Legal Strategy Has Proven Record Against White Supremacist Groups | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Legal Strategy Has Proven Record Against White Supremacist Groups | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


CONVERSATION.>>EVAN SMING ANDTH AND BRIANNA>>EVAN SMING ANDTH AND BRIANNA>>>GOOD EVENING, CHRIS.>>>GOOD EVENING, CHRIS. THANKS MY FRIEND. THANKS MY FRIEND. THANKS TO YOU AT HOME FOR THANKS TO YOU AT HOME FOR JOINING US THIS HOUR. JOINING US THIS HOUR. HAPPY TO HAVE YOU WITH US. HAPPY TO HAVE YOU WITH US. SO HE WAS 19 YEARS OLD. SO HE WAS 19 YEARS OLD. HIS NAME WAS MICHAEL DONALD. HIS NAME WAS MICHAEL DONALD. HE WAS AN ALABAMAN. HE WAS AN ALABAMAN. HE LIVED IN MOBILE, ALABAMA. HE LIVED IN MOBILE, ALABAMA. ONE NIGHT IN 1981, MICHAEL ONE NIGHT IN 1981, MICHAEL DONALD WAS SET UPON FOR NO DONALD WAS SET UPON FOR NO REASON AT ALL. REASON AT ALL. HE WAS AMBUSHED AND ATTACKED, HE HE WAS AMBUSHED AND ATTACKED, HE WAS BEATEN AND STRANGLED, HE WAS WAS BEATEN AND STRANGLED, HE WAS KILLED, HE WAS THEN HANGED FROM KILLED, HE WAS THEN HANGED FROM A TREE. A TREE. ONE OF THE MEN WHO ATTACKED ONE OF THE MEN WHO ATTACKED MICHAEL DONALD THAT NIGHT IN MICHAEL DONALD THAT NIGHT IN ALABAMA WOULD LATER ADMIT IN ALABAMA WOULD LATER ADMIT IN COURT THAT THAT TEENAGER, MR. COURT THAT THAT TEENAGER, MR. DONALD, HAD DONE NOTHING DONALD, HAD DONE NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO ATTRACT THE WHATSOEVER TO ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF HIS ATTACKERS. ATTENTION OF HIS ATTACKERS. THEY DID NOT PICK ON HIM FOR ANY THEY DID NOT PICK ON HIM FOR ANY PARTICULAR REASON OTHER THAN THE PARTICULAR REASON OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT HE WAS CONVENIENT AND FACT THAT HE WAS CONVENIENT AND HE WAS A YOUNG BLACK MAN. HE WAS A YOUNG BLACK MAN. HE WAS ATTACKED AND HE WAS HE WAS ATTACKED AND HE WAS KILLED AND HIS BODY WAS PUT ON KILLED AND HIS BODY WAS PUT ON DISPLAY THE WAY IT WAS, DISPLAY THE WAY IT WAS, SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE HE WAS A SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE HE WAS A RANDOM VICTIM. RANDOM VICTIM. ALL THE MORE TERRIFYING THAT ALL THE MORE TERRIFYING THAT WAY, RIGHT? WAY, RIGHT? IT’S BECAUSE THE KLAN, THE KU IT’S BECAUSE THE KLAN, THE KU KLUX KLAN IN THAT PART OF KLUX KLAN IN THAT PART OF ALABAMA WANTED TO SHOW THEIR ALABAMA WANTED TO SHOW THEIR STRENGTH. STRENGTH. THEY WANTED TO SHOW WHAT THEY THEY WANTED TO SHOW WHAT THEY WERE CAPABLE OF AND ONE OF THE WERE CAPABLE OF AND ONE OF THE ATTACKERS, ONE OF THE KLAN ATTACKERS, ONE OF THE KLAN MEMBERS WHO TOOK PART IN THAT MEMBERS WHO TOOK PART IN THAT MURDER, HE WOULD EXPLAIN LATER MURDER, HE WOULD EXPLAIN LATER IN COURT THAT HE AND HIS IN COURT THAT HE AND HIS COCONSPIRATORS WERE SPECIFICALLY COCONSPIRATORS WERE SPECIFICALLY HOPING THAT THIS MURDER WOULD HOPING THAT THIS MURDER WOULD NOT JUST GENERICALLY TERRIFY NOT JUST GENERICALLY TERRIFY AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN MOBILE, AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN MOBILE, ALABAMA, THEY WERE HOPING IT ALABAMA, THEY WERE HOPING IT WOULD SPECIFICALLY INTIMIDATE WOULD SPECIFICALLY INTIMIDATE AFRICAN-AMERICANS INTO NOT AFRICAN-AMERICANS INTO NOT PARTICIPATING ON JURIES. PARTICIPATING ON JURIES. THEY WANTED BLACK AMERICANS IN THEY WANTED BLACK AMERICANS IN ALABAMA TO BE TOO AFRAID TO SHOW ALABAMA TO BE TOO AFRAID TO SHOW UP AT THE COURTHOUSE AND SIT FOR UP AT THE COURTHOUSE AND SIT FOR JURY DUTY. JURY DUTY. THEY WANTED ALL-WHITE JURIES IN THEY WANTED ALL-WHITE JURIES IN ALABAMA. ALABAMA. THEY THOUGHT THAT KILLING THEY THOUGHT THAT KILLING 19-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL DONALD WOULD 19-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL DONALD WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO TERRORIZE THE BE A GOOD WAY TO TERRORIZE THE BLACK COMMUNITY IN ALABAMA INTO BLACK COMMUNITY IN ALABAMA INTO ACHIEVING THAT OR AT LEAST ACHIEVING THAT OR AT LEAST GETTING THEM PART OF THE WAY GETTING THEM PART OF THE WAY THERE. THERE. ONE OF THE KLANSMEN WHO ONE OF THE KLANSMEN WHO CONFESSED TO THAT MURDER, WHO CONFESSED TO THAT MURDER, WHO CONFESSED TO WHY THEY DID IT, CONFESSED TO WHY THEY DID IT, WHO ACTUALLY EXPRESSED REMORSE WHO ACTUALLY EXPRESSED REMORSE IN COURT. IN COURT. HE TOLD MICHAEL DONALD’S MOTHER HE TOLD MICHAEL DONALD’S MOTHER EYE-TO-EYE IN THAT COURTROOM, EYE-TO-EYE IN THAT COURTROOM, “GOD KNOWS IF I COULD TRADE “GOD KNOWS IF I COULD TRADE PLACES WITH HIM, I WOULD.” PLACES WITH HIM, I WOULD.” HE TEEFRY EXPRESSED RE-NORRIS HE TEEFRY EXPRESSED RE-NORRIS MORSE TO MICHAEL DONALD’S MOTHER MORSE TO MICHAEL DONALD’S MOTHER IN THE COURTROOM. IN THE COURTROOM. HE TESTIFIED AGAINST THE OTHER HE TESTIFIED AGAINST THE OTHER KLANSMEN. KLANSMEN. HE EXPLAINED WHY THEY DID IT. HE EXPLAINED WHY THEY DID IT. HE DESCRIBED THE CRIME TO THE HE DESCRIBED THE CRIME TO THE JURY. JURY. HE NEVERTHELESS GOT A LIFE HE NEVERTHELESS GOT A LIFE SENTENCE IN THAT KILLING. SENTENCE IN THAT KILLING. ONE OF HIS COCONSPIRATORS, ONE OF HIS COCONSPIRATORS, ANOTHER MAN CONVICTED IN THE ANOTHER MAN CONVICTED IN THE KILLING, GOT THE DEATH PENALTY. KILLING, GOT THE DEATH PENALTY. BUT BEYOND THAT CRIMINAL CASE BUT BEYOND THAT CRIMINAL CASE THAT PUT THOSE KLANSMEN AWAY FOR THAT PUT THOSE KLANSMEN AWAY FOR THAT MURDER IN ALABAMA IN 1981, THAT MURDER IN ALABAMA IN 1981, MICHAEL DONALD’S MURDER ALSO LED MICHAEL DONALD’S MURDER ALSO LED TO A DIFFERENT KIND OF CASE THAT TO A DIFFERENT KIND OF CASE THAT BECAME A REAL LANDMARK IN THE BECAME A REAL LANDMARK IN THE FIGHT AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACIST FIGHT AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM. TERRORISM. IT WAS THE FIRST CASE OF ITS IT WAS THE FIRST CASE OF ITS KIND, BUT IT WOULDN’T BE THE KIND, BUT IT WOULDN’T BE THE LAST. LAST. IN A CIVIL SUIT BROUGHT ON IN A CIVIL SUIT BROUGHT ON BEHALF OF MICHAEL DONALD’S BEHALF OF MICHAEL DONALD’S MOTHER AND MICHAEL DONALD’S MOTHER AND MICHAEL DONALD’S FAMILY, NOT JUST THE INDIVIDUAL FAMILY, NOT JUST THE INDIVIDUAL KLANSMEN WHO KILLED MICHAEL KLANSMEN WHO KILLED MICHAEL DONALD, BUT THE ORGANIZATION DONALD, BUT THE ORGANIZATION THEY BELONG TO, THE KLAN ITSELF, THEY BELONG TO, THE KLAN ITSELF, THEIR CHAPTER OF THE KLAN WAS THEIR CHAPTER OF THE KLAN WAS THE UNITED KLANSMEN OF AMERICA. THE UNITED KLANSMEN OF AMERICA. THE DEFENDANTS WERE FORCED BY THE DEFENDANTS WERE FORCED BY THE COURT TO NOT JUST FACE THE COURT TO NOT JUST FACE CRIMINAL PENALTIES, BUT THEY AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES, BUT THEY AND THE ORGANIZATION THEY BELONGED THE ORGANIZATION THEY BELONGED TO WERE FORCED BY THE COURT IN TO WERE FORCED BY THE COURT IN THIS CIVIL SUIT TO PAY, THIS CIVIL SUIT TO PAY, LITERALLY TO PAY MONEY. LITERALLY TO PAY MONEY. THERE WAS A $7 MILLION JUDGEMENT THERE WAS A $7 MILLION JUDGEMENT HANDED DOWN BY A FEDERAL JURY IN HANDED DOWN BY A FEDERAL JURY IN ALABAMA IN 1987. ALABAMA IN 1987. AGAIN, THE CRIME WAS 1981. AGAIN, THE CRIME WAS 1981. IT TOOK UNTIL 1987 FOR THE IT TOOK UNTIL 1987 FOR THE CRIMINAL CASES TO BE OVER AND CRIMINAL CASES TO BE OVER AND THEN FOR THE CIVIL CASE TO THEN FOR THE CIVIL CASE TO PRODUCE THE $7 MILLION PRODUCE THE $7 MILLION JUDGEMENT. JUDGEMENT. $7 MILLION THAT WAS TO BE $7 MILLION THAT WAS TO BE EXTRACTED FROM THE BANK EXTRACTED FROM THE BANK ACCOUNTS, THE ASSETS, THE ACCOUNTS, THE ASSETS, THE GARNISHED WAGES, THE PROPERTY OF GARNISHED WAGES, THE PROPERTY OF THE DEFENDANTS THEMSELVES, THE THE DEFENDANTS THEMSELVES, THE KILLERS THEMSELVES AND FROM THAT KILLERS THEMSELVES AND FROM THAT UNITED KLANS GROUP THAT THEY UNITED KLANS GROUP THAT THEY BELONGED TO. BELONGED TO. NOW, IF THIS IS RINGING A NOW, IF THIS IS RINGING A