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Re: Somebody from Missoula has been in the news

PostSat Feb 16, 2019 1:25 am

https://missoulian.com/news/local/hate- ... b6308.html

Hate speech in graffiti at Hellgate High is under investigation
SEABORN LARSON seaborn.larson@missoulian.com Feb 15, 2019 Updated 2 hrs ago

Hate speech appeared in graffiti this week in a bathroom stall at Hellgate High School, prompting an investigation and report to law enforcement.

But before administrators received reports of the vandalism, someone responded on the stall wall with anti-hate speech, said Hellgate Principal Judson Miller.

“It was the very antithesis” to the initial hateful message, Miller said.

The principal declined to provide specifics of the graffiti to the Missoulian, citing an ongoing investigation, although he did say the markings did not include swastikas. Alongside the hate speech, as Miller described it, were swear words and genitalia.

The school’s protocol on Wednesday included assessing the markings and determining whether they rose to the level of hate speech or a direct threat, then contacting law enforcement and cleaning them up.

Miller said the markings were not determined to be a direct threat to an individual or a group of people, so parents were not notified of the incident.

While the hate speech’s appearance on Wednesday was a little jarring, Miller said he was encouraged by the rebuttal on the bathroom stall.

“I’m really proud of our entire school body,” he said. “Kids are always to going to make poor choices. We have a pretty good process in place to address that.”

As of noon on Friday, Miller said no one had been identified as the culprit.

The vandalism at the school is the latest in a spate of intolerant literature distributed around Missoula in recent weeks. At least two flyers appeared Friday on residents’ doorsteps with an edited photo of President Donald Trump next to the words “Zionist Bitch.”

Two homeless Missoula men on Tuesday were charged with misdemeanors for spray-painting swastikas and “White Power” on the street-facing side of the Colonial Motel. Earlier that day, flyers appeared on properties on the other end of town, in one case taped to a woman’s window where she has a large menorah on display.

The University of Montana has teamed up with the Missoula Police Department to investigate another round of flyers found on vehicles before that.

On Tuesday, the Montana Human Rights Network said the frequency of reports in the Missoula has been unique compared to the rest of the state.
What's so hateful about Donald Trump being called a Zionist Bitch? Seems like someone was telling the truth. Perhaps the article writer meant that it was "uncouth speech."

Perhaps the flyer distributors need a better DT flyer, the "Incredibly Stupid" flyer found here: https://natall.com/free-national-alliance-fliers/
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Re: Somebody from Salt Lake City has been in the news

PostSat Feb 16, 2019 1:32 am

https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2 ... ist-group/

White nationalist group rallies at the University of Utah with an anti-immigrant banner

By Courtney Tanner

Published: 4 days ago (11 February 2019)
Updated: 4 days ago
Members of a white nationalist group hiked the hill to the University of Utah’s block U on Saturday, carrying red, white and blue smoke flares and laying down a banner that declared, “End immigration!”

Identity Evropa, which is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, took credit for the message on Twitter with one of its Virginia members posting pictures of the rally. He claimed the act was in retaliation for the university condemning the organization earlier this year after it posted stickers on campus to recruit members.

Patrick Casey, who identifies himself as the executive director of Identity Evropa, said members wanted “to let the university — and the world — know that we will NOT be stopped.”

“Our goals in Utah are no different than in other chapters: recruitment and spreading the message,” he told The Salt Lake Tribune.

He also replied to criticism on Twitter with messages such as “America is ours” and “Feel free to keep whining.” He said the outrage has inspired him to “ramp things up in Utah.”

University spokesman Chris Nelson confirmed the group of about 11 men was on campus Saturday afternoon around 1:45 p.m. By the time police arrived at the block U, a concrete letter on Mount Van Cott above the school, the members were gone and had taken their banner down. That property is private, but the U. has an easement to allow access.

The most they could have been charged with, Nelson said, is trespassing.

“It’s certainly nothing the university condones,” he added. “We encourage anyone who feels in any way threatened to come talk to the administration.”

Identity Evropa is based in Virginia and was founded in 2016 with the new alt-right movement. The group promotes white European identity. It helped to plan the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, a march of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in August where a young woman was killed when a car plowed through a crowd of protesters.

