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Re: Somebody from Cary, NC has been in the news

PostThu Nov 15, 2018 2:25 am

https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/w ... 1593928198

Cary man admits to passing out neo-Nazi fliers in neighborhood, warrant says
By: CBS 17 staff
Posted: Nov 13, 2018 12:03 PM EST
Updated: Nov 13, 2018 11:42 PM EST

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) - A Cary man charged with burning a cross at a town park and making anti-Semitic comments at a synagogue also passed out neo-Nazi fliers around his neighborhood, according to Wake County search warrants obtained by CBS 17.

William Josephus Warden, 20, faces a charge of ethnic intimidation as well as a charge of placing a burning cross without permission.

Cary police said Warden went to the Congregation of Shaarei Shalom in Cary on Nov. 3 around 10:15 p.m. He rang their smart doorbell and someone answered the call remotely.

At that point, Cary police said Warden made a "number of disparaging statements against the Jewish religion and people of the Jewish faith."

Rabbi Seth Klayman said Warden made "typical anti-Semitic tropes" like "get out of the government" and "get out of Cary."

A Cary police investigation shows Warden burned a cross at Bond Park in Cary on Oct. 26.

The newly-obtained warrants show that Warden was involved in other neo-Nazi incidents in Cary.

According to authorities, a paper flier with a swastika and the words "Aryan Youth" were passed out at homes in the area of Roebling Lane in Cary on the morning of Oct. 16.

On the flier was a link to a Soundcloud music channel. The channel contained "numerous songs bearing titles which suggest a strong anti-Semitic and anti-African ideology," as well as "a partial image of a swastika flag along with the words 'Will Warden' and 'Morrisville, North Carolina...' according to warrants.

On or around Oct. 18, at least 60 fliers were reported in the same area of Cary. Those fliers contained an image of a swastika and the words, in all capital letters, "...JOIN US IN THE STRUGGLE FOR GLOBAL WHITE SUPREMACY AT THE DAILY STORMER."

The Daily Stormer is a neo-Nazi message board and website "that advocates for the genocide of Jews," according to the warrant.

Cary police notified one of their detectives about the fliers and Soundcloud and that detective then reached out to Warden's parents, Billy Warden and Lucy Inman, to set up an interview, warrants show.

The detective met Warden on Nov. 1 at a Starbucks in Cary to conduct the interview. An FBI agent was also present for the interview.

Warrants show that the detective reported that "Warden appeared both sincere and unusually candid with his statements" and that he "freely admitted to being the owner of the...Soundcloud account as well as distributing the...fliers."

Warrants also show that Warden "emphatically" told the detective that "he strongly subscribes to the anti-Semitic ideology" and that "he believes Jews are running the country on the backs of the working class white male."

Warden also told the detective that "he belongs to a group of like-minded individuals who live in the area." Warden refused to identify other members of the group or say how many people were in the group.

According to warrants, Warden did tell authorities that the group is named the "Traditionalist Youth Network" and operates on the social media platform Gab, as well as Facebook.

Gab has been in the news recently after it was revealed that accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers was active on the social media platform. Bowers is charged with killing 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Warden told authorities that he believed Bowers was "out of options," but that "he himself is not a supporter of violence, but added that he would not stand in the way of others who commit it," according to warrants.

The detective reported that Warden told him he would most likely not tell him beforehand if he knew of an impending act of violence against a person and "cited his hatred for Jews and perceived overreach of law enforcement as justification for that position," warrants show.

The ethnic intimidation incident at the synagogue occurred just two days after Warden's interview with police and the FBI.

Warden was arrested Nov. 4 after police determined that, based on comments made at the synagogue and images and text found on Warden's Soundcloud, he "might be intending to conduct an act of violence against a protected class of individuals" and that the "violent act might be imminent and scheduled to occur on Nov. 5, 2018," according to warrants.

Warden was arrested and placed in the Wake County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond. His bond has since been increased to $75,000, according to arrest records.

His next court date is scheduled for Dec. 10.
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Re: Somebody from the Quad Cities has been in the news

PostThu Nov 15, 2018 2:32 am

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Hate crimes are on the rise across the U.S. & QC neighbors say they see it here, too
By: Tahera Rahman
Posted: Nov 14, 2018 10:29 PM CST
Updated: Nov 14, 2018 10:29 PM CST

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - New numbers from the FBI show hate crimes are on the rise across the United States.

