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11.09.14 Amy K. Nelson

On Sunday morning, some Long Island residents awoke to KKK propaganda packets outside of their homes that used the death of Michael Brown, the Missouri teenager who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Two calls were placed to Suffolk county police on Sunday morning — one from Port Jefferson, […]

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09.02.14 Marina Galperina

Residents of Hampton Bays, Long Island have been finding bags of Jolly Ranchers and fliers inviting them to join the KKK’s Loyal White Knights strewn across their lawns and slipped into their mailboxes. The Southern Poverty Law Center told CNN this weekend that this is part of the organization’s seasonally-expanding efforts to gain members in several cities across the […]

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06.20.13 Andy Cush

Surely one of the more bizarre stories you’ll read this week: Glendon Scott Crawford, a 49-year-old employee of General Electric living in Galway, NY, had a plot to build a device that would kill people in their sleep using high-radiation X-rays. Crawford called it “Hiroshima on a light switch,” and he intended to use it to […]

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06.04.10 Marina Galperina

Artists commissioned by an Arizona elementary school were asked to lighten the skin tone of a Hispanic boy in the center of their “Go on Green” mural. School officials are arguing that it has nothing to do with race, they just want to “fix some shading.” […]

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11.04.09 Cajun Boy

Keith Bardwell, the good ole boy Louisiana Justice of the Peace who recently became famous for refusing to grant a marriage license to an interracial couple out of “concern for the children,” has resigned after being pushed hard to do so by many, including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Senator Mary Landrieu. Louisiana’s other senator, […]

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10.16.09 Cajun Boy

A justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, a stretch of land bordering Mississippi in the northern portion of Louisiana’s boot best known for unleashing Britney Spears upon the world, has refused to grant a marriage license to an interracial couple out of “concern for the children.” […]

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