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Youngsters band together to tackle hate crime on Great Yarmouth estate

Youngsters will be heading onto the streets of Great Yarmouth to help tackle hate crime, including racist and homophobic graffiti

Lucy Clapham Friday, June 8, 2012 8:12 AM

A BAND of aspiring young role models have formed an alliance to tackle hate crimes in their area and help smash the stereotype surrounding their age group.

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The group of 11 – 16 year olds from the Halfway House area of Great Yarmouth are preparing to head out into their community to tackle problems such as bullying and racist and homophobic graffiti, which have been on the rise on the estate in recent years, after coming together to form an action group.

They are also receiving training to become peer mentors in a bid to educate the next generation about the impact hate crimes can have and to provide support to those who have been victim to incidents such as bullying.

The youngsters work is being spearheaded by the Claydon Pavilion Community Association, which was keen to do some preventative work to stop the issues escalating, along with YMCA Norfolk and the borough council, and has been kick started by a Home Office grant of around 45,000.

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Springfield Rallies Against Hate Crimes

June 6, 2012

By Chris Curtis

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — In light of hate crime allegations in Springfield, the community is fighting back against hate and racism by hosting a rally.

The Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) teamed up with the Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect and Back to Back: Allies for Human Dignity to counter possible hate activity in the city.

A group of about 50 people joined the three groups at the Springfield Public Library to take a stand and fight back against hate crimes and racism.

CALC Executive Director Kori Rodley says even after Wednesday’s event, the work is far from over.

“Unfortunately the work isn’t done. We want to think the Civil Rights Act and everything like that is over, but it’s not. The work isn’t done, so we have to keep up with it, and we have to–as a community–pay attention,” Rodley said.

Immediately after the rally, supporters walked the neighborhoods of Springfield passing out leaflets and sharing anti-hate and anti-racism information.

The groups will host another rally Saturday, June 9 at noon at the Eugene Public Library.

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Judge rejects Amish defendants' challenge

The religious beliefs of victims of alleged beard- and hair-cutting attacks in Ohio Amish country are what matters in the case, not those of the defendants, a federal judge ruled Thursday in rejecting the defendants challenges of the federal hate crimes law.

The defendants, who include 16 members of an eastern Ohio breakaway Amish group, argued the alleged attacks last fall werent hate crimes but internal church disciplinary matters not involving anti-Amish bias. The defendants also argued that the federal hate crime law violates their First Amendment rights of religious expression.

U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster said the defendants use of the First Amendment claim was offensive, given that the Constitution allows the defendants to maintain their religious beliefs and practices, which are so different from the beliefs and practices of most Americans.

In fact, violent acts of the kind charged in the superseding indictment are designed to punish individuals who exercise their religious beliefs, or to chill others from doing so, he wrote.

Polster noted that First Amendment rights exempt the Amish from certain requirements of citizens, such as jury service.

Attorney Dean Carro argued earlier this year that the alleged intrareligious actions arent covered by federal law.

The actions are not alleged to have been taken out of prejudice or hatred against the Amish religion, Carro, who represents defendant Lester Miller, wrote in a March filing. Rather, the alleged acts are doctrine-based Old Order Amish beliefs.

Those beliefs relate to punishment for a variety of sins, Carro added, and as such arent subject to federal authority. Messages were left for Carro seeking comment Thursday.

Polster also rejected this argument, saying nothing in the law limits its reach to acts of violence perpetrated by members of one religious group against another.

By the Defendants logic, a violent assault by a Catholic on a Protestant, or a Sunni Muslim on a Shiite Muslim, or an Orthodox Jew on a non-Orthodox Jew, would not be prohibited by this statute, Polster wrote.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The religious beliefs of victims of alleged beard- and hair-cutting attacks in Ohio Amish country are what matters in the case, not those of the defendants, a federal judge ruled Thursday in rejecting the defendants’ challenges of the federal hate crimes law.

The defendants, who include 16 members of an eastern Ohio breakaway Amish group, argued the alleged attacks last fall weren’t hate crimes but internal church disciplinary matters not involving anti-Amish bias. The defendants also argued that the federal hate crime law violates their First Amendment rights of religious expression.

U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster said the defendants’ use of the First Amendment claim was offensive, given that the Constitution allows the defendants “to maintain their religious beliefs and practices, which are so different from the beliefs and practices of most Americans.”

“In fact, violent acts of the kind charged in the superseding indictment are designed to punish individuals who exercise their religious beliefs, or to chill others from doing so,” he wrote.

Polster noted that First Amendment rights exempt the Amish from certain requirements of citizens, such as jury service.

Attorney Dean Carro argued earlier this year that the alleged “intrareligious actions” aren’t covered by federal law.

“The actions are not alleged to have been taken out of prejudice or hatred against the Amish religion,” Carro, who represents defendant Lester Miller, wrote in a March filing. “Rather, the alleged acts are doctrine-based Old Order Amish beliefs.”

Those beliefs relate to punishment for a variety of sins, Carro added, and as such aren’t subject to federal authority. Messages were left for Carro seeking comment Thursday.

Polster also rejected this argument, saying nothing in the law limits its reach to acts of violence perpetrated by members of one religious group against another.

“By the Defendants’ logic, a violent assault by a Catholic on a Protestant, or a Sunni Muslim on a Shiite Muslim, or an Orthodox Jew on a non-Orthodox Jew, would not be prohibited by this statute,” Polster wrote.

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30-05-2012 01:35 HATE CRIMES As our countries darken so does our future. If we want less ignorance, poverty, disease, crime & a brighter world – it takes a WHITER world.

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Ticket reseller gets probation for hate crime

HARTFORD, Conn.The former chief executive officer for ticket reseller TicketNework Inc. has been given two years of probation for using a racial slur during an altercation with a bouncer outside an Academy Awards party.

