FROM Keegan Hankes
Hate Group Named in Charleston Gunman Manifesto White supremacist groups use the Internet to spread hatred of black people. Some of their leaders also back Republican politicians. A case in point is a website that might have been Dylann Roof's call to action. In an online manifesto attributed to him, Roof – who has been charged with last week's murders of nine black people in a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina -- says he learned of "brutal black on white murders" from the website of the Council of Conservative Citizens . "At this moment," he says, "I realized that something was very wrong." Keegan Hankes is a research analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center 's Intelligence Project, which tracks hate groups. Earl Holt III, president of the Council of Conservative Citizens, in an image from the council's website
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.