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Mar 6 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Law enforcement detained at least 35 demonstrators in Atlanta on Sunday, including an SPLC employee who was arrested while acting — and identifying — as a legal observer on behalf of @NLGnews#StopCopCity
This is part of a months-long escalation of policing tactics against protesters and observers who oppose the destruction of the Weelaunee Forest to build a police training facility. #STOPCopCity
Dec 12, 2022 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
🧵THREAD: Despite inconsistent data reporting, the @FBI's Hate Crime Statistics Act has been the most comprehensive snapshot of hate violence in the U.S. for 30 years.
But that changed this year –– We should have no confidence in the 2021 data submitted.
1️⃣ The data is drastically incomplete.
HBCUs are central to Black scholarship and the inclusion of Black voices in American dialogue.
We condemn the targeted violence and support the HBCU community. splcenter.org/news/2022/02/1…
Educational institutions, houses of worship & other community institutions have historically been safe spaces for all people – sanctuaries for communities to gather, share, learn, fellowship, and build a support network.
This is particularly true for communities of color.
Nov 19, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Today, a jury acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse for the murders of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and the attempted murder of Gaige Grosskreutz.
SPLC President and CEO @MargaretLHuang issued the following in response to the lack of justice: splcenter.org/presscenter/so…
“Our hearts are with the victims in this case – the individuals killed & wounded by Kyle Rittenhouse as well as the families & community torn apart by the consequences of this deadly violence.
Nov 19, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
You can read our blog post to learn more about SPLC's history of fighting for justice and racial equity: splcenter.org/news/2021/07/3…
We’ve launched groundbreaking cases to challenge conversion therapy; protect #LGBTQ children from violence and harassment in school; ensure the parental rights of LGBTQ people; protect the right to proper medical treatment and safe housing for transgender prisoners and much more.
Oct 4, 2021 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
As the far-right expanded its network of hate online, it relied on a popular digital medium to get its message out: Podcasts.
These shows –– which featured 882 cast members on 4,046 different episodes –– revealed how extremist leaders worked together to build their movement into a political force. splcenter.org/hatewatch/2021…
Apr 26, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Following the torture & forced deportation of #Cameroonian asylum seekers under the Trump admin, SPLC joined allies @theCCR@ProjectSouth in filing FOIA requests for government records on abuses against Black immigrants.
More in our statement:splcenter.org/presscenter/fo…
The FOIAs request records of communication on the deportation of Cameroonian immigrants between 8/1/20 and 1/19/21.
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Karim Golding has been detained by ICE for 4+ yrs & is currently detained at the Etowah Detention Center, where he faces retaliation for demanding freedom.
His story shows the inhumanity of detention & why Biden must #ShutDownEtowah.
The military has a growing problem with white supremacy & extremism –– because our country does.
Lecia Brooks, SPLC's Chief of Staff, testified before @HASCDemocrats today about white supremacists' presence in the military.
Read her remarks:
Over the years, SPLC researchers have identified dozens of former & active-duty military personnel among the ranks of some of the country’s most dangerous and violent white supremacist groups.
Those groups include👇
The Atomwaffen Division (AWD)
The Boogaloo Movement
Mar 22, 2021 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Birds of a feather flock together, and as @hatewatch previously reported, Stephen Miller has a long history of promoting white nationalist ideas.
We’re not surprised Miller is joining Rep. Mo Brooks. thehill.com/homenews/campa…
Before the 2016 election, @Hatewatch received 900+ leaked emails from Stephen Miller to Breitbart editors –– where Miller shared links to white nationalist sites, recommended a racist novel & tried to influence coverage of the 2016 primaries & immigration. splcenter.org/stephen-miller…
Mar 17, 2021 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the 8 victims who lost their lives in the mass shooting last night in the Atlanta-area.
We all must call on elected officials to take steps to #StopAAPIHate & other extremist/hateful ideology.
🚨NOW: Chief of Staff Lecia Brooks is testifying before @FSCDems on how domestic terrorists — like the right-wing extremists who overran Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 — finance their operations & how to cut off money sources to prevent future attacks.
Tune in 👇
Since 1990, we've published an annual census of hate groups operating within the U.S. The number is a barometer, albeit only one, of the level of hate activity in the country.
VICTORY! A federal court has ruled that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education cannot divert desperately needed money away from public schools and into private schools!
This is a huge win for public education and sends a clear message that Secretary DeVos cannot use illegal means to advance her agenda of funneling scarce public resources to private education
Aug 30, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Exclusive: Ryan Balch, who says he marched with Kyle Rittenhouse and a contingent of militia conducting armed patrols in Kenosha, WI, promoted far-right, Nazi and white supremacist rhetoric on his social media, including a video featuring Hitler, a @Hatewatch investigation found.
Balch, 31, has not been accused of a crime or been linked to the shooting by law enforcement. He volunteered info about this acquaintance with Rittenhouse on his Facebook page.
Aug 24, 2020 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
The Republican National Committee has caved to white supremacists and hate groups.
He also interviewed Stefan Molyneaux, a eugenicist with white supremacist ideas. bit.ly/2EaS4Kl
The interview took place in Warsaw, Poland after #JackPosobiec and Stefan Molyneaux attended a neo-Nazi march in 2018.
THREAD: There are reports of problems in #Georgia's in-person primary elections. Read SPLC's Nancy Abudu's response:
“Georgia’s in-person primary elections are turning out to be a self-inflicted mess.
"The stress on our election processes from #COVID19 and the need for social distancing alone do not justify what we are witnessing on the ground.