The group recruits primarily on college campuses.

“Identity Evropa's main goal is to advocate for European Americans,” Casey said. “We do activism to spread awareness of our organization and issues that concern us: mass immigration, anti-white discrimination, left-wing brainwashing in academia, etc.”

He has previously helped post stickers and flyers at the U. that included the group’s name and website. U. President Ruth Watkins released a statement in January denouncing the action.

“These cowardly, faceless and non-university sanctioned tactics are designed to disrupt and frighten individuals and communities, and to garner attention for an insidious ideology that has no place on our campus or in our community,” Watkins said at the time.

Identity Evropa, while recruiting in Utah over the weekend, also hiked to Ensign Peak with a banner that played on President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan and said, “Make America beautiful again." And they gathered at This is the Place monument with another sign, “Defend the Rockies. End immigration.”

That monument sits in Emigration Canyon, known for the trail that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took to arrive in the Salt Lake Valley seeking refuge from religious persecution. Largely because of that past, the state has a long history of supporting immigrants and refugees.
C'mon guys, let's not just have half-measures like "end immigration." It's allowing non-Whites to stay and continue contaminating our gene pool. India, Egypt, and so many others have gone this route and the consequences are well known to those who have eyes to see and brains to think with. Instead, Let's reverse immigration!
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Re: Somebody from East Boston has been in the news

PostMon Feb 18, 2019 12:18 am

https://www.necn.com/news/new-england/E ... 47341.html

3 Arrested in Connection to Racist Flyers Posted Around East Boston
The flyers posted around East Boston say 'Report any and all illegal aliens. They are not immigrants. They are criminals.'
By Kaitlin McKinley Becker and Cassy Arsenault
Published Feb 16, 2019 at 7:55 PM | Updated at 10:49 AM EST on Feb 17, 2019

Three people have been arrested in connection with racist flyers posted around East Boston, police say.

It's not clear if the three men who were arrested actually posted the flyers, but they were spotted with flyers in their hands Friday night.

Matthew Wolf, 26, of Lowell, Tylar Larson, 18, of Rochester, New York, and Christopher Hood, 20, of Malden, were arrested around 9:45 p.m. Friday in the area of 1 Winthrop Street. Wolf is charged with assault and battery on a police officer. Larson and Hood are both charged with carrying a dangerous weapon.

Police were patrolling the East Boston area Friday night due to recent reports of posters that were upsetting some residents. While on patrol, officers saw a group of males wearing face masks. They approached the group to speak with them, but one of the members was extremely uncooperative. When officers reached out to obtain the man’s identification card, the man slapped the officer’s hand away. The man was subsequently arrested.

A Boston police officer spotted three men late Friday night with the flyers in question. Those three were arrested and are now facing charges in connection with what some see as hateful messages.(Published Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019)
Police then found brass knuckles and a knife in the possession of the suspect's two friends, who were then arrested, as well.

The posters have upset some in the Boston community, while others say people have a right to free speech.

Phil Haggerty felt the posters were hate messages and took action, saying there is no place for them in his community.

“There was one after another after another and there was a whole bunch of them all up and down Meridian Street and Maverick Square," Haggerty said.

The flyers said, “Keep America American. Report any and all illegal aliens. They are not immigrants. They are criminals. Call: 1-866-DHS-2ICE”

"This is our neighborhood," Haggerty said. "A lot of our neighbors are immigrants and I just think it's important we look out for each other. We didn’t really think too hard about it. We saw the message they were spreading and we knew it just didn’t have a place here."

The flyers came from a group called Patriot Front, a white supremacist organization. They did not respond to NBC10 Boston’s request for comment Saturday night.

Mayor Marty Walsh did comment on the group’s effort to put these signs up in a part of Boston that is known for its diversity.

"We're working really hard in Boston," Mayor Walsh said. "There's no place in Boston for that type of rhetoric, and our police department actually is working to get to the bottom of who did this so it doesn't happen to our city again."

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Haggerty says he’s heard the argument that free speech goes both ways in response to him taking down the signs.

