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Title: When Racists Attack
Post by: imchills on May 05, 2017, 03:50:06 pm
Asian Man Assaulted in NYC After Man Yells ‘We Are White Power’

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Police have arrested 48-year-old Steven Zatorski for allegedly assaulting an Asian man in Midtown Manhattan while yelling about immigrants and “white power”, officials said on Tuesday.

According to police, Zatorski went up to the 30-year-old victim on Monday morning at around 10:40 a.m. on Third Avenue near 53rd Street and shouted, “You are a f*cking immigrant!” before kicking the man twice in the leg and punching him in the face and back of the head.

He then bellowed out, “Go back to you country” and “We are white power,” NBC New York reported.

The victim, identified by the New York Post as a delivery worker, was treated at the scene for suffering swelling to his eye and bruising, police said.

Zatorski was arrested and has also been charged with misdemeanor assault and assault as a hate crime after witnesses told an NYPD transit officer about the beating.

Zatorski, who resides at a Sixth Avenue condo building that has a 24-hour concierge, was held on $5,000 bail at Rikers Island, police confirmed.

However, a man who claimed to be related to the suspect denied the allegations.

Zatorski and the victim did not appear to know one another prior to the attack on Monday.

A similar incident occurred back in February, when a Korean grandmother was randomly hit in the head by a Caucasian woman who screamed “white power” on the streets of Los Angeles before attempting to run off.


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Title: Re: Asian Man Assaulted in NYC After Man Yells ‘We Are White Power’
Post by: Battle on October 30, 2018, 12:56:53 pm
Tuesday, 30th October 2018
'THIS IS A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD'
by Lindsey Bever

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An Indiana woman is accused of writing a racist note targeting a black child who was moving into a new neighborhood with his family, using a racial slur and telling them, “THIS IS A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD.”

Authorities said 63-year-old Deborah Cantwell, who is white, penned the letter and placed it on the new neighbors’ front door this month near Greentown, Ind.

It warned the parents that one of their children, who authorities said is black, was “not welcome” in the community, according to court documents.

It’s unclear whether his parents are also black; police declined to comment further.

A photo posted on GoFundMe, which appears to show the letter, revealed that a racial slur was used to describe the child.

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“We moved here to a WHITE TOWN, ALL WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD — FOR HEALTH REASONS AMONG OTHER THINGS.

THIS IS OUR FOREVER HOME, WE CANNOT AFFORD TO MOVE — BESIDES THIS IS MY DREAM HOME AND WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME,” it read.

It added that the family “SHOULD HAVE CONSIDERED THE NEIGHBORS” before bringing the child into the area.

The letter continued, stating that “just the sight of the child reminds me of all the things I live in this town to forget.”

Authorities have not confirmed whether the photo shows the letter, but the text matches quotes found in the court records.

Cantwell was arrested late last week on charges of intimidation and criminal mischief. She has since been released on bond.

Officials with the Howard County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that deputies responded to the family’s new home Oct. 13 about a letter that was found on the front door leading up to their move-in date.

“The letter contained erroneous information concerning the property and also made derogatory racial comments towards a juvenile family member,” according to the statement.

Court records show that a family member told authorities that his family had not yet moved into the house but that he had stopped by the home about midnight and discovered that the trees had been toilet-papered.

The “lengthy note” was attached to the door.

In her letter, Cantwell said she has had “negative” experiences with black people, and seeing the child would cause stress.

She urged them not to move into the house.

Cantwell wrote in the letter that “YOU CAN SELL YOUR HOUSE AND MAKE MONEY ON IT RIGHT NOW,” and added, “BY THE WAY HOPE YOU HAVE DEEP POCKETS,” according to the court records.

Authorities suspected Cantwell after the home’s seller said Cantwell did not want the new family to buy the home, the records said.

When investigators questioned Cantwell on Oct. 18, she admitted that she had written the letter because she was angry, suggesting that, throughout the years, black people held her father at gunpoint, stabbed an uncle and beat her sister.

Cantwell told police that she delivered the note and toilet-papered the house out of “rage” and that “I was trying to vent,” according to court documents.

When asked whether she regretted her actions, Cantwell told police, “yes and no.”