Some members of the clergy in the Quad Cities say they see it here at home.

The report indicates a 17% increase in hate crimes from 2016 to 2017.

More than half of religious crimes targeted Jews.

Nearly 20% targeted Muslims.

One local Muslim leader says the real number could be higher because a lot of students who deal with discrimination don't report it.

"Virtually all said yes, somebody has teased them, called them names or done something but they just let it roll of their backs," says Lisa Killinger, Muslim Community of the Quad Cities spokesperson.

A rabbi from Rock Island says white nationalist flyers popping up locally show there is hate in the Quad Cities.

"Some of our teachers have been targeted with these flyers, my son sort of received an unfortunate tongue lashing from somebody who received the flyers," says Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz of the Tri-City Jewish Center in Rock Island.

Both leaders say while they are working to improve security at their places of worship, they still feel safe in the Quad Cities.
Where's the crime? What hate crime? Who saw what happen? Some free speech is being exercised? The rabbi's spawn got a tongue lashing? Oh no!!!

Fake news.
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Re: Somebody at Yale has been in the news

PostFri Nov 16, 2018 1:58 am

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/11/ ... ss-campus/

Racially provocative flyers surface on Cross Campus
JEVER MARIWALA & ALICE PARK 2:17 AM, NOV 15, 2018

The Yale Police Department is investigating reports from Yale students who witnessed two masked people post racially provocative flyers on bulletin boards around Cross Campus on Tuesday night, according to Secretary and Vice President for Student Life Kimberly Goff-Crews.

Yale students took photos of the posters, removed them from the bulletin board, replaced them with messages of support for people of color and reported the incident to Yale student life staff and the YPD on Tuesday night. The flyers depicted the symbol of a “White Student’s (sic) Union of Yale” and quoted slavery advocate and class of 1804 graduate John Calhoun — the former namesake of what is now Grace Hopper College. The quote reads, “In looking back, I see nothing to regret, and little to correct.”

YPD officers are currently reviewing camera footage to identify the perpetrators, Goff-Crews told the News. However, they have not yet concluded whether the masked people were members of the Yale community. The department has also stepped up its patrols in “sensitive areas on campus,” including the center of Yale’s campus, where the incident occured.

“I find the sentiments signified by these flyers deeply troubling, and I want to be clear: hate is not welcome on our campus,” Salovey wrote in a campuswide email. “As I have said in the past, the answer to speech one finds repugnant is more speech. I have no doubt that the members of the Yale community will respond to expressions of hate, racism, and exclusion on this campus with even stronger affirmations of our values—and a renewed commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive community where all people are welcomed.”

In the email, Salovey confirmed that the perpetrators violated a University policy which only permits registered student organizations to post flyers on campus.

Yale has notified the Southern Poverty Law Center — which monitors hate groups in the U.S. — and the Anti-Defamation League — a Jewish group that fights anti-Semitism and bigotry — about the incident, according to Salovey’s email. In an email to the News, Goff-Crews added that the University is monitoring similar efforts executed by white nationalist groups on other college campuses. In 2018, the Southern Poverty Law Center has documented 178 incidents of hateful postering on campuses, according to Goff-Crews’ email.

On Tuesday night, a student posted a photograph of the flyer on the popular Facebook group “Overheard at Yale,” prompting heavy backlash against the perpetrators among commenters.

Students and alumni interviewed by the News condemned the flyers. Prior to Salovey’s email, at least two individuals told the News that they contacted Salovey’s office calling for the University to respond to the incident.

On Wednesday morning, Gene Lyman ’92 also emailed Salovey’s office calling on the University to investigate the situation thoroughly, discipline any current students involved and “reassert Yale’s values as an inclusive and intellectually honest community.”

“Even if this should prove a hoax, or someone’s sick idea of a joke, I cannot emphasize enough how unacceptable the sentiment expressed in these flyers is,” Lyman wrote in the email to Salovey.

Lyman said he received a response from Joy McGrath, Salovey’s chief of staff, as well as Salovey’s email to the Yale community.

