Reported hate crimes in Spokane rose by 175 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to new data released Tuesday by the FBI.
Justin Beights has sought a permit to stage a whimsical, extremely annoying demonstration outside the Sandpoint-area home rented by Scott D. Rhodes – a man who appears to be responsible for sending racist, anti-Semitic robocalls to thousands of phones across the country.
GU’s Kristine Hoover found her life’s work exploring and fighting hatred.
Billions of robocalls are sent each month, but a tiny fraction of them have attracted extra scrutiny. In recent months, an estimated 10,000 robocalls in at least five states have been linked to Scott Rhodes, a 49-year-old neo-Nazi who rants about Jews and other minorities from his rental home just outside Sandpoint.
Todd Eklof, the reverend of the Unitarian Universalist Chruch of Spokane, had heard the story of Nike’s ad featuring Colin Kaepernick on the radio and he thought it was courageous.
A California man who has called the Holocaust “a lie” and claims Jews conspired to stop him from winning a U.S. Senate race says he plans to establish a “regional capital” in North Idaho. Sandpoint residents this week told The Spokesman-Review they had received a bizarre automated phone message from Patrick Little, a neo-Nazi who has called for a United States “free from Jews” and who recently mounted a failed campaign to unseat five-term Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
The man seeking to unseat Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich claims that he helped bring down the Aryan Nations, was a member of the sheriff’s dive team and was the leading real estate agent in Spokane Valley for two decades. Court records and long-time acquaintances tell a different story.
The union representing workers at Spokane Transit Authority said Tuesday it discovered “disturbing, racist comments” made by the agency’s director of human resources.
The new crop of Nazis don’t come in uniform. They come in suits and ties, college boys with at least occasional good manners, wearing pocket squares and high-and-tights, spiffed up and buff, ignorant but deploying 25-cent words, putting out podcasts and YouTube videos complete with advertisements for home products made with essential oils.
Lawrence Goncalves stood inside the large bay doors of the Spokane Fire Department’s Station 1 and looked around. Somehow, even 30 years after his departure, things looked remarkably similar. “Back there was the kitchen,” he said last week. And the bunk beds, just behind that wall. Those doors, where the engines would race through before turning onto Riverside Avenue, as big then as now.
‘Stand by your Klan’
Doug Clark’s latest parody song is about Edgar Steele, a former attorney for the Aryan Nations, and his wife, who is accused of plotting to have killed. It’s set to the tune of “Stand by your Man” by Tammy Wynette.