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Five Palo Alto Cops Sue The City And Their PD, Claiming A Black Lives Matter Mural Harassed Them (techdirt)

A group of California police officers has decided other people's expressive rights end where their personal offense begins. Five Palo Alto police officers are suing the city, along with their own police department, for somehow discriminating against them by allowing artists to create a street-long Black Lives Matter mural these officers passed on their way to work. (Well, at least up until the mural was removed by the city in November 2020, less than six months after it was first painted.) The...
Tags: News, California, Fbi, Palo Alto, United States, Cuba, City Hall, Bryant, Southern Poverty Law Center, Welp, Tim Cushing, Plaintiffs, Ramona, New Jersey State, Joanne Chesimard, Shakur


A Capitol riot defendant who threatened to hang Nancy Pelosi said she didn't need an attorney because she was divinely immune from the court's laws

Pauline Bauer in the Capitol Rotunda on January 6. The Department of Justice. An accused Capitol rioter said she doesn't need a lawyer because she is a "self-governed individual." Prosecutors say Pauline Bauer said she wanted to hang Nancy Pelosi while inside the Capitol on January 6. Now, Bauer is claiming to have special legal privileges. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Pennsylvania pizzeria owner arrested and charged in connection to the January 6 Capitol attack, ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, House, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, United States of America, Capitol, Bauer, Southern Poverty Law Center, US Capitol, Capitol Rotunda, Insurrection, January 6


Court Tosses Lawsuit Over Articles on Lawyer's Neo-Nazi Ties

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit in which a Baltimore attorney accused the Southern Poverty Law Center of defaming him in articles highlighting his ties to a neo-Nazi group.
Tags: Baltimore, Southern Poverty Law Center


A tall ship docked in Rhode Island is home to the controversial Twelve Tribes religious 'cult'

The Southern Poverty Law Center has categorized the Twelve Tribes as a "Christian fundamentalist cult" that defends slavery.       [Author: The Providence Journal]
Tags: News, Rhode Island, Southern Poverty Law Center, Providence Journal, The Providence Journal


Floyd statues defaced by hate group in New York, New Jersey

By Mark Morales and Lila Watts | CNN A statue of George Floyd that was unveiled in New York on Juneteenth by Floyd’s brother was vandalized early Thursday morning and police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, a law enforcement official told CNN. Black spray paint was daubed on the face of the statue and over the inscription on the base. The name of a website was stenciled with white spray paint on the pedestal, the New York Police Department said. The site painted onto the pedestal ...
Tags: New York, Minneapolis, Nazis, New York City, US, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Newark, Andrew Cuomo, New York Police Department, Cuomo, City Hall


Black history is more than Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks

The first time Olani LaBeaud learned in detail about Juneteenth — a day in history that marks the end of slavery in America — was toward the end of high school, in an AP history class. She was in her first year of college at Cal State Long Beach when she heard about the Tulsa Massacre — a race riot in 1921 when mobs of White residents, some deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes, killing more than 800 people and wounding many others. LaBeaud, ...
Tags: News, Education, Minneapolis, California, America, Diversity, Sport, Joe Biden, History, Soccer, Union, Lincoln, Race Relations, Martin Luther King Jr, Jim Crow, Black


UTA and Activist Sign Southern Poverty Law Center

United Talent Agency and Activist Artists Management have signed Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that works to dismantle white supremacy in the South. Founded in 1971 on the premise of ensuring the mission of the civil rights movement, the organization swiftly worked to dislodge the remnants of Jim Crow segregation […]
Tags: News, Activist, UTA, Jim Crow, Southern Poverty Law Center, United Talent Agency, Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC


AP: Racism, discrimination permeate the US military

By Kat Stafford, James LaPorta, Aaron Morrison and Helen Wieffering | Associated Press For Stephanie Davis, who grew up with little, the military was a path to the American dream, a realm where everyone would receive equal treatment. She joined the service in 1988 after finishing high school in Thomasville, Georgia, a small town said to be named for a soldier who fought in the War of 1812. Over the course of decades, she steadily advanced, becoming a flight surgeon, commander of flight medicine ...
Tags: Facebook, Minneapolis, Congress, Navy, California, Virginia, Defense, US, America, Department Of Defense, Sport, Ap, Austin, Afghanistan, Marine, Soccer