Sohum Pal ’20 sent an email about the incident to Salovey, Goff-Crews and Dean of Yale College Marvin Chun on Tuesday night. In his email, Pal called for the establishment of a Title VI office, which would enforce the federal law that prohibits discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color and national origin at educational institutions, and for a systematic change in University responses to grievances around racial discrimination. Pal said that the University should create a “mechanism for change” instead of releasing emails to “reaffirm its commitments.”

“Tonight, people put up these fliers around campus,” Pal wrote in his email. “I felt vulnerable — is it any surprise? My time at Yale has been many things — sometimes empowering, but more often I’ve been struck at how expendable students, faculty, and staff of color must be to the university.” Unlike Lyman, Pal said he received no direct response to his email.

Ashtan Towles ’19, a former peer liaison for the Afro-American Cultural Center, told the News that while the perpetrators remain unknown, the act was “done in cowardice,” comparing the masked individuals to Klu Klux Klan members who don masks to protect their identities.

“This incident is merely one of thousands through which white nationalists have attempted to stoke fear in Black communities, but I am always in awe of the resilience and pride that exists in the Black community at Yale,” Towles said in an email to the News.

According to Simon Ghebreyesus ’21, the sentiments of white pride in the flyers are a “sinister presence” for students of color to grapple with at Yale and across the country.

Epongue Ekille ’21 told the News that she had generally viewed Yale as a racially inclusive place but the flyer incident “negates it all.”

“It was both surprising and not at the same time. Although Yale is proud of its diversity, the matter of the fact is that the student population is majority white and wealthy,” Ekille said. “I’m not surprised that people who have these opinions exist at Yale, I’m just surprised that they would publicly advertise it.”

While the University ruled out the possibility of instituting a separate office to address Title VI complaints this October, it created a new website called “Belonging at Yale” that outlines policies, reports, initiatives and resources that address diversity and inclusion at Yale.

Despite student calls for instituting a separate Title VI office, Chun said that the University already has existing procedures to address instances of discrimination. These policies include the “President’s Procedure for Addressing Students’ Complaints of Racial or Ethnic Harassment,” the “Provost’s Procedure for Student Complaints” and the “Dean’s Procedure for Student Complaints.”

Goff-Crews told the News that students should seek out support within “environments where they feel connected,” whether that is their respective school, residential college, chaplain’s office or cultural center. She added that deans and deans’ designees are trained to respond and provide such support.

Director of the Asian American Cultural Center Joliana Yee stressed the importance of community support in her email to the Asian and Asian-American community at Yale.

“The work of social justice is and should be a daily obligation of all of us, not just a one-off response to acts of ignorance and hate,” Yee wrote in her email. “In the face of hate I urge you to be mobilized by the ethic of love to build solidarity within and across communities. Please also remember to take care of yourselves and to show up for one another as we push through these days.”

Yee also encouraged students to work toward building anti-racist coalitions across campus and in New Haven. She cited the success of such coalitions at peer institutions, such as the University of California, Berkeley’s Asian American Political Alliance, “as evidence that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can affect meaningful change.”

Students can report additional information about the incident to the YPD at 203-432-4400.

Jever Mariwala | jever.mariwala@yale.edu

Alice Park | alice.park@yale.edu
Another "investigation" of free speech by police--only because the author is presumed to be from a White organization and quoted John Calhoun. With this kind of official intimidation, it's no wonder the people who posted the messages wore masks!
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Re: Somebody at MIT has been in the news

PostSat Nov 17, 2018 2:37 am

https://thetech.com/2018/11/15/white-na ... und-campus

‘It’s okay to be white’ white nationalist fliers posted near campus
Fliers also found on Tufts and Duke University campuses around the same time

By Kaitlyn Hennacy Nov. 15, 2018

MIT’s Bias Response Team received four reports Nov. 1 of fliers with the slogan “It’s okay to be white,” which has been linked to white nationalist activism, posted near campus.

Fliers were seen on car windshields parked along Massachusetts Avenue, a traffic cone outside of Hayden Library, a lamppost on the east side of Mass. Ave., and a blue emergency light pole in front of Eastgate, Sarah Rankin, director of the Title IX and Bias Response Office, wrote in a statement sent to The Tech Wednesday.

