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Bail Denied For Nazi Organizer/2018 Senate Candidate

The SPLC’s Hatewatch reports: “Alt-right” figure Augustus Sol Invictus was denied bond Thursday for charges of kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a weapon during a crime of violence. Invictus, born Austin Mitchell Gillespie, has lingered on the margins of the modern radical right for years, using its growing visibility to preach his own violent, misogynistic and totalitarian worldview. In …

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Woman Charged For Terror Threat Against Catholic School Over Gay Weddings Article In Alumni Magazine

The Washington Post reports: A California woman has been charged with allegedly leaving voice-mail messages threatening to bomb, burn and kill people at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, after the private, Catholic all-girls high school announced plans to include information about same-sex weddings in its alumnae magazine, according to court filings. Sonia Tabizada pleaded not guilty Jan. 3 to federal charges …

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Wife Of Child Predator Sues LDS For Turning Him In

Oregon’s Statesman Journal reports: A Turner woman is suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for $9.54 million after her husband’s confession to church leaders led to his arrest, conviction and imprisonment on child sexual abuse charges. The lawsuit, which accuses local church leaders of violating confidentiality and the “priest-penitent privilege,” contrasts sharply with other cases accusing the …

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AZ GOP Official Quits Amid Baby Smuggling Charges

Courthouse News reports: An elected official in metro Phoenix resigned Tuesday, months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the US. The resignation of Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen came after leaders in the one of the nation’s most populous counties suspended and pressured …

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Colorado Cops Name #QAnon Ring In Kidnapping Plot

The Denver Post reports: A Parker woman is accused of planning a raid to kidnap her child with help from a far-right conspiracy group, according to an affidavit filed by the Parker Police Department. Cynthia Abcug , 50, who does not have custody of her child, is accused of plotting the raid to take the child back with help from …

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Major Trump Donor Charged In Inauguration Probe

The Associated Press reports: Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a major donor to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee with obstructing a federal investigation into whether foreign nationals unlawfully contributed to the inaugural celebrations. The donor, Imaad Zuberi, recently pleaded guilty in a separate case in Los Angeles to campaign finance violations, tax evasion and failing to register as a foreign …

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BRITAIN: “Most Prolific Rapist” In UK Legal History Gets Life Sentence For Attacks On Nearly 200 Men [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: An Indonesian man described as “the most prolific rapist in British legal history” has been sentenced to life in prison with a possible release after 30 years following his conviction for sexual offences against 48 men. Authorities said the evidence against Reynhard Sinaga, 36, indicates he had many more victims, with roughly 195 men apparently having …

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Felon GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Still Hasn’t Resigned

The San Jose Mercury News reports: U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California is staying silent on when he will resign after he pleaded guilty to using campaign money for personal expenses, drawing the ire of a fellow Republican who wants to replace him. The six-term congressman said last month that he would step down “shortly after the holidays” but has …

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BRAZIL: Cops ID Suspect In “Gay Jesus” Firebombing

NBC News reports: Police in Rio de Janeiro have identified one of the people responsible for a gasoline bomb attack targeting satirists behind a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous. Officers carried out a search warrant Tuesday morning and found money, a fake firearm, ammunition, a “political-philosophical” shirt and computers, police said in a written …

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Michigan Man Charged In Grindr Hook-Up Murder

Michigan Live reports: The Shiawassee County Prosecutor’s Office has authorized murder and mutilation charges against a 50-year-old Morrice-area resident in the death of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon. The prosecutor’s office released the 50-year-old man’s name on Monday, but The Flint Journal-MLive is not naming him until his arraignment. Bacon’s friend and roommate, Michelle Myers, previously told The Flint Journal-MLive that at …

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Texas Church Shooter Identified, Motive Unknown

NBC News Dallas reports: The man who fatally shot two people at a White Settlement Church on Sunday before being killed by church security has been identified as a 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, a River Oaks man with a criminal record, according to two law enforcement sources. Kinnunen is believed to have been wearing a disguise, including a fake beard, …

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Hate Crime Charges For Hanukkah Stabbing Suspect

NPR reports: Federal prosecutors in New York have filed hate crime charges against the man accused of carrying out a stabbing rampage north of New York City over the weekend that wounded five people as they celebrated Hanukkah. According to the FBI, the suspect, Grafton E. Thomas, 37, appears to have been driven by anti-Semitism, citing journals written by Thomas …

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Family: Hannukah Stabbing Suspect Is Mentally Ill

CNN reports: The man accused of barging into a rabbi’s Monsey, New York, home and stabbing five people at a Hanukkah party has a “long history of mental illness and hospitalizations,” according to a family statement issued by his attorney. “We believe the actions of which he is accused, if committed by him, tragically reflect profound mental illness for which …

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TEXAS: Video Released From Fatal Church Shooting

Mediaite reports: CNN aired footage on Monday morning from the moment when the gunman behind the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting pulled out his weapon and started attacking service attendees. Two victims were killed in the attack outside of Fort Worth, TX on Sunday, and the gunman also died from return fire from the parishioners. The violence was captured …

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Cuomo: Hannukah Stabbing Was “Act Of Terrorism”

CNN reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the attack by a machete-wielding man at a Hanukkah celebration at a New York rabbi’s home Saturday night an “act of terrorism” and challenged his state to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hate. Standing out the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in the town of Monsey on Sunday morning, Cuomo called …

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New York: Five Stabbed During Hanukkah Celebration

NBC News reports: Five people were stabbed Saturday night at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, and a suspect was later arrested in New York City, police said. Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel said a man armed with a blade attacked around 10 p.m., on the seventh night of Hanukkah. The attacker was arrested by the NYPD nearly two …

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Brazil: Molotov Bombing At Office Of “Gay Jesus” Troupe

Variety reports: The Rio de Janeiro H.Q. of Porta dos Fundos, the Brazilian comedy troupe behind the Netflix gay Jesus Christmas Special sparking outrage in Brazil, was hit by a Molotov cocktail attack in the early hours of Dec. 24. Two petrol bombs were thrown at the building. causing a fire, which was put out by one of the office’s …

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Roger Stone Wins Short Delay In His Sentencing

Politico reports: Roger Stone secured a partial win Friday when a federal judge agreed to postpone his February sentencing for two weeks because of a slowdown in paperwork tied to the longtime Donald Trump adviser’s finances. A jury convicted Stone in November on seven felony counts of lying to investigators, obstructing a congressional probe and witness tampering — crimes that …

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IOWA: Woman Ran Over Teen “Because She’s Mexican”

The Des Moines Register reports: The Clive police chief said hate crime charges are being considered after a woman admitted she hit a 14-year-old girl with her car because the girl is Hispanic. Nicole Marie Poole Franklin, 42, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly running down a 14-year-old on Dec. 9 as the girl walked to Indian Hills Junior …

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Wife Of US Diplomat Charged In Fatal UK Hit-And-Run

The Guardian reports: The wife of a US intelligence officer has been charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of the 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced. Anne Sacoolas was flown out of the UK by the US embassy days after the fatal collision in late August, with the US claiming she was covered by …

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