“I am sorry that it caused so much ruckus, but I feel like I released some anger writing that letter,” she said, according to the court documents.

She added that had she received such a letter, “I’d want to get out of the neighborhood.”

It’s unclear whether Cantwell has an attorney.

She is due in court Nov. 19.









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Title: Re: Asian Man Assaulted in NYC After Man Yells ‘We Are White Power’
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on November 07, 2018, 11:13:58 am
We need to rename this thread "when racists attack"
Title: Re: Asian Man Assaulted in NYC After Man Yells ‘We Are White Power’
Post by: Battle on November 10, 2018, 02:05:57 pm
Friday, 9th November 2018
When Racists Attack: Lombard, Illinois
by Clifford Ward

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A convenience store clerk was charged with a hate crime after he allegedly yelled racial slurs at four customers, produced a knife and then used it to slash the tires on their car, DuPage County prosecutors said Friday.

Authorities said the incident took place Thursday night at a 7-Eleven store in Lombard and resulted in the arrest of Ranferi Basilio, 32.

About 10:24 p.m., four men, three of whom are black and one of Hispanic descent, entered the store. While the men were in the store, Basilio allegedly began yelling racial slurs at them, authorities said.

As the men left the store, Basilio followed them outside to the parking lot as he continued to yell slurs, prosecutors said. Basilio then pulled out a long-handled knife and the men fled on foot, abandoning their car, according to prosecutors.

The clerk yelled that he was going to slash the tires on the car, which, prosecutors said, he then did. Lombard police were called and took Basilio into custody.

He has been charged with two counts of felony hate crime and misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault and criminal damage to property.

State's Attorney Robert Berlin and Lombard Police Chief Roy Newton issued a joint statement, condemning the alleged hate crime.

"Hate crimes, and the accompanying prejudice that fuels these despicable actions, have no place in our society and will not be tolerated in DuPage County," Berlin said.

"It is indeed a shame that we continue to see this type of disgusting behavior directed at our fellow human beings," Newton said.

Bail was set at $50,000 for Basilio. His next court appearance is set for Dec. 4 in front of Judge George Bakalis.


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Title: Re: Asian Man Assaulted in NYC After Man Yells ‘We Are White Power’
Post by: Battle on November 12, 2018, 10:45:46 am
When Racists Attack: Tupelo, Mississippi

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This is what that ____ch was referring to.  Hell, the _____tch is probably somewhere in the crowd hidden in this photo.

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Title: Re: Asian Man Assaulted in NYC After Man Yells ‘We Are White Power’
Post by: Battle on December 08, 2018, 12:39:23 pm
Friday, 7th December 2018
When Racists Attack: Charlottesville, Virginia

james alex fields slammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally, killing Heather Heyer in 2017

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A Virginia jury has convicted James Alex Fields Jr of first-degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.

The jury deliberated for less than a day before convicting on Friday the 21-year-old of murder and several other charges stemming from the deadly confrontation that occurred after police had declared an unlawful assembly and cleared a park of white supremacists gathered for the "Unite the Right" rally.
 
During the incident, Fields slammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing 32-year-old Heyer and injuring dozens more.






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Title: Re: Asian Man Assaulted in NYC After Man Yells ‘We Are White Power’
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on December 09, 2018, 11:40:01 am
We need to rename this thread "when racists attack"
Done.
Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on December 24, 2018, 03:27:44 am
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Monday, 24th December 2018
When Racists Attack: Jasper, Texas
by Associated Press

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A white man condemned for the 1998 dragging death of a black man in East Texas has been scheduled for execution next year.

John William King faces lethal injection April 24, 2019. District Judge Craig Mixson signed the execution order Friday.

The U.S. Supreme Court in October denied an appeal for King, who claimed he had ineffective lawyers during his capital murder trial.

King was one of three white men convicted in the June 1998 death of James Byrd Jr. Byrd was chained to a pickup truck and dragged along a road near Jasper, about 125 miles (201.16 kilometers) northeast of Houston.

A second man convicted in Byrd's death has been executed.

The third man is serving life in prison.




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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on January 07, 2019, 04:22:50 pm
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Monday, 7th December 2019
When Racists Attack: Memphis, Tennessee
by Owen Daugherty

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A wimp in Memphis, Tenn., was reportedly arrested after he allegedly yelled racial slurs at children while wielding a gun and chasing them in his vehicle.

