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It's part of his intentional, systematic dismantling of all governmental prevention, intervention, and suppression of domestic white terrorism and extremism.   

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Frends are precious things.  I had a friend in college.  He was brilliant...the girl he married. was every bit his equal.  She too was a friend.  Both worked their way through law school, both graduated with high honors.  Both went on to pass the bar.  Both become attorneys for the ACLU specializing in Civil Rights litigation.  

 

Both were the most honest, candid and honorable people I have had the good fortune to call friend.  That the ACLU would defend the rights of even those they despise is no surprise.  It's what they do.  

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That $400,000 President Trump saved us , will pay for half a day of Security at the Florida White House. He's always trying to save us $$$.

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@mimi0000 wrote:

For me that's making additional  contributions  Southern Poverty Law Center  and calling Party Representative.  

Anyone have other  suggestions?


     Letter to Editor of local papers

     Attend City Council meetings and ask them what they are doing / planning about improving Civil Rights and fighting Racism.   

 

      The donald supporters here are also ignoring that the ACLU - a group that the roundly dismiss, actually fought for this gang of people to speak.  

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For me that's making additional  contributions  Southern Poverty Law Center  and calling Party Representative.  

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Trump Slashes Grant for Group Combatting White Extremism

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists.

 

A grant announcement by the Department of Homeland Security eliminated funding for the Chicago-based Life After Hate, which was initially awarded the money in January during the closing days of the Obama administration.

 

Life After Hate, run by a former skinhead, is among a handful of domestic programs dedicated to helping people leave white power groups including neo-Nazi organizations and the Ku Klux Klan, and it was the only one of the original grant recipients dedicated solely to combatting white extremism.

 

The co-founder of Life After Hate, Christian Picciolini, said in an emailed statement, "While it's disappointing that DHS broke its promise to us by changing the rules to the grant after we'd already won it, it is more alarming that the current administration is refusing to acknowledge that white nationalist extremists are a major domestic terrorist threat."

 

Picciolini has publicly criticized the Trump administration for ties to white extremists. He pledged to continue serving those in need.

 

In all, Homeland Security awarded $10 million to 26 police and community organizations, none of which has a specific mission to counter groups in the so-called "alt-right," a hodge-podge of white supremacists, white populists and white nationalists, many of whom supported Trump for president.

 

The agency said the grants, awarded under the Combatting Violent Extremism program, will target "all forms of violent extremism, including the rising threat from Islamist terrorism." Spokesman David Lapan this week denied the program is now concentrating only on Islamic extremism.

 

Grant applications were re-evaluated based on factors including whether an organization had a track record of combatting violent extremism, the department said, and groups that didn't were eliminated.

 

Ten other Obama-approved grants also were cut, including $867,000 for the University of North Carolina to produce anti-jihadist videos and $393,800 for the Muslim Public Affairs Council Foundation, which was critical of the move to cut funding for Life After Hate.

 

"The Trump administration's mishandling of the grant process underscores two fundamental flaws in its (Combatting Violent Extremism) policy: It focuses on criminal investigations in a non-criminal space, and it turns a blind eye to white supremacist violence," the group said in a statement.

 

more at:  Trump Slashes Grant for Group Combatting White Extremism

 

It's stunning to me how complicit many Conservatives are with White Supremacists.

 

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