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Re: Somebody from Ft. Worth has been in the news

PostSat Nov 03, 2018 2:27 am ... fort-worth

19-year-old white supremacist cited for hate-speech fliers posted in Fort Worth

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Lizzy Spangler, Breaking News Reporter

Fort Worth police have issued a citation to a 19-year-old "alt-right" leader who distributed hate-speech posters downtown in October.

Thomas Ryan Rousseau is the leader of the alt-right, white supremacist group Patriot Front, based in Texas, the Fort-Worth Star Telegram reported.

Rousseau, from Coppell, also led Vanguard American Texas during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va.

The alt-right movement has been described as a mix of racism and populism and tends to be anti-black, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic and anti-feminist.

Rousseau was cited for placing signs, banners, stickers and other objects on public property without permission, Chief Deputy Robert Alldredge said at a City Council work session Tuesday. It is a misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500.

Fliers were first posted Oct. 4 around downtown Fort Worth, reading "Reclaim America" and "Better dead than Red" above a communist symbol, the Star-Telegram reported.

On its Twitter page, Patriot Front took responsibility. Video surveillance showed Rousseau posting the fliers downtown Oct. 4.

Fort Worth police encourage anyone who sees signs or banners they believe to be hate speech to call police and leave the signs alone, as removing them can impede an investigation.
Oooh, he is criminally cited for free speech without permission. I wonder if anyone who has placed posters, signs, or what have you on city property for things like garage sales, missing cat notices, or anything else has also been cited under this "law."

Note also that "hate" speech is reported to be a police matter. Clever propaganda there, inferring that free speech is illegal if someone doesn't agree with its contents. But the gig is up, Lizzy Spangler! I spy your presstitution! Just remember LIzzy, that sort of sword cuts both ways--and you may end up being a criminal for what you're doing here too!
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Re: Somebody from Raleigh has been in the news

PostSat Nov 03, 2018 2:39 am ... /17962652/

'OK to be white' fliers show up at NCSU, Duke
Tags: NC State, Duke, racism
Posted 3:21 p.m. Thursday (November 1, 2018)
Updated 9:28 p.m. Thursday

RALEIGH, N.C. — Fliers bearing the phrase "It's okay to be white" were found Thursday at North Carolina State University and Duke University, officials said.

The phrase has been linked to white supremacist groups, and similar fliers have been found at other college campuses around the U.S. in recent days.

The phrase originated with the KKK and David Duke.

N.C. State officials said fliers were taped to poles and walls around campus, and they were disconcerted that the leaflets appeared on the same day the university renamed the University College Commons Building for Irwin Holmes, one of the school's first black graduates.

Although it's unclear if the fliers were connected to the building dedication, N.C. State Chancellor Randy Woodson said the two events show how far the nation has come and how far it still has to go.

"There is still a lot of progress that we need to make, and clearly that does not reflect our values, but that is another example that, as a country, we still have work to do," Woodson said.

Some N.C. State students were upset the fliers appeared on their campus.

"It is people with small minds that don't think," Morgan Ashley said.

"There is no place for that anymore, people doing that. It's just ignorant," Marcellus Spell said.

At Duke, a pumpkin with a swastika carved into it also was found near Gilbert-Addoms dormitory.

"We denounce these actions for what they are: cowardly acts of vandalism that are intended to intimidate, but instead remind us that we are, and will continue to be, a strong inclusive community that stands up to hate and bigotry," Michael Schoenfeld, Duke’s vice president for public affairs and government relations, said in a statement.

The Duke Student Government Senate passed a resolution Wednesday night urging university administrators to implement a policy against hate and bias and to define acts of hate and bias, according to the Duke Chronicle.

Holmes, who graduated from N.C. State in 1960 with a degree in electrical engineering, also was among the first black athletes to participate in an ACC-sponsored event.

"I may have contributed something to N.C. State, but N.C. State has contributed a whole lot to me," he said.

Because of people like Holmes, students said, the school is a better place.

"I don't see any real rifts between anyone or anything like that. It is a really cohesive community here," Ashley said.
Yes, Duke Student Government Senate, let's abolish free speech because you don't agree with it. Your "leadership" now makes me very confident in the future of unshackled White minds! Lick now the Jewish hand that will feed you in the future, and perhaps you can then show us how treason pays when he buys you for a real government office--provided it isn't earmarked for those of Michael Schoenfeld's tribe... :roll:
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Re: Somebody from Cambridge MA has been in the news

PostSat Nov 03, 2018 2:52 am ... SKCN1N729J

As U.S. election nears racist fliers, antisemitic graffiti appear
Nick Carey, Bernie Woodall

(Reuters) - Days ahead of a contentious U.S. national election in which immigration has become a central issue, racist fliers saying “It’s okay to be white” have been reported on university campuses in five states, while synagogues in New York and California have been sprayed with antisemitic graffiti.

