Hatewatch Headlines for May 10, 2012

Hatewatch is a weekly summary of the latest news about hate and extremism compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Week of May 10, 2012

11th Suspect Arrested in Alleged Attack Plot By Florida-Based White Supremacist Group American Front
Florida Today | May 10, 2012

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Gun, Ammo Sales Skyrocketing in Anticipation of Obama Win

Alaska Militia Trial Opens With Former Defendant as Key Witness

FBI: Ready was Focus of Terrorism Probe Before His Death

Racist Skinhead Leaders Arrested in Florida Conspiracy

‘Ex-Gay’ Group Cancels Conference Due to Lack of Interest

American Front
Learn more about American Front and the group’s former leader, David Lynch, in the Southern Poverty Law Center archives.

Racist Skinhead Leader David Lynch Slain in California Home Invasion

Racist Skinhead David Lynch Reemerges as Leader in Sacramento’s American Front

John Daly tells Story of Being a Jew in a Racist Skinhead Group in Orlando

Racist Skinheads at Walt Disney World

Hatewatch Headlines

AZ Gilbert Gunman’s Rampage Sheds Light on Extremism
The Republic | May 5, 2012

AZ Border Group Pledges to Keep Patrolling Despite Leader’s Death
Maricopa Monitor | May 8, 2012

FL Racist Group’s Reach Stretches Two Decades Back
Florida Today | May 10, 2012

FL American Front Supporters go Online to Rally Support for Suspected White Supremacists
Sun Sentinel | May 10, 2012

PA New Black Panthers: Noisy but Small
Philadelphia Daily News | May 10, 2012


Black Cable TV

Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 30 – May 6
Black viewers 42% of NBA Playoffs’ total audience in first round games

(May 9, 2012) Conventional wisdom and injuries to key players haven’t dampened black fans from delivering record-setting ratings for the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Black households were 42% of the total viewership for the first round of games across the cable TV schedule. Even late starting west coast games benefited from black viewers back east staying up late make the No.1 spot on the Top 25 the match-up between…
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Bounce TV announces original comedy series from ‘Think Like A Man’ producers

(May 10, 2012) Bounce TV, the nation’s only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will launch a second new original comedy series, Uptown Comic, on June 18 immediately after the series premiere of the just-announced sitcom Family Time, it was announced today. The series is being produced by Rainforest Films, producers of the current hit theatrical release, “Think Like a Man,” one of the top-grossing films of 2012 to date.
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* State Sen. Jim Alesi, a Monroe County Republican who was one of the key votes for same-sex marriage, announced that he would not be running for re-election this year, Capital Tonight reports: http://bit.ly/Lhs3m5

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo set a June deadline to overhaul the states safety net for the disabled, making it a key priority during the rest of this session, and lawmakers are optimistic on meeting the deadline, the Times Union writes: http://bit.ly/Lka5zE

* Ray Kelly would lose to Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio and Scott Stringer in head-to-head matchups in the 2013 mayoral race, a Quinnipiac University poll finds, due to a huge Democratic enrollment advantage, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/IZwc1h

* New York City Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson Jr. Is leaving his job as chairman at the Battery Park City Authority on Friday to focus on his campaign for 2013, the New York Times writes: http://nyti.ms/IS9VAp

* Ultra-Orthodox Jews are not to report sexual child abuse to the police unless cleared by a rabbi, and those who do are often shunned and targeted for turning in fellow Jews, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/Jf2YeL

* Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the only likely mayoral candidate with a dedicated band of opponents, who protest her ties to the mayor and her use of discretionary funds, the Wall Street Journal notes: http://on.wsj.com/Lmu8gM