Month: August 2017

Slain firefighter’s acts of kindness in life outshone violent act that ended it, mourners say – East Bay Times

East Bay TimesA police motorcade escorts the family of Oakland firefighter Jake Walter as they arrive for a memorial service at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. Walter was fatally shot on Aug. 17 while enjoying a night out in …Oakland Firefighter Fatally Shot in San Jose Remembered at […]

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Man shot Friday in East Oakland dies from wounds – East Bay Times

East Bay TimesOAKLAND — A man shot Friday morning in East Oakland died from his wounds later in the day, police said Saturday. Related Articles. Learn about El Cerrito crime trends over ‘Coffee with Cops’ · Last in series of public forums with Berkeley’s police … …read more Source:: East Oakland News By Google News

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Stormfront White Nationalist Website Shut Down By Webs.com

Stormfront White Nationalist Website Shut Down By Webs.com
After more than 20 years of propagating hate across the planet, Stormfront.com was brought down. Web.com stopped providing domain registration services to Stormfront, shutting down the site. The development comes 2 days after the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Stop Hate Project issued a demand letter to Network Solutions and its parent company Web.com. Web.com was, in fact, providing the domain registration services necessary to spread hate across the country in violation of Web.com’s own policies. Web.com’s Acceptable Use Policy prohibits people from using their services “to display bigotry, discrimination, racism or hatred.” The Lawyers’ Committee’s notice made clear that Stormfront was in clear violation of Web.com’s Acceptable Use Policy.

“Stormfront.com has been home to over 300,000 registered users who used the website to promote white supremacist violence across the world. In addition to the explicitly bigoted, racist, anti-Semitic, and Islamophobic discussions that take place on Stormfront, more than 100 murders can be traced back to Stormfront users who frequented the site to discuss their hateful ideologies. We will continue to use every tool in our arsenal to disrupt vehicles used to promote and incite racial violence across our country,” said Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “Especially in the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville and the spike in hate crimes across the country, Stormfront crossed the line of permissible speech and incited and promoted violence.”

Web.com is to be recognized for choosing to adopt an Acceptable Use Policy that prohibits people from using their services “to display bigotry, discrimination, racism or hatred.” Web.com’s decision to terminate services to Stormfront.com demonstrates that the company would enforce its own policies in order to support its diverse customers and the online community as a whole.

“At the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, we are proud to be a resource to individuals and community organizations across the country who have been combating hate for years. Stormfront.com fostered the kind of discrimination, division, and violence that seeks to undermine people coming together across different communities. While we recognize that bringing down one site won’t end these efforts, it will make it a little more difficult for white supremacists to sow hatred. It will make it clear to people fighting for justice across the country that there are many people who recognize the inherent human dignity that unites us,” aid Becky Monroe, Director of the Stop Hate Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Stormfront, was one of the first major hate sites on the Internet with more than 300,000 registered users. The site was launched by former Alabama Ku Klux Klan boss and white supremacist Don Black in 1995. The site is frequently used to promote racial violence and is frequented by white nationalists and other violent extremists. The Stormfront website was used along with dailystormer.org to organize and encourage participation in the violent and fatal “Unite the Right” rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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