<picture of "It's ok to be White" flyer affixed to a sign> FILE PHOTO: A sign reading "It's okay to be white" is billboard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., November 1, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. Social Media/via REUTERS/File Photo

The phrase on the fliers is associated with the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan. The fliers have been reported at campuses including Duke University in North Carolina, Tufts University in Massachusetts, the University of Delaware, the University of Vermont and Iowa State University. In some cases, vandals attached the fliers to posters encouraging people to vote on Nov. 6.

Meanwhile, after a gunman killed 11 worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last weekend, graffiti saying “Kill all Jews” was sprayed at the Union Temple synagogue in New York City on Thursday night. Similar graffiti was found on an Irvine, California, synagogue earlier this week.

During the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue last weekend, the worst ever on the U.S. Jewish community, the man accused of the massacre yelled “All Jews must die.”

Robert Bowers, 46, an avowed anti-Semite, pleaded not guilty on Thursday in federal court to all 44 counts against him in the attack.

A post on controversial online image board 4chan last week called on participants to put the fliers up in public places. Some participants this week posted pictures of themselves with the fliers.

The universities affected condemned the fliers.

“We denounce these actions for what they are: cowardly acts of vandalism that are intended to intimidate,” Michael Schoenfeld, Duke’s vice president for public affairs, said in a statement.

“I want to assure our community that we do not tolerate hatred and bigotry,” Tufts president Anthony Monaco said in a message sent to his university.

Meanwhile, former KKK leader David Duke posted on Twitter that the “hateful response” to the fliers “proves ubiquitous anti-white hate & racism!”

A spate of politically motivated pipe-bomb mailings to prominent Democrats last week, followed by the synagogue shooting, have heightened national tensions ahead of the Nov. 6 elections that will decide whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s Republican Party maintains control of Congress.

The massacre also fueled a debate over Trump’s political rhetoric and his self-identification as a “nationalist,” which critics say has fomented a surge in right-wing extremism.

The Trump administration has rejected the notion that he has encouraged white nationalists and neo-Nazis who have embraced him, insisting he is trying to unify America.
Again equating free speech with violence. The idea behind it? Ban free speech! Good work, Reuters. :roll:
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Re: Somebody has been in the news

PostSat Nov 03, 2018 10:14 am

while synagogues in New York and California have been sprayed with antisemitic graffiti.

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Re: Somebody has been in the news

PostSun Nov 04, 2018 11:41 am

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while synagogues in New York and California have been sprayed with antisemitic graffiti.

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Re: Somebody from near York PA has been in the news

PostMon Nov 05, 2018 12:46 am ... 84e68.html

Racist flyers found outside Smucker-King debate venue
LOGAN HULLINGER | The York Dispatch Nov 2, 2018

<picture of flyer warning of Mestizo invasion>

Those leaving the 11th Congressional District debate at Eastern York High School in York County Tuesday found racist flyers spread among the parking lot full of more than 100 vehicles.

Multiple flyers were placed on attendees’ vehicles warning of Mexican immigrants coming to “invade” the United States and encouraging citizens to arm themselves.

They also gave additional information on semi-automatic rifles, specifically AR-15s, and warned against the “war on gun ownership.”

It is unclear what individual or organization distributed the flyers during the debate between Republican incumbent Rep. Lloyd Smucker and Democratic challenger Jess King.

Sgt. James Thomas of the Lower Windsor Township Police Department confirmed the department received multiple complaints about the flyers on Wednesday.

Thomas said the department decided to not look further into the flyers after consulting with the York County District Attorney’s Office, which said nothing could be done because the flyers were voicing freedom of speech.

Although the content of the flyers “was disturbing and meant to annoy or alarm people,” Thomas said, “it doesn’t necessarily rise to the offense of criminal.”

In response to the flyers, Smucker campaign spokesman Mike Barley emphasized the campaign had nothing to do with them and condemned the act.

“This flyer is not associated at all with the Smucker for Congress campaign,” Barley said. “We did not pay or authorize it. Our campaign does not tolerate racism or violence in any way and does not approve of the messages on this flyer.”

