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Boise police remove 'Proud Boys' flags from Idaho interstate

Jul. 30, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Boise Police Department says officers removed flags emblazoned with the emblem of the neo-fascist Proud Boys organization after someone hung them from several overpasses on a busy Idaho interstate. Police spokesperson Haley Williams told the ...

Report: Hate crime laws lack uniformity across the US

Jul. 28, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century since they were modernized, hate crime laws in the U.S. are inconsistent and provide incomplete methods for addressing bias-motivated violence, according to a new report by advocates for better protections. The report, first...

Inside a KKK murder plot: 'Do you want him six feet under?'

Jul. 27, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

PALATKA, Fl. (AP) — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. “KIGY, my brother,” Moore said to another man who...

Inside a KKK murder plot: Grab him up, take him to the river

Jul. 27, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — Joseph Moore breathed heavily, his face slick with nervous sweat. He held a cellphone with a photo of a man splayed on the floor; the man appeared dead, his shirt torn apart and his pants wet. Puffy dark clouds blocked the sun as Moore greeted...

At least 14 interested in acquiring Charlottesville statues

Jul. 27, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — At least 13 organizations and one municipality have expressed interest in acquiring two statues of Confederate generals removed from downtown Charlottesville parks, including one monument that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017, according...

Omaha man gets fine, probation for posting neo-Nazi stickers

Jul. 27, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine for posting neo-Nazi recruitment stickers on poles outside a synagogue. Jonathan Ziegler, 31, pleaded guilty Monday to property damage and hate intimidation. In...

Telling the story of a KKK murder plot and FBI investigation

Jul. 27, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

The Associated Press reconstructed the story of a failed 2015 murder plot by a Florida branch of the Ku Klux Klan using one-and-a-half hours of recordings made by an undercover FBI informant, thousands of pages of public records, field reporting and interviews. The FBI...

Tennessee museum to open Confederate bust to public

Jul. 26, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Museum will soon allow the public to view the busts of three military leaders, including a former Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader. On Friday, officials removed a Nathan Bedford Forrest bust that had been...

After vandalism, NYC George Floyd statue cleaned, will move

Jul. 24, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of George Floyd that was defaced in Brooklyn has been cleaned and is headed for Manhattan's Union Square. The artwork was unveiled on the Juneteenth holiday in a spot on Flatbush Avenue. Five days later on June 24, it was vandalized with black...

Confederate bust moved from Tennessee Capitol building

Jul. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader that had been prominently displayed inside the Tennessee Capitol for decades — over objections from Black lawmakers and activists — was removed from its pedestal Friday. The...