posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 10:11 AM
Right up front let me say this is supposedly an interview given to the Daily Mail (yes, I know all about the DM) so I wasn't able to find much else
backing this up, other than other sites copy/pasting the same article or heavily quoting it.
The mayor of Charleston has supposedly told the DM that when he spoke to President Obama, the president informed him he wants to pass legislation
forcing "right wing extremist" groups to name their members to the government and public. You "deserve to know if your neighbor is a bigot."
The mayor also says they talked about setting up a national government level watchdog group to monitor hate groups. Frankly I was under the impression
the FBI does that already, as well as the Southern Poverty Law Center and other such groups, but I guess they want another group to do it as well.
Anyway, I found it an interesting article because of what it proposes to do. Taking it with the requisite grain of salt required for anything coming
from the DM, I weighed that against the idea that this is supposed to be an interview. If the mayor didn't say these things, I imagine he'd be quick
to make it known.