Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his second in command on Thursday defied subpoenas requiring them to testify before an oversight commission about ganglike groups of deputies and an investigative unit that has targeted the sheriff’s critics. The snub is the latest ploy in an increasingly hostile power struggle between Villanueva and the Sheriff Civilian OversightContinue reading “Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas”

Why the Far Right Tries to Recruit Football Hooligans | Decade of Hate – VICE

For decades, football and the far right have interacted with each other in various ways across the globe. This interaction often involves a small subset of fans – ‘ultras’, ‘casuals’, ‘hooligans’, the definitions change depending on where you are in the world – who are seen as the most devoted, fanatical followers of their footballContinue reading “Why the Far Right Tries to Recruit Football Hooligans | Decade of Hate – VICE”

Targeting Australia’s largest neo-Nazi group | 60 Minutes Australia

A joint investigation by 60 MINUTES, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald to infiltrate and expose a toxic and rotting world of hate. Reporter Nick McKenzie has been working on this clandestine operation for the past eight months. The threat is so significant Australia’s top spy, the director-general of ASIO has agreed to his firstContinue reading “Targeting Australia’s largest neo-Nazi group | 60 Minutes Australia”

Gunfire erupts after Proud Boys and anti-fascists openly brawl in Portland without police intervention

Far right groups gathered Sunday in Portland for an event they called the “Summer of Love,” even as the rally date was chosen to commemorate an extraordinarily violent clash last summer in the city. The event ended with a roving brawl along busy city streets in the Parkrose neighborhood, and shots being fired in downtown Portland. NoContinue reading “Gunfire erupts after Proud Boys and anti-fascists openly brawl in Portland without police intervention”

Dutch crime reporter De Vries dies after being shot

Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter R. De Vries has died just over a week after being shot in the street, his family and his employer RTL Netherlands news said on Thursday. De Vries, who was 64, had been a frequent commentator on television crime programmes and a veteran reporter with sources in both law enforcementContinue reading “Dutch crime reporter De Vries dies after being shot”

Oregon City cancels Proud Boys permit following June 18 riot

Oregon City officials took actions Wednesday meant to discourage the repeat of a violent clash last week between members of the Proud Boys extremist group and antifascists in Clackamette Park. “In an effort to protect our community from future acts of violence and to preserve the integrity of Oregon City parks, the City of OregonContinue reading “Oregon City cancels Proud Boys permit following June 18 riot”

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