Latest Neo-Nazism News

Court tosses lawsuit over articles on lawyer's neo-Nazi ties

Jul. 12, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday 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. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S....

'An incredible day' as Lee statue removed in Charlottesville

Jul. 10, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Cheers erupted Saturday as a Confederate statue that towered for nearly a century over downtown Charlottesville was carted away by truck from the Virginia city where it had become a flashpoint for racist protests and deadly violence. It was...

Charlottesville set to remove Lee statue that sparked rally

Jul. 09, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that became a rallying point for white supremacists and helped inspire their infamous 2017 rally in Charlottesville will be hoisted off its pedestal this weekend and sent to storage, officials announced Friday. ...

Review: 'Forever Purge' gets political on southern border

Jun. 30, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

The dystopian action-horror “Purge” franchise has previously made stops in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Now it's time to pull on cowboy boots and get ready for a little twangy Purge. “The Forever Purge” is set along the...

3 interested in Charlottesville Confederate statues, so far

Jun. 24, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three entities have already expressed interest in acquiring two statues of Confederate generals from downtown Charlottesville parks, including one that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017, according to city officials. ...

Rise in far-right extremists seen in Germany last year

Jun. 15, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany said Tuesday that the number of far-right extremists in the country increased last year as neo-Nazis sought to join protests against pandemic-related restrictions. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said authorities counted...

Neo-Nazi group members linked to attack plot plead guilty

Jun. 10, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two neo-Nazi group members whose talk of planning an attack at a Virginia gun rights rally was secretly recorded by the FBI pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun charges. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews, U.S. Army veteran...

Ex-Aryan Brotherhood leader charged with California fraud

Jun. 09, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A one-time top member of the notorious Aryan Brotherhood who claimed to have turned his life around after 45 years in prison is now charged with defrauding Northern Californians out of nearly $400,000 in unemployment benefits. Michael Thompson,...

Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate statues

Jun. 08, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials in a Virginia city have voted unanimously to remove two statues of Confederate generals from downtown parks, including one that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017. The vote came late Monday after more than...

Judge considering moving 'Unite the Right' civil trial

Jun. 05, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is considering moving the trial in a civil lawsuit filed against organizers of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Virginia because of potential logistical and safety issues. The Daily Progress reports that U.S. District...