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Hatewatch Headlines 5/15/2017

Extremists on TV to defend vote-suppression panel; Torch-bearing mob protests monument removal; Kentucky rulings mixed for anti-LGBT groups; and more.

Media Matters: Right-wing media turn to extremists, misinformers, and hacks to defend Trump’s voter-suppression panel.

Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA): Torch-wielding protesters descend upon park where Confederate monument may be removed.

Reuters: Mayor targeted with anti-Semitic tweets after he criticizes pro-Confederate marchers.

Salon: White supremacy is everywhere, so how do we fight a concept so thoroughly embedded in our culture?

Think Progress: Tortured Kentucky court rulings bring mixed results for anti-LGBT groups.

Scientific American: Study finds that conspiracy theorists may just be lonely and looking for more meaning in life.

Mic: Video of two white men apparently lynching black woman goes viral, but Facebook only marks it ‘mature.’

Inlander (Spokane, WA): Even after Trump’s win, militiamen forming ‘Redoubt’ in central Washington expect to battle the left.

Right Wing Watch: Gordon Klingenschmitt claims the Democratic Party requires its members to demon-possessed and ‘serve the devil.’

Morning Sun (Alma, MI): Islamophobic presenter at library yells at questioner, tells him to ‘shut up.’

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA): Couple faces hate crime charges for luring Hispanic man to home where he is attacked.

Cavalier Daily (Charlottesville, VA): Local alt-right blogger sentenced to community service after assault charge.

KCRG-TV (Cedar Rapids, IA): Florida man charged with threatening Iowa officials after grandchildren removed from home.

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