The Tech also saw a partially torn “It’s okay to be white” flier on a sign outside Building E52 last Friday afternoon.

No information on the parties responsible for posting the fliers has been found, Rankin wrote.

According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a Jewish organization based in the U.S., the act of posting these fliers near college campuses is a continuation of previous incidents. A post on the anonymous online forum 4chan in October 2017 encouraged users to hang up the fliers in an effort to arouse agitation, and another 4chan post called supporters to hang up posters the night of Oct. 31, 2018.

In its report, the ADL linked the 4chan posts to white supremacists and traced the “It’s okay to be white” phrase to white supremacist fliers as far back as 2005.

“White nationalist and other racist ideologies have no place at MIT ... and they are at complete odds with MIT’s openness to talent from every faith, culture, nation, and background,” Rankin wrote.

“It’s okay to be white” fliers were found on other college campuses, including Tufts and Duke University, around the same time.

The Tufts Daily reported Nov. 1 that fliers appeared on signs around campus encouraging students to vote, and The Chronicle, Duke’s student newspaper, reported the same day that fliers were discovered around their dorms. A pumpkin carved with a swastika was found at Duke along with the fliers.

The timing of the incident fell on the anniversary of a similar occurrence that happened last year. The Boston Globe reported stickers saying “It’s okay to be white” being posted in Cambridge Common and Harvard Square Nov. 1, 2017.

The fliers appeared the weekend before Election Day.

Ivana Alardin contributed reporting.
Once again the article's author cites Jews who are against Whites having any free speech. Anywhere. Anytime.
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Re: Somebody from North Newton has been in the news

PostSat Nov 17, 2018 2:44 am

https://harveycountynow.com/all-news/pu ... rth-newton

PUBLIC NEWS NOVEMBER 15, 2018
WHITE NATIONALIST RECRUITMENT FLIERS FOUND, REMOVED IN NORTH NEWTON

By Newton Now Staff

A few North Newton residents may have woke up to a flier reading “White Lives Matter” on their cars or mail boxes.

They were likely recruiting tools according to the North Newton Police Department, and most have been removed.

“It’s related to a white nationalist group,” North Newton Dept. Police Chief Jim Bethards said.

The fliers state “White Lives Matter” and list links to various websites for “Very Real News” “Real History” and “Real Activism”. Those links lead to websites and youtube channels promoting Neo-Naziism, white supremacy, white nationalism as well as various conspiracy theories.

Bethards said that the department reviewed the links in the fliers and the flier appeared to be a recruiting tool. Newton Now also reviewed the links and found the North Newton Police department’s assessment to be accurate.

Links contain information and videos that demean the Jewish people, promote the work of Adolph Hitler, deny the Holocaust, attack inter-racial marriage as leading to the “genocide” of the white race, and discuss a current “race war” that is ongoing in the United States.

Bethards said the officer on duty made the decision to remove the fliers they saw, on W 27th St., Regal Crescent St. and Bluestem St.

According to the U.S. Postal Service it is illegal to put fliers on mail boxes. Bethards said those distributing the fliers did not have a permit for solicitation in North Newton. Bethards said he’s heard of such fliers recently being distributed in the North East part of Kansas.

Similar fliers have been reported in parts of Butler County such as in Leon as well Reno County in the town of Haven. The Newton City Office and Newton Police Department said they didn’t have any reports of the fliers.
Bethards said police took the report and attempted to contact a phone number listed as the number of Travis Golie, on the flier.

Travis Golie is a leader in the Nationalist Movement, a white nationalist group centered in Georgia. A youtube channel promoted in the flier, also listing a phone number for Golie featured “The Fourteen Words” in its description. “The Fourteen Words” is a common white supremacist slogan about the necessity to protect the white race and the future for white children. The slogan was coined by white supremacist David Lane while serving a 190 year federal prison sentance. Lane participated in various crimes and was accomplice to murder during his time with The Order, a white supremacist terrorist organization.

Newton Now contacted the phone number on the flier, which had a Macon Georgia area code. A man answered the call as “White Lives Matter” and was asked about the flier.

The man said they were meant to raise awareness that “White lives matter” and said to look and get more information from the links.

