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Prosecutors: Men in gun conspiracy had white supremacy ties

Nov. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two men previously charged with conspiring to make and sell illegal firearms also discussed shooting protesters after scouting a Black Lives Matter rally and had participated in live-fire weapons training where participants displayed Nazi symbols, prosecutors said in court...

California officials announce takedown of Aryan Brotherhood

Nov. 20, 2020 4:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California authorities said Friday they have dismantled the senior leadership of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood as part of a statewide takedown of the notorious prison gang and its associates in the Fresnecks street gang in Fresno County. The investigation — dubbed...

FILE - This Sept. 22, 2016, file photo taken from video from KTNV 13 Action News shows Conor Climo during an interview while walking a Las Vegas neighborhood, heavily armed.  Climo, a white supremacist who told an undercover FBI agent about his plans to firebomb a synagogue or attack a Las Vegas bar catering to LGBTQ customers has been sentenced to two years in prison.   Climo apologized before U.S. District Judge James Mahan sentenced him Friday, Nov. 13, 2020,  to prison followed by six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring.    (KTNV 13 Action News via AP, File)

White supremacist sentenced to 2 years in bomb plot case

Nov. 13, 2020 3:19 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A white supremacist who told an undercover FBI agent about his plans to firebomb a synagogue or attack a Las Vegas bar catering to LGBTQ customers was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Conor Climo, 24, apologized before U.S. District Judge James Mahan sentenced him to prison...

San Diego attorney James McElroy poses for a portrait Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in San Diego. McElroy calls his bond with his adopted Ethiopian son whose father was fatally beaten by white supremacists

White supremacists killed Ethiopian man but his son thrives

Nov. 13, 2020 10:08 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California lawyer who for years made sure white supremacist Tom Metzger made payments on a judgment for his role in the killing of an Ethiopian man studying in the U.S. took no money for himself from the case but ended up with something priceless: a son. Attorney James McElroy became...

In this undated photo is Tom Metzger in San Diego. Metzger, the notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader who rose to prominence in the 1980s while promoting white separatism and stoking racial violence, has died at age 82.  The Riverside County Public Health Department said Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, that Metzger died Nov. 4 of Parkinson's disease. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

White separatist who spewed racial hatred dead at 82

Nov. 12, 2020 7:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Metzger, the notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader who rose to prominence in the 1980s while promoting white separatism and stoking racial violence, has died at age 82. Riverside County Department of Public Health spokesman Jose Arballo Jr. said Metzger died Nov. 4 at a skilled...

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Bullhead City, Ariz.  Three civil rights groups are filing a lawsuit challenging  Trump’s executive order that banned federal agencies, as well as contractors and grant recipients, from offering certain diversity training which the president has deemed “anti-American.”The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed the complaint Thursday, Oct. 29,  in federal court in Washington, D.C., along with the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit

Nov. 12, 2020 3:30 PM EST

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American." The NAACP Legal Defense Fund...

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks during an interview, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

UN chief urges global fight against pandemic and hatred

Nov. 9, 2020 9:36 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for a global fight on two fronts -- one against the coronavirus pandemic and the other against “the poison” of anti-Semitism and hatred of Muslims, migrants, refugees and many others. Even before the virus struck...

FILE - This Sept. 2, 2020 file photo shows the magnolia centered banner chosen by the Mississippi State Flag Commission displayed outside the Old State Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson, Miss. Voters approved the design in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. It replaces a Confederate-themed flag state lawmakers retired in late June as part of the national reckoning over racial injustice. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi's new magnolia flag starting to fly after vote

Nov. 4, 2020 5:03 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new Mississippi flag without Confederate images was flying in parts of the state on Wednesday, one day after a majority voters approved the design that has a magnolia encircled by stars and the phrase “In God We Trust.” Officials hoisted the flag outside Hattiesburg...

This undated image released by the Alabama Department of Archives and History shows Alabama's 1901 Constitution, which was intended to maintain white supremacy in the state. With the nation focused on racial justice because of the police killings of George Floyd and other Black people, state voters are being asked to remove racist phrases from the document once and for all. While no organized opposition has emerged, some worry that a conservative backlash against protests over racial injustice could harm the chances for passage. (AP Photo/Alabama Department of Archives and History)

Alabama approves bid to cut racist phrases from Constitution

Nov. 4, 2020 12:33 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters have approved an amendment that would begin the process of deleting racist language from the state's 119-year-old constitution, which was approved to entrench white supremacy as state law during the Jim Crow era. Voters in the majority white, conservative state...

The magnolia flower centered banner chosen Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 by the Mississippi State Flag Commission flies outside the Old State Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson, Miss. The nine member committee voted to recommend a design with the state flower, now known as the

Mississippi approves flag with magnolia, ‘In God We Trust’

Nov. 4, 2020 1:20 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will fly a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust,” with voters approving the design Tuesday. It replaces a Confederate-themed flag state lawmakers retired months ago as part of the national reckoning over racial injustice. The...