DISTANT BELL FOR YOU, IF YOU DISTANT BELL FOR YOU, IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD ABOUT THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS CASE, IT’S PROBABLY BECAUSE THIS CASE, IT’S PROBABLY BECAUSE ONE OF THE UNFORGETTABLE ONE OF THE UNFORGETTABLE DETAILS, ONE OF THE DETAILS, ONE OF THE UNFORGETTABLE CONSEQUENCES FROM UNFORGETTABLE CONSEQUENCES FROM THAT CASE IS THAT AT THE TIME THAT CASE IS THAT AT THE TIME 19-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL DONALD WAS 19-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL DONALD WAS MURDERED THE UNITED KLANS OF MURDERED THE UNITED KLANS OF AMERICA, THE OLDEST KLAN CHAPTER AMERICA, THE OLDEST KLAN CHAPTER IN AMERICA HAD A HEADQUARTERS IN IN AMERICA HAD A HEADQUARTERS IN TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA. TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA. THEY HAD A 7,000 SQUARE FOOT THEY HAD A 7,000 SQUARE FOOT NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS. THEY HAD THAT HEADQUARTERS AT THEY HAD THAT HEADQUARTERS AT THE TIME THEY KILLED MICHAEL THE TIME THEY KILLED MICHAEL DONALD. DONALD. THEY STILL HAD THAT HEADQUARTERS THEY STILL HAD THAT HEADQUARTERS AT THE TIME THE KLANSMEN WHO AT THE TIME THE KLANSMEN WHO KILLED MICHAEL DONALD WERE KILLED MICHAEL DONALD WERE CONVICTED AND SENT AWAY, CONVICTED AND SENT AWAY, INCLUDING ONE OF THEM TO DEATH INCLUDING ONE OF THEM TO DEATH ROW. ROW. BUT AFTER ALL OF THAT, AFTER BUT AFTER ALL OF THAT, AFTER THIS CIVIL CASE WAS BROUGHT THIS CIVIL CASE WAS BROUGHT AGAINST THE DEFENDANTS AND AGAINST THE DEFENDANTS AND BROUGHT AGAINST THE KLAN ITSELF BROUGHT AGAINST THE KLAN ITSELF TO MAKE THEM PAY FOR WHAT THEY TO MAKE THEM PAY FOR WHAT THEY DID, NOT ONLY DID THEY HAVE TO DID, NOT ONLY DID THEY HAVE TO PAY, DID THEY HAVE TO GIVE UP PAY, DID THEY HAVE TO GIVE UP ALL OF THEIR PROPERTY AND ALL OF ALL OF THEIR PROPERTY AND ALL OF THEIR MONEY, BUT THE TITLE TO THEIR MONEY, BUT THE TITLE TO THAT 7,000 SQUARE FOOT NATIONAL THAT 7,000 SQUARE FOOT NATIONAL KU KLUX KLAN HEADQUARTERS IN KU KLUX KLAN HEADQUARTERS IN TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA, THE TITLE TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA, THE TITLE FOR THAT PROPERTY, THE OWNERSHIP FOR THAT PROPERTY, THE OWNERSHIP OF THE KLAN HEADQUARTERS WAS OF THE KLAN HEADQUARTERS WAS SIGNED OVER TO MICHAEL DONALD’S SIGNED OVER TO MICHAEL DONALD’S MOTHER. MOTHER. WHOSE NAME WAS BUY LAELA MAE. WHOSE NAME WAS BUY LAELA MAE. IT MADE NATIONAL NEWS AT THE IT MADE NATIONAL NEWS AT THE TIME. TIME.>>>THREATENED WITH FINANCIAL>>>THREATENED WITH FINANCIAL RUIN. RUIN. THAT’S BECAUSE OF A VERDICT LAST THAT’S BECAUSE OF A VERDICT LAST NIGHT BY A JURY IN MOBILE, NIGHT BY A JURY IN MOBILE, ALABAMA GIVING $7 MILLION IN ALABAMA GIVING $7 MILLION IN DAMAGES TO THE FAMILY OF A BLACK DAMAGES TO THE FAMILY OF A BLACK MAN MURDERED BY MEMBERS OF THIS MAN MURDERED BY MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP. GROUP. AS NBC’S DAN MOLINA REPORTS, AS NBC’S DAN MOLINA REPORTS, THIS IS A NEW WAY OF FIGHTING THIS IS A NEW WAY OF FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE KLAN. BACK AGAINST THE KLAN.>>NO COMMENTS AT ALL?>>NO COMMENTS AT ALL?>>LEADERS OF THE LARGEST AND>>LEADERS OF THE LARGEST AND MOST SECRETIVE OF THE KU KLUX MOST SECRETIVE OF THE KU KLUX KLAN ORGANIZATIONS WERE NOT IN A KLAN ORGANIZATIONS WERE NOT IN A TALKATIVE MOOD LAST NIGHT AS TALKATIVE MOOD LAST NIGHT AS THEY LEFT FEDERAL COURT. THEY LEFT FEDERAL COURT. ROBERT SHELDON, IMPERIAL WIZARD ROBERT SHELDON, IMPERIAL WIZARD OF UNIT KLANS OF AMERICA. OF UNIT KLANS OF AMERICA.>>I DON’T HAVE ANY COMMENTS.>>I DON’T HAVE ANY COMMENTS. MOVE, SIR. MOVE, SIR. I’M FIXING TO GO HOME. I’M FIXING TO GO HOME.>>Reporter: BUT ANTI-KLAN>>Reporter: BUT ANTI-KLAN GROUPS WERE JUBILANT TODAY. GROUPS WERE JUBILANT TODAY.>>I THINK IT’S GOING TO HURT>>I THINK IT’S GOING TO HURT THEM. THEM. I THINK THEY’LL FIND IT MORE I THINK THEY’LL FIND IT MORE DIFFICULT TO RECRUIT. DIFFICULT TO RECRUIT. I THINK THEY PROBABLY WILL LOSE I THINK THEY PROBABLY WILL LOSE SOME MEMBERS AS A RESULT. SOME MEMBERS AS A RESULT.>>Reporter: THE CRIME IN>>Reporter: THE CRIME IN QUESTION WAS COMMITTED MARCH QUESTION WAS COMMITTED MARCH 21st, 1981. 21st, 1981. THE SAVAGELY BEATEN BODY OF THE SAVAGELY BEATEN BODY OF MICHAEL DONALD, A 19-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL DONALD, A 19-YEAR-OLD BLACK MAN, WAS FOUND HANGING BLACK MAN, WAS FOUND HANGING FROM A TREE. FROM A TREE. IN 1983, KLANSMAN WAS SENTENCED IN 1983, KLANSMAN WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH. TO DEATH. NOW $7 MILLION IN DAMAGES NOW $7 MILLION IN DAMAGES AWARDED TO DONALD’S FAMILY. AWARDED TO DONALD’S FAMILY.>>BECAUSE THAT WAS MY BABY AND>>BECAUSE THAT WAS MY BABY AND NOTHING THEY DO CAN BRING HIM NOTHING THEY DO CAN BRING HIM BACK. BACK. BUT I STILL SAY I AM PROUD THAT BUT I STILL SAY I AM PROUD THAT THIS CAME. THIS CAME.>>Reporter: UNTIL NOW NO KLAN>>Reporter: UNTIL NOW NO KLAN GROUP HAD EVER BEEN FOUND LIABLE GROUP HAD EVER BEEN FOUND LIABLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ITS FOR THE ACTIONS OF ITS INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS, AND THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS, AND THE FEDERAL COURT JUDGEMENT CAME FEDERAL COURT JUDGEMENT CAME FROM AN ALL-WHITE JURY. FROM AN ALL-WHITE JURY.>>WE THINK THIS VERDICT SENDS A>>WE THINK THIS VERDICT SENDS A VERY STRONG MESSAGE ACROSS THE VERY STRONG MESSAGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT WHITE SOUTHERNERS, COUNTRY THAT WHITE SOUTHERNERS, WHITE MOBILIANS WILL NOT WHITE MOBILIANS WILL NOT TOLERATE THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY. TOLERATE THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY.>>Reporter: IT’S NOT KNOWN IF>>Reporter: IT’S NOT KNOWN IF THE UNITED KLAN HAD $7 MILLION, THE UNITED KLAN HAD $7 MILLION, BUT THE AIM WAS TO ESTABLISH A BUT THE AIM WAS TO ESTABLISH A PRECEDENT THAT — PRECEDENT THAT –>>THE AIM WAS DISMANTLE>>THE AIM WAS DISMANTLE WHATEVER FINANCIAL BASE THE WHATEVER FINANCIAL BASE THE GROUP HAS AND TO ESTABLISH A GROUP HAS AND TO ESTABLISH A PRESS DENT THAT CAN BE USED BY PRESS DENT THAT CAN BE USED BY OTHER VICTIMS OF CLAN VIOLENCE. OTHER VICTIMS OF CLAN VIOLENCE. THAT CASE DID SAID A PRECEDENT THAT CASE DID SAID A PRECEDENT THAT WAS USED BY OTHER VICTIMS THAT WAS USED BY OTHER VICTIMS OF KLAN VIOLENCE AND OTHER OF KLAN VIOLENCE AND OTHER VICTIMS OF WHITE NATIONALIST, VICTIMS OF WHITE NATIONALIST, WHITE SUPREMACIST, NEO NAZI WHITE SUPREMACIST, NEO NAZI VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE. IT WAS A LANDMARK CASE. IT WAS A LANDMARK CASE. BOY DOES IT HAVE ITS PEAKS AND BOY DOES IT HAVE ITS PEAKS AND ITS TROUGHS. ITS TROUGHS. CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS, CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS, PARTICULARLY THE SOUTHERN PARTICULARLY THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER WHICH POVERTY LAW CENTER WHICH PIONEERED THAT TECHNIQUE, THEY PIONEERED THAT TECHNIQUE, THEY WENT ON TO FILE A BUNCH OF CASES WENT ON TO FILE A BUNCH OF CASES LIKE THIS. LIKE THIS. NOT JUST AGAINST INDIVIDUAL NOT JUST AGAINST INDIVIDUAL CRIMINALS THAT CARRIED OUT CRIMINALS THAT CARRIED OUT VIOLENT ATTACKS BECAUSE OF THEIR VIOLENT ATTACKS BECAUSE OF THEIR WHITE NATIONALIST, WHITE WHITE NATIONALIST, WHITE SUPREMACIST IDEOLOGY, BUT THEY SUPREMACIST IDEOLOGY, BUT THEY FILED THESE CASES AGAINST THE FILED THESE CASES AGAINST THE GROUPS AND THE ORGANIZERS THAT GROUPS AND THE ORGANIZERS THAT HELPED PROMOTE THIS IDEOLOGY AND HELPED PROMOTE THIS IDEOLOGY AND SPREAD IF AND THAT ENCOURAGED SPREAD IF AND THAT ENCOURAGED ITS VIOLENCE. ITS VIOLENCE. THE YEAR AFTER THAT ALABAMA CASE THE YEAR AFTER