The Hartford Courant reports ( http://cour.at/KTjZoI) that Donald Vaccaro was accepted Tuesday into the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitation program, which allows first-time offenders to have their criminal history wiped clean once they successfully complete their probation.

Vaccaro, of Glastonbury, was charged intimidation based on bigotry or bias and several misdemeanors after the Feb. 27 encounter.

A bouncer told police Vaccaro addressed him with a racial slur while being escorted from a party after a woman complained the 49-year-old executive had fondled her. The arrest warrant said his speech was slightly slurred, leading an officer to believe he was “mildly intoxicated.”

Vaccaro took an indefinite leave from the South Windsor ticket-reselling company after his arrest and said his actions didn’t reflect his values.

The arrest led TicketNetwork Inc. to withdraw from the state’s highly touted “First Five” initiative. That program was established to give state tax credits to the first five businesses investing $25 million in Connecticut and creating 200 jobs over five years.

TicketNetwork was the third company to win incentives, announcing last summer up to $7.75 million in loans in exchange for keeping 292 jobs, creating at least 200 full-time jobs in two years and possibly up to 600 over the next 10 years.

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Muslim Woman Beaten to Death Geert Wilders Hate Crime (California) – Video


26-05-2012 04:57 The Woman Has died due to the Injuries Sustained, confirmed dead on March 24th 2012 Innocent muslim mother of five beaten nearly to death, with doctors saying there is no chance of Survival. Assailants broke in to her home, and savagely beat her leaving her body in a pool of blood to be discovered by her 17 year old daughter, with a note saying “go back to your own country, you’re a terrorist” El Cajon – A woman found beaten in the head with a tire iron, was hospitalized. Shaima Alawadi, 32, a mother of five, was found unconscious by her 17-year-old daughter on Wednesday around 11:15 AM A note telling her to “Go back home”, was found at the residence. A family friend Sura Alzaidy, told the San Diego Union Tribune about the note, which authorities did not disclose. The note told the woman and the Alawadi family to “Go back to your own country. You’re a terriorist”. The woman is of Iraqi descent. Learn About Islam – Don’t let ignorance be an excuse for these actions of hate: Geert Wilders crimes in USA

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26-05-2012 17:44 Video Documentary produced by Allison Rhodes, 23 May 2005 Part One features interviews with Chattanooga historian Raymond Evans and Chattanooga author and attorney Leroy Phillips

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26-05-2012 17:55 Video Documentary produced by Allison Rhodes, 23 May 2005 Part Two features interviews with Chattanooga author and attorney Leroy Phillips and former NAACP chairman James Mapp who led the desegregation lawsuit against Hamilton County schools. Also featured are Mr. Saul Hyman, Chief Skip Vaughn, Dr. Albert Cecil Rhodes, and Leonard Chill in interviews concerning the 1970 bombing of the Chattanooga synagogue Beth Sholom.

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Youngsters band together to tackle hate crime on Great Yarmouth estate

Youngsters will be heading onto the streets of Great Yarmouth to help tackle hate crime, including racist and homophobic graffiti Lucy Clapham Friday, June 8, 2012 8:12 AM A BAND of aspiring young role models have formed an alliance to tackle hate crimes in their area and help smash the stereotype surrounding their age group. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address below. The message will include the name and email address you gave us when you signed up.

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Springfield Rallies Against Hate Crimes

June 6, 2012 By Chris Curtis SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — In light of hate crime allegations in Springfield, the community is fighting back against hate and racism by hosting a rally

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Judge rejects Amish defendants' challenge

The religious beliefs of victims of alleged beard- and hair-cutting attacks in Ohio Amish country are what matters in the case, not those of the defendants, a federal judge ruled Thursday in rejecting the defendants challenges of the federal hate crimes law. The defendants, who include 16 members of an eastern Ohio breakaway Amish group, argued the alleged attacks last fall werent hate crimes but internal church disciplinary matters not involving anti-Amish bias. The defendants also argued that the federal hate crime law violates their First Amendment rights of religious expression.

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Judge rejects Amish hate crime challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The religious beliefs of victims of alleged beard- and hair-cutting attacks in Ohio Amish country are what matters in the case, not those of the defendants, a federal judge ruled Thursday in rejecting the defendants’ challenges of the federal hate crimes law. The defendants, who include 16 members of an eastern Ohio breakaway Amish group, argued the alleged attacks last fall weren’t hate crimes but internal church disciplinary matters not involving anti-Amish bias. The defendants also argued that the federal hate crime law violates their First Amendment rights of religious expression

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26-05-2012 04:57 The Woman Has died due to the Injuries Sustained, confirmed dead on March 24th 2012 Innocent muslim mother of five beaten nearly to death, with doctors saying there is no chance of Survival. Assailants broke in to her home, and savagely beat her leaving her body in a pool of blood to be discovered by her 17 year old daughter, with a note saying “go back to your own country, you’re a terrorist” El Cajon – A woman found beaten in the head with a tire iron, was hospitalized. Shaima Alawadi, 32, a mother of five, was found unconscious by her 17-year-old daughter on Wednesday around 11:15 AM A note telling her to “Go back home”, was found at the residence

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26-05-2012 17:44 Video Documentary produced by Allison Rhodes, 23 May 2005 Part One features interviews with Chattanooga historian Raymond Evans and Chattanooga author and attorney Leroy Phillips

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26-05-2012 17:55 Video Documentary produced by Allison Rhodes, 23 May 2005 Part Two features interviews with Chattanooga author and attorney Leroy Phillips and former NAACP chairman James Mapp who led the desegregation lawsuit against Hamilton County schools. Also featured are Mr. Saul Hyman, Chief Skip Vaughn, Dr.

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