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Clemson student threatens to lynch black classmates: ‘Slave auction tomorrow morning’

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A South Carolina man was arrested for threatening students who have been protesting at Clemson University over diversity issues.

Jamie Reece Moore, 21, also a student at the university, was arrested for posting the threats on the social media platform Yik Yak, WBTW reports. He was charged with unlawful use of a telephone.

According to the station, Moore posted the following comments, among others.

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  • “What time is the lynch mob tomorrow? I got a couple hundred feet of rope”
  • “Let’s do to the Clemson protesters what Ohio did to the Kent State student protesters 40 years ago”
  • “Drive by at Sikes?”
  • Slave auction tomorrow morning at 8am @ Sikes Hall. Lots of good protest workers. Get them while they’re mad!!!”
  • “So have they started lynching protesters yet?”

 

Moore is currently free on bond.

Students have been protesting what the Associated Press called a “quiet racial schism” on campus, with only 6 percent of the student body being black in a state where a third of the population is African American.

Students have been holding sit-ins and protests on the campus — the core of which was built by slaves. The tensions boiled over when rotting bananas were hung from an African-American history banner.

“We go through classes, we see each other on a daily basis, we exchange smiles thinking we are all treating one another as equals. But to see the post on Yik Yak talking about lynchings — to me it is just ignorant,” African-American student Brendan Standifer said.

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‘You don’t get to dictate terms’: Trump soundly mocked for demanding speedy resolution to impeachment

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President Donald Trump broke with his Republican defenders, who say impeachment is moving too fast, and demanded a quick resolution to the constitutional process.

House Democrats moved the impeachment process from the Intelligence Committee to the Judiciary Committee after nearly two weeks of testimony, and Trump called for a speedy end to the matter.

"The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House," Trump tweeted. "They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy."

"Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business," he added. "We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to 'Clean the Swamp,' and that’s what I am doing!"

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InfoWars made up lies about Islamic community to help Alex Jones generate more traffic: former writer

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On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Josh Owens, a former staffer at the fringe conspiracy theory site InfoWars, admitted that his team knowingly promoted fake stories about Islamberg, a rural religious community founded by mostly Black Muslims from New York City on the border between New York and Pennsylvania.

According to Owens, InfoWars initially conducted interviews with people near the community, hoping that they would tell horror stories about a group of militants hellbent on enslaving America under Sharia law. Instead, locals described the people of Islamberg as "kind, generous neighbors." This wasn't a story Alex Jones would have been able to sell to his far-right conspiracy theorist audience — so, Owens said, his team decided to just lie.

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Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian lawmaker met this week to discuss Joe Biden conspiracy theories

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A Ukrainian lawmaker says he met in recent days with Rudy Giuliani to discuss a conspiracy theory involving Joe Biden.

Andriy Derkach, a member of Ukraine's parliament, said Thursday in a Facebook post that he met with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer to discuss the creation of an interparliamentary group to fight corruption and investigate the alleged misuse of U.S. taxpayer money by Ukraine's government, reported Reuters.

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