Britain's photo ID system undermines the democracy it is trying to preserve

A voter leaves a polling location in the UK. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images The Queen announced that UK citizens will need photo ID to vote in upcoming elections. In a country where an estimated quarter of voters lack ID, the move undermines democracy and disproportionately harms marginalized citizens. With extraordinarily low levels of electoral fraud conviction in the UK, the scheme will fortify the Conservatives' stronghold and is an expensive distraction from much-needed social reform....
Tags: UK, US, Trends, Conservative, Britain, Netherlands, Athens, Conservative Party, Labour Party, Electoral Commission, Southern Poverty Law Center, Electoral Reform Society, Centrepoint, Voter Fraud, Parisa Hashempour, Sylvia Albert


Father arrested while testifying against anti-trans health ban in Arkansas

Chris Attig was arrested while testifying against HB 1570 in the Arkansas House on March 9. When their speech went 30 seconds over the allotted two minutes, Attig's mic was cut, and police escorted them from the building. Attig says they stayed in jail for several hours before being released, and that they face a charge of disorderly conduct. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Arkansas, Inequity, SPLC, Southern Poverty Law Center, Trans Rights, LGBTQ rights, Arkansas House, Hate groups, Trans Youth, Chris Attig, Hb 1570, Attig


Putting transphobia in a different biblical context

Right-wing and reactionary forces in the USA and UK are once again stoking panic about trans people and practices of gender and sexual variation. Their arguments, though, rely upon faulty assumptions about gender, particularly in relation to history and religion. Such assumptions can be challenged by understanding that gender has never been fixed in the way they argue—neither today nor in the ancient context of the biblical texts often enlisted in so-called religious objections to trans and quee...
Tags: Books, Usa, UK, England, Featured, Wales, Religion, Feminism, Christianity, The Bible, US Senate, Jesus, Transphobia, Gender Identity, Romans, PAUL


"Long Road to Nowhere: How Southern States Struggle with Long-Term Incarceration"

The title of this post is the title of this recent report from Southern Poverty Law Center.  I just noticed the report because it was recently made available here via SSRN, where one finds this abstract: The Deep South is the epicenter of mass incarceration.  The United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other country, with prison populations growing by 86% between 1990 and 2019.  For Southern states, prison populations exploded by 127% during that same period.  During this tim...
Tags: Florida, Law, Alabama, America, United States, Louisiana, South, Southern Poverty Law Center, Long Road, Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, Alabama Florida, Douglas A Berman, SSRN


‘White lives’ demonstrators clash with protesters at Huntington Beach pier

Opposing demonstrators gathered at the Huntington Beach Pier on Sunday, April 11, as Black Lives Matter supporters came out to condemn a planned “white lives matter” demonstration that was promoted in leaflets touting the Ku Klux Klan. At least 300 people gathered in Downtown Huntington Beach, on either side of Pacific Coast Highway, by early afternoon, and several skirmishes broke out. With members of the various factions intermingling, it was difficult to gauge exactly how many demonstrators w...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kkk, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, BLM, Pacific Coast Highway, White, Trump, Main Street, Ku Klux Klan, Huntington Beach


“White lives matter’ rally goers are vastly outnumbered in Huntington Beach

A “white lives matter” rally promoted in leaflets touting the Ku Klux Klan was vastly outnumbered on Sunday by Black Lives Matter supporters and others who showed up at the Huntington Beach pier to condemn hate speech. At the peak, at least 500 people gathered in Downtown Huntington Beach on either side of Pacific Coast Highway, and a series of skirmishes broke out. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., police declared an unlawful assembly at the nearby 5th Street and Walnut Avenue intersection in an attempt...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Kkk, City Council, Jack, Orange County, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, BLM, Pacific Coast Highway, White


Ahead of ‘white lives’ rally, protests begin at Huntington Beach pier

Black Lives Matter supporters gathered at the Huntington Beach Pier Sunday morning, April 11 to protest an upcoming “white lives matter” demonstration that was promoted in leaflets touting the Ku Klux Klan. “We are united in Huntington Beach against racism and hate,” Tory Johnson, BLM Huntington Beach chapter founder, said on Facebook. “White supremacy is not welcome here and we will do everything possible to prevent this rally and defend our community from racist terrorism.” The “white lives ma...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, Sport, Soccer, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, BLM, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Huntington Beach, Sun Valley, Southern Poverty Law Center, Anti Defamation League, Cal State San Bernardino, San Fernando


