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Michigan police find grenade, cache of weapons and Nazi memorabilia after man allegedly fired shots at Black man
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Michigan police find grenade, cache of weapons and Nazi memorabilia after man allegedly fired shots at Black man

A man in Michigan was reportedly arrested and charged with a hate crime after he allegedly fired shots at a Black man and called him the n-word. Police said Anthony Mangiapane, 53, of Warren, was standing on a street when he pointed a gun at a Black man who happened to be walking by, and shouted, "N***** you better get moving" before firing three shots, reported WXYZ Detroit. The black man told authorities he saw a green laser on his body when he was walking down the street July 25 and saw the suspect pointing a rifle at him, reported ClickOnDetroit.com. Police responded to the scene after they were called and the suspect then barricaded himself inside a business. He later surrendered. Authorities reportedly found a grenade, a cache of weapons including pistols, shotguns, and AR-15...
Black pastor running for office shot twice with BB gun by White suspect in Washington
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Black pastor running for office shot twice with BB gun by White suspect in Washington

A Black pastor running for office in Washington state was reportedly injured after he was shot twice with a BB gun while he was canvassing. Pastor Dr. Carey Anderson of First AME Church in Auburn and Seattle, was shot at close range by a "young white male" in a black sedan while he was canvassing in Auburn, according to MyNorthwest. In April, Dr. Anderson officially announced his candidacy for State Representative for the 30th Legislative District. The 30th district is new and encompasses Auburn, Algona, Des Moines, Federal Way and Pacific. Dr. Anderson, a Federal Way resident, is contending for the House seat vacated in March. More about Dr. Anderson can be found here.
Video: White man pulls out AR-style gun on Black man landscaping in Florida
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Video: White man pulls out AR-style gun on Black man landscaping in Florida

A White man in Florida was caught on camera brandishing an AR-style weapon and threatening a Black man who was landscaping with his daughter inside the vehicle. The incident reportedly happened in a Clearwater neighborhood and started over a parking issue. The man who said he owned the home next to where the landscaper’s vehicle was parked accused the Black man of blocking his his driveway. The landscaper told the man he was not parked in front of the driveway. The gate where the equipment unloads in the back may have come into the path of the driveway but the vehicle was not blocking the homeowner’s driveway. The landscaper recorded the incident while his teenage daughter was in the car. He reportedly brought her with him that day to demonstrate his job. The landscaper called the...
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Police officers in Michigan caught using pictures of Black men for target practice

A group of Boy Scouts reportedly caught police officers in a Michigan town shooting their weapons at photos of Black men during shooting practice. The men were reportedly seen shooting at the photos while the Boy Scouts were touring a police station. One of the Boy Scouts reportedly took a photo of what appeared to be Black men wearing hoodies that the officers were firing at. The police chief apologized to the community during a city council meeting on Monday. Several people spoke at the meeting and expressed outrage over the training practice. One officer with the department reportedly said the various images of targets are used to confront implicit bias. A city council member said that Black men accounted for less than 10% of the 2,300 images of people officers used for target prac...
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Police arrest 31 White supremacists headed to LGBT pride event in Idaho

Police arrested 31 White supremacists packed inside of a U-Haul van reportedly headed to a LGBT pride event in Idaho on Saturday. The men were arrested by Coeur d'Alene police after they reportedly received a tip about “a little army” of men piling into a U-Haul van. Police officers pulled the vehicle over shortly after receiving the tip. The group was reportedly found in possession of riot gear, a smoke grenade, shin guards and shields. The men were wearing white balaclavas to cover their faces. Authorities reportedly said the men intended to cause riot. All 31 men were arrested. The White supremacist group's manifesto reportedly advocates for a White ethnostate in the U.S.  The men were expected to be charged on Monday. More about the arrests and plot can be found here. ...
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Left media, political leadership drop ball on Buffalo Massacre

Did you forget just two weeks ago 10 Black people were killed in a racist rampage at a grocery store in America? I didn’t… I cant — but the rest of corporate left media and political leadership pretty much has, as evidenced by coverage. If you suspect a barrage of criticism is coming, you are correct. My opening statements made it predictable, but truth be told the mainstream media’s inaction was predictable, as I alluded to nearly two weeks ago in my column. The narrative two weeks ago was stifling white supremacy, now it’s gun control. Which brings me here. We can say because of Uvalde and the typical vacuum U.S. media operates within  that we shouldn’t expect much coverage, or a new narrative surrounding the Buffalo Massacre, but they have a pretty big vacuum. The most we’ve gotten a...
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Chicago endured most violent weekend of 2022 with 7 dead, 37 injured

Gun violence reached a record high over an unusually warm weekend in Chicago that left seven people dead, and at least 37 people wounded. It was the highest number of shooting victims over any weekend so far this year, according to local authorities. The shootings spanned multiple suburbs and neighborhoods in the greater Chicago area, including Englewood, River North, Pilsen and Pullman. Last year was the most deadly in 25 years with 797 homicides, and 3,561 shootings reported in Chicago. Though not anticipated, 2022 could still outpace last year’s record violence. Local authorities have pinned the majority of shootings in Chicago on gang rivalries. Rampant shootings in Chicago continue to be a focus for Mayor Lori Lightfoot who at the beginning of the year said 2022 would be a...