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News Roundup for June 22, 2011
Posted By Hatewatch Staff On June 22, 2011 @ 4:27 pm In Anti-LGBT, Antigovernment, Klan, White Nationalism, White Supremacist | 4 Comments
The Associated Press today has an in-depth story  about the revival of the Inland Northwest as a haven for anti-government extremists and white supremacists. The small town of Kalispell, Montana, has recently seen some new and infamous arrivals, including white supremacist stage mother April Gaede , Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes,  and Randy Weaver of Ruby Ridge standoff fame.
A Newark man was indicted  today on charges of intimidating and murdering Victoria Carmen White after learning that White was a transgender woman. The slaying marks yet another example of the vulnerability of gays and transgender people. The SPLC reported  recently that LGBT people are by far the group most targeted by violent hate crime.
Testimony in the trial of accused cop-killer and white nationalist Richard Poplawski has revealed  that SWAT responders feared that Poplawski’s surrender was an ambush. Evidence presented today detailed the near-depletion of the SWAT team’s ammunition in the gun battle, Poplawski’s repeated use of racial slurs during the standoff, and his admission of murdering three Pittsburgh officers.
About 40 KKK flyers have recently been distributed  around Houston County, Ala., sparking renewed vigilance over Klan presence in the area.
A member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas was sentenced  to life in prison for the 2007 murder of two people over debts owed to the group.
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URLs in this post:
 story: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/84e43afb2c0945e89b196894c7b6270c/US--Hate-Groups-Fertile-Ground/
 April Gaede: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/april-gaede
 Stewart Rhodes,: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2010/summer/meet-the-patriots?page=0,2
 was indicted: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/newark_man_indicted_on_murder.html
 reported: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2010/winter/under-attack-gays-remain-minority-mos
 has revealed: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_743174.html
 have been arrested: http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/oceanside/article_80f6522c-e8a6-5b3f-99cc-36951ee48b02.html
 wave: http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/06/08/california-latino-gang-is-latest-accused-of-targeting-blacks/
 distributed: http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2011/jun/21/kkk-flyers-have-authorities-watch-ar-2008215/
 was sentenced: http://www.cbs19.tv/story/14956041/white-supremacist-sentenced-to-life-for-role-in-2007-double-homicide