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White man in Washington sentenced to 9 months after threatening Black teen
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White man in Washington sentenced to 9 months after threatening Black teen

A White man in Washington state was reportedly sentenced to nine months in jail on Wednesday for a hate crime involving a Black high school student. Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Millie Judge sentenced 40-year-old William Cunningham to nine months in jail — the higher end of the range possible based on state guidelines for the offense, reported Herald Net. Cunningham was facing three to nine months in jail for threatening the student while hurling racist slurs at him after an altercation involving his then-teenage daughter, her boyfriend and the Black student, which began Nov. 10, 2021. The daughter also used racist slurs during the altercation on Nov. 10, reported Herald Net. Prosecutors alleged that in video evidence, Cunningham said he was "going to (expletive) all you ...
Man jailed in Washington after allegedly threatening to shoot Blacks at Buffalo grocery store
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Man jailed in Washington after allegedly threatening to shoot Blacks at Buffalo grocery store

A man in Washington state was reportedly arrested last week after he allegedly phoned racist threats to businesses, including threats to shoot Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Joey George of Lynnwood, a Seattle suburb, was in U.S. District Court in Seattle for a detention hearing on Monday. According to prosecutors, the 37-year-old man called a grocery store in Buffalo twice in July threatening to shoot Blacks and made statements about a “race war,” according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors said George did not call Tops, the same grocery store where 10 Black people were killed in May, but did mention the attack. According to investigators, George phoned threats to businesses in at least eight states. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Woods asked Magistrate Judge ...
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 demands Black campaign worker in Washington town leave neighborhood
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Video: White man demands Black campaign worker in Washington town leave neighborhood

A Black campaign worker canvassing for a Black state representative in Washington was confronted by a White man who told him to “get out of my fucking neighborhood” and accused him of trespassing. The young canvasser started recording the incident after the man reportedly approached him on a bicycle near Mill Creek after he got out of his car. In the video, the White man can be heard telling the canvasser to show his permit to canvass. He tells the young man he owns multiple properties and that nobody wants him there. The man repeatedly insisted on the canvasser showing him a permit and told him he “knows the rules” and “the fucking laws.” My field director was followed and harassed while knocking on doors for me this weekend. This is so much worse than some racist symbols on m...
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Assistant police chief in Washington receives $1.5 million payout after displaying Nazi insignia

Apparently, it pays to be racist. An assistant police chief in Washington state will receive a $1.5 million payout after an investigation reportedly found that he posted Nazi insignia on his office door and made jokes about the holocaust. The discovery of the Nazi symbol came several months after a police officer walking by the office brought it to the police chief’s attention. The former assistant chief later claimed he didn’t know what the symbol meant. The man was suspended without pay as officials launched as investigation. He was later placed on administrative leave. Instead of firing the man, who was represented by a police union attorney, he was offered a $1.5 million settlement after asking for $3.1 million. The city apparently decided not to take the case to court. ...