"On one hand that goes both ways and I have the right to take down the signs if I feel like they are hateful," Haggerty said.

There were about 50 signs total in East Boston but they are nowhere to be found anymore.

Wolf, Larson, and Hood are expected to be arraigned Tuesday in East Boston District Court. It's unclear if they have attorneys.
Why was the cop harassing these guys in the first place? Oh right, it's now a police duty to police our thoughts and to harass anyone who has something different to say. Boston mayor's attitude: "First amendment? What first amendment? We in Boston don't need no steekin' first amendment!"
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Re: Somebody from Ireland has been in the news

PostTue Feb 19, 2019 11:46 pm

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https://www.irishnews.com/news/northern ... --1554666/

Alliance councillor brands posters erected in Portrush as 'racist'

The posters were erected in Portrush

SUZANNE MCGONAGLE
19 February, 2019 01:00

THOSE responsible for putting up racist posters in a Co Antrim seaside town are "trying to sow division among people".

Alliance Chris McCaw said the posters, with slogans such as 'thank you for not mixing' or 'save our race', had been displayed in the Girona Avenue area of Portrush.

Police said they had "received a report of a number of cards located in the Rodney Square area of Portrush last week".

"The cards have subsequently been removed," a PSNI spokesman said.

Mr McCaw described the appearance of the posters as "disgusting".

"It is clear these posters and their underlying message are trying to sow division among people in Portrush," he said.

"This has always been a friendly and welcome town, with residents and visitors from all over the world.

"Posters containing slogans such as 'thankyou for not mixing' or 'save our race' have no place here, or anywhere.

"Nobody has the right to make others feel unwelcome or to encourage this kind of division.

"As we look forward to welcoming people from across the world to Portrush for the Open in July, and as the tourist season is fast approaching, we stand up to anyone trying to push this kind of negative image of our town.

"We need to remain a united community.

"I would urge anyone with information on those behind these posters to give it to police immediately."
Councillor McCaw outs himself as a race-traitor by championing the 'other'. Good to see our Irish cousins putting up a fight for our race!
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Re: Somebody from Medford MA has been in the news

PostWed Feb 20, 2019 12:03 am

https://tuftsdaily.com/news/2019/02/13/ ... ts-hillel/

Posters with incendiary images, anti-Israel messages deface Tufts Hillel
DANIEL NELSON
February 13, 2019

A poster bearing images of pigs and an anti-Israel caption that appeared at Hillel is pictured on Feb. 12. (Courtesy of Naftali Brawer)
Flyers depicting militarized pigs, including at least one with a caption calling for the destruction of “ISRAELI APARTHEID FORCES AND AMERIKKKAN [sic] PIGS WHICH FUND IT,” were discovered yesterday morning on the exterior of Granoff Family Hillel Center.

Over two dozen posters were found, according to Rabbi Naftali Brawer, Tufts Hillel’s Neubauer executive director and the campus Jewish chaplain, who saw the posters when he arrived at the center shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. He contacted Tufts University Police Department after he and other Hillel staff members removed the posters from the building.

These posters come days after tweets by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) sparked a national discussion over what constitutes antisemitism. On Sunday, Omar tweeted that American political leaders’ support of Israel is “all about the Benjamins.” Democratic House leadership condemned the tweets as antisemitic. On Monday, Omar tweeted that she “unequivocally apologize[s].”

The cartoons reproduced on the posters do not have explicitly antisemitic origins. Meant to disparage American military imperialism and the police state, the trio of political cartoons originated in the Oakland, Calif.-based Black Panther Party in the late 1960s, and were first published in the Party’s publication, “The Black Panther.”

But their targeted placement at Hillel shocked campus Jewish leaders as a direct affront to the Jewish community. Similar posters had not been found anywhere else on campus as of press time.

In an interview with the Daily, Brawer described how some of the signs were pasted on the Hillel windows facing inwards, as if to send a message “to those inside the building.”

“We were clearly targeted as a Jewish center,” he said.

The posters represent the latest in a string of antisemitic acts on American college campuses, Robert Trestan, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Boston office, said in an interview with the Daily.