He maintained that the action was a coordinated effort of various groups to spread awareness that “white lives matter” and promote that belief through whatever legal means available.
“Inside of us there’s basically a bunch of conservatives, ultra conservatives and nationalists,” he said when questioned about the makeup of the group.

When asked about participation in the group he recommended to look for the contact information posted in the various links. When asked what if that participation meant marching or protesting or distributing fliers, the man it depended what the caller was interested in doing.

The man on the phone declined to say that the group promotes white supremacy, only that it promotes the idea that “white lives matter”.
Who appointed the cops to be the Thought Police and remove flyers?
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Re: Somebody around Baltimore has been in the news

PostTue Nov 20, 2018 1:21 am

https://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news ... story.html

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/fliers-f ... y/25228257

Significant Klan activity around Maryland lately. Note how flyers were delivered.
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Re: Somebody in Billings MT has been in the news

PostTue Nov 20, 2018 1:36 am

https://www.sidneyherald.com/national/n ... 764a1.html November 19, 2018

White nationalist group posts fliers in Billings
PHOEBE TOLLEFSON ptollefson@billingsgazette.com

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A sign from Identity Evropa, a white nationalist organization, is attached to the wall beside a plaque recognizing Montana State University Billings as a Purple Heart University on the 100 year anniversary of armistice day inside the Education Building at MSUB on Wednesday. BETHANY BAKER, Billings Gazette

A white nationalist group popular with college-age men has been posting fliers around Billings, including on two college campuses in recent weeks.

Both Montana State University Billings and Rocky Mountain College have denounced the group's efforts.

“The university does not condone the positions espoused by the organization that has distributed these posters,” read a statement from MSUB Chancellor Dan Edelman. “By drawing attention to this group it provides them far more legitimacy and credit than they deserve and plays into the very thing they desire, more attention.”

At Rocky Mountain College, the president also spoke out.

“Rocky Mountain College is deeply disturbed by the recent posting on the RMC campus of flyers promoting the white supremacist group, Identity Evropa,” read a statement from President Robert Wilmouth.

“The College prides itself on cultivating students who respect the dignity and worth of all persons and celebrate differences in their many forms,” the statement said, in part. “Rocky Mountain College condemns the message of intolerance that such groups promote."

Unlike other white nationalist groups, Identity Evropa does not explicitly denigrate people of color, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit that tracks hate groups. Instead, Identity Evropa focuses on “intellectualizing white supremacist ideology,” the SPLC said.

“Identity Evropa is at the forefront of the racist ‘alt-right's’ effort to recruit white, college-aged men and transform them into the fashionable new face of white nationalism,” the center wrote on its website.

The group’s yard signs appeared on the MSUB campus last week, stuck into the ground alongside the construction of a medicine wheel on campus that honors Veterans Day.

Reno Charette, director of the Native American Achievement Center, orchestrates the medicine wheel each fall for Veterans Day and said she noticed the signs but didn't realize they belonged to a white nationalist group.

“I didn’t get close enough to see anything other than the (Uncle) Sam picture on it,” Charette said. “And I thought, ‘It’s not harming anything, just let it be.’”

The signs show a cartoon Uncle Sam pointing forward, with the words, “Thank you, Veterans,” beneath it. The group’s name appears in small font, and the group’s triangular symbol appears on the lapel of Uncle Sam.

But after The Billings Gazette contacted Charette with questions about the signs, Charette contacted campus police on Monday about the posters.

Like several students interviewed Monday, Charette had not heard of the group.

The signs have also begun appearing on campus at tables outside of the new Military and Veterans Success Center, on a window to the newly relocated Veterans Affairs Center which recently moved into a campus office.

They first appeared in late October, saud Shannon Wilcox, director of university relations and communications. The university removed the signs because they were in locations that did not comply with the school’s Freedom of Speech policy.

“The posters are not removed based on their content, but whether or not the physical location is one that is approved for posting by the general public,” Wilcox said, in an email.

The school has no knowledge of who has been posting the fliers, Wilcox said, including whether it was a student. Wilcox said campus police would review surveillance footage of the locations where the posters were hung.


