Tag Archives: racism

NY Bill Would Make Some False Reports A Hate Crime

CBS News reports: Proposed state legislation in New York would make falsely reporting certain criminal incidents a hate crime. The bill is gaining support in the wake of a viral video that showed a white woman calling police on a black man who asked her to leash her dog in Central Park. In the video, the woman, Amy Cooper, is …

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FBI Opens Investigation Into Police Killing Of Black Man

The Daily Beast reports: Thousands of protesters squared off against police here [Minneapolis] late Tuesday, just hours after disturbing footage emerged showing a white police officer kneeling on an unarmed black man’s neck for several minutes before he died. The white officer in the video has been identified as Derek Chauvin. CBS News Minnesota reports Chauvin is being represented by …

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Central Park Karen Fired By Manhattan Investment Firm

NPR reports: A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. Then, video shows her calling police and telling emergency operators that the man was threatening her and her dog. The woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, has apologized. “It was unacceptable. And you know words are just …

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DOJ Opens Hate Crime Probe In Georgia Murder

The Daily Beast reports: The Department of Justice is officially investigating the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was fatally shot by two white men while jogging in Georgia, as a possible hate crime, according to the family’s lawyer S. Lee Merritt. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia informed Arbery’s parents that federal authorities are …

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GEORGIA: Man Who Recorded Shooting Of Unarmed Black Jogger Is Charged With Felony Murder [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the man who recorded cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery being shot and killed. William “Roddie” Bryan, 50, shot the video that showed what appears to be Gregory and Travis McMichael shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery while he was out jogging in February. In a news release, the GBI …

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US Border Restrictions To Be Extended Indefinitely

The New York Times reports: The order — which was extended for another 30 days on April 20 — was part of a broad effort, led by Stephen Miller, the architect of President Trump’s immigration agenda, to aggressively use public health laws to reduce immigration as the government battles the virus. But a new order under review by several government …

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Feds Mull Hate Crime Charges In GA Vigilante Murder

Reuters reports: The U.S. Justice Department is weighing whether to file hate crime charges against the white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man who was gunned down while jogging in the small coastal town of Brunswick, Georgia, department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said on Monday. “The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the …

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CALIFORNIA: Republican US House Candidate Claims Somebody Else Wrote All His Racist Social Media Posts

Politico reports: One post described the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a rapist and a pedophile. Another mocked a survivor of the Parkland high school shooting. A third accused Rep. Maxine Waters of “hitting the crack pipe too hard.” The commentary was among now-deleted social media posts and retweets from the accounts of Ted Howze, a Republican challenging Democratic Rep. Josh …

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CA Man Shops In KKK Hood After Local Mask Order

Newsweek reports: Officials have condemned a man in California who was pictured wearing a makeshift Ku Klux Klan hood while shopping at a supermarket. Pictures of the man wearing a white hood similar to one worn by the hate group at a Vons store in Santee, San Diego emerged on social media over the weekend. The incident occurred one day …

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Trump: No COVID Aid For States With Sanctuary Cities

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump indicated he wouldn’t allow federal aid for states facing budget deficits from the coronavirus outbreak unless they take action against “sanctuary cities” — municipalities that prevent their police from cooperating with immigration authorities. “We would want certain things” as part of a deal with House Democrats to aid states, he said at a White …

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Stephen Miller Has Plan To End “New Immigrant Labor”

The Washington Post reports: Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller told White House supporters in a private call this week that the president’s new executive order curbing immigration will usher in the kind of broader long-term changes to American society he has advocated for years, even though the 60-day measures were publicly characterized as a “pause” during the coronavirus pandemic. …

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GOP Georgia US House Candidate Launches Machine Gun Giveaway In Case Of Looting Hordes From Atlanta

TMZ reports: Former U.S. Congressman Paul Broun is turning to pandemic fear-mongering and a gun giveaway in an effort to return to the U.S. House of Representatives. The GOP politician from Georgia’s latest ad leans in hard on the 2nd Amendment, and includes what sounds like a racist dog whistle. In the spot, Broun says warns you might have to …

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MS Governor Proclaims Confederate Heritage Month

The Jackson Free Press reports: As coronavirus spiked across the state, the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans posted a copy of an April 3 state proclamation naming this month as “Confederate Heritage Month.” Gov. Tate Reeves apparently signed the proclamation two days after he did an about-face and issued a statewide shelter-at-home order due to rising COVID-19 infections in Mississippi. …

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PHOTO: Trump Sharpie’d “Chinese Virus” Into Notes

Mediaite reports: Washington Post White House photographer Jabin Botsford captured an incredible photo showing that President Donald Trump crossed out — with a sharpie marker — the word “Corona” and replaced with the word “Chinese” virus. The images were captured during Trump’s coronavirus press conference held on Thursday. On Wednesday, Trump dismissed the idea that the terms “Chinese virus” or …

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Disability Benefits Limited For Non-English Speakers

The Hill reports: The Trump administration on Monday finalized a rule that would limit access to Social Security disability benefits for non-English speakers. “It is important that we have an up-to-date disability program,” Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul said. “The workforce and work opportunities have changed and outdated regulations need to be revised to reflect today’s world,” he added. One …

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Johnson Advisor Quits After Racist Comments Surface

The Guardian reports: A controversial new adviser to Boris Johnson resigned on Monday night after MPs and experts accused No 10 of condoning his controversial claims that intelligence is linked to race. Andrew Sabisky, who was brought into Downing Street by Johnson’s senior aide Dominic Cummings as part of his appeal for “misfits and weirdos”, became the subject of intense …

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California To Apologize For WWII Japanese Internment

The Los Angeles Times reports: For decades, Japanese American activists have marked Feb. 19 as a day to reflect on one of the darkest chapters in this nation’s history. On that date in 1942, during World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt authorized the forced removal of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent from their homes and businesses. On Thursday, …

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Elite Border Patrol Tactical Units To Hit Sanctuary Cities

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units from the southern border as part of a supercharged arrest operation in sanctuary cities across the country, an escalation in the president’s battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement. The specially trained officers are being sent to cities including Chicago and New York …

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Carlson: Anti-Bias Training Is Divisive And Dangerous

“At the same Diversity Subcommittee hearing, ranking member Ann Wagner of Missouri praised banks for their work instituting unconscious bias training. “By the way. that’s something that has never been shown to do anything other than deepen racial wounds and divide this country. Ever. “Now it’s a given that all of this is stupid and wasteful and divisive. Certainly is. …

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Democratic Resolution Demands Resignation Of “Cruel And Hateful White Supremacy Advocate” Stephen Miller

From the House Hispanic Caucus: Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, introduced a resolution condemning the presence of white nationalist Stephen Miller in the White House and called for his immediate resignation from office. The resolution outlines how Miller has consistently followed and advocated for racist and white supremacist ideology in our nation. As Senior …

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