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White Supremacist Pleads Guilty To Slaying Black Man With Sword

White Supremacist Pleads Guilty To Slaying Black Man With Sword

Today, against the advice of his own attorneys, white supremacist James Harris Jackson pleaded guilty to murder as terrorism and a hate crime, and three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, for the racially-motivated murder of Timothy Caughman on a midtown Manhattan sidewalk in 2017. Jackson’s plea in Manhattan Criminal Court ensures that the Baltimore-native will spend life in prison without parole. [ more › ]

‘I wasn’t smirking’: Kentucky student defends position with Native American

John Wilkes Booth “I was not shooting President Lincoln, I tripped and the gun just went off.”

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Nick Sandmann said on NBC he was ‘not disrespectful’ during his interaction with Nathan Phillips, an Omaha tribe leader

The high school student filmed in an apparent standoff with a Native American activist in Washington DC has said he was “not disrespectful” and “wasn’t smirking” during the interaction, as a spokesman for Donald Trump said students from Covington high school may be invited to the White House.

“As far as standing there, I had every right to do so,” Nick Sandmann told NBC Today’s Savannah Guthrie. A video which was widely shared over the weekend showed Sandmann grinning inches from Nathan Phillips, an Omaha tribe leader, as Phillips sang and played a drum.

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Why Joe Biden shouldn’t run for president | Cas Mudde

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Biden’s current lead in the polls shouldn’t be mistaken for evidence that he is the best Democrat to challenge Trump in 2020 and to lead the US as president

In the first three weeks of 2019 alone, a broad range of Democratic members of Congress have announced their candidacy for US president, including Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard and Kirsten Gillibrand. Washington insiders are speculating about many more to come, such as Amy Klobuchar and the seemingly inevitable Beto O’Rourke.

What all these Democratic hopefuls have in common is little to no name recognition. A recent NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll showed that a majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents had either never heard of them or were “unsure” whether they were favorable or unfavorable towards them. While we are still almost two years away from the 2020 elections, that is not a good start.

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The US is still not ready to look at the ugly racism against Native Americans | Julian Brave NoiseCat

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The standoff between students and a Native American man reveals who gets compassion, and who doesn’t

By now, you’ve surely seen the video.

On the steps outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, a white teenager sporting the red cap accoutrements of the Trump campaign stands nose-to-nose with a bespectacled Native American elder singing and playing a hand drum. The teen is smirking – his expression, for me, oozes entitlement. Behind him an unruly crowd – all male, all white, many also wearing the conspicuous Maga apparel – is jeering the elder in a frenzy of Lord of the Flies privilege. (In another video, some of the boys can be seen cackling while war-whooping and making the tomahawk chop gesture popularized by sports teams with Native American mascots like the Atlanta Braves.)

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White supremacist pleads guilty to killing black man as ‘practice’ for racist plot

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James Jackson admitted to fatally stabbing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in New York City in 2017

A white supremacist has pleaded guilty to killing a black man with a sword as part of a racist plot that prosecutors described as a hate crime.

James Jackson admitted to fatally stabbing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in 2017 after stalking a number of black men in New York City.

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