Unlawful assembly declared as ‘white lives’ demonstrators clash with protesters in Huntington Beach

Opposing demonstrators gathered at the Huntington Beach Pier on Sunday, April 11, as Black Lives Matter supporters came out to condemn a planned “white lives matter” demonstration that was promoted in leaflets touting the Ku Klux Klan. At least 300 people gathered in Downtown Huntington Beach, on either side of Pacific Coast Highway, by early afternoon, and several skirmishes broke out. With members of the various factions intermingling, it was difficult to gauge exactly how many demonstrators w...
Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kkk, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, BLM, Pacific Coast Highway, White, Trump, Main Street, Ku Klux Klan, Don


Rally for ‘white lives’ in Huntington Beach raises concerns

Huntington Beach police are preparing for a rally Sunday, April 11, that’s among others promoted on social media across the nation to “unify White people against white hate.” In Southern California, the rally, publicized with the hashtags #whitelivesmatter and #whitelivesmattermarch, is expected to take place at the Huntington Beach pier. The local chapter of Black Lives Matter has already said it will assemble for a counterprotest at the same location a couple of hours earlier, potentially esca...
Tags: Texas, News, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, Kkk, Ohio, Hitler, Race Relations, Black Lives Matter, BLM, White, Pittsburgh, Southern California


Neo-Nazi leader pleads guilty to threatening journalists and opponents of anti-Semitism

Raymond Duda, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, speaks as he stands next to a poster that was mailed earlier in the year to the home of Chris Ingalls, an investigative reporter with KING-TV. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Cameron Shea, 25, has pled guilty to federal hate crime and conspiracy charges. Shea was a member of the Atomwaffen Division, a neo-Nazi group linked to multiple killings. He was charged with threatening journalists and others who exposed anti-Semitism. See more stories on ...
Tags: Florida, Nbc, Law, California, Washington, Trends, United States, Guardian, Associated Press, Nazi, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Hate Crime, Charles Davis, The Washington Post, Justice Department


Facebook says it has removed the account of Capitol attack suspect Noah Green, and is in contact with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation

US Capitol police officers near a car that crashed into a barrier. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Facebook confirmed to Insider that it removed the account of Capitol attack suspect, Noah Green. The suspected attacker has also been described as a Nation of Islam devotee. He reportedly posted content on Facebook about the "end times," as well as his personal struggles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook has confirmed that it pulled the account of Noah Green, a suspect in ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Nbc News, Trends, Tech, Green, New York Times, The New York Times, Capitol Police, Capitol, Southern Poverty Law Center, Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Christopher Newport University, US Capitol


Facebook says it has removed the account of the Capitol attack suspect, and is in contact with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation

US Capitol police officers near a car that crashed into a barrier. Scott J. Applewhite/AP Facebook confirmed to Insider that it removed the account of Capitol attack suspect. The suspected attacker has also been described as a Nation of Islam devotee. He reportedly posted content on Facebook about the "end times," as well as his personal struggles. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook has confirmed that it removed the account of Noah Green, who multiple outlets iden...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Nbc News, Trends, Tech, Green, New York Times, The New York Times, Capitol Police, Capitol, Southern Poverty Law Center, Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Christopher Newport University, US Capitol


FBI offers $25,000 reward in El Monte church bombing

The FBI on Wednesday offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two individuals suspected of using a homemade explosive to bomb the First Works Baptist Church in El Monte, which has drawn criticism for its extremist anti-LGBTQ views. The FBI released photos from security camera footage on March 31, 2021, showing a man and woman possibly tied to the bombing of First Works Baptist Church in El Monte in January. (Courtesy of the FBI) The FBI released photos from securit...
Tags: News, Religion, Arson, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Netflix, Soccer, City Council, Hate Crime, Public Safety, Metro, David Reynoso, Southern Poverty Law Center, Cal State San Bernardino


The ACLU, NAACP, and the Southern Poverty Law Center are suing Georgia over its new voting law

