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FBI Report: Hate Crimes Rose The Day After Trump Was Elected

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reported that hate crimes reported to the law enforcement agency jumped from 10 to 27 the day after President Trump was elected in 2016, according to the Washington Post.

More hate crimes with racial or ethnic bias were reported on Nov. 9 than any other day in 2016 and remained elevated for the next 10 days, The Post reported.

One such hate crime was an alleged plot by three white men to bomb a Kansas mosque for Somali Muslim refugees the day after the election. Their trial began on Thursday.

Defense attorney Jim Pratt said his client Patrick Stein was influenced by the charged language during the campaign and referred to Muslims as “cockroaches.”

Stein was recorded by an FBI informant saying, “The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim,” and “If you’re a Muslim, I’m going to enjoy shooting you in the head.”

The FBI has been collecting data on hate crimes since Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act in 1990 to collect information about crimes based on race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity.

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Wisconsin Dairy Farmer Dumps 56,000 Pounds Of Milk Because ‘No One’s Buying It’

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The coronavirus pandemic has dried up the marketplace for dairy products as restaurants, schools and businesses in food service have been closed. Now, dairy farmers are flushing away milk because no one is buying.

Mark Mueller, a Wisconsin dairy farmer said he dumped 56,000 pounds of milk on Friday, blaming restaurant closures because there was no place for him to haul his product.

The milk harvested from the nearly 1,000 cows will rot, Mueller told WFRV.

Mueller said he’s worried the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing dairy farmers from getting their milk to the market.

“It’s really depressing,” said Mueller. “It’s like all your hard work just running down the drain.”

Another farmer, Farmer Ryan Elbe, said his dairy farm is dumping about 30,000 gallons (113,562 liters) a day.

“We thought this would never happen,” Elbe said. “Everybody’s rushing to the grocery store to get food, and we have food that’s literally being dumped down the drain.”

CBS12 reported that Elbe’s cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America, has agreed to pay them for milk that’s being dumped.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

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