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Heartless Senate Republicans Are Refusing To Support An Asian-American Hate Crimes Bill

For months now — due in large part to former President Donald Trump repeatedly referring to COVID-19 as the “China virus” — attacks on Asian-Americans have been on the rise.

Despite that, Senate Republicans are refusing to support a piece of legislation proposed by Democrats that might help curb the increase in violence against Asian-Americans, CNN reports:

“The bill, introduced by Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono and New York Rep. Grace Meng, would assign a Justice Department official to expedite reviews of potential Covid-19-related hate crimes, establish an online database of such incidents and require new guidance to ‘mitigate racially discriminatory language in describing’ the pandemic, according to a summary of the proposal.”

Sen. Hirono says she doesn’t understand how anyone can be opposed to such a bill:

“We just want to get more information about who’s reaching out — data collection — working with the state and county law enforcement on hate crimes. You would think that all the Republicans would condemn the hate crimes that are being targeted against AAPIs but not enough of them have spoken up.”

Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn tried to suggest that the legislation is a waste of time, but his explanation makes about as much sense as the babbling of an infant:

“Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn told reporters on Monday that the bill is ‘just a messaging vote,’ and wasn’t considered in the typical committee process. Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley added that he thinks the Senate should hold off on passing legislation until Attorney General Merrick Garland completes his study on hate crimes. Both Republican senators said they still need to look at Hirono’s bill in more detail.”

Just a messaging vote? What in the hell does that even mean? Passing a bill to protect people who are being attacked due solely to the fact that they are Asian heritage is indeed messaging, and it’s intended to send a powerful message: This will not be tolerated!

But, as usual, Republicans would rather cover their eyes and pretend there’s not a problem. Every last one of them needs to be voted out of office.

 

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Coronavirus Hate Crimes WTF?!

White Supremacists Planned To Use Coronavirus As A Bioweapon For Terror Attacks: Report

As President Trump continues to refer to COVID-19 as a “Chinese virus” in an apparent attempt to stir up hatred among his most ardent supporters, federal law enforcement now has evidence that white supremacist groups in the United States have been discussing use of coronavirus as a bioweapon that could possibly be utilized for domestic terrorist attacks, according to a report from YahooNews:

“White supremacists discussed plans to weaponize coronavirus via ‘saliva,’ a ‘spray bottle’ or ‘laced items,’ according to a weekly intelligence brief distributed by a federal law enforcement division on Feb. 17.

“Federal investigators appeared to be monitoring the white nationalists’ communications on Telegram, an encrypted messaging app that has become popular with neo-Nazis. In the conversations, the white supremacists suggested targeting law enforcement agents and ‘nonwhite’ people with attacks designed to infect them with the coronavirus.”


An intelligence brief written by the Federal Protective Service specifically noted:

“‘Violent extremists continue to make bioterrorism a popular topic among themselves,’ reads the intelligence brief written by the Federal Protective Service, which covered the week of Feb. 17-24. ‘White Racially Motivated Violent Extremists have recently commented on the coronavirus stating that it is an ‘OBLIGATION’ to spread it should any of them contract the virus.'”

At a time when many federal agencies and the White House were attempting to downplay the threat presented by COVID-19, white supremacist groups were already formulating plans to use the virus for their own nefarious purposes, including “targeting … law enforcement and minority communities, with some mention of public places in general.”


The overall goal of the white supremacist movement, based on their own writings and online postings is, to engage in “acts of racial terrorism in order to hasten a war that would cause the breakdown of society.”

One of the leaders of the so-called “accelerationism” movement among white supremacists is neo-Nazi author James Mason:

“In recent years, Mason’s writings became popular among members of the violent neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division and its offshoots. Growing numbers of white supremacists have also expressed interest in ‘accelerationism,’ which involves advocating for extremist attacks with the express goal of provoking a larger societal conflict.”


According to Nick Martin, editor of the Informant, a newsletter that focuses on extremist hate groups, young white supremacists have made Mason a prominent figure in the extremist community:

“There’s a whole branch of neo-Nazism that follows James Mason’s writings and uses his work as kind of their bible. Atomwaffen is part of that, but there are multiple groups that would fall under the same category.”

It remains unclear what moves law enforcement is taking to counter the violent plots of white supremacist groups in the United States, many of which also express support for President Trump’s racist and xenophobic policies.

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Discrimination Hate Crimes Racism WTF?!

Unhinged Racist Goes On Tirade Against Woman Speaking Spanish (VIRAL VIDEO)

It’s safe to say that we’ve all heard people speaking Spanish or another language at one time or another in our lives, and the vast majority of us went about our business and paid it no mind.

