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Utah man insists he did interracial family a favor by sending them a death threat

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A Utah man admits he sent a threatening letter to an interracial family in his neighborhood, but he insists he was doing them a favor.

Robert Keller pleaded guilty in September to violating the housing rights of a family in his neighborhood by sending them an angry, profane letter after spotting their 13-year-old black son walking with his white sister.

“There’s no little black girls to go out with, so our daughters are in line,” Keller wrote, according to court records. “I catch that n*gger around my daughter I’ll kill the assh*le and then go find what stupid person brought him here in the first place.”

The 71-year-old Keller was sentenced Monday to the maximum one year in federal prison and apologized for writing the letter, but he said his intentions were misunderstood.

“I’ll admit I lost my temper,” Keller said. “It wasn’t really meant to be a threat – it was more or less to wake them up to what was going to happen down the road.”

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He did not offer any details about what might happen.

The teen’s sister said she does not feel comfortable in the Hurricane neighborhood, and she worries about her children after receiving the letter last December.

“Members of our community have a constitutional right to live in their home without fear, and the department will not tolerate threats of violence that infringe on that right,” said acting Assistant Attorney General Molly Moran for the Civil Rights Division in a statement.

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Defense attorneys told the court that Keller’s mother died at his birth and he was shuffled among family members, including an alcoholic father and a grandfather who beat him with a razor strap, as he grew up in Idaho.

Attorneys also said Keller had no history of violence and was known for volunteering to help his neighbors and other community members.

“This is not just a one dimensional person here,” said defense attorney Kevin Hart. “This is a complicated person who has some old-fashioned sets of ideas.”

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Among those ideas, according to a mental health provider’s court-ordered assessment, was Keller’s apparent belief that his “neighbor is participating with the NAACP, and [his belief that] ‘Obama and [U.S. Attorney Eric Holder] have sent lawyers out to nail [his] ass.’”

Prosecutor Carlos Esqueda disagreed with defense attorneys, who said the sentence — which includes a year of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and 260 hours of community service – was excessive.

“Obviously, racism still exists today,” Esqueda said. “It lives, and it breathes next door in our neighborhoods. Justice needs to be firm, and justice needs to be swift.”


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Trump goes off on ‘socialist, communist’ rant saying Democrats are ‘pro Al-Qaeda’

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President Donald Trump took his racist comments even further Monday afternoon, saying that Democrats are now pro-terrorism.

"We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!" Trump ranted. "It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country. They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more. Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock Market EVER, lowest unemployment and more people working than ever before. Keep America Great!"

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‘Bond is dead’: White dudes flip out over casting of a black woman as next Agent 007

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On Monday, the Daily Beast reported that the new 007 -- the special agent in the James Bond series -- will be portrayed by the black actress Lashana Lynch.

The announcement set off predictably racist and sexist reactions.

Perhaps the most prominent right-winger to voice his displeasure was Ben Shapiro, who complained that it didn't make sense for Bond to be a woman because of the character's signature seduction moves.

"Bond is about the guns and the girls," Shapiro said, noting that a woman in a seductive role was not realistic.

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REVEALED: The government just ‘dramatically’ expanded its investigation of Jeffrey Epstein

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Federal investigators have been able to “dramatically expand” their investigation into financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein as prosecutors bring sex trafficking charges against him, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Rossmiller said in court on Monday.

The government revealed the expansion of the case at the day’s bail hearing. In searching the defendant’s house, investigators found an old passport with Epstein picture and a fake name that listed Saudi Arabia as the location of his residence, the prosecutor said.

The judge was surprised at this revelation, NBC News reported, asking the attorney, “Say again?”

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