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A dozen Arizona GOP lawmakers follow at least 1 far-right Facebook group

More than 1 in 5 Republican state lawmakers across the country have joined at least one far-right Facebook group, according to a new report, and in Arizona, 12 have done so — about 25% of the state’s GOP legislators.... Read more»

Crímenes de odio en Arizona alcanzan su nivel más alto desde el 9/11

Los crímenes de odio en Arizona en 2020 fueron los más altos reportados desde 2001 desde ataques del 11 de septiembre, según nuevas estadísticas del FBI. Expertos dicen que probablemente muchos más crímenes de odio no fueron denunciados. ... Read more»

Arizona saw a rise in antisemitic and hate incidents in 2021

Antisemitic and hate incidents in Arizona this year saw a 26% increase from 2020 and a 41% increase from 2019, according to a year-end report by the Arizona chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.... Read more»

Arizona hate crimes hit their highest level since 9/11, and it’s likely an undercount

Hate crimes in Arizona in 2020 were the highest reported since 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, according to new FBI statistics, but advocates and experts say many more hate crimes mostly likely were unreported. ... Read more»

Az Republican senator tweets swastika, compares COVID vaccines to Holocaust

After comparing vaccine supporters to Nazis and sharing an image of needles in the shape of a swastika on social media, Republican state Sen. Kelly Townsend dismissed a Jewish organization who admonished her to “learn your history.”... Read more»

Arizonans searched for militias, QAnon and how to make explosives following Trump’s loss

In the months leading up to and after the election, researchers attempting to redirect people who sought out far-right groups away from disinformation found that Arizonans searched for extremist content and conspiracy theories more than many other states.... Read more»

Cities, police brace for possible unrest after heated election

National and local law enforcement agencies are preparing to respond in case civil disturbances break out after Tuesday’s elections, which experts fear may have a “different venue for challenging election results, namely in the streets.”... Read more»

Reaction to Trump 'Proud Boy' comment goes from dismay to distress

President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his debate comments on the right-wing extremists known as the Proud Boys, but reaction from officials in Arizona ranged from dismissal to dismay. ... Read more»

‘Never forget': Survivors want Holocaust education for younger generations

Seventy-five years after the atrocities of Auschwitz, memories of the Holocaust are fading for younger generations who learn little about genocides in school, according to education advocates who believe they have the answer: Make it Arizona law to teach about the horrors of the Nazi’s “Final Solution.”... Read more»

Gosar shouted down at right-wing groups’ event on social media access

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar called police on protesters during a forum complaining about conservative speech being "shut down" on social media.... Read more»

Hard to call it hate

Incidents show difficulty of hate crime cases

Since March, someone has repeatedly banged on the front door of Felix Bermea’s Gilbert home, set bushes on fire and written profanities on the kids’ furniture after breaking in. Police have been called to the neighborhood almost 60 time. But the problems continue.... Read more»1

Pat Buchanan fired from MSNBC, blames the left

Pat Buchanan, a controversial conservative commentator, was fired from MSNBC on Thursday, four months after the network suspended him for the publication of his latest book, "Suicide of a Superpower."... Read more»