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August 06, 2013
Canadian Royal Mounted Police hold a news conference on two children allegedly killed by a 15-foot python.
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GiveSendGo, the right-wing website that bills itself as the "#1 FreeChristian Fundraising Site," is hosting a funding project by neo-Nazi activist Christopher Polhaus to create an all-white community in Maine, reported VICE News on Thursday.
The website, which has previously come under fire for letting the extremist group the Proud Boys raise millions on their platform, was notified Polhaus is trying to finance and recruit for a white nationalist scheme, but he remains up as of press time, reported Ben Makuch.
"Pohlhaus served in the Marines for four years in the 2000s and gained prominence among the far-right when he promoted a countrywide and racist banner drop on the first anniversary of George Floyd’s murder," said the report. "Pohlhaus then planned a migration among some of his followers to turn Maine into an all-white ethnostate. He took the cause to GiveSendGo, where Pohlhaus began to raise money for a homestead in a remote part of the state that could one day serve as a community and a place where his group can 'train.'"
According to the report, Polhaus has used his Telegram channel to strategize with extremists over how to paralyze the U.S. economy with targeted sniper attacks on truckers. He also has ties to Riley June Williams, a January 6 attacker who broke into the office of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and a neo-Nazi cell in England founded by a member of a designated terrorist group. Earlier this year, he and his self-proclaimed "tribe" showed up armed at a child-friendly drag event in Akron, Ohio, where he and his supporters reportedly gave Nazi salutes and chanted "There will be blood!"
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Polhaus' Maine compound fundraiser has earned a little over $2,000, according to the report, along with 23 "prayers" — an option for GiveSendGo contributors. Much of it comes from "two large donations over $800 each," according to the report.
"In its terms of service, GiveSendGo states it doesn’t tolerate 'discrimination or hatred against individuals or groups based on race, ethnic origin.' Pohlhaus has a giant Swastika tattoo on his chest and frequently makes racist and antisemitic comments," noted the report. However, GiveSendGo has not responded to questions about why they are allowing this campaign on their site, other than a representative of the company telling reporters, “I have sent your request to the proper team member and they will reach out to you when they have the opportunity.”
Seven sheriff's deputies who raided the rapper Afroman's home in rural Ohio are suing him over videos he posted of the search.
Four Adams County sheriff's deputies, two sergeants and a detective complained Joseph "Afroman" Foreman invaded their privacy by showing their faces in videos he recorded during the raid that he later used in music videos and social media posts, which they allege amounts to a misdemeanor violation, reported WXIX-TV.
“They come up here with AR-15, traumatize my kids, destroyed my property, kick in my door, rip up and destroy my camera system,” Foreman said after the raid last year.
The suit also alleges the videos resulted in their “emotional distress, embarrassment, ridicule, loss of reputation and humiliation.”
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The deputies say they're entitled to all of the rapper's profits from his use of their personas, including proceeds from his music, concert tickets and the promotion of his "Afroman" brand, under which he sells beer, cannabis, T-shirts and other merchandise.
Foreman pledged a countersuit “for the undeniable damage this had on my clients, family, career and property.”
The Adams County prosecutor's office found the raid failed to turn up evidence of criminal activity and no charges were filed in the case, and the sheriff's office appeared to come up several hundred dollars short in returning cash seized in the raid.
However, an independent investigation by the state found that deputies had miscounted the money during the raid.
Foreman published two songs referencing the raid, “Lemon Pound Cake” and “Will You Help Me Repair My Door," and music videos for each included videos from the incident recorded by his home surveillance cameras and his wife's cell phone.
“Thank you for getting me 5.4 MILLION hits on TikTok I couldn’t have done it without you obviously!" Foreman posted on Instagram afterward. "Congratulations again you’re famous for all the wrong reasons[...]”
Manhattan District Attorney fired back at House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) after a request to testify in Washington, D.C. over an investigation into former President Donald Trump.
Earlier this week, Jordan sent letters asking two of Bragg's former prosecutors to testify before the committee as a grand jury edges closer to indicting Trump regarding hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. Republicans have also asked Bragg to testify.
in a letter to Jordan on Thursday, Bragg argued that his investigation into Trump was legitimate.
"Your letter dated March 20, 2023 (the 'Letter'), in contrast, is an [unprecedented] inquiry into a pending local prosecution. 'The Letter only came after Donald Trump created a false expectation that he would be arrested the next day, and his lawyers reportedly urged you to intervene. Neither fact is a legitimate basis for congressional inquiry."