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Senate: Hate groups are terrorists

 

“Radical hate groups” are domestic terrorist organizations, according to a resolution adopted Wednesday by the Michigan Senate.

The Democrat-sponsored resolution, taken up by the Republican-led Senate on the first day of fall session, specifically denounces white nationalists and neo-Nazis following a deadly clash last month in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Michigan lawmakers denounce hate groups, make 'civility compact' after Charlottesville

 

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday adopted a "civility compact," in which lawmakers promised to unite against hate. The House is expected to follow suit next week.  

"Michigan is a welcoming state and no one should have to live in fear of hate, bigotry and extremism," said Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, the lead sponsor of the resolution in the Senate.   

In Michigan, disagreement over the significance of gerrymandering and how to address it

 

Eastern Michigan University junior Allen Maxson looked at a map of Michigan’s congressional districts and saw something “like a map of Europe in the middle of World War 2.” State Rep. Jeremy Moss (D–Southfield) saw “a squiggly mess." And Wayne State Prof. Kevin Deegan-Krause saw a “creepy lizard” in what is better known as Michigan’s 14th congressional district, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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