Trestan explained that many instances of campus antisemitism have not taken place on or around Jewish institutions. Antisemitic symbols appeared in Lewis Hall in 2014 and on Packard Avenue in 2015.

Trestan called the posters at Tufts “unique” because of their placement on the Hillel building.

“I think what makes this one unique and particularly upsetting is that [the posters] targeted the Jewish community at Tufts,” he said. “The fliers were targeting the Jewish students at Tufts in the place where they feel safest and most welcome — the Hillel building.”

University officials did not explicitly label the posters as antisemitic or anti-Zionist on Tuesday.

In an email sent to the Tufts community shortly after 3:00 p.m., University President Anthony Monaco described the incident as an affront to campus culture.

“The derogatory images and symbolism in these posters were profoundly disturbing and hurtful to those targeted and to others in our community,” Monaco said at the time. “Our Jewish students, faculty, and staff, and all those who participate in Hillel programs, have my support as members of our community.”

He announced that the university would conduct an investigation into the matter.

Tufts’ Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins confirmed in an email to the Daily that the Office of the President was not aware that at least one poster included an anti-Israel statement when he issued his initial statement on Tuesday.

“After President Monaco issued his statement to the community this afternoon, we became aware of additional information on one of the flyers that heightens our concern about this disturbing incident,” Collins said in an email to the Daily. “We will refer this additional information for further investigation.”

Brawer did not initially know that at least one of the posters called for the destruction of “Israeli Apartheid forces.” He only learned of, and subsequently confirmed this, after being informed by the Daily.

Some student leaders called the action antisemitic.

Tufts Friends of Israel (FOI) Co-President Ben Shapiro, a junior, and FOI’s Director of Outreach Annika Witt, a sophomore, said the posters were offensive and misguided.

“Holding Jews collectively responsible for the actions of the State of Israel is blatantly antisemitic, and is defined as such by the State Department and the Department of Education,” they said in a joint statement provided in an electronic message to the Daily.

“If we want to fight oppression and bigotry, especially on campus, we must call it what it is: antisemitism.”

Talia Inbar, regional co-chair of J Street U and former co-chair of the Tufts chapter, similarly condemned “manifestations of antisemitism and white supremacy on our campus.”

Inbar, a senior, echoed FOI’s statement that the actions of Israel cannot be held against all Jews. She also called the posters a distraction to serious dialogue.

“These posters are damaging to the Tufts community because they get in the way of the important and productive conversations and legitimate criticisms of Israeli policy,” she said in an electronic message to the Daily.

Freddie Birnbaum, student co-president of Hillel, stated that he had seen the anti-Israel poster on Tuesday morning. Speaking on his own behalf, he confirmed that some of the posters faced into the Hillel Center. He said they were deliberately targeting the Jewish community.

“While the content of the posters is directly related to Israel and anti-Zionist sentiment, the fact that they’re only targeting the Jewish community with the sentiments feels antisemitic to me,” Birnbaum, a junior, said.

Regardless of the intent and identities of those responsible, which remained unknown as of press time, Birnbaum said that the placement of the posters constitutes an act of antisemitism.

Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate also issued a response to the posters, urging the Tufts community to support marginalized communities on campus.

“This year, we have witnessed an uptick of incidents that target specific marginalized identities on campus, which is unacceptable and antithetical to the community we wish to foster at Tufts,” the TCU Senate Executive Board said in a statement posted to its Facebook page.

Rabbi Tzvi Backman, director of the Rohr Chabad House serving Tufts, pushed back against the posters’ intent, which he described as an attempt to intimidate campus Jews.

Backman connected the posters to the resurgence of antisemitism in America.

“Although I believe we need to be aware of these increases and look for ways to mitigate [them], we have to not allow this to intimidate us in any way,” he said, referring to Tufts’ Jewish community. He called upon campus Jews to embrace their identity.

Brawer emphasized the impact of the incident.

“It’s been a really unsettling experience for everyone here at Hillel. It shows us that bigotry and hatred are sadly alive and well, even on a university campus. And that only causes us to redouble our efforts to be a place that celebrates diversity, difference and respectful dialogue,” he said. “That’s the Hillel way.”