Police in Memphis arrested Bradley Watkins outside a Family Dollar store over the weekend.







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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on February 14, 2019, 07:44:41 pm
Thursday, 14th February 2019
WHEN RACISTS ATTACK: Deland, Florida
by Morgan Gstalter

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A white woman arrested by a black police officer in Florida was recorded going on a racist rant in the back of a cop car, threatening that her Ku Klux Klan (KKK) friends would burn his family.

Julie Edwards, 53, was arrested and accused of drunk driving in DeLand last week by Volusia County Sheriff's Office deputy Brandon King, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday.

King was responding to a disturbance report and pulled Edwards over as she was trying to leave the property, the police report obtained by the outlet states.

She allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test or perform a field sobriety test.

The deputy noted in the report that he smelled alcohol on her breath and saw that she was walking unsteadily.

While handcuffed and in the back of the police cruiser after allegedly attempting to resist, Edwards launched into a racist tirade that was captured on King's body camera.

The deputy was in the process of completing the paperwork for her arrest.

Edited portions of the video were released by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office on Twitter, and Edwards is heard telling King that "my KKK people will [find you]."

King asks Edwards if she was making a threat to a law enforcement officer and warned that he would add it to her list of charges.

"I didn't say it about you. I said they know people like you," Edwards said in the video.
 
"Hey, ain't a damn thing wrong with burning a cross in your yard, is there?"

"You f---ed with the wrong white people," she told the officer before adding that she hoped he didn't have any children.

Edwards also told King that his "eyes will be poked out" and the "KKK got your ass, boy."

She is also heard saying that "n-----s should've never been let out of slavery."

"My KKK friends with burn your family," Edwards told King.

"You should never be here in the first place. You ever been whipped on a whipping post?"







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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on March 22, 2019, 10:53:10 am
Friday, 22nd March 2019
When Racists Attack: Charlottesville, Virginia
by Minyvonne Burke and Jason Abbruzzese

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A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday for allegedly making online threats against black and minority students at a Charlottesville, Virginia, high school, police said.

The arrest came after the Charlottesville City Schools said it would be closing all of its public schools for the second day in a row on Friday as police investigated the message.

The district also closed schools on Thursday after an anonymous person posted a message on 4Chan targeting black and minority students at Charlottesville High School and telling white students to stay home.

The teen, who was not named, faces a felony charge of threats to commit serious bodily harm to persons on school property and a misdemeanor charge of harassment by computer.

In a statement on Facebook, the district said it wanted to condemn "the fact that this threat was racially charged."

"We do not tolerate hate or racism," Charlottesville City Schools said.

"The entire staff and School Board stand in solidarity with our students of color — and with people who have been singled out for reasons such as religion or ethnicity or sexual identity in other vile threats made across the country or around the world."

Also on Friday, a teenager was arrested by Albemarle County police and charged with one felony count of threats of death or bodily injury for allegedly threatening to carry out a shooting at Albemarle High School, which is a few miles away from Charlottesville High School.

"At this time, the Albemarle County Police Department is investigating this as an isolated incident, with no connection to the social media threats directed towards Charlottesville High School from earlier this week," the department said.

Fringe internet message boards including 4chan have become destinations for racist and misogynist content as mainstream social media platforms have in recent years begun to crack down on extremists.

As those communities began to grow, threats and rhetoric originating on the message boards have led to real-world violence.

Most recently, the man who allegedly killed 50 people in New Zealand appeared to post his intentions to 8chan, a message board that spun off from 4chan, ahead of the attack.

In 2017, a deadly white nationalist rally took place in the Charlottesville and claimed the life of 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured 19 others when James Alex Fields Jr. plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters.

Fields was found guilty in December 2018 of first-degree murder in connection to Heyer's death and five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, three counts of malicious wounding and one hit and run count.








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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on March 23, 2019, 01:25:03 pm
Monday, 18th March 2019
When Racists Attack:  Charlottesville, Virginia
by Jared Keller

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Seven U.S. service members have been identified as members of Identity Evropa, a white nationalist group founded by a Marine veteran and tied to the 2017 Charlottesville rally, according to leaked online chat logs examined by HuffPost.

