo didn?t return multiple phone calls seeking comment.

    In early November, Penn said the climate assessment hadn?t begun and added in an email that department administrators, including Mayo, ?has attempted to intimidate and bully our members? by walking in during interviews.

    Ingram said of her treatment throughout rookie school, ?You develop alligator skin so that you can get on through the process. And then, hopefully, once you get in, you?ll be able to be an advocate or be able to be heard if anything goes on, because a lot went on with me.?

    She officially joined the department in July 2006. Almost right away, she said, other firefighters stole her food and took her uniforms out of her personal space.

    The cellphone incident was a significant factor in Ingram?s eventual departure because, without it, her three children had no way to reach her. She said her white counterparts asked if she?d actually left her phone where it was last seen and even pretended to search for it.

    ?My daughter was a latchkey kid at the age of 9. My kids had no other way to get in touch. They didn?t know how. Something went wrong with my kids, and I couldn?t get to them and they couldn?t get to me,? she said. ?That right there just set it off.?

    Ingram was transferred and expressed concerns over her treatment to a superior who didn?t address them, she said.

    ?I was like, ?I?m fighting a losing battle.? You can talk all you want, say what you got to say,? she said.

    In July 2010, Ingram quit. Her life spiraled downward for a time. She said she married someone ?to mask the pain,? but that ended in divorce. Her car was repossessed and she was homeless. She missed work for four months, and doctors told her she developed lupus as a result of the stress she?d undergone as a firefighter.

    Retired Winston-Salem firefighter Gary Waddell experienced discrimination on a different plane in 1989 because of his marriage to a white woman who visited him at the station shortly after he was assigned there.

    ?I didn?t think anything of it, but when my wife came inside of this fire station, I was told by my supervisor, who was a captain, that my wife could no longer come to the station to visit me,? Waddell said. ?But the other members of my crew that I was working with, their wives could come by. But mine couldn?t. So that?s how I started my career.?

    Today, Ingram works in medical services in Charlotte, the same job she took after leaving the fire department. She worked out a deal to get her car back, and she?s pursuing a degree in psychology. But she still thinks about the career she had to abandon.

    ?I just wished I could have stayed,? she said. ?I really do, because I worked hard to get there. I trained to get there.?

    https://www.koin.com/news/protests/k...t-journalists/

    ORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) ? Investigators are now getting involved after a wave of racist and threatening letters were mailed to people in the Portland metro area, one of which contained a ?kill list? with more than 20 names of community leaders, activists and people of color.
    Candace Avalos, a Portland activist and former candidate for Portland City Council, received a threatening letter with her name on a ?kill list,? November 20, 2020 (KOIN)

    The letters are disturbing, disparage the Black Lives Matter movement and threaten violence and death upon those involved in it ? and the threats appear to be escalating.

    The list, which was originally reported by The Oregonian/OregonLive.com, was sent to Candace Avalos, a Portland activist and former candidate for Portland City Council. Avalos posted the note on Twitter this week, and said it was the second racist note she had received in a week.

    ?Within a week I have 2 hateful letters in my mailbox,? said Avalos, the chair of the Citizen Review Committee, a civic leader and an educator. ?The goal was to tell me that Black lives don?t matter, that N lives don?t matter.?
    A threatening letter with a ?kill list? was sent to a number of Portland activists and journalists, November 20, 2020 (Courtesy: Candace Avalos)

    Among other things, the letter said:

    ?If you try anymore action in Vancouver your El Sickos will pay?
    ?I got hollow tips?
    ?We want total war?
    ?Don?t worry about checking this for prints. I wore gloves?

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    ?It?s upsetting and makes me angry and it makes me hurt for not only myself as someone dealing with this, but the many people who have to deal with this and continue to deal with this as they work to make change in the community. Nobody that is striving for progress deserves that.?

    Gregory McKelvey, most recently the campaign manager for mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone, was also on the list.
    Gregory McKelvey, a Portland activist who was the campaign manager for mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone, November 20, 2020 (KOIN)

    ?Certainly death threats are not new to me, which is the sad reality of just trying to stand up for stuff. But they certainly feel different than they did in 2016 when I didn?t have kids,? McKelvey said. ?It doesn?t take a brave person to send the letters that have been sent. That takes a cowardly person to try and hide their identity to try and cover their tracks.?

    McKelvey, now the father of two kids, said the common thread of those listed is their involvement in the BLM movement.

    ?I think the individuals on the list are brave individuals, have both fought for justice or covered those that fight for justice, and the person who sent the letter is not,? McKelvey said.