Jessica Blough and Liza Harris contributed reporting to this article.

CORRECTION: This article has been updated to reflect The Tufts Daily’s standardized spelling of the word “antisemitism.”
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Re: Somebody from Tampa has been in the news

PostFri Feb 22, 2019 2:14 am

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/regi ... -on-campus

USF students upset to find white supremacist fliers on-campus
Posted: 11:14 PM, Feb 20, 2019 Updated: 5:21 AM, Feb 21, 2019
By: Carson Chambers

TAMPA, Fla. — Students at the University of South Florida say they found racist fliers next to the Student Services office where fliers are usually posted, but because this is a free speech campus the administration says there's not much they can do about it.

"Even hearing about it, it's crazy because you almost don't want to believe it,” said USF Senior Alliyah Edwards.

Not at USF, where students Alliyah Edwards and Salud Martinez, say they feel safe expressing who they are.

"I'm pretty surprised just because USF does have such different values than that. I wouldn't see that having any support on this campus,” said USF Junior Salud Martinez.

The fliers promoted a white supremacist group called "Patriot Front." The hate group is connected to the deadly "Unite the Right" protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The group is also linked to three men arrested just last week on weapons and assaulting an officer charges while posting racist fliers in Boston.

"My goal is to flood the campus with the message of love over hate,” said USF’s Dean of Students Danielle McDonald.

This is the inclusive campaign, “Love over Hate”, USF's Dean of Students launched early this year before the other fliers even showed-up.

"There are people who have different view points so we just want to make sure that students never have to wonder what is USF's viewpoint. They know they are included,” said McDonald.

McDonald says the white supremacist fliers have been sparse and sporadic and are far outnumbered by these “Love Over Hate” buttons students are wearing on campus.

"I would hope that whoever put it up realizes that we are unified so you can believe what you want but there's more people who believe in the right thing than the wrong thing,” said Edwards.

That's the message these students hope will prevail.

"Honestly, I probably would just take it down, report it. Let faculty and staff know,” said Martinez.
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Re: Somebody from Philadelphia has been in the news

PostFri Feb 22, 2019 2:19 am

https://www.philly.com/news/racist-flie ... 90219.html

Racist, anti-Semitic fliers left at Pa. suburban homes spark community meeting
by Valerie Russ and Katie Park, Updated: February 18, 2019

More than 100 people crammed into the Springfield Township municipal hall on Monday night to express outrage and shock at racist fliers that have been tossed onto dozens of lawns in eastern Montgomery County towns over the last few months.

Over the course of two hours, six panelists and several residents hosted by Eddie Graham, Ward 7 commissioner, spoke about how to battle hate. Residents encouraged others to immediately report future instances of hate mail to police, to not shy away from discussing race, and to defend others from racism.

“Stand up. Stand up when you see something happening, even if it makes you uncomfortable,” said one speaker, Andrea Lawful Sanders.

Elkins Park resident Jennie Lawston, in an interview before Monday night’s meeting, detailed her experience on Jan. 3, when she noticed a plastic bag in her driveway.

Thinking it was dog waste, she waited to pick it up until the next day, when she wore gloves. What she discovered inside the bag was a racist and anti-Semitic flier — the same thing was in her neighbor’s driveway — quoting, sort of, scripture: From Deuteronomy, “A bastard (mongrel) make not enter the assembly of God. ...”

The fliers, which said they were distributed by a group called the Loyal White Knights, condemned interracial dating and marriages: “Only white trash mixes with. ..." It blamed “open borders” on Jews. And it offered a phone number and website for white people to join the organization.

When Lawston called Abington police, she said the officers told her that a number of the bags had been distributed in driveways.

“At first, I was surprised and shocked. Then I was a little angry,” said Lawston, a retired manager for SmithKline, who is African American.

That incident, as well as at least two others since 2018, prompted Graham to organize Monday night’s event, “Diversity: The Art of Thinking Independently …. and Together: A Town Hall Meeting on Diversity and Inclusion.”