The logs — which originated from the group chat app Discord and were leaked by the media collective Unicorn Riot — contain messages that, per HuffPost, "indicate that they hold deeply racist and anti-Semitic views and participate in Identity Evropa propaganda campaigns, posting stickers and flyers in cities and on college campuses."

The service members identified by HuffPost include a soldier, two Marines, an airman, a member of the Texas National Guard, and two Army ROTC cadets; each branch of the U.S. armed forces confirmed their respective service.

Identity Evropa, founded by Marine corps veteran Nathan Damigo, was one of several white nationalist groups involved in the violent clashes at the the 2007 'Unite The Right' rally protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville in 2017.

The investigation comes amid growing concern over white nationalism in the military following the arrest of Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson on drug and gun charges and for planning to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," prosecutors claimed.

A search of Hasson's home in February revealed 15 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammo along with a hit list of targets that included prominent liberal Democratic politicians and media personalities.

A 2008 FBI report found that "white supremacist leaders are making a concerted effort to recruit active-duty soldiers and recent combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," suggesting that most hardcore extremist groups "have some members with military experience, and those with military experience often hold positions of authority within the groups to which they belong."
 
According to a 2017 Military Times poll weeks after violent clashes at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, more than 30% of service members see white nationalism as a significant threat to national security.

By comparison, only 27% said the same about Syria, 22% for Afghanistan, and 17% for Iraq — results that suggest a fighting force increasingly wary of domestic threats to good order and discipline.










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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on April 11, 2019, 12:47:09 pm
Thursday, 11th April 2019
When Racists Attack: St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
by Sasha Ingber

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Police have arrested the son of a Louisiana sheriff's deputy as a suspect in connection with three historically black churches that were torched in recent days.

Officials identified the suspect as Holden Matthews, a 21-year-old white male from St. Landry Parish, a small community about an hour west of Baton Rouge.

"I don't know what this young man's motive was, I don't know what was in his heart," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said at a news conference Thursday morning.

"But I can say it cannot be justified or rationalized. These were evil acts."

Matthews was charged with state crimes on three counts of simple arson on a religious building, Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning told reporters.

Each charge has a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said the suspect's father, Deputy Roy Matthews, "was shocked and hurt, as any father would be."

The deputy knew nothing about his son's activities, Guidroz said.

"And when I had to call him in and we sat him down and told him what we wanted him here for, he broke down."

But Matthews did help authorities with his son's arrest late Wednesday, about 12 hours after Holden Matthews was determined to have been involved in the fires, the sheriff said.

Holden Matthews complied with officers' requests during the arrest, authorities said, adding that he has no previous history of violence or arrest.

The sheriff did not say whether Matthews confessed to the arson allegations or denied them.

Guidroz said hours of manpower, drones and old-fashioned detective work led them to Matthews.

And both physical evidence from the crime scenes and "technological evidence" confirmed him as a suspect, Browning told reporters.

Authorities are still vetting several motives but an imminent threat to public safety prompted law enforcement to quickly secure warrants to bring Matthews into custody.

The suspect was linked to "black metal," Browning said, referring to the music genre that's previously been associated with church arson attacks in Norway and elsewhere.

A social media account that appeared to be Matthews' showed images of the young man playing the electric guitar and taking selfies.

The profile said that he was the lead singer and songwriter for a band called Vodka Vultures.

The three black churches were burned down within a span of 10 days in St. Landry Parish.

The first fire tore through St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre on March 26.

The second burned at the Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas on April 2, and the third broke out at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas on April 4.

No one was reported injured in the fires, which broke out when the buildings were empty.

All three of the churches were built in rural areas more than 100 years ago, and have served generations of predominantly black families through weddings, funerals and religious services.
 
The time and proximity of the flames led people to wonder whether the fires were linked.

Pastors prayed that the arson was not a racist act, part of a violent legacy for black churches in the South that were attacked since the civil rights movement.

New Orleans FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Rommal said his team has been working with local law enforcement agencies to determine whether the incident was motivated by bias.

Community members vowed to rebuild the incinerated structures and to come together, saying their faith will not waver.

