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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Shockwaves of fury washed around the world after US President Donald Trump used an anti-Semitic slur on Twitter to refer to a Jewish journalist. When tweeting at journalist Chuck Todd on Sunday, he referred to him as "sleepy eyes Chuck Todd", leaving some confused at what Trump meant by the slur, which is not well-known outside of neo-Nazi communities. The term originates from guides written by Nazi propagandists explaining how to spot a Jewish person using their physical features. Trump has used the "sleepy eyes" slur against Todd more than once, in tweets dating back to 2012. Julius Streicher, a prominent member of the Nazi Party before the Second World War, wrote a children's book listing a litany of what were seen to be "Jewish traits", including the "sleepy eyes" stereotype.


Most people agree what the Largo detectives did at the funeral home was legal. What they diverge on is whether it was appropriate. "I just felt so disrespected and violated," said Victoria Armstrong, whose fiance, Linus F. Phillip, was shot and killed by a Largo police officer last month. Armstrong, 28, happened to be at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater the day two detectives showed up with Phillip's phone, she said. They were taken to Phillip's corpse. Then, they tried to unlock the phone by holding the body's hands up to the phone's fingerprint sensor.


Monday, April 23, 2018

YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course. "I felt we were discriminated against," one of the women, Myneca Ojo, told the York Daily Record. "It was a horrific experience." Sandra Thompson and four friends met up Saturday to play a round of golf at the Grandview Golf Club, where they are all members, she told the newspaper. At the second hole, a white man whose son co-owns the club came up to them twice to complain that they weren't keeping up with the pace of play. Thompson, an attorney and the head of the York chapter of the NAACP, told the newspaper it was untrue.


The nation's ongoing turmoil over controversial monuments took a new turn this week, when the Tennessee House passed a bill calling for an official state monument to unborn children at the state capitol. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, the Tennessee Monument to Unborn Children would be paid for with private donations, and "would be dedicated to children who were not born due to miscarriage or abortion," backers have told media outlets. read more


Sunday, April 22, 2018

A neo-Nazi group has held a swastika burning after a rally in Georgia, with black-clad members of the racist hate group raising their arms in a massed Hitler salute as flames lit up the night air. The town, which is about 40 miles west of the state's capital, permitted the National Socialist Movement to host a rally from 3 to 5pm on Saturday to celebrate Adolph Hitler's birthday. After a delay, few dozen members of the neo-Nazi group rallied briefly in Greenville Street Park with fences and armed police separating them from protesters before disbanding at 5pm.


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