King campaign spokesman Guido Girgenti also verified they “had nothing to do with the flyers, and we’re deeply troubled by them.”

King herself urged Smucker to “stop fear-mongering in his ads and join me in calling for an end to the politics of hate.”

“It’s troubling to see some people fall prey to fear, but it’s more troubling to see that some party leaders in D.C. are also stoking the flames of bigotry to distract us and divide us before Election Day,” King said.

Nicole Jackson, of Lititz, posted two of the flyers on her Facebook page Wednesday, voicing her disgust at their contents.

One flyer read: “The goal of Mexicans is to take back the southwestern area of the United States.’’

“You’ll wish you had an AR-15 if the Communists invade America,” another read, adding, “You may also wish you had an AR-15 to protect your family against roaming mobs when society breaks down.”

Upon reading them, Jackson said she felt “disappointment that this is where we’re at and fear that this is what people are trying to do.”

“Telling people that arming themselves with machine guns is not where we should be going,” she said. “There are so many things in (the flyers) that are blatantly not true.”

Another debate attendee, Teddy Vasquez, also of Lititz, said the flyers “were an indirect attack on all immigrants.’

Vasquez’s parents immigrated from the Dominican Republic, and he said he took the matter personally.

“Promoting hate won’t solve anything,” he said. “It’s completely absurd. This country was founded by immigrants, and there’s no reason why we should now start to exclude immigrants because they’re of different color or religion.”

Vasquez referred to comments made by Smucker during the debate, when the candidate claimed immigrants “are coming to harm us.”

“I was very angry, and at the same time I felt like this is the real reason why we need to get candidates elected who are in support of everyone,” Vasquez said.

Like Jackson, Vasquez said the political atmosphere right now “has opened up the doors for all these people.”
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Re: Somebody from Baraboo has been in the news

PostMon Nov 05, 2018 1:07 am ... 23406.html

Nationalist fliers illegally placed in Sauk County mailboxes
BEN BROMLEY Oct 30, 2018

Residents across Sauk County found white nationalist propaganda in their mailboxes Monday.

Under a heading reading “WHITE LIVES MATTER,” the single page lists links to several websites promoting nationalist and anti-Semitic views. It was found in Baraboo, Reedsburg and Spring Green mailboxes. Fliers also were placed on vehicles in Wisconsin Dells.

The distribution came just days after a fatal shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The flier’s source is unknown.

“It’s here. We’re part of this mess,” said Russ Schider, who found the literature in the mailbox at his Baraboo business. “Those people who are doing this are feeling empowered right now. It’s intimidating.”

Baraboo Postmaster Karen Caylor said several carriers spotted the fliers and removed them. It’s illegal to place anything in a mailbox without postage.

“There have been several reports of these items around the Baraboo area,” she said. “We do not know who or what group distributed it.”

Residents of the Buckhorn neighborhood outside Reedsburg also received the flier. Scott Rawson said he was troubled upon finding it, but relieved to learn his neighborhood wasn’t specifically targeted. “I was very happy to find out how widespread this was, because it meant it was probably not one of the neighbors here in my community,” he said.

Rawson said nationalists have been emboldened by the election of President Donald Trump, who has dispatched troops to block thousands of refugees from Central America at the U.S. border. “Knowing that this is the new norm in Trump land is very disturbing,” he said.

“I was creeped out. Especially after the weekend,” Schider said. “People should be aware it’s here.”

In Spring Green, residents found fliers in their mailboxes and on their cars. Residents reported spotting someone in a car with Illinois license plates distributing them. A woman received an identical flier in Gary, Indiana, last month.

Some Spring Green residents responded to the fliers by placing yard signs reading “Hate has no home here.” Words Matter, a local group dedicated to addressing and extinguishing hate speech, led the effort. Materials were paid for by local businesses and community members.
White man, you too can feel "empowered" 8-)
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Re: Somebody in NJ has been in the news

PostMon Nov 05, 2018 1:20 am ... te-fliers/

President Addresses Hate Fliers
By quovadis November 2, 2018

By Claudia Ugbana and John DeGregorio
Managing Editors
Interim president Dr. Mark McCormick condemned the message of the national white supremacist group, Identity Evropa, that posted fliers on campus in July and October, in a meeting with student press on Thursday, Nov. 1, because the group’s website promotes racial and religious separatism.

Over the last 4 months, there have been some incidents of Identity Evropa fliers being found by students.