THAT ALABAMA CASE THAT HANDED BUELA MAE DONALD THE THAT HANDED BUELA MAE DONALD THE KEYS TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE KEYS TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE OLDEST KLAN GROUP IN AMERICA, OLDEST KLAN GROUP IN AMERICA, THE YEAR AFTER THAT IT WAS A THE YEAR AFTER THAT IT WAS A DIFFERENT CASE, IT WAS A DIFFERENT CASE, IT WAS A HORRIFIC CASE OUT OF PORTLAND, HORRIFIC CASE OUT OF PORTLAND, OREGON. OREGON. THERE WAS A RACIST SKINHEAD THERE WAS A RACIST SKINHEAD GROUP OPERATING AT THE TIME GROUP OPERATING AT THE TIME CALLED EAST SIDE WHITE SURPRISED CALLED EAST SIDE WHITE SURPRISED IN PORTLAND. IN PORTLAND. THREE RACIST SKINHEADS FROM THAT THREE RACIST SKINHEADS FROM THAT GROUP LAID IN WAIT. GROUP LAID IN WAIT. ONE NOVEMBER NIGHT, PORTLAND, ONE NOVEMBER NIGHT, PORTLAND, OREGON, 1988, THEY AMBUSHED A OREGON, 1988, THEY AMBUSHED A MAN FROM ETHIOPIA. MAN FROM ETHIOPIA. HE WAS ON HIS WAY HOME TO HIS HE WAS ON HIS WAY HOME TO HIS APARTMENT. APARTMENT. THEY SET UPON HIM. THEY SET UPON HIM. THEY BEAT HIM TO DEATH. THEY BEAT HIM TO DEATH. THEY SPLIT HIS HEAD OPEN WITH A THEY SPLIT HIS HEAD OPEN WITH A BAT. BAT. ALL THREE OF THOSE SKINHEADS ALL THREE OF THOSE SKINHEADS THAT COMMITTED THAT MURDER ENDED THAT COMMITTED THAT MURDER ENDED UP GOING TO PRISON FOR THAT UP GOING TO PRISON FOR THAT CRIME. CRIME. OBVIOUSLY BEATING SOMEONE TO OBVIOUSLY BEATING SOMEONE TO DEATH IS A CRIME REGARDLESS OF DEATH IS A CRIME REGARDLESS OF WHY YOU DO IT. WHY YOU DO IT. THAT’S AS FAR AS THE CRIMINAL THAT’S AS FAR AS THE CRIMINAL LAWN WAS GOING TO TAKE IT. LAWN WAS GOING TO TAKE IT. THAT WAS NOT, HOWEVER, THE WHOLE THAT WAS NOT, HOWEVER, THE WHOLE STORY OF THAT CRIME AND WHY IT STORY OF THAT CRIME AND WHY IT HAPPENED. HAPPENED. IT EMERGED THAT A GROUP CALLED IT EMERGED THAT A GROUP CALLED WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE, WHICH WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE, WHICH WAS HEADQUARTERED IN CALIFORNIA, WAS HEADQUARTERED IN CALIFORNIA, HAD DISPATCHED ITS OPERATIVES TO HAD DISPATCHED ITS OPERATIVES TO PORTLAND, OREGON SPECIFICALLY TO PORTLAND, OREGON SPECIFICALLY TO TRY TO FURTHER RADICALIZE THE TRY TO FURTHER RADICALIZE THE RACIST SKINHEADS THAT WERE RACIST SKINHEADS THAT WERE ALREADY OPERATING THERE. ALREADY OPERATING THERE. TO TRY TO INCITE PORTLAND TO TRY TO INCITE PORTLAND SKINHEADS TO FURTHER AND RANDOM SKINHEADS TO FURTHER AND RANDOM VIOLENT ATTACKS. VIOLENT ATTACKS. FOR ALL THE GROUPS THINK THE FOR ALL THE GROUPS THINK THE REASON VIOLENCE IS SO GOOD FOR REASON VIOLENCE IS SO GOOD FOR THEIR CAUSE. THEIR CAUSE. BECAUSE THEY FIND THESE ATTACKS BECAUSE THEY FIND THESE ATTACKS INTRINSICALLY VALUABLE, RIGHT? INTRINSICALLY VALUABLE, RIGHT? THEY’RE WHITE SUPREMACISTS. THEY’RE WHITE SUPREMACISTS. THEY SEEK TO HURT AND TERRORIZE THEY SEEK TO HURT AND TERRORIZE AND KILL THEIR PERCEIVED RACIAL AND KILL THEIR PERCEIVED RACIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC ENEMIES. AND DEMOGRAPHIC ENEMIES. SO THEY SEE THE ATTACKS SO THEY SEE THE ATTACKS THEMSELVES AS A POSITIVE. THEMSELVES AS A POSITIVE. FURTHER, THEY HOPE THESE BECCA C FURTHER, THEY HOPE THESE BECCA C THEY’RE ALWAYS TRYING TO SET OFF THEY’RE ALWAYS TRYING TO SET OFF WIDER AND WIDER AND MORE AND WIDER AND WIDER AND MORE AND MORE TERRIFYING RACIAL MURDER MORE TERRIFYING RACIAL MURDER AND VIOLENCE AND TERROR. AND VIOLENCE AND TERROR. THE MORE THE BETTER. THE MORE THE BETTER. ULTIMATELY, FINALLY THEY HOPE ULTIMATELY, FINALLY THEY HOPE THEY CAN ENGENDER ENOUGH THEY CAN ENGENDER ENOUGH VIOLENCE AND TERROR AND MURDER VIOLENCE AND TERROR AND MURDER AGAINST, YOU KNOW, YOU NAME IT, AGAINST, YOU KNOW, YOU NAME IT, PEOPLE OF COLOR AND IMMIGRANTS PEOPLE OF COLOR AND IMMIGRANTS AND JEWS AND PEOPLE THEY AND JEWS AND PEOPLE THEY PERCEIVE AS LEFTISTS OR ANYBODY PERCEIVE AS LEFTISTS OR ANYBODY ELSE THEY DEFINE AS THEIR ENEMY ELSE THEY DEFINE AS THEIR ENEMY OR THEIR TARGET, THEY ULTIMATELY OR THEIR TARGET, THEY ULTIMATELY HOPE TO CAUSE AS MUCH VIOLENCE HOPE TO CAUSE AS MUCH VIOLENCE AND TERROR AND MURDER AGAINST AND TERROR AND MURDER AGAINST THOSE POPULATIONS THAT THEY THOSE POPULATIONS THAT THEY INSPIRE INEVITABLE VIOLENT INSPIRE INEVITABLE VIOLENT BACKLASH. BACKLASH. BECAUSE THEY WANT IT TO BE A BECAUSE THEY WANT IT TO BE A WAR. WAR. THEY THINK ONCE THE COUNTRY GETS THEY THINK ONCE THE COUNTRY GETS INTO A FULL-ON WHITES AGAINST INTO A FULL-ON WHITES AGAINST EVERYONE RACE WAR, THEY’RE QUITE EVERYONE RACE WAR, THEY’RE QUITE SURE THEY’LL WIN AND THEY’LL GET SURE THEY’LL WIN AND THEY’LL GET THEIR, YOU KNOW, WHITE HOMELAND THEIR, YOU KNOW, WHITE HOMELAND OR WHATEVER IT IS THEY WANT. OR WHATEVER IT IS THEY WANT. SO IN THE LATE 1980s THERE IS SO IN THE LATE 1980s THERE IS THIS GUY NAMED TOM METZGER WHO THIS GUY NAMED TOM METZGER WHO INSPIRED A LOT OF WHITE INSPIRED A LOT OF WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUPS. SUPREMACIST GROUPS. HE MENTORED SEVERAL WHITE HE MENTORED SEVERAL WHITE SUPREMACIST MURDERERS OVER THE SUPREMACIST MURDERERS OVER THE YEARS. YEARS. HE AND HIS GROUP AT THE TIME, HE AND HIS GROUP AT THE TIME, WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE. WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE. IT WAS RUN BY HE AND HIS SON. IT WAS RUN BY HE AND HIS SON. NICE FAMILY. NICE FAMILY. THEY DECIDED THEY WOULD PUT A THEY DECIDED THEY WOULD PUT A SHARPER EDGE, A MORE VIOLENT SHARPER EDGE, A MORE VIOLENT EDGE ON THE EXISTS RACE SKINHEAD EDGE ON THE EXISTS RACE SKINHEAD MOVEMENT IN PORTLAND IN THE MOVEMENT IN PORTLAND IN THE 1980s TO TRY TO INCITE THE LOCAL 1980s TO TRY TO INCITE THE LOCAL RACIST SKINHEADS UP THERE TO RACIST SKINHEADS UP THERE TO FURTHER AND MORE RADICAL AND FURTHER AND MORE RADICAL AND MORE VIOLENT ACTION. MORE VIOLENT ACTION. AND WHEN THOSE PORTLAND AND WHEN THOSE PORTLAND SKINHEADS THEN KILLED THAT MAN SKINHEADS THEN KILLED THAT MAN OUTSIDE HIS APARTMENT BUILDING OUTSIDE HIS APARTMENT BUILDING THAT NOVEMBER NIGHT IN 1988, THE THAT NOVEMBER NIGHT IN 1988, THE CRIMINALS THEMSELVES, THE CRIMINALS THEMSELVES, THE SKINHEADS THEMSELVES WHO DID IT, SKINHEADS THEMSELVES WHO DID IT, THEY WERE PUNISHED BY THE THEY WERE PUNISHED BY THE CRIMINAL LAW. CRIMINAL LAW. BUT THEN THERE WAS THIS LAWSUIT BUT THEN THERE WAS THIS LAWSUIT THAT WAS BROUGHT NOT ONLY THAT WAS BROUGHT NOT ONLY AGAINST THEM, IT WAS ALSO AGAINST THEM, IT WAS ALSO BROUGHT AGAINST TOM METZGER AND BROUGHT AGAINST TOM METZGER AND HIS ORGANIZATION, WHITE ARYAN HIS ORGANIZATION, WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE. RESISTANCE. AND THAT LAWSUIT, OF COURSE, WAS AND THAT LAWSUIT, OF COURSE, WAS NOT A CRIMINAL CASE. NOT A CRIMINAL CASE. IT WAS NOT GOING TO ADD CRIMINAL IT WAS NOT GOING TO ADD CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST METZGER OR HIS CHARGES AGAINST METZGER OR HIS GROUP. GROUP. IT DIDN’T ADD ADDITIONAL PRISON IT DIDN’T ADD ADDITIONAL PRISON TIME TO ANYBODY’S SENTENCE AND TIME TO ANYBODY’S SENTENCE AND OF COURSE IT DIDN’T BRING BACK OF COURSE IT DIDN’T BRING BACK THE MAN THEY BEAT TO DEATH, BUT THE MAN THEY BEAT TO DEATH, BUT IT DID PUT A $12.5 MILLION PRICE IT DID PUT A $12.5 MILLION PRICE ON THAT MURDER. ON THAT MURDER. AS THE COST TO BE PAID BY THAT AS THE COST TO BE PAID BY THAT CORNER OF THE WHITE NATIONALIST CORNER OF THE WHITE NATIONALIST TERRORIST MOVEMENT. TERRORIST MOVEMENT. SO, I MEAN, WHERE WERE THESE SO, I MEAN, WHERE WERE THESE RACIST THUGS AND THESE SKINHEADS RACIST THUGS AND THESE SKINHEADS AND THESE, YOU KNOW, ARYAN AND THESE, YOU KNOW, ARYAN ORGANIZERS GOING TO GET $12.5 ORGANIZERS GOING TO GET $12.5 MILLION TO PAY THE JUDGEMENT IN MILLION TO PAY THE JUDGEMENT IN THAT CASE? THAT CASE? OBVIOUSLY THAT’S A REASONABLE OBVIOUSLY THAT’S A REASONABLE QUESTION. QUESTION. THEY WERE NEVER GOING TO GET ALL THEY WERE NEVER GOING TO GET ALL THE WAY THERE. THE WAY THERE. THEY DIDN’T HAVE THAT KIND OF THEY DIDN’T HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY. MONEY. BUT ANYTHING THEY DID HAVE, BUT ANYTHING THEY DID HAVE, RIGHT, THEIR HOMES, THEIR CARS, RIGHT, THEIR HOMES, THEIR CARS, THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS, THEIR THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS, THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTY, ANY DONATION PERSONAL PROPERTY, ANY DONATION ANYONE EVER DECIDED TO MAKE TO ANYONE EVER DECIDED TO MAKE TO WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE, ANY WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE, ANY FUTURE WAGES THEY MIGHT EARN, FUTURE WAGES THEY MIGHT EARN, ALL OF THAT, NOW BY COURT ORDER ALL OF THAT, NOW BY COURT ORDER WOULD BE TAKEN FROM THEM. WOULD BE TAKEN FROM THEM. AND WOULD GO INSTEAD TO THE AND WOULD GO INSTEAD TO THE FAMILY OF THAT ETHIOPIAN MAN WHO FAMILY OF THAT ETHIOPIAN MAN WHO THOSE SKINHEADS MURDERED IN THE THOSE SKINHEADS MURDERED IN THE STREET. STREET.