Graham said he wanted to hold a gathering sooner, but said he received flack from other elected officials that he shouldn’t stir up more problems. But the last straw for Graham, who is black, was the distribution of fliers in Springfield and Whitemarsh Townships last Nov. 28.

“We needed to have a voice," Graham said. "We needed to bring these sorts of actions to the light. We can’t continually let them be swept under the rug.”

He said the blame lies with President Donald Trump: “I think people are emboldened to act on biases they have already harbored.”

Lawston and her family have lived in Elkins Park since 1972 and never experienced any racist treatment. But she said her neighbors, an African American family who recently moved into the area, thought they had been targeted.


“They took it personally. But the police had to reassure them that [they] were not a target, and the fliers had been distributed” over a wide area.

Kathy Moser said she and her husband received fliers at their home in November, as did all of the houses in their-two block stretch on Arlingham Road, the dividing line between Whitemarsh and Springfield.

Two families on the Springfield Township side are interracial couples, Moser said. One of the families includes a black father who is an ex-Marine and had his Marine flag out front.

Montgomery County Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh, a Springfield Township resident, told the Chestnut Hill Local that there have been incidents like this going back to 2016.

Karen Taratuski, president of the Springfield school board, lives across the street from the Moser family, and have lived in the township for more than 20 years. She said she has reported the incidents to the Anti-Defamation League, which didn’t respond to requests for comment Monday, which was Presidents Day.

“This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this,” Taratulski said.

She said the school district has been working with teachers and staff to develop cultural competency to make them more aware of people from other cultures and people with different backgrounds, ”whatever their race, family of origin, gender or disability."

“It’s very disturbing when something like this lands on your doorstep,” she said.

Residents Monday night wondered what prompted a hate group to feel like it could freely distribute racist literature in Springfield.

Such groups believe like they can act when the political climate is in their favor, or when they peg a town as being a “safe environment,” said Angela Bell, executive director of the Montgomery County Racial Justice Improvement Project.

Even so, the “fliers, the words, the damage to lawns comes in the middle of the night, in the dark, when people don’t show their faces,” said Rabbi Saul Grife of Beth Tikvah-B’Nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Flourtown. “But we come together, we stand here, and we say no. We’re ready to be counted. You can count on me to stand for good things.”

The meeting also addressed other displays of bigotry around the county.

Teachers said the N word was said frequently in school. Parents said the same term was used to describe their black children.

Dean Beer, chief public defender for the Montgomery County Public Defenders Office, said racist pictures could be shared with impunity on Facebook.

Residents said they were heartened by the mass of people who came out on a cold night — and a federal holiday — to condemn hate.

“If you came out like this,” Bell said, “there’s no way a community like this is going to allow a little bit of hate to dominate your life.”
Blaming Trump shows cognitive dissonance. The message is about miscegenation and Jews opening up the border, topics Trump has never brought up so far as I know. Trump is even surrounded by Jews in his administration. The reporter really picked a live one for a quote!
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Re: Somebody from Salt Lake City has been in the news

PostFri Feb 22, 2019 11:56 pm

http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2019/02/1 ... ropaganda/

U Campus Once Again Targeted by Racist Propaganda
Christina Giardinelli February 19, 2019

The University of Utah campus was once again targeted by white supremacist propaganda, Mohan Sudabattula told The Daily Utah Chronicle in an interview held on President’s Day. Sudabattula, a student at the U who works for on-campus student housing, said that he discovered, photographed and took down racist posters on the night of Wednesday, Feb. 13 outside of the east entrance of the Arts Building located at 375 S 1530 E.

The U student tweeted images of the posters on Sunday, saying that he no longer feels safe on campus. Sudabattula wrote, “Action needs to be taken.”

The posters showed the logo of Patriot Front, an organization categorized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a hate group. The white supremacist propaganda read “Not stolen, Conquered,” a reference to the group’s ideology that glorifies the history of colonization, massacres and the disruption of Native American civilization and culture by European settlers.

Sudabattula says that this ideology is particularly troublesome at a university which calls their sports teams “Utes” and boasts a drum and feather as their logo. The U holds a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ute tribe to allow for this.

