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Source: Fox News

'Avowed racist' executed for 1998 dragging death of black man

Thursday 09:55 GMT

John William King, 44, was put to death by lethal injection for his role in the murder of 49-year-old James Byrd Jr., who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged to death along a secluded road outside Jasper, approximately 130 miles northeast of Houston, early on the morning of June 7, 1998.

A white supremacist who orchestrated one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history was executed in Texas Wednesday.

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Source: DW

Opinon: Bring on the points deductions!

Thursday 23:39 GMT

Deducting points and games behind closed doors are tough, but necessary measures to stop racist discrimination writes DW's Joscha Weber.

Being relegated or missing out on qualifying for Europe places due to docked points, will not be seen as risks worth taking. The pressure to stamp out racism would increase drastically in the clubs' front office and among the supporters, but that's not the end of it.

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Source: DW

Points deductions for racism are not the solution, say German fan projects

Thursday 23:40 GMT

For Michael Gabriel, head of coordination for fan projects in Frankfurt, points deductions for racism would only scratch the surface and wouldn't represent a long-term solution.

Following a series of racist incidents across European football, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has demanded points deductions for clubs. But Germany's "fan projects" believe there is a better way.

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Source: The Guradian

Texas executes 'avowed racist' behind brutal killing of James Byrd Jr

Thursday 23:40 GMT

John William King, who was white, received lethal injection on Wednesday for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James Byrd Jr, who was chained to the back of a truck and dragged for nearly three miles ( five kilometers) along a secluded road in the piney woods outside Jasper, Texas.

An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in US history was executed in Texas for the dragging death of a black man.

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Source: The Guradian

Politician from Hitler's home town resigns over 'deeply racist' poem

Wednesday 10:50 GMT

The deputy mayor of Adolf Hitler’s home town has resigned after publishing a poem about immigration whose imagery was described by Austria’s chancellor as “disgusting, inhuman and deeply racist”.

Christian Schilcher, the deputy mayor of Branau am Inn, published his poem in the Easter edition of a local newspaper affiliated to his far-right Freedom party. The poem, Die Stadtratte (Nagetier mit Kanalisationshintergrund), roughly translates as The City Rat (Rodent that Comes from the Sewer).


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte