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Dozens of African Detainees Allege Serial Abuse and Hate Crimes at Notorious Private Immigration Jail


Late last month, roughly 80 immigrant men from Somalia, Kenya, and Sudan arrived at a remote, for-profit detention center in West Texas to await deportation. In the week that followed, the men were pepper-sprayed, beaten, threatened, taunted with racial slurs, and subjected to sexual abuse. The treatment they endured amounted to multiple violations of federal law and grave human rights abuses — and it all happened over the course of a single week. These are the findings of chilling new report by a collection of Texas-based legal advocacy groups.

The alleged abuse was so grave that advocates for the men have now filed a series of complaints with the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and local authorities calling for investigations into what happened behind the…

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Letter: Winston Strachan, it's not hate mail!



Dear Sir: Mr Strachan, I have no quarrel with what you had to say in your letter of Saturday, March 17, about some NDC candidates. You may well be right about them. But where you are hopelessly wrong is in your outpouring of love for Peter David. You wrote that he ignores all the hate mail and carries …
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Dutton steps between South African farmers and hate



The South African government's vote to expropriate land without compensating farmers has grave human rights implications. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is considering how Australia can offer targeted farmers shelter from persecution by tailoring our humanitarian program. The South African …
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African-American Man Acquitted of Assaulting Hate Group Member at Charlottesville Rally


(CNN) — An African-American man was acquitted Friday on charges he assaulted a white protester last August at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, authorities said.

A judge acquitted DeAndre Harris on the misdemeanor assault charge during a hearing Friday, according to Charlottesville General District Court records.

Harris was accused of hitting a man in the head with a flashlight moments before white protesters attacked him in a parking garage, CNN affiliate WVIR reported. A videotape of Harris being attacked was shared widely online.

Harold Ray Crews took out the warrant against Harris. Crews is a member of the North Carolina League of the South, a neo-Confederate organization that has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law…

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Student Walkouts, Suspected Hate Crimes, An Island Lacking Power: The Short List


A big story this week was the student walkouts across the region and the country, on the one-month anniversary of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Students have been calling on Congress for gun legislation to stop the sale of automatic weapons used by the military. Where do the walkouts go from here? Can gun control become a civil rights movement?

Sunday morning, Nantucket, Massachusetts, residents woke up to find racist graffiti defacing the island’s African-American history museum, which was once a church and a school for African-American children on the island.

And on Monday in Austin, Texas, two people were killed when package bombs were dropped off at their homes, both of them African-Americans. One of the victims was a high school senior. Investigators are not ruling…

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TRAGIC NEWS | African-American Double Bassist Killed in Possible Racial Hate Crime


17 year old African-American double bassist Draylen Mason has been killed – following a series of package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas, United States.

An honour roll bass student at the East Austin College Prep, where he studied with William Bill Dick, Mason was a member of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Austin Youth Orchestra and the Austin Soundwaves.

Police have indicated that three package bombs exploded at homes in the Texas capital over the past ten days – killing two people, including Draylen, and injuring two others.

On each occasion, the victims found packages outside their homes – none of which had been delivered by the US postal service or a delivery service.

Police have indicated that they believe the incidents are related – and could possibly be racial hate…

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