Demonstrators stand outside of the Georgia Capitol building on March 3, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Megan Varner/Getty Images Civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against Georgia over its new voting law, the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund announced on Tuesday.The lawsuit was brought against the state's governor and numerous county election officies by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Georgia, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), Southern Poverty Law Center ...
Tags: Trends, Georgia, Naacp, Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU, Brian Kemp, Davis Wright Tremaine, ACLU NAACP, Georgia Capitol, Wilmerhale, Georgia NAACP, Kelly McLaughlin, Atlanta Georgia Megan Varner Getty Images Civil, Georgia s Black


Parler allegedly warned the FBI of 'specific threats of violence' more than 50 times ahead of the Capitol riot

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images Parler said it alerted the FBI more than 50 times to threats at the Capitol ahead of the January 6 riot. The platform, known for its userbase of conservatives and far-right extremists, said it reported "specific threats" to the FBI. The Department of Justice has previously said insurrectionists used Parler to plan the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, Usa, John Lewis, New York, News, Congress, Washington Post, Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Conservative, Joe Biden, Fbi, Capitol Hill


House Republican Falls for Joke Article by 'Dick Scuttlebutt' at Hearing on Extremism in Military

On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing with expert testimony on extremism in the U.S. military after dozens of veterans and at least two active duty troops were involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Republicans on the panel seemed more interested in debunking the need for such a hearing at…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, House, Nancy Pelosi, Extremism, Mike Rogers, Bernie Sanders, Trumpism, Alt Right, Pepsi, SPLC, Southern Poverty Law Center, Austin Scott, House Armed Services Committee, Mike Gallagher


Asian Americans grieve, organize in wake of Atlanta attacks

By TERRY TANG Asian Americans were already worn down by a year of pandemic-fueled racist attacks when a white gunman was charged with killing eight people, most of them Asian women, at three Atlanta-area massage businesses. Hundreds of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders turned to social media to air their anger, sadness, fear and hopelessness. The hashtag #StopAsianHate was a top trending topic on Twitter hours after the shootings Tuesday evening. “I think the reason why people are feeling so...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, California, China, New York City, Atlanta, Sport, Long, Soccer, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Homicide, Donald Trump, Terry, Baker


A California GOP group gave an insurrectionist who stormed the US Capitol a trophy and posed for photos with him

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images A California GOP organization honored a Capitol rioter for his years of service on its board. Jorge Riley bragged about breaching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office on January 6 in an interview. Riley, holding a trophy, posed for a photo with members of the Sacramento Republican Assembly. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Congress, California, Sacramento, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Sra, Capitol, Riley, Southern Poverty Law Center


Rudy Giuliani will keep his honorary degree after the board of a New York college didn't count enough votes to rescind

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photos Ex-Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani will be able to keep his honorary degree from St. John Fisher College. The school's board of trustees voted to rescind the degree but did not meet a majority requirement. College alums urged the school to revoke the degree after Giuli...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, New York, College, Washington, Trends, Rochester, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Abc News, Republican National Committee, Vermont, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Capitol, Wagner


A Trump appointee who was arrested after participating in the Capitol riot asked a judge if he could be transferred to a cell with no cockroaches

A man who the FBI identified as Federico Klein in his MAGA hat, which he later removed. Department of Justice Federico Klein, a former State Department aide who was arrested after the Capitol riot, complained of his cell conditions to a judge. He said he had trouble sleeping because he felt "cockroaches crawling" all over him. Klein is believed to the first Trump appointee arrested in connection with the Capitol riot. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A former Trump-a...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, State Department, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Southern Poverty Law Center, Klein, Maga


Trump's fake inauguration on March 4 was QAnon's latest vision that flopped. A new date is now being peddled to perpetuate the mind games.

Crowds gather outside the U.S. Capitol for the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images QAnon followers believed that March 4 would see former President Donald Trump reinstated as president. It was just the latest date in a long line of bizarre goalposts that continually shift. Followers of the conspiracy theory are looking forward to future dates that will herald epic changes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "Don...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Hollywood, News, Instagram, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, Hillary Clinton, United States, Washington Dc, News UK


160 Public Confederate Symbols Were Taken Down In 2020

In the group’s “Whose Heritage?” report, the Southern Poverty Law Center said that last year had been transformative, but that more than 2,100 symbols of the Confederacy remained, including 704 monuments. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Southern Poverty Law Center, 02.23.21