The number of extremist groups operating in the United States grew in 2015 – a year awash in deadly extremist violence and hateful rhetoric from mainstream political figures, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual census of hate groups and other extremist organizations.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.splcenter.org
The Ku Klux Klan, which in recent years has been a shadow of its once monolithic self, has been trying to make a comeback. From handing out candy to children,
Comment by Glenn Robinson
There may be less hate groups, or they may be more hidden. Regardless of the quantity – it only takes one hateful person to do massive damage.
According to reports, a Molotov cocktail was thrown through the office window of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s (D-Mo.) Thursday morning. The Hill has the story:
The Kansas City Police and Kansas City Bomb and Arson Squad responded to the scene and completed an initial survey. No one was in the office when the object or objects were thrown. The cocktail did not explode, according to local reports.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (Ohio) asked for a speedy investigation and said the people responsible need to be punished to the “fullest extent of the law.”
“The Congressional Black Caucus strongly condemns this type of vandalism targeted at Congressman Cleaver, and denounces any act of violence towards Members of Congress,” she said in a statement. “This type of abhorrent behavior is the most ineffective means of voicing discontent or disagreement.”
Cleaver is currently in Washington and all of his offices are…
View original 57 more words
Hate group voices concern and anger over the growing number of migrants illegally crossing into the United States
These KKK people are real. It only takes a couple bad apples to cause massive harm. And there are others who think like them but don’t wear the hood.
The Southern Poverty Law Center keeps track of how many hate groups there are in the U.S. – it’s a lot.