In July, there were two fliers found in West Hall and a single flier posted in a parking lot nearby. McCormick said that these fliers were immediately taken down.

On Oct. 23, there was a flier photographed on a pole in front on Main Hall, and McCormick said he was unaware of that flier until the Oct. 31 issue of Quo Vadis published a photo of the flier.

On Nov. 1, a flier was photographed in front of Main Hall in the same location as the Oct. 23 flier by a Quo Vadis photographer after the meeting with McCormick.

McCormick said that when he was made aware of fliers in July. He looked up the name on the fliers and he immediately had them taken down, because the group is identified as a hate group.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has classified this group as a white nationalist hate group. According to SPLC’s website, the campus-focused group seeks to recruit white, college-aged men, while attempting to intellectualize white supremacy.

“We want to make sure that what we put up on our campus is internal, so that we can determine and approve of it. It’s just not in our values to have hate group fliers on our campus. We are very clear here that you have to ask to post things around campus, unless you’re internal. As soon as student affairs or communications is informed that there is a strange post on campus, we investigate and get it down,” said McCormick.

Vice president of institutional advancement, Michelle Campbell, also spoke on the fliers.

“We want to ensure that the external community or students don’t feel like this is an unsafe place. I think it is important that we consider how it might impact people, as far as how they feel, and if they feel like this is a safe place, and if this is a welcoming place,” she said.

“This upsets us. This is not part of our values system,” said McCormick.

In an email sent out by McCormick on Wednesday, Oct. 31, following the Oct. 27 shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, he said, “At Middlesex County College, we welcome everyone – as students, employees, community partners and visitors. Our mission is ‘to provide access to a quality, affordable education for a diverse population, to support student success for lifelong learning, and to strengthen the economic, social and cultural life of the community,’ and diversity is one of our core values.”
Apparently, diversity of thought is NOT one of his core values. :/

Note the usual reference to the SPLC as the "authority" college presidents abase themselves before. By the same measure, I imagine McCormick would entrust his own male children to NAMBLA's tender care too.
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Re: Somebody in Denver has been in the news

PostTue Nov 06, 2018 12:41 am ... er-campus/

Flyers ‘meant to incite fear and hatred’ appear on University of Denver campus

DENVER — Flyers “meant to incite fear and hatred toward members of our community” appeared on the University of Denver campus Thursday, according to an email to students and faculty from the chancellor.

Anonymous flyers have been posted at DU and other university and college campuses around the country with the message.

The chancellor said the fliers raise many serious issues and they violate university policy. They’ve been removed from campus.
What a crappy story, no pictures of flyers, no author of this story (who the heck is "WEB STAFF" anyway?), no verbatim description of what was posted or exactly where or who....nothing, nowhere, nobody. It could all just be agitprop that was made up in "WEB STAFF's" imagination.

Of course, what's going on here is that WEB STAFF doesn't want to put his/her own name to this poorly produced piece and just wants to take a stab at those who "hate" --whatever that means.
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Re: Somebody in Iowa City has been in the news

PostTue Nov 06, 2018 1:05 am ... nt-1986725

ICPD officer reportedly didn’t see a problem with the white nationalist flyers in the Dubuque Street Parking Ramp

<photo of lame "IT'S OK TO BE WHITE" flyer---ed. note: It's GREAT to be White>
White nationalist flyer placed car in Dubuque Street Parking Ramp. Nov. 1, 2018 — Julie VanDyke/courtesy photo

As soon as Julie VanDyke saw flyers with a white nationalist message stuck on cars in the parking ramp at the corner of Dubuque and Burlington Street, she decided to take action.

“You think about how many things have happened lately, where we now know there were signs of what was going to come, but no one reported them,” VanDyke told Little Village. “I wanted to make sure this was reported.”

It was almost 5:30 p.m. on Thursday when VanDyke pulled out of her parking space on the fourth level of the Dubuque Street Ramp.

“As I came around fourth floor east, I saw a piece of paper under the wiper on the back window of an older-style SUV. Printed on it in all capital letters was ‘IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE.’”

VanDyke couldn’t believe what she was seeing. She stopped and took a photo.

“I thought it was significant,” VanDyke explained. “Then as I slowly drove down to the next floor, I saw flyers on more cars.” She parked and took more photos. Then she drove down to talk to attendant in the booth.

“I told him what I’d seen, and I told I was calling the police and I’d wait until they arrived,” VanDyke said. She was determined to make sure the flyers were documented, even though waiting for the police would make her late for a meeting.

