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Map details where Florida hate groups are in 2017

By Unkown, For Local 10 News ABC , On 15 August 2017, Read Original
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MIAMI - With hate groups resurfacing in the United States, we take a look at where hate groups exist inside Florida.

The Southern Poverty Law Center released a map showing where every hate group in America is stationed in every state.According to the center, there are 40 hate groups inside Florida, and 917 total in the country.

The groups vary from anti-muslim to neo-nazi, white nationalist and KKK groups.

  • D. James Kennedy Ministries (Anti-LGBT) - Fort Lauderdale
  • Nation of Islam (Black Separatist) - Fort Lauderdale
  • Citizen for National Security (Anti-Muslim) - Boca Raton
  • The United West (Anti-Muslim) - Lake Worth
  • Stormfront (White Nationalist) - West Palm Beach
  • ACT for America (Anti-Muslim) - Palm Beach
  • The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ (Black Separatist) - West Palm Beach
  • Sharkhunters International (General Hate) - Hernando
  • Ku Klos Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - Hudson
  • Ku Klos Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - Cape Coral
  • Bill Keller Ministries (General Hate) - St. Petersburg
  • The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ (Black Separatist) - Fort Myers
  • The Straight Way and More (Anti-Muslim) - Venice
  • Nation of Islam (Black Separatist) - St. Petersburg
  • Christian American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - Bushnell
  • ACT for America (Anti-Muslim) - Heathrow
  • Nation of Islam (Black Separatist) - Tampa
  • New Black Panther Party (Black Separatist) - Tampa
  • American Freedom Party (White Nationalist) - Lakewood Ranch
  • Insight USA (General Hate) - Longwood
  • Legal Immigrants for America (Anti-Immigrant) - Winter Springs
  • The Daily Stormer (Neo-Nazi) - Brandon
  • All Eyes on Egipt Bookstore (Black Separatist) - Orlando
  • Nation of Islam (Black Separatist) - Orlando
  • Liberty Council (Anti-LGBT) - Orlando
  • Christian American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - Cocoa
  • The Daily Stormer (Neo-Nazi) - Orlando
  • National Socialist Movement (Neo-Nazi) - Statewide
  • Israel United in Christ (Black Separatist) - Orlando
  • American Vanguard (Black Separatist) - Orlando
  • ACT for America (Anti-Muslim) - Statewide
  • Ku Klos Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - Wauchula
  • Crew 38 (Racist Skinhead) - Statewide
  • Sons & Daughters of Liberty (White Nationalist) - Statewide
  • Confederate Hammerskins (Racist Skinhead) - Statewide
  • Endangered Souls RC / Crew 519 (Neo-Nazi) - Statewide
  • Vinlanders Social Club (Racist Skinhead) - Statewide
  • Firm 22 (Racist Skinhead) - Statewide
  • Gallows Tree Wotansvolk Alliance (Neo-Nazi) - Statewide
  • Supreme White Alliance (Racist Skinhead) - Statewide

This list was compiled using hate group publications and websites, citizen and law enforcement reports, field sources and news reports. Groups that appear in the center of states represent statewide groups.

President Donald Trump, facing mounting pressure from Republicans and Democrats alike, did what he declined to do over the weekend during an event at the White House on Monday when he directly condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis in a brief statement to reporters.

"Racism is evil -- and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans," Trump said in response to the attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

"Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America," Trump said.

The comments came in a hastily scheduled White House event in the Diplomatic Reception Room, where Trump -- speaking with the help of a teleprompter -- spoke straight to camera after meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss the Department of Justice's civil rights investigation into the attack.

"To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend's racist violence, you will be held fully accountable," he said. "Justice will be delivered. "

Trump had been excoriated for his unwillingness to condemn the groups behind the violent protests that left one woman dead who was hit by a car allegedly driven by a man with ties to white supremacy groups.

After blaming the violence "on many sides" Saturday, Trump stayed silent for close to 48 hours, letting his trademark bluntness and campaign pledges to call terrorism what it is succumb to silence and vagueness.

Trump was asked by reporters after he spoke why he waited so long to condemn these hate groups by name and did not respond.

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