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President Biden condemns white supremacy, DOJ steps up efforts to prosecute hate crimes
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President Biden condemns white supremacy, DOJ steps up efforts to prosecute hate crimes

President Joe Biden issued another strong message denouncing white supremacy during a special White House summit on Thursday. “White supremacy and all forms of hate fueled by violence have no place in America,” Biden said. “Too much hate that’s fueled extremist violence that’s been allowed to fester and grow. As a result, our very own intelligence agencies have determined that domestic terrorism rooted in white supremacy is the greatest terrorist threat to our Homeland today," he added. Biden's comments on the threat of white supremacy coincided with U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announcement the Justice Department will tackle hate crimes at all 94 U.S. attorneys’ offices. During Thursday's speech, Biden also said he wants to end social media immunity. Hate crimes i...
Authorities arrest self-identified “Nazi” who joined army to practice killing Black people
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Authorities arrest self-identified “Nazi” who joined army to practice killing Black people

A man who reportedly identified as a "Nazi" and said the joined the army to practice killing Black people, was arrested last month after he was discharged from the army for misconduct. Killian Mackeith Ryan, who was stationed in North Carolina, was arrested Aug. 26, shortly after he was discharged from the army, according to a spokesperson. Federal prosecutors said an investigation revealed Ryan lied about his relationship with his father in his 2020 application for a security clearance, reported Rolling Stone. “I serve for combat experience so I’m more proficient in killing (n-words),” reads a message sent by one of Ryan’s Instagram accounts, according to the criminal complaint, reported Rolling Stone. A local police officer assigned to the FBI’s local Joint Terrorism Task Fo...
DOJ attorneys say Supreme Court should not review Dylann Roof case
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DOJ attorneys say Supreme Court should not review Dylann Roof case

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice have reportedly responded in a filing on Wednesday to a request from attorneys representing Dylann Roof, asking for the Supreme Court to review his case. Roof, who was convicted of killing nine Black people in a racially-motivated attack at a church in South Carolina in 2015, was sentenced to death. Earlier this year, Roof's attorney's asked the Supreme Court decide how to handle disputes regarding mental illness-related evidence between capital defendants and their attorneys, reported the Associated Press. DOJ attorneys said in 39-page brief filed Wednesday that Roof "fails to identify any meaningful disagreement in the lower courts" regarding how his legal representation played out at trial, reported the Associated Press. Roof ...
White supremacist pleads guilty to federal hate crime charges after Black man attacked in Oregon
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White supremacist pleads guilty to federal hate crime charges after Black man attacked in Oregon

An Oregon man pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime after a Black man was attacked in 2018. The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that 42-year-old Randy Smith, pleaded guilty to hate crime charges and also to making false statements to FBI agents. A grand jury indicted four men allegedly involved in the incident in December 2020. Last year, Daniel Delbert Dorson, 27, pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime and making a false statement. In April, Jason DeSimas, 48, from Washington also pleaded guilty to the same charges. Jason Stanley, 46, from Boise, Idaho, is expected to face a trial this fall in Seattle. Prosecutors said the men had left a White supremacy gathering and later violently attacked a Black man at a bar in Washington state. The alleged attack happened...
Video shows Ohio cops holding Black protestor while officer punches him in the face
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Video shows Ohio cops holding Black protestor while officer punches him in the face

A video circulating online shows a Black protestor being restrained by two police officers as he was also being punched in the face multiple times by another officer in Ohio during a protest Wednesday. The man was among many people protesting the fatal police-involved shooting of Jayland Walker that happened June 27. The protestor was arrested after being punched by police. His condition is unknown. Police officers also arrested relatives of Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake during the demonstration. Multiple people were arrested and faced several charges after they were taken into custody. Police released a statement about the arrests later, saying in part that “force was needed to effect their arrests.” Walker was shot 60 times by police officers in Ohio after he ran away he ...
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Black man injured after 100 White supremacist “cowards” wearing masks march through Boston

About 100 members of a White supremacy group marched through the streets of Boston wearing masks, and injured a Black man they attacked. Police said the Black man injured was knocked to the ground and attacked by multiple White supremacists. He suffered multiple lacerations and was transported to a local hospital. The March happened on Saturday, drawing swift condemnation from Democratic and Republican elected officials in the state. On Saturday, a candidate running for state Attorney General called the men wearing masks “cowards” for their actions and concealing their identities. The White supremacists who overtook the streets on Independence weekend were a sort of the same White supremacy group that tried to disrupt an LGBT pride event in Idaho last month. More about the racist, hat...
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White supremacists crash Juneteenth event in Tennessee

A group of masked White supremacists crashed a peaceful Juneteenth celebration on Saturday holding protest signs and spreading hate. The “men” stood outside from the city’s second annual Juneteenth event holding signs that read “White Lives Matter” while spreading their “White replacement theory” as attendees looked on. A group of counter protestors later showed up at the event which turned into a shouting match. Police came to the scene and requested both groups of protestors leave. No one was arrested and there were no reports  of violence. Police said they were unaware any groups planned to protest the Juneteenth event. More about the disruption can be found here. Opinion: Now that Juneteenth is a national holiday, more of these White supremacy protests should be expected. (Auth...
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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. ...