>>WHITE SUPREMACIST TOM METZGER>>WHITE SUPREMACIST TOM METZGER GOT ONE THING RIGHT WHEN HE GOT ONE THING RIGHT WHEN HE ADDRESSED THE JURY IN HIS OWN ADDRESSED THE JURY IN HIS OWN DEFENSE. DEFENSE.>>THEY WANT ME.>>THEY WANT ME.>>AND THAT IS INDEED WHAT THEY>>AND THAT IS INDEED WHAT THEY GOT. GOT. METZGER CALLS HIMSELF A TV METZGER CALLS HIMSELF A TV REPAIRMAN, BUT FROM HIS BASE IN REPAIRMAN, BUT FROM HIS BASE IN SAN DIEGO, HE HAS RUN A RACIST SAN DIEGO, HE HAS RUN A RACIST MAIL ORDER AND CABLE TV BUSINESS MAIL ORDER AND CABLE TV BUSINESS CALLED WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE. CALLED WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE.>>EXCUSE ME, MA’AM, CAN I GIVE>>EXCUSE ME, MA’AM, CAN I GIVE YOU A COPY OF OUR WHITE ARYAN YOU A COPY OF OUR WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE? RESISTANCE?>>THE JURY IN OREGON DECIDED>>THE JURY IN OREGON DECIDED THAM FROM SAN DIEGO HE THAM FROM SAN DIEGO HE ENCOURAGED HIS FOLLOWERS TO ENCOURAGED HIS FOLLOWERS TO INVADE PORTLAND AND COMMIT INVADE PORTLAND AND COMMIT VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE. ENCOURAGED THREE MEMBERS OF HIS ENCOURAGED THREE MEMBERS OF HIS GANG TO ATTACK AND KILL AN GANG TO ATTACK AND KILL AN ETHIOPIAN STUDENT HERE ON THIS ETHIOPIAN STUDENT HERE ON THIS STREET WITH A BASEBALL BAT. STREET WITH A BASEBALL BAT. IN THE END, THE FAMILY OF QUID IN THE END, THE FAMILY OF QUID PRO QUO VICTIMIZED BY SKINHEADS PRO QUO VICTIMIZED BY SKINHEADS WILL RECEIVE A PORTION OF WILL RECEIVE A PORTION OF METZGER’S INCOME AND ALL OF HIS METZGER’S INCOME AND ALL OF HIS PROPERTY. PROPERTY.>>AND ALL OF HIS PROPERTY.>>AND ALL OF HIS PROPERTY. AFTER THAT — AFTER THAT AFTER THAT — AFTER THAT VERDICT, THE FATHER OF THAT MAN VERDICT, THE FATHER OF THAT MAN TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “THIS TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “THIS IS THE HAPPIEST I FEEL SINCE MY IS THE HAPPIEST I FEEL SINCE MY SON DIED BECAUSE I KNOW HE HAS SON DIED BECAUSE I KNOW HE HAS NOT DIED IN VAIN.” NOT DIED IN VAIN.” SO THIS TACTIC HAS A CERTAIN SO THIS TACTIC HAS A CERTAIN ELEGANCE TO IT, RIGHT, WHEN IT ELEGANCE TO IT, RIGHT, WHEN IT COMES TO STRATEGIZING AGAINST COMES TO STRATEGIZING AGAINST ONGOING VIOLENT TERRORIST ONGOING VIOLENT TERRORIST MOVEMENTS IN THIS COUNTRY, MOVEMENTS IN THIS COUNTRY, RIGHT? RIGHT? RESPONDING AFTER THE FACT TO THE RESPONDING AFTER THE FACT TO THE INDIVIDUAL ATTACKERS AND INDIVIDUAL ATTACKERS AND MURDERERS WHO COMMIT THESE MURDERERS WHO COMMIT THESE ATROCITIES, I MEAN, IT’S ATROCITIES, I MEAN, IT’S OBVIOUSLY NECESSARY BUT IT’S A OBVIOUSLY NECESSARY BUT IT’S A LITTLE BIT LIKE POURING WATERS LITTLE BIT LIKE POURING WATERS ON THE — POURING WATER ON THE ON THE — POURING WATER ON THE ASHES AFTER THE FIRE’S ALREADY ASHES AFTER THE FIRE’S ALREADY BURNED THROUGH, RIGHT? BURNED THROUGH, RIGHT? BUT IF ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN BUT IF ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN BANKRUPT THESE ORGANIZATIONS BANKRUPT THESE ORGANIZATIONS THAT SPREAD AND ADVANCE THIS THAT SPREAD AND ADVANCE THIS IDEOLOGY, IF YOU CAN CRIPPLE IDEOLOGY, IF YOU CAN CRIPPLE THEIR ABILITY TO RECEIVE FUNDS, THEIR ABILITY TO RECEIVE FUNDS, TO OWN ASSETS, TO HAVE TO OWN ASSETS, TO HAVE HEADQUARTERS BUILDINGS TO PAY HEADQUARTERS BUILDINGS TO PAY THEIR BILLS TO PAY FOR POSTAGE, THEIR BILLS TO PAY FOR POSTAGE, WHAT IT IS THEY NEED TO DO IN WHAT IT IS THEY NEED TO DO IN THE REAL WORLD TO ORGANIZE AND THE REAL WORLD TO ORGANIZE AND INCITE AND ENCOURAGE FURTHER INCITE AND ENCOURAGE FURTHER ATTACKS, WELL, THAT’S MORE ATTACKS, WELL, THAT’S MORE PROACTIVE, RIGHT? PROACTIVE, RIGHT? THAT’S, YOU KNOW, GETTING THE THAT’S, YOU KNOW, GETTING THE MATCHES WET, RIGHT? MATCHES WET, RIGHT? THAT’S CLEARING OUT THE DRY THAT’S CLEARING OUT THE DRY BRUSH. BRUSH. THAT’S STOPPING OR MITIGATING THAT’S STOPPING OR MITIGATING THE IMPACT OF THE NEXT FIRE THEY THE IMPACT OF THE NEXT FIRE THEY MIGHT TRY TO SET. MIGHT TRY TO SET. ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF THESE ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF THESE CASES RESULTED IN THE I THINK CASES RESULTED IN THE I THINK VERY SATISFYING OUTCOME OF THIS VERY SATISFYING OUTCOME OF THIS ARYAN NATIONS COMPOUND IN ARYAN NATIONS COMPOUND IN NORTHERN IDAHO, IN HAYDEN LAKE, NORTHERN IDAHO, IN HAYDEN LAKE, IDAHO, NOT ONLY BEING SEIZED IDAHO, NOT ONLY BEING SEIZED FROM ARYAN NATIONS AFTER SOME FROM ARYAN NATIONS AFTER SOME SKINHEADS FROM THAT GROUP BEAT SKINHEADS FROM THAT GROUP BEAT AND SHOT AT A COUPLE OF RANDOM AND SHOT AT A COUPLE OF RANDOM PASSERS BY ONE NIGHT IN IDAHO IN PASSERS BY ONE NIGHT IN IDAHO IN 1988. 1988. THAT LAND WHICH WAS AN AN THAT LAND WHICH WAS AN AN ONGOING GATHERING PLACE FOR NEO ONGOING GATHERING PLACE FOR NEO NAZIS FOR YEARS. NAZIS FOR YEARS. ULTIMATELY AFTER ONE OF THESE ULTIMATELY AFTER ONE OF THESE CASES, THAT LAND ITSELF WAS CASES, THAT LAND ITSELF WAS AWARDED TO THE FAMILY THAT WAS AWARDED TO THE FAMILY THAT WAS ATTACKED BY THAT SKINHEAD. ATTACKED BY THAT SKINHEAD. THE FAMILY THEN SOLD IT TO A GUY THE FAMILY THEN SOLD IT TO A GUY WHO PUT UP SORT OF A MUSEUM OF WHO PUT UP SORT OF A MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE ON THE SITE. TOLERANCE ON THE SITE. WHICH MUST HAVE DELIGHTED THE WHICH MUST HAVE DELIGHTED THE ARYAN SKINHEAD GUYS WHO HAD BEEN ARYAN SKINHEAD GUYS WHO HAD BEEN USING IT AS THEIR CAMP IN THE USING IT AS THEIR CAMP IN THE WOODS FOR YEARS. WOODS FOR YEARS. THAT WAS 2000 AND 2001, ANOTHER THAT WAS 2000 AND 2001, ANOTHER ONE OF THESE CASES THAT MADE ONE OF THESE CASES THAT MADE NATIONAL NEWS AT THE TIME THAT NATIONAL NEWS AT THE TIME THAT PUT A REAL SPOTLIGHT ON THAT PUT A REAL SPOTLIGHT ON THAT HALLMARK TACTIC IN FIGHTING AT HALLMARK TACTIC IN FIGHTING AT LEAST THAT ERA OF WHITE LEAST THAT ERA OF WHITE NATIONALISTS, WHITE SUPREMACIST, NATIONALISTS, WHITE SUPREMACIST, WHITE TERRORISM IN THE UNITED WHITE TERRORISM IN THE UNITED STATES. STATES. THAT NEWS FOOTAGE I WAS SHOWING THAT NEWS FOOTAGE I WAS SHOWING THERE, IT’S OLD LOOKING, RIGHT? THERE, IT’S OLD LOOKING, RIGHT? WE’RE A COUPLE OF DECADES AT WE’RE A COUPLE OF DECADES AT LEAST DOWN THE ROAD FROM THAT LEAST DOWN THE ROAD FROM THAT STUFF, AND NOW IT SORT OF FEELS STUFF, AND NOW IT SORT OF FEELS LINE THE MATCHES ARE DRY AGAIN LINE THE MATCHES ARE DRY AGAIN AND THE DRY BRUSH HAS GROWN AND THE DRY BRUSH HAS GROWN BACK, RIGHT? BACK, RIGHT? WHEN THE ARYAN NATIONS AND WHITE WHEN THE ARYAN NATIONS AND WHITE ARYAN RESISTANCE AND THE UNITED ARYAN RESISTANCE AND THE UNITED KLANS OF AMERICA LOST THEIR KLANS OF AMERICA LOST THEIR SHIRTS, YOU KNOW, LOST THEIR SHIRTS, YOU KNOW, LOST THEIR