“The university does not condone the viewpoints of this organization, but under the First Amendment its speech is protected so long as it is done according to university policy,” Wilcox wrote. “This can be difficult for the public to understand, but the kind of speech protected under the First Amendment includes speech about ideas many would find unacceptable.”

Generally, printed or written materials cannot be posted on campus except for designated outdoor public bulletin boards, according to university policies Wilcox provided to The Gazette. "All postings on public bulletin boards will be removed at regular intervals," the policy states.

The chancellor said the school would remain “vigilant regarding this very important matter as there is no place for hate at MSUB.”

Jake Weisen, a 27-year-old science education student at MSUB from Great Falls, said he was surprised to hear a white nationalist group was trying to court followers on campus.

Weisen is a loadmaster with the Montana Air National Guard and has served 10 years.

“Being a veteran myself, the fact that those fliers are thanking veterans seems like it’s targeting a certain audience in a way that it should not be,” he said, “And it’s trying to loop in those who have fought for this country in a way that is very disrespectful.”

But another student saw it differently.


Ben Houser, 20, of Billings, is pursuing a high school history teaching career. He said until the posters explicitly advocate for violence, they need to be allowed, under free speech rights.

“You know, I personally don’t find the posters themselves harmful,” Houser said. “But if they become, like if they’re degrading people, or if they’re calling to action attacks against groups of people, then it’s time when law (enforcement) needs to take action against these people.”

The posters aren’t limited to the university campus.

As for the university, Charette, of the Native American Achievement Center, said she doesn’t think the group’s efforts will find traction. In her 11 years working on campus, she hasn’t seen hate groups become active. And the non-traditional student body, made up of plenty of full-time workers who live off campus, lead busy lives and tend to be older and, she thinks, less easily influenced by groups looking to gain followers.

“We’ll keep doing the medicine wheel,” she said. “A little blip on the screen like this isn’t going to stop us.”
Even with a weak message on display by this group of Whites, the "authorities" condemn the Whites, the cops are investigating and the presstitute writing this article quote the Jews at the SPLC. There's a familiar pattern here!
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Re: Somebody in Charlotte has been in the news

PostThu Nov 22, 2018 1:57 am

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Davidson College Investigating Multiple Racist Incidents
By Hilary Powell Mecklenburg County November 16, 2018 @2:02 PM

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DAVIDSON, N.C. — As a Charlotte-area college continues to investigate reportedly racist tweets on campus, now a new instance of bigotry is confirmed.

Davidson College is investigating an anti-Semitic message.
It comes as it was investigating prior racist tweets on campus.
The college doesn't say if racism and bigotry are violations of the school's Code of Responsibility.
A spokesperson for Davidson College says an anti-Semitic message was found on a campus building October 30.

It read, “Hitler did nothing wrong,” spokesperson Jay Pfeifer confirms via email.

The president sent out an email to campus condemning the act the same day.

Students say they are disappointed in the hate speech, but say the college took quick action.

“I think it’s really healthy when something like this happens to talk about it and not just push it under the rug,” student Lachlan Rosato says. “I think the school handled it pretty well, I think students are handling it pretty well.”

It’s all happening while an ongoing investigation continues in allegations that a Twitter account for the handle “Femanon__” belongs to a Davidson college student.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Army Cadet Command now confirms the ROTC cadet is Martha Gerdes.

“She is still a cadet at this time, but is no longer on the Davidson college campus,” U.S. Army Cadet Command chief of public affairs Lt. Col. Chris Belcher says via phone.

The college didn’t say if racism and bigotry are violations of the Davidson College Code of Responsibility, but say they evaluate each case to determine an appropriate response.
More propaganda pushing the thought that certain speech is somehow illegal by saying it is being "investigated."
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Re: Somebody at Drake U. has been in the news

PostThu Nov 22, 2018 2:03 am

https://whotv.com/2018/11/13/drake-univ ... on-campus/

Drake University to Rally for Unity Amid Racist Incidents on Campus
POSTED 6:40 PM, NOVEMBER 13, 2018, BY BEN OLDACH

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Drake University is dealing with two racist and threatening incidents on campus in less than a week. The students and staff have chosen to combat the racist incidents with a show of unity.

It started with a note. Last Wednesday the campus was alerted that a loose-leaf page with slurs and the threat to “get out, or else” had been slipped under the door of a minority student.

