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Police chief blocks racial bias complaint

The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday asked state officials to investigate after a black man was detained by police while moving into his home, then allegedly harassed for weeks and blocked by the police chief from filing a racial bias complaint with the department.

Karle Robinson, a 61-year-old Marine veteran, was held at gunpoint and handcuffed in August as he was carrying a television out of a rented moving van into the home he had bought a month earlier in Tonganoxie, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Kansas City

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neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglinmust pay more than $14 million in damages for using his website to launch an antisemitic campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family

The judgment on Thursday came just five days after the mass killing of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso – the latest terror attack inspired by a global white nationalist movement inspired by the idea that “elites” in Western countries are working to “replace” white people with immigrants and other people of color.

And it came just days before the two-year anniversary, on Aug. 11-12, of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Anglin, the founder of the web forum Daily Stormer, was a major promoter of that rally.

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https://www.splcenter.org/news/2019/08/10/weekend-read-neo-nazi-leader-must-pay-more-14-million-damages

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U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in Raqqa alone. And the U.S. government only admits to 10% of them. Margaret Huang Executive Director Amnesty International USA

Margaret Huang

Executive Director
Amnesty International USA

Our government claims that very few civilian deaths occurred as a result of the U.S.-led coalition’s actions in Syria. Here at Amnesty International, we couldn’t rest until we found out the truth. We conducted the most comprehensive investigation into civilian deaths in modern warfare.

Countless were maimed and traumatized. One of our researchers spoke with Ayat Mohammad Jasem, who said:

“I saw my son die, burnt in the rubble in front of me. I’ve lost everyone who was dear to me. My four children, my husband, my mother, my sister, my whole family. Wasn’t the goal to free the civilians? They were supposed to save us, to save our children.”

I won’t rest until the U.S.-led coalition fully investigates what happened in Raqqa and is held accountable for it, to prevent a tragedy like this from happening again. Countless people are struggling in the aftermath of this war, and there needs to be accountability and reparations for survivors.