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Marine base was ‘hotbed of KKK activity’ leading to fight where black Marines were arrested and Klansman ‘quietly transferred’

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A California Marine base was a “hotbed” of KKK activity in the 1970s, a situation that became “an open secret that was tolerated or aided by Marine Corps brass,” according to a new podcast called “Free the Pendleton 14.”

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Klansman’s activities prompted a group of black Marines to seek out a confrontation but they “wound up in the wrong room, where white Marines were drinking beers.”

Seven white Marines who were socializing were “attacked with clubs, knives and screwdrivers.”

Six of the white Marines were hospitalized for their injuries and 15 black Marines were detained. Of those, 13 were later charged and jailed.

The Marine brass decided to act after the fight—taking 16 Klansmen into protective custody so they could be “quietly transferred to other bases.”

None faces any repercussions.

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The whole story is told in the new podcast. An interview with the creator is embedded below or go here to listen to the episodes.

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‘Quit trying to make Jared happen’: Ivanka ripped for praising her husband’s DOA peace plan for the Middle East

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First daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump was mercilessly ridiculed on Tuesday after praising the so-called "peace plan" for the Middle East created by her husband, Jared Kushner.

The couple, known as Javanka, have been highly criticized for having had no government experience prior to joining the administration and needing presidential intervention after being unable to obtain security clearances.

Ivanka tweeted a quote from her husband at the "Peace to Prosperity workshop today in Bahrain" and urged her Twitter followers to watch his full speech.

Kushner's plan was rejected by the Palestinians before even being released.

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The Navy accidentally nominated a convicted child sex predator to be a future department head

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On Tuesday, the Navy Times reported that Lt. j.g. Michael D. McNeil was nominated, along with several other junior service officers, as eligible to be a future department head by the Navy Personnel Command.

This would be somewhat surprising, given that McNeil is currently serving a 10-year sentence in federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, for soliciting sex from a 12-year-old deaf girl.

The reason why McNeil was listed as under consideration is that the Navy had not yet updated his records with the "civil action report" noting his conviction, which was handed down in March. Navy records still listed him as active duty and assigned to the guided-missile destroyer Lassen when the list was drafted.

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Texas Republican denies trying to cleanse internet of references to the time she allegedly kidnapped a puppy

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The legal counsel for the Bexar County Republican Party in Texas is denying attempting to force Google to hide articles from her past.

"Google has received six requests to remove links to newspaper columns about Lynette Boggs-Perez, a recently elected Judson ISD trustee whose political career in Nevada was dogged by scandal before she moved to Texas," the San Antonio Express News reported, via Reason.

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