ROPES AND THEIR HEADQUARTERS AND ROPES AND THEIR HEADQUARTERS AND THEIR HOUSES AND THEIR ABILITY THEIR HOUSES AND THEIR ABILITY TO EVER HAVE DONATIONS AND HAVE TO EVER HAVE DONATIONS AND HAVE THEIR WAGES GARNISHED AND ALL THEIR WAGES GARNISHED AND ALL THAT STUFF, I MEAN, SURELY THOSE THAT STUFF, I MEAN, SURELY THOSE KINDS OF CASES AND THE WAY THOSE KINDS OF CASES AND THE WAY THOSE ORGANIZATIONS SUFFERED FROM ORGANIZATIONS SUFFERED FROM LOSING THOSE CASES, THAT SURELY LOSING THOSE CASES, THAT SURELY UNDERCUT THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL UNDERCUT THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY, THESE KLAN CHAPTERS, CAPACITY, THESE KLAN CHAPTERS, THESE SKINHEAD OUTFITS, RIGHT? THESE SKINHEAD OUTFITS, RIGHT? BUT THE IDEOLOGY HASN’T GONE BUT THE IDEOLOGY HASN’T GONE AWAY AND THEIR MOVEMENT HAS BEEN AWAY AND THEIR MOVEMENT HAS BEEN SUSTAINED AND IT CERTAINLY SUSTAINED AND IT CERTAINLY EXISTS AMONG US RIGHT NOW AND IT EXISTS AMONG US RIGHT NOW AND IT PERCEIVING ITSELF TO HAVE PERCEIVING ITSELF TO HAVE FRIENDS IN VERY HIGH PLACES, FRIENDS IN VERY HIGH PLACES, INCLUDING IN THEIR VIEW IN THE INCLUDING IN THEIR VIEW IN THE WHITE HOUSE. WHITE HOUSE. THE SHOOTER FROM EL PASO THIS THE SHOOTER FROM EL PASO THIS WEEKEND IS IN CUSTODY NOW AFTER WEEKEND IS IN CUSTODY NOW AFTER HAVING KILLED 22 PEOPLE AT LEAST HAVING KILLED 22 PEOPLE AT LEAST AND HAVING APPARENTLY UPLOADED A AND HAVING APPARENTLY UPLOADED A DIATRIBE ONLINE ECHOING THE DIATRIBE ONLINE ECHOING THE RHETORIC OF THE PRESIDENT’S RHETORIC OF THE PRESIDENT’S RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN ABOUT RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN ABOUT HISPANIC INVASION AT THE HISPANIC INVASION AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER AND REPEATING SOUTHERN BORDER AND REPEATING LOTS OF OTHER LONGSTANDING WHITE LOTS OF OTHER LONGSTANDING WHITE SUPREMACIST TROPES THAT HE SAYS SUPREMACIST TROPES THAT HE SAYS HE LEARNED ABOUT ONLINE. HE LEARNED ABOUT ONLINE. FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HAVE ALREADY FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HAVE ALREADY ANNOUNCED THAT THAT EL PASO ANNOUNCED THAT THAT EL PASO ATTACK WILL BE INVESTIGATED AS A ATTACK WILL BE INVESTIGATED AS A POTENTIAL ACT OF DOMESTIC POTENTIAL ACT OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM AND THAT KILLER WILL TERRORISM AND THAT KILLER WILL BE TRIED BECAUSE HE SURVIVED HIS BE TRIED BECAUSE HE SURVIVED HIS ATTACK. ATTACK. BUT IN ADDITION TO THAT EL PASO BUT IN ADDITION TO THAT EL PASO CASE, TODAY IN GILROY, CASE, TODAY IN GILROY, CALIFORNIA, THE FBI ANNOUNCED CALIFORNIA, THE FBI ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT THAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT POTENTIALLY THE SAME SORT OF POTENTIALLY THE SAME SORT OF FRAMING FOR THE GILROY SHOOTING FRAMING FOR THE GILROY SHOOTING LAST WEEKEND, WHICH THE SHOOTER LAST WEEKEND, WHICH THE SHOOTER DID NOT SURVIVE. DID NOT SURVIVE.>>WE HAVE UNCOVERED EVIDENCE>>WE HAVE UNCOVERED EVIDENCE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF OUR THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF OUR INVESTIGATION THAT THE SHOOTER INVESTIGATION THAT THE SHOOTER WAS EXPLORING VIOLENT WAS EXPLORING VIOLENT IDEOLOGIES. IDEOLOGIES. WE ARE STRIVING TO FIND SEVERAL WE ARE STRIVING TO FIND SEVERAL THINGS. THINGS. WHAT, IF ANY, IDEOLOGY HE HAD WHAT, IF ANY, IDEOLOGY HE HAD ACTUALLY SETTLED ON. ACTUALLY SETTLED ON. WHO, IF ANYONE, HE MAY HAVE BEEN WHO, IF ANYONE, HE MAY HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH REGARDING THESE IN CONTACT WITH REGARDING THESE IDEOLOGIES. IDEOLOGIES. WHO, IF ANYONE, HELPED HIM OR WHO, IF ANYONE, HELPED HIM OR HAD ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE OF HIS HAD ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE OF HIS INTENTIONS AND WHY HE COMMITTED INTENTIONS AND WHY HE COMMITTED THIS SPECIFIC ACT OF VIOLENCE. THIS SPECIFIC ACT OF VIOLENCE.>>AGAIN, IN THIS CASE, THE>>AGAIN, IN THIS CASE, THE GILROY CASE, THE SHOOTER IS GILROY CASE, THE SHOOTER IS DEAD. DEAD. HE REPORTEDLY KILLED HIMSELF IN HE REPORTEDLY KILLED HIMSELF IN THE MIDST OF ALL THE CARNAGE THE MIDST OF ALL THE CARNAGE THAT HE CAUSED. THAT HE CAUSED. WITH HIM DEAD THERE IS NOTHING WITH HIM DEAD THERE IS NOTHING AT ALL THEY CAN DO TO HIM AT ALL THEY CAN DO TO HIM THROUGH THE CRIMINAL LAW, RIGHT? THROUGH THE CRIMINAL LAW, RIGHT? THAT WILL CHANGE THE FACT OF THAT WILL CHANGE THE FACT OF WHAT HE DID OR HOW HE PAID FOR WHAT HE DID OR HOW HE PAID FOR IT. IT. HE TOOK HIS OWN LIFE. HE TOOK HIS OWN LIFE. HE’S BEYOND THE REACH OF HE’S BEYOND THE REACH OF ANYONE’S RETRIBUTION OR ANYONE’S RETRIBUTION OR ACCOUNTABILITY. ACCOUNTABILITY. LAW ENFORCEMENT MAY TRY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT MAY TRY TO DETERMINE IF ANYONE ELSE WAS DETERMINE IF ANYONE ELSE WAS INVOLVED, IF ANYONE ELSE KNEW OR INVOLVED, IF ANYONE ELSE KNEW OR HELPED HIM. HELPED HIM. THAT IS AN INTERESTING PROSPECT THAT IS AN INTERESTING PROSPECT IF HE WAS, INDEED, PART OF IF HE WAS, INDEED, PART OF SOMETHING LARGER. SOMETHING LARGER. MOTIVATED BY, INSPIRED BY, MOTIVATED BY, INSPIRED BY, ENCOURAGED BY AN ONGOING LAW ENCOURAGED BY AN ONGOING LAW ENFORCEMENT MOVEMENT. ENFORCEMENT MOVEMENT. NOW, WHAT LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL NOW, WHAT LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL DO ABOUT THAT IF THEY FIND OUT DO ABOUT THAT IF THEY FIND OUT THE ANSWER IS YES WILL BE THE ANSWER IS YES WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE. INTERESTING TO SEE. I DON’T THINK BROADLY SPEAKING I DON’T THINK BROADLY SPEAKING THERE ARE ANY HIGH HOPES THAT THERE ARE ANY HIGH HOPES THAT THIS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THIS THIS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT UNDER WILLIAM JUSTICE DEPARTMENT UNDER WILLIAM BARR, THIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BARR, THIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP IS GOING UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP IS GOING TO TAKE A BROADLY AGGRESSIVE TO TAKE A BROADLY AGGRESSIVE TACK OF THIS PARTICULAR TIME OF TACK OF THIS PARTICULAR TIME OF THIS KIND OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM, THIS KIND OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM, BUT IT’S WORTH THINKING ABOUT BUT IT’S WORTH THINKING ABOUT THE TACTICS HERE, RIGHT? THE TACTICS HERE, RIGHT? THIS WEEKEND IT WILL BY TWO THIS WEEKEND IT WILL BY TWO YEARS SINCE THE HUGE NEO NAZI YEARS SINCE THE HUGE NEO NAZI GATHERING AND THE MURDEROUS GATHERING AND THE MURDEROUS ATTACK IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, ATTACK IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, AFTER WHICH PRESIDENT VIRGINIA, AFTER WHICH PRESIDENT TRUMP PROCLAIMED THERE WERE VERY TRUMP PROCLAIMED THERE WERE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES. FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES. I WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT OUR I WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT OUR COVERAGE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING COVERAGE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CHARLOTTESVILLE ATTACK. THE CHARLOTTESVILLE ATTACK. I WAS STRUCK BY THE FACT THAT I WAS STRUCK BY THE FACT THAT EVEN AT THE TIME IT FELT LIKE WE EVEN AT THE TIME IT FELT LIKE WE COULD HAVE SEEN CHARLOTTESVILLE COULD HAVE SEEN CHARLOTTESVILLE COMING. COMING. REMEMBER, CHARLOTTESVILLE WAS REMEMBER, CHARLOTTESVILLE WAS AUGUST OF 2017. AUGUST OF 2017. IN THE SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE IN THE SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE CHARLOTTESVILLE CONFLAGRATION, CHARLOTTESVILLE CONFLAGRATION, THERE WERE A WHOLE BUNCH