“I was actually sitting right there when [Public Safety Director] Scott Law brought me the note on Wednesday morning and of course [I was] disheartened, infuriated” said Drake President Marty Martin.

Martin attended a support meeting for students affected by the note on Monday night. That's when the phones started ringing. Robocalls from the white nationalist group “The Road to Power” started hitting landlines across campus.

“That meeting was widely reported yesterday through a number of media outlets, both what had happened here, the note, and the meeting was going to occur at 7 p.m., so I think it's no coincidence the robocalls started at 7 p.m.” said Martin.

The Road to Power is based in Idaho and have spread a similar message in Florida, and here in Iowa following the Mollie Tibbetts case. Students like Manasi Singh say it hit them hard.

“I was shaken up for sure. I was angry, sad, scared, just a combination of a lot of different emotions. Drake is my home away from home and it felt like we were being targeted, we were being attacked in our own home” said Singh.

Singh leads an anti-racism group on campus. Her group is holding a unity rally Wednesday.

“I think the rally itself more than anything is an act of solidarity, kind of Drake doing what it does best, us all banding together in response to not just that one incident but any incident that may happen in the future as well” she said.

In the face of racism and threats, Singh says Drake will come out stronger.

“I will never truly understand why people think that hiding behind a screen, hiding behind a phone with a robot call, is something that is brave, is something that is going to affect some kind of change. It never will, it never has. Unity, diversity, equality, these are the things that have always won out in the past and they're always going to win” said Singh.

Drake is cancelling classes from noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday so students can attend the rally. The students are also planning a day to paint the famous painted street at Drake black in a show of solidarity.

President Martin says they've increased police patrols around campus as they investigate both incidents.
Hoax crime? This type of message and its delivery matches numerous hoaxes perpetrated by non-Whites in the past. They're perfect bees to put in the bonnets of easily triggered college girls of both sexes when someone wants to have a "march" or "demonstration!"
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Re: Somebody from Texas has been in the news

PostThu Nov 22, 2018 2:12 am

https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/whi ... s-11369395

White Supremacist Group Plastering North Texas Communities With Flyers
NASHWA BAWAB | NOVEMBER 19, 2018 | 4:00AM

North Richland Hills, The Colony, Wichita Falls and Archer City all have been recent targets of flyers by Patriot Front, a Texas-based white supremacist group.

Some of the flyers say, “Keep America American” and encourage people to report “any and all illegal aliens,” calling them criminals. Some are as inconspicuous as dog whistles: “To Ourselves and Our Prosperity” and “Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Victory.”

But they’re all propaganda tools used for recruitment into the group, according to investigative researcher Carla Hill from the Anti-Defamation League, who says Patriot Front is second only to Identity Evropa, an alt-right group whose propaganda also has nationwide reach.

Patriot Front is classified as a white nationalist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a neo-Nazi group by It’s Going Down and a white supremacist organization by the Anti-Defamation League. The group is a breakaway from American Vanguard, another hate group, and was formed after the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year.

This year, 276 incidents of propaganda distribution have been attributed to Patriot Front, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism. Forty-two of those happened in Texas.

“The biggest change we’ve seen from the flyering is their focus away from campuses and into communities,” Hill says.

Their flyers and those from the group’s older iteration have caused controversy at the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, the University of North Texas and Rice University.

The flyers have been popping up around North Texas since October, according to Patriot Front's Twitter page.

They’re also the types of flyers that got notorious white supremacist and leader of Patriot Front, Thomas Rousseau, a citation from the Fort Worth Police Department, according to a story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Rousseau was given the citation in October “for placing signs, banners, stickers and other objects on public property without permission, which is a misdemeanor,” the paper reported.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Rousseau is the 19-year-old founder of Patriot Front and grew up in the suburbs of Dallas.

Police from North Richland Hills and The Colony say they haven’t heard from residents about the flyers. Police from Archer City and Wichita Falls did not respond to requests for comment.

Hill says the best thing to do is take down the flyers and speak out against the group’s rhetoric.

“It’s not all blatantly white supremacist rhetoric. It’s kind of cloaked in patriotism so it's important to call them out and take down those flyers,” Hill says. “Don’t let their hate go unchecked.”
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