This is not the first time that racist propaganda has surfaced on campus. The same group was also responsible for hanging a banner from the Legacy Bridge in January, during the same week that stickers from Identity Evropa (IE) were discovered on campus. Racist posters were pinned to various locations on campus in August of 2017 by Vanguard America and the construction at the Gardner building was vandalized with a racial slur in that same year.

The U administration has released statements condemning these groups’ messages in the aftermath of each incident. Following an action taken at the Block U last week by members of Identity Evropa, another SPLC and ADL designated hate group, U spokesperson Chris Nelson told The Chronicle that the administration was keeping an eye on the activities of these groups.

Sudabattula says he was previously involved with the reporting of other such propaganda on campus but says that this time he has decided to make the information available to the public as opposed to reporting only to the administration.

He feels that the U administration has not taken a hard enough stance. “The U needs to do a better job of one identifying these individuals,” Sudabattula said, adding that he believes “It’s come to the point where there needs to be some kind of disciplinary action.”

Sudabattula, whose family hails from India, says that although he does not feel personally in danger, the message that “people who look like [him] do not belong on campus” is “very distressing and disruptive to the learning environment.”

Although IE and Patriot Front claim to be separate organizations, both have twice posted white supremacist and anti-immigration propaganda on the U campus around the same time. Patrick Casey, the self-identified executive director of IE, told The Chronicle last week that the events were unrelated and that the groups are not associated.

Patriot Front is reported to have strict membership guidelines that prohibit involvement with other groups. 19-year-old Thomas Ryan Rousseau founded the group after branching away from Vanguard America — another designated hate group — of which he had been a leader.

Vanguard American and IE were both heavily involved with the Unite the Right extremist rallies that took place in Charlottesville in 2017 and left many counter-protesters wounded and one dead after a member of Vanguard America, James Alex Fields Jr., drove his vehicle into a group of people.

Vanguard leaders have since attempted to paint Fields as a non-member, but photographs have shown him wearing the group’s logo while marching side by side with other members of the group, including Rousseau.

Both Casey and Rousseau have since re-branded their groups to accomplish what Rousseau calls “fence sitting”— coaxing those who are unwilling to outwardly be associated with white supremacist ideologies into their fold.

Casey told The Chronicle last week that he is not racist but rather an identitarian who advocates for peaceful action promoting a white supermajority.

Despite these groups’ attempts to re-brand, neither Casey nor Rousseau admonished the violent actions of their groups’ former members.

During demonstrations in Berkeley, California, Nathan Damigo, the previous leader of IE, was caught on video punching a young woman and during the deadly Unite the Right rally and he was also filmed charging at riot police. Another former IE leader, Eli Mosley, was filmed on the phone with police saying that he would unleash 200 of his “people with guns” on the counter-protestors if they did not intervene.

Casey told The Chronicle that neither of these members were currently associated with IE but that their actions had been “in self-defense, therefore not violent.”

Following the Unite the Right rally, the SPLC reports that Rousseau told members of Vanguard America through a post to the group’s server that “The statement [issued by Vanguard America about Fields] never said that what he did was wrong.”

c.giardinelli@dailyutahchronicle.com
Racial alien is telling Whites we must discipline our own kind for exercising our right to free speech. Alien race, alien values. It's why we in the National Alliance want to send all aliens packing and are NOT interested in any sort of multi-culti setup.
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Re: Somebody from Henderson KY has been in the news

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White Supremacist flyers found in Henderson
By: Britney Taylor
Posted: Feb 21, 2019 06:51 PM CST

Updated: Feb 21, 2019 06:54 PM CST

White Supremacist posters have popped up in Henderson, promoting the same group as flyers found in Evansville last year.

Our media partner The Henderson Gleaner reports, posters and stickers for a group called “Identity Evropa” were found on power poles, traffic signs and other places downtown.

In December 2018, Eyewitness News reported the same signs were found in the Haynie’s Corner area.

Some Henderson residents pulled down dozens of the signs.

Identity Evropa is a Virginia-based group founded in 2016.