OF THERE WERE A WHOLE BUNCH OF PRETTY HIGH-PROFILE RACIST PRETTY HIGH-PROFILE RACIST ATTACKS IN THIS COUNTRY, AND ATTACKS IN THIS COUNTRY, AND EVEN THOUGH THAT WAS ONLY A EVEN THOUGH THAT WAS ONLY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, MOST OF COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, MOST OF THEM HAVE ALREADY BEEN THEM HAVE ALREADY BEEN FORGOTTEN, BUT THE DAY AFTER THE FORGOTTEN, BUT THE DAY AFTER THE CHARLOTTESVILLE ATTACK HAPPENED CHARLOTTESVILLE ATTACK HAPPENED HERE ON THE SHOW WE RAN DOWN HERE ON THE SHOW WE RAN DOWN SOME OF THEM JUST IN THE SIX SOME OF THEM JUST IN THE SIX MONTHS BEFORE CHARLOTTESVILLE. MONTHS BEFORE CHARLOTTESVILLE. I MOON, IN FEBRUARY OF THAT I MOON, IN FEBRUARY OF THAT YEAR, IN KANSAS TWO INDIAN YEAR, IN KANSAS TWO INDIAN ENGINEERS WERE SHOT IN A BARBIE ENGINEERS WERE SHOT IN A BARBIE A GUY WHO SCREAMED RACIAL AND A GUY WHO SCREAMED RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS EPITHETS AT THEM. RELIGIOUS EPITHETS AT THEM. ONE OF THOSE TWO EDGE NEARS WAS ONE OF THOSE TWO EDGE NEARS WAS KILLED. KILLED. THE OTHER WAS WOUNDED. THE OTHER WAS WOUNDED. AS WAS A BYSTANDER. AS WAS A BYSTANDER. THE FOLLOWING MONTH, MIDTOWN THE FOLLOWING MONTH, MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, YOUNG WHITE GUY FROM MANHATTAN, YOUNG WHITE GUY FROM MARYLAND DRIVES ALL THE WAY FROM MARYLAND DRIVES ALL THE WAY FROM MARYLAND TO NEW YORK CITY WITH A MARYLAND TO NEW YORK CITY WITH A SWORD SO HE CAN RANDOMLY STAB A SWORD SO HE CAN RANDOMLY STAB A BLACK MAN ON THE STREET WHO HE BLACK MAN ON THE STREET WHO HE DIDN’T KNOW FROM ADAM. DIDN’T KNOW FROM ADAM. HE THOUGHT DOING IT IN NEW YORK, HE THOUGHT DOING IT IN NEW YORK, IN TIMES SQUARE WOULD GIVE THEM IN TIMES SQUARE WOULD GIVE THEM THE MOST TEXASATTENTION. THE MOST TEXASATTENTION. WITH HIS TOTALLY UNPROVOKED WITH HIS TOTALLY UNPROVOKED SIDEWALK MURDER. SIDEWALK MURDER. JUST WEEKS LATER IT WAS JUST WEEKS LATER IT WAS PORTLAND, OREGON. PORTLAND, OREGON. TWO GIRLS ON A COMMUTER TRAIN TWO GIRLS ON A COMMUTER TRAIN SUBJECTED TO A TORRENT OF RACIAL SUBJECTED TO A TORRENT OF RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS ABUSE AND VIOLENT AND RELIGIOUS ABUSE AND VIOLENT THREATS BY A GUY ON THE TRAIN. THREATS BY A GUY ON THE TRAIN. THREATENING THEM, SCREAMING AT THREATENING THEM, SCREAMING AT THEM. THEM. PASSERS BY ON THE TRAIN PASSERS BY ON THE TRAIN INTERVENED, PUT THEMSELVES INTERVENED, PUT THEMSELVES BETWEEN THIS ATTACKER AND THE BETWEEN THIS ATTACKER AND THE GIRLS HE WAS GOING AFTER. GIRLS HE WAS GOING AFTER. TWO OF THOSE PASSERS BY WERE TWO OF THOSE PASSERS BY WERE KILLED, ANOTHER ONE SERIOUSLY KILLED, ANOTHER ONE SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. WOUNDED. THAT SAME WEEK, THIS YOUNG MAN THAT SAME WEEK, THIS YOUNG MAN WHO HAD JUST BEEN COMMISSIONED WHO HAD JUST BEEN COMMISSIONED AS A SECOND LIEUTENANT IN THE AS A SECOND LIEUTENANT IN THE ARMY, THREE DAYS AWAY FROM HIS ARMY, THREE DAYS AWAY FROM HIS COLLEGE GRADUATION, WAS STABBED COLLEGE GRADUATION, WAS STABBED TO DEATH IN MARYLAND BY A YOUNG TO DEATH IN MARYLAND BY A YOUNG WHITE STUDENT WHO WAS A MEMBER WHITE STUDENT WHO WAS A MEMBER OF A HARDCORE RIGHT-WING RACIST OF A HARDCORE RIGHT-WING RACIST ONLINE GROUP. ONLINE GROUP. THAT WAS ALL RIGHT IN THE THAT WAS ALL RIGHT IN THE LEAD-UP TO CHARLOTTESVILLE, LEAD-UP TO CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA. VIRGINIA. IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, “THE IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” DID A BIG LIST NEW YORK TIMES” DID A BIG LIST OF ABOUT A DOZEN WHITE OF ABOUT A DOZEN WHITE SUPREMACIST ATTACKS THAT HAVE SUPREMACIST ATTACKS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THIS COUNTRY OVER HAPPENED IN THIS COUNTRY OVER THE PAST SIX OR SEVEN YEARS. THE PAST SIX OR SEVEN YEARS. I WAS LOOKING AT THAT LIST I WAS LOOKING AT THAT LIST TODAY. TODAY. ACTUALLY NONE OF THE EVENTS THAT ACTUALLY NONE OF THE EVENTS THAT I JUST DESCRIBED THAT HAPPENED I JUST DESCRIBED THAT HAPPENED IN THE SIX MONTHS BEFORE IN THE SIX MONTHS BEFORE CHARLOTTESVILLE EVEN MADE THIS CHARLOTTESVILLE EVEN MADE THIS LIST FROM “THE NEW YORK TIMES.” LIST FROM “THE NEW YORK TIMES.” FOR WHATEVER REASON. FOR WHATEVER REASON. I MEAN, NOT FAULTING THE TIMES I MEAN, NOT FAULTING THE TIMES FOR THAT, I’M JUST SAYING FOR THAT, I’M JUST SAYING THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF THEM IN THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF THEM IN RECENT YEARS. RECENT YEARS. KIND OF EVEN HARD TO TRACK, EVEN KIND OF EVEN HARD TO TRACK, EVEN OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. AND TO THE EXTENT THAT THIS IS AND TO THE EXTENT THAT THIS IS NOT RANDOM STUFF, TO THE EXTENT NOT RANDOM STUFF, TO THE EXTENT THAT THESE ARE NOT, YOU KNOW, THAT THESE ARE NOT, YOU KNOW, BAD APPLES, TO THE EXTENT THAT BAD APPLES, TO THE EXTENT THAT THIS IS THE MANIFESTATION OF AN THIS IS THE MANIFESTATION OF AN ORGANIZED WHITE NATIONALIST ORGANIZED WHITE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY THAT MOVEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY THAT SEEKS VIOLENCE, THAT IS SEEKS VIOLENCE, THAT IS DELIBERATELY TRYING TO INSPIRE DELIBERATELY TRYING TO INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE AND ENABLE AND ENCOURAGE AND ENABLE RACIALLY MOTIVATED AND RACIALLY MOTIVATED AND ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACKS AND ANY ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACKS AND ANY OTHER KIND OF THEY KNOW THAT OTHER KIND OF THEY KNOW THAT WOULD ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF WHITE WOULD ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF WHITE NATIONALISM OR BRING ABOUT THEIR NATIONALISM OR BRING ABOUT THEIR FABLED RACE WAR. FABLED RACE WAR. IF YOU ARE WORRIED THAT THIS IF YOU ARE WORRIED THAT THIS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT THIS TIME FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT THIS TIME MAY NOT BE INCLINED TO DO ENOUGH MAY NOT BE INCLINED TO DO ENOUGH ABOUT THAT, BUT THEY MAY TREAT ABOUT THAT, BUT THEY MAY TREAT THESE THINGS AS IF THEY’RE THESE THINGS AS IF THEY’RE INDIVIDUAL CRIMES, JUST A FEW INDIVIDUAL CRIMES, JUST A FEW BAD APPLES, NOTHING CONNECTING BAD APPLES, NOTHING CONNECTING THEM, IF THAT IS A REALISTIC THEM, IF THAT IS A REALISTIC DOWNSIDE RISK OF HAVING THIS DOWNSIDE RISK OF HAVING THIS PRESIDENT AT THE HEAD OF THE PRESIDENT AT THE HEAD OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT THIS TIME, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT THIS TIME, WELL THEN AREN’T WE BACK TO A WELL THEN AREN’T WE BACK TO A QUESTION THAT WAS FIRST CALLED A QUESTION THAT WAS FIRST CALLED A FEW DECADES AGO? FEW DECADES AGO? CAN THE VICTIMS OF THESE CRIMES CAN THE VICTIMS OF THESE CRIMES AND THEIR FAMILIES PLAY A PART AND THEIR FAMILIES PLAY A PART IN SHUTTING DOWN THIS TERRORIST IN SHUTTING DOWN THIS TERRORIST MOVEMENT IN A WAY THAT THE MOVEMENT IN A WAY THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY NOT BE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY NOT BE ABLE OR WILLING TO DO? ABLE OR WILLING TO DO? CAN THE VICTIMS DO IT? CAN THE VICTIMS DO IT? CAN THE VICTIMS AND THEIR CAN THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES BANKRUPT THESE FAMILIES BANKRUPT THESE ORGANIZATIONS? ORGANIZATIONS? AND THESE ORGANIZING HUBS, AND THESE ORGANIZING HUBS, RIGHT? RIGHT? IS IT POSSIBLE STRATEGICALLY TO IS IT POSSIBLE STRATEGICALLY TO ORGANIZATIONALLY DECAPITATE ORGANIZATIONALLY DECAPITATE THESE ORGANIZATIONS AND THESE THESE ORGANIZATIONS AND THESE HUBS THAT FACILITATE THIS KIND HUBS THAT FACILITATE THIS KIND OF TERRORISM IN AMERICA? OF TERRORISM IN AMERICA? CAN YOU ORGANIZATIONALLY CAN YOU ORGANIZATIONALLY DECAPITATE THEM, EVEN WHEN LAW