Florence Milburn, a member of the Greater Union Baptist Church, told NPR that she immediately went to her church after receiving news of the fire.

"My husband and I drove over there along with our other family members, and along with our church family, we were on site and we watched our church burn to the ground," she said.

When U.S. Attorney David Joseph announced Wednesday that a suspect had been identified and taken into state custody, he called the fires "despicable acts."

Authorities said the three fires were not connected to a fourth fire which occurred on March 31 at the Vivian United Pentecostal Church, a mainly white church near Shreveport.












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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on April 17, 2019, 09:02:09 am
Wednesday, 17th April 2019
When Racists Attack: Portland, Oregon
by Associated Press

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(PORTLAND, Ore.) — A white supremacist who ran down and killed a young black man in Oregon two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 28 years.

Russell Courtier's sentencing came after jurors in March found Courtier, 40, guilty of murder, hit-and-run driving and the hate crime of second-degree intimidation in the death of 19-year-old Larnell Bruce, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported .

Courtier and Colleen Hunt were in a Jeep driven by Courtier in August 2016 when he was encouraged by Hunt to drive into Bruce after the two fought outside a convenience store in the Portland suburb of Gresham, authorities have said.

Prosecutors argued Courtier was motivated by his white supremacist beliefs — saying he was a member of the European Kindred white supremacist prison gang and was wearing the gang's logo on his baseball cap and had its tattoo on his leg when he encountered Bruce.

Surveillance video showed Bruce standing outside the store when Courtier drove up and parked. A fight erupted, but it was not clear how it started, said prosecutor David Hannon.

The video then captured Bruce running down a street and a sidewalk in an attempt to get away from Courtier, who chased Bruce in the Jeep and hit him. Bruce died several days later.

Hannon called Courtier violent and "unapologetic" for his white supremacist views.

Bruce's mother, Christina Miles, told Courtier in court that "you allowed the devil to misguide you and take the life of such a beautiful young spirit." (https://i.imgur.com/lSW9yOX.png)

Larnell Bruce Sr., the victim's father, said he hopes Courtier spends his time in prison thinking about whether he wants his own son, who is 8, to grow up among white supremacists.

"That ideology that you have is not good for anybody," Bruce said.

Courtier teared up in court, but did not speak during the sentencing because his lawyers said they advised him against doing so.

He is already serving a four-year sentence for his role in a 2015 bar attack.

Hunt pleaded guilty to manslaughter, agreed to accept a 10-year sentence and was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon.



















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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on April 22, 2019, 02:49:39 am
Monday, 28th January 2019
When Racists Attack: Jasper County, Texas
by Kaitlin Bain

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John William King, the last of two Jasper men sentenced to death in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. 20 years ago, has been given an official execution date.

State District Judge Craig Mixson signed a death order in December for King's execution, which has been set for April 24, 6 p.m. by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
(https://i.imgur.com/m0aLECg.gif)"Be there or be square"
King's latest round of appeals was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court in late October.

The 44-year-old Georgia native was convicted of capital murder for the racist slaying of of Byrd in June 1998.

He has been on death row at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston since Feb. 25, 1999.

Two other men, Shawn Berry and Lawrence Russell Brewer, were convicted in the case.

Berry is serving a life sentence; Brewer was executed in 2011.

The three men chained Byrd, 49, by his ankles to the bumper of a pickup and dragged him three miles on an old logging road on the outskirts of Jasper.

The grisly crime and the public revulsion that followed helped spur passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.

















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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on April 29, 2019, 03:08:27 am
Friday, 26th April 2019
When Racists Attack: Clark County, Nevada
by David Ferrara

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The second of two teens was sentenced Friday for his role in a series of racist threats made against black Arbor View High School students on Instagram.

“I’m so sorry for the fear and the trouble this has caused all of you,” the teen said during a Juvenile Court hearing.

“This is all because of my poor decision making, my bad judgment. And though my part in this was not the biggest, compared with my co-defendant, any part in something like this is too big of a part. And it sucks that it took me getting arrested to realize that.”

The 15-year-old boy, who pleaded guilty earlier this week to a felony charge of making a terrorist threat, was ordered to a diversion program at a juvenile facility, followed by 12 months of probation.

