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Man linked to neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to gun charges

Nov. 12, 2019 4:45 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who has been linked by the FBI to a violent neo-Nazi group pleaded guilty on Tuesday to gun charges, one of several recent criminal cases against members of the same far-right extremist group. Andrew Thomasberg, 21, of McLean, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison...

Appeals court won't hold rehearing in church shooting case

Oct. 29, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a request to reconsider a ruling that reinstated a lawsuit over a faulty background check that allowed a South Carolina man to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a Charleston church. In August, a three-judge panel of the...

Federal attorneys file petition in SC church attack ruling

Oct. 18, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal attorneys have asked that a three-judge panel's decision allowing survivors and relatives of victims in a racist attack at a South Carolina church to sue the government should be reheard by the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Post and Courier reports a petition...

Some see rush to forgive as rush to forget racial violence

Oct. 3, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

When a white Dallas police officer who killed an innocent black man in his own living room was sent off to prison this week with a hug from the victim’s brother and the black judge on the case, some saw it as a moment of amazing grace and redemption. Many black Americans, though, saw something all too...

'OK' hand gesture, 'Bowlcut' added to hate symbols database

Sep. 26, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The "OK" hand gesture, a mass killer's bowl-style haircut and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses are among 36 new entries in a Jewish civil rights group's online database of hate symbols used by white supremacists and other far-right extremists. The Anti-Defamation League...

Feds: Virginia man facing weapons charges is a neo-Nazi

Sep. 20, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man arrested this week on gun charges is a neo-Nazi who has bragged about committing racially motivated violence, authorities said Friday. At a detention hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, FBI agent Shawn Matthews testified that Andrew Thomasberg, 21,...