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KKK Imperial Wizard from Baltimore Charged with Firing Gun at Violent Charlottesville Rally

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Still via ACLU of Virginia/Twitter

A Baltimore resident who leads Rosedale’s Ku Klux Klan chapter was arrested Saturday after the release of a video that appears to show him shooting at a black counter-protester at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

The Ku Klux Klan Is Apparently Still Alive and Well in Maryland

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photo via the SPLC
photo via the SPLC

Baltimore Fishbowl will re-publish posts that have become relevant again on Throwback Thursday, beginning today.

Originally published April 8, 2016 – There are fewer than 10,000 members of the KKK, the most well-known hate group in the United States. And they’re not all living in the Deep South.

Top Stories: Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments Come Down, Activist Sculpture Toppled, Hate is Alive in Md.

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Our top story this week marked what will likely prove to be a pivotal moment in 2017: City lawmakers voted unanimously to tear down four controversial statues honoring the Confederate legacy in Baltimore.

Following last weekend’s violent, hate-motivated unrest that began with protests about a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Va., cities around the country moved to eject their controversial monuments with lightning speed. While Baltimore didn’t beat out the citizens of Durham, N.C., lawmakers here nonetheless acted quickly. Over the weekend, Councilman Brandon Scott drafted a resolution that called for the city to “destroy” the statues. On Monday night, right after he modified the proposal by subbing out “deconstruct” for “destroy,” he and his colleagues all voted in favor.

The following night, Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered all of them to be torn and carted off, and the rest was…actually, that history is still playing out.

Here were the other most popular stories from Baltimore Fishbowl this week:

Westboro Baptist Church Coming to Baltimore Next Week

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Westboro Baptist Church, the extravagantly hateful religious community known for picketing outside the funerals of soldiers and celebrities is planning a visit to Baltimore in early April.

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