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  1. The Families of those dying in mass shootings should Sue Trump and the GOP for his Mouth which caused them .

  2. IMHO… The only positive that. Donald and administration have done, is to put a spotlight on our Country's division. Vote them OUT!

  3. The only white supremacists that exist are the puppeteers that pull the strings of Democrats and control the media. You know, the ones that label Trump racist lol😆😆 Histories biggest mind game ever and ducks are quacking left and right!!!

  4. Sadly for the victim of Charlottesville, if you win a civil case against the Unite the Right's founder, all you'll get is $1,700, a stack of sticky victoria secret catalogs, and poorly-fitting khakis.

  5. Hey Butch, I grew up in the South and Democrats lynched many blacks! Democrats abused, voted overwhelmingly against freeing them from Slavery! Democrats voted overwhelmingly against giving them voting rights! Democrats killed Martin Luther King, JFK and RFK! Democrats formed the KKK, abused and killed a lot of blacks! I witnessed it first hand so quit lying! Every black that leaves the Plantation are "Uncle Toms and Jim Crows"! Once they cease to be a useful democrat vote or victim, they're kicked to the Curb! If they every smarten up, the Democrat Party of today will be abolished! Unfortunately, most of them haven't moved an inch in 400 years!

  6. Yes, but I believe there is nothing stopping him from pardoning him self just before leaving office. After all Nixon didn't go to prison or jail

  7. Trump the demented boofhead has incited violence and MUST be punished. He is the face of America's racist underbelly and must be flushed out. Aryan, a Sanskrit word means noble. There is nothing noble about racist or any lynching. America is too primitive to be Aryan. Grow up people!

  8. we are NOT African Americans and we are not black ppl..we are Israelites!!!! the greatest ppl on the planet!!..the SUN is OUR friend!!

  9. All should remember that the KKK is the terrorist arm of the democrat party, formed and bred by the Democrats since the end of the Civil War. Read your history books: Democrats and socialism have committed the most heinous atrocities in the twentieth century and all of human history. Open your eyes people; the Democrats have been feeding you lies for the last 150+ years.

