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KKK member arrested for ‘menacing’ black man with gun at Ohio march

A member of the Ku Klux Klan was arrested in Mount Victory, Ohio over the weekend after he allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to shoot a black man during a march. Kevin Allan Gibbs, 22, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to the…

Rosa Parks sign defaced with ‘KKK’ graffiti

Authorities are investigating a possible hate crime after a sign honoring a civil rights hero was defaced in St. Louis. The Missouri Department of Transportation removed the sign marking “Rosa Parks Highway” because it had been spray-painted with the letters “KKK,” which is an abbreviation for the Ku Klux Klan…

Judge rules black church is landlord of KKK store

A store in South Carolina that sells Ku Klux Klan paraphernalia isn’t backing down after the pastor of an African American church that owns the building promised the business would “come to an end.” The Associated Press reported Tuesday that a judge found the New Beginnings Baptist Church to be…

Catholic cardinal warns Gay Pride Parade could ‘morph into Ku Klux Klan’

A Catholic cardinal in Chicago on Wednesday compared the gay liberation movement to the Ku Klux Klan. Appearing on Fox’s Chicago station, Cardinal Francis George complained that this year’s Gay Pride Parade route would mean that Our Lady of Mount Carmel might have to cancel Sunday mass for the first…

Assange: Banks strangling WikiLeaks to death

The anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks could be forced to close up shop in 2012 if they cannot break a U.S. financial blockade, co-founder Julian Assange said Monday. In an appeal for both political and financial support published to WikiLeaks on Monday, Assange pleads recaps the power their operation has exerted over…

Republican Party claims ‘Nazis’ represent 99 Percent activists

The Republican National Committee (RNC) have added themselves to the list of conservatives labeling Occupy Wall Street as anti-Semitic. RNC communications director Sean Spicer sent out an email Tuesday saying, “Democratic leaders have spent the last week championing the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, yet in the midst of protestors’ extreme…

Ku Klux Klan member executed over 1998 Texas murder

WASHINGTON — Lawrence Brewer, a 44-year-old white man affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, was executed Wednesday for the racially-motivated murder of a disabled black man in 1998, prison officials said. Brewer was pronounced dead at 6:21 pm local time, 10 minutes after receiving a lethal injection charged at Texas’…

The 6 dumbest things said at Rep. Peter King’s Muslim radicalization hearing

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King’s (R-NY) hearing on American-Muslim radicalization Thursday was destined to have its fair share of dumb statements, especially since a majority of conservatives believe Muslims are more prone to violence than adherents to other religions. Here’s a roundup of some of the strangest comments…

GOP Gov. Barbour refuses to denounce license plate pitch honoring KKK leader

WASHINGTON – Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, declined to denounce a group’s proposal that the state issue a license plate honoring an early Ku Klux Klan leader. The idea, put forth by the white heritage group Sons of Confederate Veterans, would create a state-issued license…

Mississippi group proposes license plate to honor KKK leader

African-American leaders have reacted with shock at a plan to feature an early Ku Klux Klan leader on Mississippi license plates. The proposal by the Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) asked that the state issue a series of license plates between now and 2015 to honor the…

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