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Local Fox affiliate calls neo-Nazi org a ‘civil rights group’

The Fox affiliate in Orlando, Florida made a glaring mistake Sunday afternoon, labeling a neo-Nazi organization as a “civil rights group” in both a broadcast and online report. The National Socialist Movement (NSM), labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “neo-Nazi group” that idolizes Adolf Hitler, was included…

Hundreds attend funeral of executed Georgia inmate Troy Davis

WASHINGTON — Mourners gathered in Georgia on Saturday for the funeral of murder convict Troy Davis, saying his execution last month serves as a rallying cry for the movement to end capital punishment. Hundreds of people packed the Jonesville Baptist Church in the southern city of Savannah, where many wore…

ACLU: ‘Unjustified homicides’ go unpunished at military prisons

The American Civil Liberties Union has said it identified 25 to 30 cases of “unjustified homicide” in US-run prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. After filing a Freedom of Information request in 2009, the civil rights group last week obtained 2,624 pages of documents from the US military detailing…

St. Louis Tea Party suggests ‘bigoted’ NAACP should be taxed

An organization devoted to fighting for less government and less taxes drafted a resolution which condemned another group’s proposed resolution and suggested that the IRS should reconsider its tax-exempt status. “A Tea Party group in Missouri, reacting to the NAACP’s plan to take up a resolution branding the conservative movement…

Britain to scrap unpopular ID card program‎

LONDON — The new coalition government is to scrap a national identity card scheme introduced by former prime minister Gordon Brown’s administration, it announced Thursday. The scheme will be abolished within 100 days under legislation presented by Home Secretary Theresa May, the first bill to be introduced to parliament by…

Rights group: US exiled man for converting to Islam

A Muslim civil rights group on Friday accused the US government of forcing an American citizen into “exile” because he was an Islamic convert. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said Raymond Earl Knaeble IV, 29, had been placed on a no-fly list and had been unable to return…

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