Its leader attended and helped organize the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville.
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Michigan leaders condemn white supremacist flyers found in Lansing's Old Town
Sarah Lehr, Lansing State Journal Published 3:56 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2019 | Updated 5:45 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2019
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LANSING — Local leaders are calling for racial tolerance after "Keep America American" flyers were found throughout Lansing's Old Town neighborhood.

The posters list a website for Patriot Front, a group labeled as a white supremacist organization by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center.

"Patriot Front espouses racism, anti-Semitism and intolerance under the guise of preserving the 'ethnic and cultural origins' of their European ancestors," according to a description of the group from the Anti-Defamation League.

Reports of the flyers on Lansing's north side surfaced on Facebook last weekend.

As of Tuesday morning, community members had reported taking down more than 25 Patriot Front posters in Old Town, according to officials from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

The city's Old Town neighborhood has historically been a hub for Lansing's Latino community.

"We are very saddened to hear that this is happening given the significance of the migrant population in Lansing and their importance to the history here," said Francisca Garcia, vice chair of Voces de la Comunidad, a non-profit organization focused on Lansing's Latino community. "We were definitely sad to hear about this, but it's not going to deter us."

Agustin Arbulu, executive director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, said it was "disappointing" to see a white supremacist group targeting such a diverse area.

The department, which is tasked with enforcing Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, has not received a formal complaint about the posters, Arbulu said.

Nonetheless, Arbulu said the agency chose to speak out about the flyers on social media Tuesday to make it clear that "we're a united community, that we will welcome diversity and that we will not let hate posters divide us."

One flyer urged readers to "Keep America American" and to "report any and all illegal aliens" because "they are criminals." A phone number on the poster is a real tip line for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The flyer's call to action could lead to stereotyping against people of color, Arbulu said.

"How can you tell whether someone is here legally just by looking at them?" he said. "These are statements geared toward vulnerable groups."

Another poster showed a Communist symbol alongside text that reads "better dead than red."

Other posters included vague, seemingly patriotic messages, such as,"to ourselves and our posterity," a line from the preamble to the Constitution.

In the wake of the August 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charleston, Patriot Front was "was one of a number of hate groups that sought to recast itself as mainstream, patriotic Americans by dressing up their propaganda and rhetoric in Americana," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights advocacy organization.

City Council Member Jody Washington, who represents the city's 1st Ward that includes Old Town, advised residents to take down any Patriot Front posters that are on public property.

"We all have freedom of speech so long as it doesn't infringe on the rights of other people," Washington said. "One thing that is wonderful about Lansing is our diversity."

Washington said she wasn't sure who was behind the posters, but said Lansing residents should reject the "hateful and divisive" message.

Similar leaflets, attributed to Patriot Front, have cropped up across the country in recent months, according to media reports.

Carolyn Normandin, a regional director with the Anti-Defamation League, said she "unfortunately wasn't surprised" to hear about Patriot Front activity in Lansing.

"This kind of stuff is rising all across Michigan" Normandin said.

Since the start of this year, the ADL has counted six incidents involving Patriot Front in Michigan. That tally doesn't include the latest report in Lansing.

In 2018, the non-profit organization counted 23 incidents statewide that were connected to Patriot Front, Normandin said.

Patriot Front, a Texas-based group, relies heavily on leaflets and has a history of focusing on college campuses, Normandin said.

"It's particularly troubling for schools and college campuses because they're looking to recruit young people who might be more impressionable," Normandin said. "They typically go after the fear that somehow your jobs are being taken or that the country's being taken over."

Normandin encouraged people to report activity from white supremacist groups to the ADL.

The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is working on compiling its own database of "hate bias incidents" in Michigan, Arbulu said.

The database would help quantify the frequency of occurrences that don't rise to level of a crime, Arbulu said.


A poster, for example, is typically not a crime because it is protected by the First Amendment as free speech, Arbulu noted.

"Our interest is really about speaking out on these kinds of groups, making sure that they are aware we are monitoring the situation," Arbulu said.

Police have not issued any citations in relation to the flyers, Lansing Police Department spokesman Robert Merritt said Thursday. A Lansing ordinance prohibits putting signs on trees or utility poles.
Wasting government resources on tracking the exercise of free speech. A prelude to an Orwellian Thought Police state.
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