  10. Unfortunately, most people are not talking about how to solve the root cause of these modern extremist attacks. The issue is that black, white, and other minorities live in segregated neighborhoods and our children go to segregated schools.

    We have to make our neighborhoods and schools as diverse as the work place.

  11. Hey madow, where is your coverage of the Dayton Ohio socialist, anti-Trump, pro-“antifa” mass shooter? That’s what I thought.

  12. But they call us the savages the predators. The white man has been killing for hundreds of years, that is what they understand. So we need to start giving them what they can respect…….. blood 😡

  13. When is America going to involuntarily confine this orange nazi? We are moving eerily close to nazism and fascism. Don't tell me I didn't warn you!

  14. How is trump different from Osama bin laden? Bin laden did not commit terror acts himself. He sent his followers to commit acts of terror.

    So, we not only killed the terrorists who commited the acts, but bin laden too.

    Trump is the Christian taliban and al Qaeda. It is also important and necessary to indict him for triggering and inciting acts of terror, in which innocent people have died. Pure and simple.

    How is that so difficult to understand America?

  15. This strategy would only work against an organized entity. Unfortunately, most of these white supremacist mass shooters are lone wolves who aren't directly affiliated with an organization that can be sued.

  16. The mother of the woman who was run down in Charlottesville should sue the white supremacists groups who organized the protest, along with everyone else who was injured during the protests. Maybe, even the town of Charlottesville, to recoup the money spent to deal with what happened.

  17. Well done until you failed to mention that perhaps the media is at least partly at fault for fanning the flames of violence due to their SLANDER of the President, claiming he supports these groups when he has repeatedly denounced and condemned them saying there is no place in the country for them. he has openly and repeatedly condemned violence in all forms But the LIES of the media are telling to public President Trump supports violence when the truth is HE CONDEMNS VIOLENCE. In my opinion: You slanderous, Trump hating, Fake News artists are as much to blame as those who caused the violence.

  18. Food for thought. If Bill Cosby is in jail right now for raping women and these cases happened years ago, why isn't the woman who falsely accused a black boy by the name of Emmett Till for offending a white woman not in jail right now?

  19. If they're so bold (KKK), wear a t-shirt and get rid of the hoods. Mano y mano. They ALWAYS attack women and lone men. ALSO if they don't like the different cultures of America, they need to "go back where they came from".

  20. POS stepdad was a follower of Tom Metzger. I ran away from that life and f upped world decades ago. The. Aryan extremists have always preached the great race war!!! They're entrenched in our military and police. I know that much has always been part of the plan. They envision provoking a large group of "Others" to fight and all White's will fall in line to re subjugate anyone who is "Other". Some want them dead,some want them gone, some want to re segregate. I know the majority has moved past their rhetoric and ideology,but they are very much a threat and should continue to be ostracized and ridiculed. That's where you know somethings up with Herr President. He goes off on tirades about anything else literally for months or years!!! Had to denounce via teleprompter?? He knows he would be rejecting and hurting the feelings of his base. I fear for our country and our children's futures. Vote 2020!!!!

  21. this legal tactic was more effective before widespread internet. who needs headquarters, or postage, or newsletters anymore to spread the word? More resources need to put into FBI efforts to deal with domestic terrorists.

  22. I feel like Trump can be charged with inciting hate crimes/ riots. Just like how you cannot yell fire in a crowded theater b/c of the potential damage that it could cause, he openly and regularly incites race crimes and there are ppl who would say, unapologetically, Trump encouraged me to hurt immigrants or who they perceive as immigrants.

  23. The KKK founding Democrats should be paying not the American taxpayers. The Democrats are the KKK founding, pro slavery, pro segregation , Jim Crowe law, voter suppression , white nationalists, white supremacist party.

  24. Welcome back, Rachel, you were seriously missed. Race issues raised their ugly head in your absence, but another matter of great importance in the presidential race deserves your attention: To put it succinctly: When are you going to invite Andrew Yang for an interview? I and many others took umbrage to the way he was treated by your colleagues, Check Todd and Chris Matthews. I think it fair to say that Andrew Yang has risen in the polls dramatically, and is a very serious contender (not to mention a brilliant visionary). So Rachel, when will he be invited?

  25. For this legal strategy to work you have to demonstrate an organizational structure tied to the crime. Hate groups today are more ad hoc and it will be much more difficult to demonstrate an organizational structure that can be subject to a judgment. Showing that someone espouses the same ideology as an attacker won't be enough to secure a judgment. You have to demonstrate a direct link as in both of the cases described in the video.

  26. This strategy won't work against Trump. He uses dog whistles and indirect terminology that simply won't hold up in court as a direct link to attacks.

  27. We Jamaicans know the truth about the evil of the Deep State ,we have been living with it.You claim to be a Jew ,getting paid to sell abortion and pedophilia

  28. It boggles my mind that these people are really under the impression that they are superior because of the pigment of their skin…. like? I can’t and never will understand

  29. How could a 19 year old afford an AK and Riffle and several rounds of ammo and accessories? I think he got weapons donated or that dupes like him could get provided with weapons.

  30. That attack shows weakness, not strength. Cowards never fight fairly, and often fight for the wrong cause.

  31. Personal responsibility is at the core of the Bill of Rights. The constitution gives everyone in this country rights. For over 200 years, Americans understood that with rights come responsibilities. If Americans wish to keep all of their rights intact, then it's long past time that we once again accept responsibility for abuse of those rights. It seems that the worst perpetrator of the abuse of constitutional rights is the internet…composed of people, corporations, and the like. The internet is unfortunately full of mindless babble that far too many accept as gospel: there's plenty of it associated with this video. Those of us with basic intelligence need to think about what they write. Given all of the anonymous, outrageous comments presented in the various social media, has anyone given the slightest thought how their extremist, often mindless, hate-filed rubbish is viewed by those with a less extremist or a different perspective? I doubt it; in fact, I doubt most care, and that's unfortunate. The far right isn't the only side capable of presenting hate. The left is guilty to, and it's often done with more subtlety.

    The single biggest driver of gun sales in the US isn't the NRA or gun manufacturers advertising/marketing. It's the anti-gun lunatic left that knows virtually nothing about firearms, gun owners and their interests/ideas, hunting culture, or the various kinds of shooting sports. They don't know, and they don't care…because they are righteous. People who know virtually nothing about the subject; yet they write and talk as if they know it all. Most of the anti-gun people in this thread haven't bothered to look up laws affecting their supposed beliefs. Whether people on the left care to believe or reject it, they are guilty of hate. They might not realize it but I can tell you that's how their internet banter and their sentiments are perceived. You want even more gun sales? Beg Kamala Harris to run around saying she'll violate constitutional law to please her supporters…just like Trump does. Frankly, I'm disgusted with the whole business. People are tired of violence but I don't think most are willing to affect the changes that might decrease violence. Rather than change ourselves, it's so much easier to Express mindless anger…and hate, to point fingers and blame. The violence problem is collective folks. It's time we all faced that reality, and looked at causality.

  32. What if the families of the El Paso shooter sued DT because his rhetoric is what the shooter used to justify his actions…

  33. You are good person Rachel you love your work. God loves you all you need is to change your sexual deviance. God hates homosexuality and people that are twisted in there minds. If you dont believe me look it up in the book. People like you would not own a place in the new land.

  34. ever since orange boy started with the hate speech..ive BEEN wondering why this precedent hasn't been used…somebody PLEASE sue that ahole

  35. It's not hard to track, you turn the cold shoulder because it doesn't effect you or your immediate community. Not hard to see. Wow. Are you blind or just don't care. ???

  36. Ever notice how liberal socialist Democrats or MSNBC dupes aren't upset with the thousands of murders, rapes, drug running, and theft committed annually from illegal aliens as confirmed by 20% of federal prison population being illegal aliens. Ever notice how they don't seem to care about the thousands of mostly black on black deaths occuring every year in cities like Chicago, Detroit, and Baltimore. Ever notice how they don't seem to care about the hundreds of thousands of babies aborted, some late term aborted each year. A large percentage of these babies are black. They only have selective outrage when it meets their objective in gaining power and control. President Trump and good law abiding moral Americans citizens are outraged at all of it, including these sickening recent attacks. President Trump is for all American citizens of all colors and is not Fake. The left is about twisting the truth and calling everything racist to trigger emotions and fear STOKING RACISM. The left is full of hate for Trump to gain power and twists truth into a lie. Don't be duped. Let's all unite behind Trump.

  37. Best video in months!

    I wish they could put Mr Trump responsible when hes supporter go out murdering innocent peoples!

    the churches should also held responsible when their members go murder innocent peoples, maybe then the World can become little better!

  38. Hm! Interesting and fair. Is this what awaits for the Trump family and their Republican congress mob clan after the Boss leaves office?.  Well, in those days the news used to speak about Millionaires whereas, today, the news speak about Billionaires.

  39. I remember this case and how the KKK was sued and decades later here we are here again, but this time they are in the White House. These are dangerous times and we must be very careful of our surroundings.

  40. This idea is certainly worth trying. Money talks and it seems to be the only thing that some people care about.

  41. Why is the klan allowed to exist AT ALL? It's continued existence is a clear indicator of America's deep seated, institutional and systemic racism

  42. If proven that President Trump is found guilty of backing this young man….could the El Paso families sue him for everything he owns. What just desserts (a lovely piece of chocolate cake if you will) to have Hispanics own all his properties. We will find out he owns nothing.

  43. That's the way they got Capone with the taxes. Hit their pockets. I hope they get trump with his taxes and grifting.

  44. As always very professional, insightful, heartfelt and substantive reporting. In this particular case very timely with a clear call to action. Keep up the fantastic work, much appreciated.

  45. Well, hopefully, someone will sue Trump for his rhetoric as encouraging this past weekends violence especially since, the EL Paso shooter used Trump's very own verbiage. That will DEFINITELY shut Trump up.

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