    In a statement to KOIN 6 News, Mayor Ted Wheeler said: ?I have consistently and loudly condemned violence and intimidation of all kinds. I have assigned a staff member to follow up on these outrageous and disturbing threats. My team and I are working hard to provide resources and protection to anyone who desires it. I have reached out and my team has reached out. I respect everyone?s right to peacefully protest and to decide for themselves whether or not to report threats.?

    Avalos said Wheeler?s office did reach out, but McKelvey said he has not heard from Wheeler?s office.

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    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – The NAACP has come out strongly against a Clarksville legislator’s bill that would allow the use of deadly force in defense of property.


    On Tuesday, the Tennessee State Conference NAACP issued a letter detailing its objections, including that the measure could have unintended consequences, such as the shooting of delivery drivers, construction workers, joggers and even police.

    Rep. Jay Reedy, R-Erin, whose District 74 includes the western side of Montgomery County, told Clarksville Now his bill is largely influenced by gun laws in Texas, which are more permissive on the use of deadly force. However, Reedy said the bill remains in the early stages of development and he believes that questions and concerns will be answered as the bill is refined to better fit the needs of Tennesseans.

    Here is the text of the NAACP’s response to the proposal:


    “In November, Representative Jay Reedy of Houston County filed HB 0011 in the Tennessee General Assembly. The bill permits the use of “deadly” force in order “to protect real or tangible, movable property,” including specific language allowing property owners to kill persons suspected of theft during night-time hours. The proposed legislation—nothing more than a backlash response to recent protests against police and vigilante killings—attempts to give legal standing to unjustifiable and racially-based, vigilante killings.

    “In addition to allowing gun owners to self-deputize, HB 0011 gives them the leeway to be judge, jury, and executioner in incidences of real or perceived theft. In doing so, the bill suffers from constitutional ambiguities and legalizes murders over common-sense and gray area interactions among neighbors, family members, and bystanders.

    “What happens if a person is placing a delivery package on someone’s door and their action is misinterpreted by the property owner? What happens if a person makes a food delivery to the wrong address and it is assumed by the property owner as an action of theft? Does the law apply to someone’s residence or can it be extended to a rally in which one protester is taking a sign from another protestor? What happens, as in the case of 25-year old Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, when a person is jogging in the “wrong” neighborhood or visits an unfinished house to inspect the interior design? What about a person who is mistakenly suspected of theft, yet is wearing suspicious attire or a hoodie such as what happened to Trayvon Martin? What about non-White construction workers installing a roof in a mostly White neighborhood after the sun goes down and are mistakenly targeted? What happens to law enforcement officials who confront armed property owners during night-time investigations? In all these examples, HB 0011 would give property owners who perceive themselves as victims of theft a license to kill the alleged offenders.


    “Even in cases of real theft, Reedy’s bill makes no distinction between a person who may steal a newspaper or other Class A property, a lawnmower, or a car. The proposed legislation deputizes property owners regardless of the value of the stolen property and irrespective of whether the alleged offenders have a weapon.

    “Reedy’s legislation will also legalize racially-based vigilantism. Martin, Arbery, and countless other Blacks walking, jogging, and working in the “wrong” neighborhood have previously been targets of revenge confrontations.

    “In addition, HB 0011 will have the protective cover of an unfair and racially-biased, legal safety net specifically benefitting Whites who use deadly force against Blacks. An Urban Institute study of 2,631 “justifiable” homicides that were similar to the George Zimmerman killing of Trayvon Martin found that Whites who killed Blacks were overwhelmingly more likely to be exonerated. The racial disparity for justifiable homicides—meaning the exoneration of Whites who kill Blacks—was much greater in Stand Your Ground states. The study confirms that the deck is stacked in favor of Whites who “justifiably” kill Blacks compared to intra-racial homicides.


    “The Tennessee NAACP urges all Tennesseans to stand up and against Reedy’s bill. HB 0011provides legal cover for racial vigilantism—or legalized lynching—and fails to pass the constitutional litmus test. We also call on our state lawmakers and officials, including Governor Bill Lee and Attorney General Herbert Slatery, to stand against it.”

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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury on Wednesday convicted the leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group of several civil rights and hate crime charges in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque.

    Prosecutors outlined 49-year-old Michael Hari's hatred for Muslims as his motivation for the bombing during the trial, citing anti-Islam excerpts from Hari's manifesto known as The White Rabbit Handbook, named after his militia group. Prosecutors presented evidence to jurors that included phone records and testimony of federal investigators who tracked Hari down to Clarence, Illinois, a rural community about 120 miles (190 kilometers) south of Chicago where Hari and two co-defendants lived after a seven-month investigation.