After calling the Iowa City Police Department’s non-emergency number and reporting the flyers, VanDyke went back to the attendant, and asked him to have the city preserve any security camera footage in the ramp.

“He told me he’d already done it.”

VanDyke estimates that it took almost 30 minutes for an officer to arrive. And when Ofc. Dustin Carolan did arrive, his response surprised her.

“I’ve had fantastic interactions with all six law enforcement agencies in the area on a variety issues in the past,” said VanDyke, a longtime community activist. “But this was completely different.”

VanDyke asked him to walk up the ramp with her, so she could show him the signs. He refused at first, she said.

“He asked, ‘What do the signs say?’ I told him,” VanDyke said. “He looked me square in the eye, and said, ‘That’s not racist. It’s not racist to say it’s okay to be white.’ It wasn’t even him telling me his opinion. I felt that he was trying to intimidate me into agreeing with him, which wasn’t going to happen.”

“Clearly, those signs mean something. They’re not about someone’s favorite crayon color.”

In online forums, white nationalists often discuss the importance of keeping messages they post in public slightly vague. Relying on a broad message, they believe, allows them to appeal to potential sympathizers who would be put off by a clearer declaration of their message. This philosophy is why the neo-Nazis who marched in the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, wore polo shirts and khakis instead of swastikas.

Keeping the message vague also allows white nationalists to mock liberals as “too sensitive” and hostile to white people, if they object to the message. People posting on the eastern Iowa forum of the neo-Nazi site Stormfront, before the forum was deleted last year, were very excited by the opportunity to discredit liberals this way.

Stickers with the “It’s okay to be white” message were found in multiple locations on the Northside last week. Colleges around the country have also reported a surge in flyers bearing that message recently. Even before this latest wave of flyer distribution, the Anti-Defamation League had documented a 77 percent increase in reports of white nationalist propaganda on American college campuses during the 2017-18 academic year, compared to the previous year.

The flyers appeared on the campus of Iowa State University last week. “The messages posted around campus were often coupled with words encouraging people to vote for congressional candidate Steve King,” Iowa State Daily reported.

VanDyke said Carolan eventually followed her up the parking ramp to see the flyers on the cars. “But he continues to tell me the signs are not racist,” she said.

“It made me angry. I told him I’d be going to the chief about this,” VanDyke said. “I walked off.”

“He didn’t write down anything while I was there. He never even asked my name, although I assumed he had that from the call I made.”

After consulting with a friend about her next step, VanDyke called ICPD Thursday evening and asked to speak to the watch commander.

“Sgt. Jerry Blomgren, the watch commander, called me back,” VanDyke said. “He talked to me for quite a while, and it was completely different from the other officer. He didn’t try to argue or explain anything away. He listened and he was clearly concerned about it.”

“I felt much better after talking with him. I felt entirely confident that ICPD was taking this seriously.”

Blomgren told VanDyke that ICPD has an investigator specially trained to handle incidents like the flyers in the parking ramp. ICPD Spokesman Sgt. Derek Frank confirmed to Little Village that the department does have “an investigator who tracks complaints of people being victimized based on a protected class affiliation.” Frank wasn’t able to further comment on the flyer incident.

On Friday, VanDyke spoke with Capt. Bill Campbell, who is in charge of field operation for ICPD. Campbell wanted to talk with her about the behavior of the officer who responded to her call, VanDyke said.

“He was very clear — this is not how we respond to things, he said, and it was inappropriate for the responding officer to try to engage with me about what is racism and what isn’t,” VanDyke explained. “It was a very good conversation.”

The parking ramp incident is classified as “suspicious activity” in the incident report provided to Little Village by ICPD. As the department explained in a statement on Friday,

Although this type of language may be considered offensive, unwelcoming, and goes against our values as an inclusive community, it is protected by the First Amendment, and does not meet the legal definition of a hate crime.

“I understand that the flyers may not violate the law,” VanDyke said. “My concern is that things like this can build towards some of the things we’ve seen lately in the country.”

“Community members should report these types of incidents to the Police Department by calling 319-356-6800,” ICPD said in its statement on the flyers. “Officers will then respond, investigate, and monitor.”

In January, stickers with the same message as the flyers were plastered around the Ped Mall during the Iowa City Women’s March. In that case, the person responsible for the stickers was identified as Jonathan Charles Koch, who was on probation for a 2009 conviction for possession of child pornography.
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