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Catherynne Valente schools her racist neighbors about the asylum seekers in their midst

[Author Catherynne Valente (previously) posted this outstanding rant to her Facebook page; I asked her permission to repost it here so it would have somewhere to live outside of the zuckerverse and she graciously gave her permission -Cory]

I live in Portland, Maine. We have recently had an influx of African asylum seekers and the ...

Report: 1,000 new migrant adults detained at U.S. border weekly, “serious risk of exceeding safety standards on a regular basis’

One thousand more single migrant adults are being detained by U.S. border protection each week in 2019, with the detention system at "serious risk of exceeding safety standards on a regular basis," documents reported today by Newsweek show.

Newsweek's story reports on a previously undisclosed letter that details how U.S. Department of Homeland Security ...

Facebook hate group investigation reveals 400 police officers, including NYPD cops, to be members

A year-long investigation of private Facebook hate groups by REVEAL finds close to 400 current and retired law enforcement officers are members, including officers from small towns as well as big cities -- including NYPD.

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One guard at the Angola prison in Louisiana, Geoffery Crosby, was a member of 56 extremist groups, including 45 ...

InfoWars and others spread lies on migrants bringing Ebola to US, officials confirm they’re lying

Trump-aligned extremists are busily spreading disinformation online this week about 'Immigrants Are Bringing Ebola To The US.' Officials say the conspiracy amplified by Alex Jones of Infowars, Gateway Pundit, and other right-wingers is "Patently False."

“Baseless rumors that asylum-seekers crossing the southern border were infected with the Ebola virus gained so much traction on social media ...

Video released of jail officers beating up a strapped-down inmate

Two officers at Cuyahoga Country Jail were filmed beating up a man strapped into to a restraint chair, and the video was released to the media. Nicholas Evans and Timothy Dugan are each charged with felonious assault, unlawful restraint, and interfering with civil rights. Evans also tampered with the evidence, prosecutors say, when he turned ...

Trump may detain migrant children at Georgia’s Fort Benning military base in a new concentration camp

The administration of President Donald Trump is today reported to be considering a plan to detain separated migrant children at Fort Benning, a military base in the state of Georgia.

NBC News was first to report the new concentration camp plans, and cited a Department of Defense source.

“Two sources familiar with a recent meeting ...

Texas teacher who tweeted Trump her school was ‘taken over’ by ‘illegal students from Mexico’ may be fired

A Texas high school teacher may lose her job after tweeting to President Donald Trump that her school had been "taken over" by "illegal students from Mexico."

Georgia Clark worked as an English teacher for Carter-Riverside High School, and wrote tweets to Trump saying that he was elected "on the promise that ...

That woman who got fired for comparing Michelle Obama to an ape is now going to jail for defrauding FEMA

In 2016, Pamela Taylor lost her job as director of the Clay County (WV) Development Corporation when she posted a Facebook update that read, "It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I'm tired of seeing a Ape in heels."

Last week, Ms Taylor was sentenced to 10 ...

Trump’s pick to head DHS immigration, Ken Cuccinelli, praised anti-Muslim extremist Brigitte Gabriel

Ken Cuccinelli is probably going to be confirmed soon as Donald Trump's new head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He once praised and amplified a racist rant attacking Muslims by Brigitte Tudor, aka Brigitte Gabriel, a prominent anti-Muslim organizer based in the United States.

That's not good.

Cuccinelli was a former Attorney General in ...

Racist groups banned by Facebook change account names, get right back on, research shows

Researchers report that a number of white supremacist/white nationalist/violent racist crackpot groups like the 'Proud Boys' and 'Soldiers of Odin' (gag) are doing just fine and being very active on Facebook -- all they had to do is ever so slightly modify their names.

Facebook's not-very-effective ban was a kludgy response to the mass shooting in ...