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New Study: Anti-Immigration Vitriol Puts All Hispanics ‘In the Crosshairs’

By Hatewatch Staff on October 21, 2008 - 8:15 am, Posted in Uncategorized

A recent poll found that citizen and non-citizen Hispanics alike are suffering as anti-immigrant rhetoric continues to spread from hard-core white supremacists and border vigilante groups to supposedly mainstream pundits and activists.
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Former ‘Goth’ Leads ‘Community Watchdog Project’

By Hatewatch Staff on October 21, 2008 - 8:00 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Dustin Gold, 27, admits that his obsession with immigration led him to quit his job and ditch his friends to work 80 hours a week running a nativist group whose membership is dominated by elderly suburbanites.
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KKK Group Stages Anti-Immigration Rally

By Hatewatch Staff on October 21, 2008 - 8:00 am, Posted in Uncategorized

About 20 members of the Georgia Night Riders called for the immediate deportation of all non-white immigrants at a rally outside the Seminole County Courthouse that drew at least 100 anti-Klan demonstrators.
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Shenandoah Residents Plan ‘Crime Watch Group’

By Hatewatch Staff on October 21, 2008 - 8:00 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Angered by the uproar over the recent beating death of Mexican immigrant Luis Ramirez, dozens of Schuylkill County, Penn. residents attended an anti-immigration picnic where they planned to launch a local ‘crime watch’ organization.
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Neo-Nazi Leader Bill White Jailed, Charged With Obstructing Justice

By Mark Potok on October 19, 2008 - 11:13 am, Posted in Anti-Black, Anti-LGBT, Anti-Semitic, Extremist Crime, Neo-Nazi

This time, he finally went too far.

Bill WhiteAt least that’s what federal officials apparently concluded when they charged neo-Nazi leader Bill White (arrest photo, right), the threat-spewing former anarchist from Roanoke, Va., with obstructing justice on Friday. As first reported by Hatewatch on Sept. 12, the leader of the American National Socialist Workers Party had posted the name, home address and phone numbers of a “Gay, Jewish, anti-racist” juror who helped convict another neo-Nazi leader, Matt Hale, of soliciting the murder of a federal judge.

The Roanoke Times’ Laurence Hammack reported Saturday that Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Bondurant said White had “threatened use of force” against the foreman of the Chicago jury that convicted Hale, leader of the World Church of the Creator, in 2004. (Hale is now serving a 40-year prison term.) White was being held Saturday in the Roanoke city jail, and was expected to be tried in Chicago. ( continue to full post… )

Neo-Nazi Leader Investigated for Allegedly Intimidating Juror

By Larry Keller on October 17, 2008 - 2:08 pm, Posted in Anti-Black, Anti-Semitic, Neo-Nazi

Federal agents, digging for possible evidence to charge neo-Nazi provocateur Bill White with threatening a juror, have seized computer modems, servers and other equipment from a Roanoke, Va., apartment where his website is based.

The website, Overthrow.com, has been shut down since the FBI served a search warrant on the apartment on Saturday.

The search warrant affidavit states that agents were looking for electronic files, including Web pages, E-mail messages and instant messaging chat sessions “that may contain all evidence of the crime of threatening Hale Juror A, or … any other data that shows an intent to intimidate or injure persons whose personal information has been posted in the same manner as Hale Juror A.”

White heads the American Nationalist Socialist Workers Party and lives in Roanoke. Last month, he posted on his Overthrow.com website the name, photo, home address and three phone numbers of what he called a “Gay, Jewish anti-racist” juror he claimed was instrumental in convicting Matt Hale, then-leader of the neo-Nazi World Church of the Creator (WCOTC), of soliciting the murder of a federal judge. White even posted the name of the juror’s cat. ( continue to full post… )

Minuteman PAC Spends Mostly for Fundraising, Administration

By Sonia Scherr on October 16, 2008 - 5:16 pm, Posted in Anti-Immigrant, Nativist Extremist

The Minuteman Political Action Committee proclaims on its website that it’s furiously advancing “2008 Project PushBack,” a supposedly full-scale effort to help reelect members of Congress who’ve pledged to crack down on immigrants who are in the country illegally. “Minuteman PAC has quickly become THE ONE Political Action Committee that the open-borders, pro-amnesty lobby fears most,” writes the committee’s executive director, Brett Farley. “And fear us they should!”

Despite all the brash rhetoric, however, the committee appears to be concentrating more on raising money than affecting the political process. Although the Minuteman PAC has spent nearly $1.3 million so far in the 2007-08 election cycle, less than 2% of that money has gone directly to candidates running for office, according to the latest data released by the Federal Election Commission and compiled by OpenSecrets.org. Instead, the vast majority has been spent on operating expenses, mostly direct mail fundraisers, Internet services and accounting work.

Political action committees, known as PACs, are private groups that raise money to elect political candidates. They’re subject to strict reporting guidelines.

The Minuteman PAC was established in December 2005 as the political action arm of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), a nativist extremist group whose members have conducted armed patrols of the border. MCDC’s embattled leader, Chris Simcox, has for the past two years faced a barrage of criticism (here and here) from within the anti-immigration movement concerning allegations of financial mismanagement and questionable fundraising practices. ( continue to full post… )

HUD Debunks Illegal Immigrant Mortgage Myth

By Hatewatch Staff on October 14, 2008 - 7:32 am, Posted in Uncategorized

There is no factual basis for rapidly proliferating talk radio and blog reports claiming that more than 5 million illegal immigrants hold bad mortgages, according to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.
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City Council Rejects English-Only Measures

By Hatewatch Staff on October 14, 2008 - 7:32 am, Posted in Uncategorized

The Lewisville City Council voted down two English-only measures after a contentious, packed hearing at which both sides invoked God and country.
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Lawmakers Plan Anti-Immigration Rally

By Hatewatch Staff on October 14, 2008 - 7:32 am, Posted in Uncategorized

Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, founder of State Legislators for Legal Immigration, was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a rally on the steps of the West Virginia capital building, were Metcalfe planned to discuss his report “Invasion Pennsylvania.”
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