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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes Firing of North Carolina Police Officers for Racist Comments

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/26/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the firing of three officers of the Wilmington Police Department IN Wilmington, N.C., for racist comments.  A department audit led to the firing of Cpl. Jessie Moore, and officers Kevin Piner and Brian Gilmore after they were overheard using racial slurs and saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-LA Condemns Threats Made Against Activist Shaun King By Former Long Beach and Los Angeles Police Officers

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 6/26/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today condemned violent online threats made against activist/journalist Shaun King by former members of the Long Beach and Los Angeles police departments. King, who was the keynote speaker at the CAIR-LA Annual Banquet in 2018, outlined what he says is evidence of California law enforcement officials “openly plotting to kill me and organizing each other to execute

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-SFBA Welcomes Hate Crime Investigations of Racist Graffiti in Vallejo and Union City

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 6/25/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today welcomed hate crime investigations of racist graffiti found at Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo on Wednesday morning and a similar incident discovered in Union City.  “White power” with a picture of a swastika and “N**** we’re coming to kill you” was painted outside the park restrooms in Vallejo.   A 65-year-old man on his daily walk noticed what was written and told a park employee. Though graffiti was painted over soon after it was discovered, the

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Central CA Welcomes School Officials’ Resignations after Bigoted Posts

(FRESNO, CA, 6/25/20) – The Central California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CC) today welcomed the recent resignations of two school officials after they posted bigoted content on their Facebook pages.READ: Madera County Board of Education President resigns amid social media backlash (Your Central Valley) READ: Central Unified school official in Fresno resigns after making ‘insensitive’ comments (Fresno Bee)Fresno’s Central Unified School District trustee Richard Atkins came under fire for a bigoted Facebook post he shared last

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Demands Hate Crime Charges for Attack on Three Black Teens, Condemns Racist Insults on Black Child and His Father in Connecticut

(Hartford, CT, 6/24/20) – The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today demanded hate crime charges against those responsible for running three Black teens off the road in Manchester, Conn.  The three African American teens were riding their bikes when they were followed by a truck that ran off the road almost hitting one of the bike riders in the area of Main Street and Middle Turnpike East. One of

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