But a man at a Goodwill store in Durant, Oklahoma, heard Maty Roberts talking to her sister in Spanish and decided to stick his fat, ignorant face in her business. The man began yelling out racial slurs and, according to Roberts’ daughter, got more agitated by the second:

“He just kept spitting out words, like, ‘You’re an immigrant and you need to go back to your country.”

Another man who was also with the two women confronted the unshaven racist and asked:

“Sir, are you the one who hates wetbacks?”

That led the hate-filled asshole to respond:

“Wetbacks, wetbacks, wetbacks — because you’re an immigrant. No, you’re speaking immigrant.”

When the woman went to check out, the man continued to verbally harass them, saying:

“I don’t speak English, I don’t speak English, no comprende, no comprende — you lousy-speaking immigrant.”


Police arrived at the store and began to talk to the man in the parking lot, who told the officers:

“Get that bitch out of here, get that bitch out of here. I’ll show you World War III, it starts right here.”

“Immigrant, immigrant, immigrant. Fucking wetback.”

When asked for identification, the man refused and said his name was “Jack.” He informed the police officers that he needed to go home because his blood pressure was high. But before he left, he continued to berate Roberts, telling her:

“On this side of the Red River, north of the Rio Grand, north of the Red River, we speak English and English only.”

No, on this side of the Rio Grande, “Jack,” we look down on shitheads like you and think you’re the one that needs to be shipped to deserted island.

Here’s the cell phone video Roberts shot. WARNING: GRAPHIC, RACIST LANGUAGE:

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Domestic Terrorism Hate Crimes Racism

KKK Leader Says He’s Delighted Heather Heyer Died, Threatens Future Violence

While President Trump continues to provide political cover for racist groups throughout the country, a leader of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is now celebrating the fact that an innocent American was murdered in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

Justin Moore, who claims to be the Grand Dragon for the Loyal White Knights of Ku Klux Klan, said in a voicemail sent to  North Carolina TV station WBTV that Heather Heyer, who was killed when a white nationalist drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters, deserved to die:

“I’m sorta glad that them people got hit and I’m glad that girl died. They were a bunch of Communists out there protesting against somebody’s freedom of speech, so it doesn’t bother me that they got hurt at all.”

Moore also said that he believes “we’re going to see more stuff like this happening at white nationalist events,” and added:

“We were out there and I seen a lot of communist flags and anti-fascist and we’re going to see more stuff like this. White people are getting fed up with the double standard setup in America today by the controlled press.”

What does Moore think of accused murderer James Allen Fields Jr., who has been charged with Heyer’s death? He’s proud of him:

“Nothing makes us more proud at the KKK than we see white patriots such as James Fields Jr, age 20, taking his car and running over nine communist anti-fascist, killing one n*gger-lover named Heather Heyer. James Fields, hail victory. It’s men like you that have made the great white race strong and will be strong again.”

Keep in mind that Donald Trump said some of the people marching with scum like Justin Moore were “good people.” If they were good, why in the hell were they on the side of a bigoted worm like Moore and his ilk?

The 45th President of the United States has thrown in his lot with people like Justin Moore and James Fields Jr. Let that sink in for a minute and then ask yourself a question: Is this the person who should be leading our country?

Here’s WBTV’s report:

| WBTV Charlotte

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Domestic Terrorism Hate Crimes Racism

Bush Ethics Czar: Blame Trump, Bannon, Gorka For Neo-Nazi Rally In Virginia (VIDEO)

As neo-Nazis, so-called “white nationalists,” and other assorted racist, xenophobic jerks took part in what they’re calling a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, clashes with counter protesters broke out Saturday morning and a near riot took place.

Watching live video of the event, guests on the MSNBC show AM Joy were disgusted by what they saw, and none more so than former ethics czar under George W. Bush, Richard Painter, who is now a law professor at the University of Minnesota. Painter laid blame for rallies such as the one in Virginia on President Trump and members of his administration:

“I don’t always agree with everything the Republican administrations do but we have never ever seen rhetoric similar to what has come out of this White House. We never had anyone like Steve Bannon or Sebastian Gorka in the Bush White House, to that president’s inauguration.”


Painter added that right-wing media such as Breitbart also helps foment such hatred:

“That is disgusting. We never would have tolerated that and we can disagree,. I disagree with my own party on some issues, but we never would have had any of this in the Bush White House and these people need to be fired immediately. This is Breitbart News, and Breitbart News is a racist organization and it needs to acknowledge as such, they should not be given preferential access to the White House which is what they’re now getting under Steve Bannon.”

If Trump refuses to fire white nationalist sympathizers such as Bannon and Gorka, Painter also noted, then there can only be one other solution:

“Bannon needs to be fired, Sebastian Gorka and the rest of the fascists or we have to remove this president.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WfZ0ELRrZc

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org