    The bombing took place on Aug. 5, 2017, when the pipe bomb exploded in the imam’s office as worshippers gathered for early morning prayers. No one was hurt in the explosion, though community members where shaken by the incident and the mosque’s executive director testified last month that it has led to diminished attendance due to fear.


    Local faith leaders gathered in front of the federal courthouse building in St. Paul and thanked prosecutors and the jury during a press conference after the verdict was delivered. Abdulahi Farah, a program director at Dar Al-Farooq, said the mosque's sense of community was “shattered” after the attack, but the guilty verdict sends a “strong message” to their congregants and other Muslim communities across the state.

    “Our community members definitely have been sharing messages of hope instead of fear and isolation,” Farah said. “Many more members are slowly coming back and feeling like this is the place where we belong, this is our home and we're not going anywhere.”

    Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said during the press conference that while justice has been served in this individual case, the threat of violence toward Muslim communities by white supremacist groups still exists. Hussein said these groups have been galvanized by the Trump administration and that he is concerned the groups will take out their frustration with the president's loss in November's election on Muslim communities across the nation.

    We urge, as we celebrate today's verdict, that law enforcement and particularly state and federal leadership do not ignore ... the potential for more severe crimes like this happening moving forward,” he said.

    U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald said in a release Wednesday that Hari's goal was to undermine the Dar Al-Farooq congregation's right to practice their religion with violence “driven by hatred and ignorance.”

    “Today’s guilty verdicts represent a condemnation of that hatred and uphold our fundamental right to live and worship free from the threat of violence and discrimination,” she said.
    Hari was found guilty on all five counts, which include using explosives, damaging property because of its religious character and obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs. A sentencing hearing for Hari, who faces a mandatory minimum of 35 years in prison, has yet to be scheduled, according to MacDonald.

    The Star Tribune reported that Hari called the newspaper from jail a few hours after his conviction to say he was beginning a hunger strike.

    “I am protesting my sham trial by submitting to a trial by ordeal in the form of a hunger strike to prove my innocence and my sincerity,” Hari said, according to the newspaper. Hari also said he was embarking on the strike for people wrongly convicted of drug-related crimes, the newspaper reported.


    The testimony by Hari's co-defendants, Joe Morris and Michael McWhorter, described how Morris viewed Hari as a father figure, and how Hari instructed them to throw the pipe bomb into the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center as Hari waited in the car after driving up from Illinois in a truck rented by Hari. Morris, who along with McWhorter pleaded guilty in January 2019 to their role in the attack, testified that Hari said the mosque trained ISIS fighters.

    Defense attorneys argued that prosecutors failed to produce forensic evidence putting Hari at the suburban Minneapolis mosque on the day of the attack and attempted to discredit Morris and McWhorter with what they said were inconsistencies in their testimony. Hari refused to testify in his own defense.

    Prosecutors refuted the defense's claims, citing Hari's past as a former sheriff's deputy that investigated crimes as how he knew not to leave forensic evidence behind.

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    FRESNO, California (KSEE) — Over 100 people allegedly connected to white supremacy gangs now face charges of murder kidnapping, and drug trafficking.

    The Fresno Sheriff’s Office said the gang leaders were ordering several violent crimes from state prisons.

    “Since the beginning of the investigation we have 102 arrests, 46 firearms seized, 89 pounds of meth, 5.7 lbs. of heroin seized, and $136,000 in cash,” said Sheriff Margaret Mims.

    The sheriff’s office, FBI, California Highway Patrol, and numerous other agencies made the arrest throughout the year. Those people face charges of illegal gun and drug trafficking, kidnapping, murder, and robberies.

    The Sheriff said the gangs were trafficking guns and drugs across the state and into Montana and Idaho. Mims said the gang is connected to white supremacy.

    “Their philosophy is white supremacy and to further that gang activity and that gang philosophy,” said Mims.

    Investigators are still trying to figure out how the inmates got the phones but Mims said some of the suspects were caught trying to smuggle phones and drugs into the prison by throwing a football over a fence.

    “The way it worked is that they cut open these sports balls and put contraband inside. They used gorilla glue and then were going to throw it into the property of the state prison,” said Mims.

    Investigators believe the arrest has disrupted the gang’s activity but are still looking for 10 others who are also allegedly connected to the crimes.

    “Anyone who conducts themselves this way should expect law enforcement to vigorously protect the public from their crimes,” said Fresno District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp.

    The suspects face federal and state charges.

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