Posts Tagged ‘Rightwing Extremists’

May 19th, 2022 - 3:07 pm § in Politics, Racism

What a GOP governor will do to Pennsylvania elections

Doug Mastriano, who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, Trump rally (but not the Capitol riot following the rally) and is a persistent election denier, won the GOP nomination for Pennsylvania governor on Tuesday. Here’s what a commenter on predicted he’ll do if elected in Nov[...]

May 16th, 2022 - 2:33 pm § in Racism

Buffalo shooter’s motive revealed

“The white gunman accused of a racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket planned to keep killing if he had escaped the scene, the police commissioner said Monday, as authorities investigated the massacre of Black people as a potential hate crime or act of domestic terrorism. “The gunman[...]

May 15th, 2022 - 1:17 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Meet a mass shooter’s family

Payton Gendron, the 18-year-old accused of murdering 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, was known to be dangerous. Last year, state police investigated after school authorities reported he threatened to shoot classmates. On that occasion, he “was referred for mental [...]

May 8th, 2022 - 12:00 am § in Politics, Racism

Far-right extremists are training cops

Richard Whitehead (photo, left) trains police officers for a living. According to Reuters, he’s trained “at least 560 police officers and other public safety workers in 85 sessions in 12 states over the past four years” (read story here). Washington was one of those states, but the[...]

February 28th, 2022 - 3:28 pm § in Politics, Racism

Proud Boys are “patriots”? Really?

Andrew Walls, 26, a leader in a Proud Boys gang in Akron, Ohio, sucker-punched a black female passerby who objected to his racist language. He also “attacked another woman at the scene,” Huffington Post reported (read story here). The incidents occurred outside a bar on Sunday, February [...]

February 14th, 2022 - 11:02 pm § in Politics

The right way to overthrow the government

A northern California town populated by rightwing nutcases rebelled against their GOP-dominated local government by recalling a county supervisor who is merely very conservative, pro-gun, and a former cop. They were angry because “the all-GOP board would not defy closures and mandates” [...]

January 14th, 2022 - 10:41 pm § in America, Politics

Canadian political scientist foresees a “coming storm from the south”

A Canadian political scientist has warned his government the U.S. might descend into civil unrest and come under a rightwing dictatorship by 2030. In an op-ed in The Globe and Mail, Thomas Homer-Dixon, director of a think tank affiliated with a British Columbia university, said Canada should prepare[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 12:46 am § in Law and Courts

Washington state Nazi gets 7 years in prison for threats

“Kaleb Cole, neo-Nazi leader from Arlington found guilty in a plot to target journalists and members of the Anti-Defamation Leagues, was sentenced to seven years in prison” on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, a Seattle TV station reported here. Cole, 25 (photo, left), heads the Washington chap[...]

December 5th, 2021 - 2:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What the heck was he thinking?

Marine Sgt. Travis Glosser insisted to investigators he “never had any intent to harm anyone.” He never considered “selling, giving, or even showing anyone” the 13 lbs. C4 plastic explosive he stole. That’s enough to blow up three “antifa” buses (video below), [...]

December 4th, 2021 - 10:37 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Sorry, Ammon, but that isn’t community service

Ammon Bundy … … the rightwing militia dude who led the gang that vandalized an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016 (details here) … … then protested a mask mandate by disrupting the Idaho legislature (details here) … … for which he was fined $750 and ordered to perform[...]