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Experts: Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric could galvanize extremists

Jun. 14, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As hate speech targeting LGBTQ people increases among some far-right influencers and others online, experts are warning that extremist groups may see the rhetoric as a call to action. Such may have been the case when 31 members of the neo-Nazi group Patriot...

Right-wing extremists amp up anti-LGBTQ rhetoric online

Jun. 13, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A few weeks before 31 members of a white supremacist group were arrested for allegedly planning to riot at a northern Idaho LGBTQ pride event, a fundamentalist Idaho pastor told his Boise congregation that gay, lesbian and transgender people should be executed by the...

Patriot Front leader among those arrested near Idaho Pride

Jun. 12, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

After the arrest of more than two dozen members of a white supremacist group near a northern Idaho pride event, including one identified as its founder, LGBTQ advocates said Sunday that polarization and a fraught political climate are putting their community increasingly at risk. ...

31 Patriot Front members arrested near Idaho pride event

Jun. 12, 2022 02:03 AM EDT

Authorities arrested 31 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front near an Idaho pride event Saturday after they were found packed into the back of a U-Haul truck with riot gear. The men were standing inside the truck wearing khakis, navy blue shirts and beige hats with...

White supremacists are riling up thousands on social media

Jun. 10, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The social media posts are of a distinct type. They hint darkly that the CIA or the FBI are behind mass shootings. They traffic in racist, sexist and homophobic tropes. They revel in the prospect of a “white boy summer.” White nationalists and supremacists, on...

Son of Buffalo victim pushes Congress: 'What are you doing?'

Jun. 07, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of Ruth Whitfield, an 86-year-old woman killed when a gunman opened fire in a racist attack on Black shoppers in Buffalo, New York, challenged Congress Tuesday to act against the "cancer of white supremacy” and the nation's epidemic of gun violence. ...

KKK flyer left on steps of mostly Black Mississippi church

Jun. 03, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) — A flyer on behalf of the Ku Klux Klan was reportedly left on the steps of a mostly Black church in rural Mississippi. According to a community member's Facebook post, the flyer is in support of “The Old Glory Knights of the Ku Klux Klan" and states that the...

German prosecutors drop probe of far-right 'KKK' group

Jun. 02, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Thursday that they have closed an investigation of people suspected of founding a far-right group calling itself the National Socialist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Deutschland. Stuttgart prosecutors said that they were unable to establish with...

Man accused of placing neo-Nazi sticker at immigrant center

May. 28, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland, Oregon, man was arraigned in court Friday for allegedly placing a white-supremacist, neo-Nazi sticker near an immigrant community center in east Portland, and police said more than a dozen guns were found during a search of his car and residence. ...

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

May. 27, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun safety....