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Sacramento Cops Don’t Know Who’s Behind Letters Demanding The Death Of Muslims And Latinos

Residents of Sacramento, Calif., are trying to figure out who is behind a terrifying and threatening letter targeting minorities that was left on car windows. The letter, signed by a well-known white supremacist, calls for the kidnapping, robbing, torturing and execution of all Muslims and Latinos.

Residents of Sacramento received an unwanted gift under their car windshield wipers on May 3: This racist call to war.

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Although the Sacramento police have stated that this “deplorable and despicable” language is protected speech, they are still investigating the matter and are looking for any law that might have been broken in the distribution of the hate-filled message.

According to the hateful letter, all “peaceful legal remedies” to end the “genocide of white people by both Islam and Mexico” have been exhausted.

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But things get  even darker, more terrifying and infuriating when you read one particular line.

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“If you have not secured a body-dump site, do so now! Kidnap, rob, torture for information and execute all Muslims and Latinos. Leave no survivors,” reads the letter.

Sacramento residents are not happy about the fliers at all.

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“I’ve been living here six years, we have all kinds of crazy, but this is a different level of crazy,” Denise Calderon, a community activist, told The Sacramento Bee. “It makes me very angry because this was left overnight, so our kids saw this before going to school.”

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^^ Every Muslim and Latino reaction when hearing of this letter. ? The Sacramento police are currently investigating the issue and are looking to locate the person responsible for the letters.

The letter was signed with the name of Greg Withrow, a white supremacist with a long history of doing crazy things to further his cause. In 2005, Withrow tried to crucify himself twice as a means to protest the Iraq War, and to demand that white supremacists be released from prison, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that tracks and hate groups. Still, as previously mentioned, the authorities don’t know who was responsible for the letters.

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California Sets Vaccination Plan For Agricultural Workers During Next Phase

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California Sets Vaccination Plan For Agricultural Workers During Next Phase

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The world is racing to vaccinate everyone to put a stop to the relentless Covid-19 pandemic. In the U.S., states and counties are rolling out their own plans based on suggestions from health experts. California, home to the largest population of farmworkers, is making them a priority.

California has laid out their vaccination plan and farmworkers are being prioritized.

California is facing a relentless Covid-19 surge of infections, deaths, and hospitalizations. According to The New York Times, California has the second-highest level of infections per capita in the U.S. More than 30,000 people have died of Covid in California and the vaccination effort has been severely lagging.

California’s vaccination plan has been criticized for its very slow roll out.

According to the California Department of Public Health, more than 816,000 doses of the virus have been given to residents. There have been more than 2 million vaccine doses shipped to California. Currently, California, the most populated state in the country, is still in Phase 1A. Phase 1A is for healthcare workers and long-term care residents. The Vaccinate All 58 campaign claims that there are 3 million people in California in Phase 1A. Almost 40 million people live in California.

Activists have been calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to make sure that farmworkers are prioritized.

California is home to the largest concentration of farmworkers in the U.S. The Center for Farmworker Families claims that 500,000 to 800,000 farmworkers, or about 1/3 to 1/2 of the farmworker populations, live in California. Seventy-five percent of farmworkers in California are undocumented.

As the rest of the state was able to shelter in place, farmworkers did not stop working. They provided a necessary lifeline to the nation in keeping the food supply running. Farmworkers are more likely to contract Covid because of their living conditions. Studies show that the low wages that farmworkers are paid means that many live in crowded conditions.

READ: As The U.S. Rolls Out The COVID-19 Vaccine, What’s The Future Of Vaccine Access In Latin America?

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Selena Gomez Is Holding Tech And Social Media Accountable After Trump Mob Shuts Down Congress

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Selena Gomez Is Holding Tech And Social Media Accountable After Trump Mob Shuts Down Congress

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A pro-Trump mob stormed Capitol Hill Jan. 6 following months of President Donald Trump and his allies attacking the 2020 elections. Selena Gomez, like most Americans horrified by the attack, spoke out on social media about what happened. She made it clear that part of this falls on tech companies and social media companies.

Selena Gomez called out social media and tech companies for enabling hateful rhetoric.

President Donald Trump and his supporters have used social media to spread misinformation since he was elected in 2016. Americans have watched as President Trump used Twitter to spread falsehoods and conspiracy theories. There have been so many debunked claims that President Trump and his allies have spread with no consequence.

Recently, Twitter started to flag some of President Trump’s tweets as disputed or misleading. It was the first time a social media platform did something that checked President Trump and his rhetoric.

People quickly came to Gomez’s side to uplift her statement.

President Trump has a long history of hateful and dangerous rhetoric on social media. He has misled her supporters with false statements and has incited violence. The president has defended white supremacists on multiple occasions and even retweeted a video of a man shouting white power.

Social media platforms are finally muzzling President Trump with bans and suspensions.

Twitter has put the president on a temporary suspension after he incited the crowd that breached Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg enhanced the original 24-hour ban to a indefinite ban that will last at least until President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. However, people think it is a little too late for these actions.

“Disinformation and extremism researchers have for years pointed to broader network-based exploitation of these platforms,” Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., said in a statement. “As I have continually said, these platforms have served as core organizing infrastructure for violent, far right groups and militia movements for several years now – helping them to recruit, organize, coordinate and in many cases (particularly with respect to YouTube) generate profits from their violent, extremist content.”

What happened Jan. 6 at the nation’s Capitol was avoidable, but it’s clear who incited this violence.

Congress has officially certified President-elect Biden’s win. What should have been a quick process to certify an election turned into a horrifying scene. It is a day that will always define President Trump’s legacy.

READ: Far-Right Trump Supporters Violently Storm The US Capitol Forcing Lockdown

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