During his sentence, the teen is prohibited from using the internet and social media, except for supervised academic purposes.

The teen admitted to helping his 14-year-old co-defendant, the Instagram account creator, write photo captions that threatened to “cleanse” the school’s hallways of black students in a “Columbine pt. 2.”

The threats were posted with candid photos of nine black students, and the account’s username included a racist slur.

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During the hearing before Judge William Voy on Friday, one of the targets of the Instagram posts wore a yellow T-shirt with the words “No Racism In Schools #1865.”

He said he had not known the boys who created the account.

He said he was at first confused about his picture having been taken.

Then, he said, “It dawned on me that someone wanted to shoot and kill us because we were black.”

About 15 people sat in the courtroom gallery in support of the victims, some wearing similar T-shirts, many wiping away tears as he spoke.

“I’ve heard of horrible things like this happening to other people, but I never thought it would happen to me,” he said, with his mother at his side.

“How do you hate someone because they look different than you? How do you hate someone you don’t know that has never done anything wrong or bad to you? … I like being a teenager, and somehow I’m pushed into adult things. I’m glad it was just a phone that was aimed at my head and not a weapon.”

The teen who was charged also dabbed his eyes with a tissue as he sat in an orange sweatshirt and blue sweatpants next to his lawyer.

He has remained in custody at the Juvenile Detention Center since his March 19 arrest.

The amount of time he spends in the diversion program will depend on the customized program created for him by Clark County Juvenile Probation.

Voy also said the teen would not be allowed to re-enroll in the Clark County School District without the court’s permission, and he instructed the teen to write apology letters to all nine students whose photos were posted to the account and to the school at large.
















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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on May 16, 2019, 06:49:13 am
Wednesday, 15th May 2019
When Racists Attack: Multnomah County, Oregon
by Soraya Joseph

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A Gresham, Oregon man by the name of Michael James Black was arrested May 11 and is being investigated for a hate crime after allegedly yelling racial slurs at a Black teenage boy.

According to documents obtained by Oregon Live,  the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office is charging Black, 64, with second-degree intimidation and menacing.

It’s alleged that on May 10, the 14-year-old victim (who remains unnamed in publications due to his minor status), was threatened by the older man while he was riding his bicycle near Black’s residence.

According to Gresham Police spokesman Ben Costigan, the teen was riding his bike around 9:30pm, not far from Black’s house on Northeast Glisan Street.

The young victim said he was riding his bicycle in circles, when Black proceeded to yell at him.

“He called him a racial slur, and said he was going to blow his head off,” Costigan states.

According to a probable cause statement released by the district attorney’s office, the teen was riding his bike home with friends after basketball practice.

Although the teen was traveling on bike, his friends were on foot, which he claims is the reason why he occasionally rode in circles allowing his teammates a chance to catch up to him.

The teens were walking in a cul-de-sac that they presumed was a public space.

That’s when the young man alleges that Black, who is white, yelled at the teen from about 30-40 feet away, that the area is private property, followed up by racial slurs and threats.

Fearful that Black would make good on his threats, the teen told officials he got scared, so he rode home where his mother later alerted police of the issue.

Black’s subsequent statement to officials varies somewhat.

According to t Oregon Live, Black told the police that the teen went on to his property and engaged in a yelling match and “flipped” him off.”

Black also said that he thought the teen had a knife, but admitted he is vision impaired.

It was also revealed that Black has been arrested before, but for crimes not associated with this scenario.

While the stories between Black and the unnamed teen vary, he does admit to using racially-charged language during the exchange.

We can only imagine what words he used to describe the teen during this encounter.
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Post by: Battle on May 29, 2019, 06:49:24 am
Wednesday, 29th May 2019
When Racists Attack: Starkville, Mississippi

by Dan Cancian

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A white woman who threatened a black couple at a campground in Mississippi with a gun because they did not have a reservation has been fired.

On Tuesday, Kampgrounds of America spokesman Mike Gast told The Associated Press that the unidentified employee had been fired, adding the company “does not condone the use of a firearm in any manner.”

On Sunday, Jessica Richardson and her husband were trying to enjoy a picnic with their dog by Oktibbeha County Lake, located approximately 12 miles northwest of Starkville, Mississippi.

When the couple arrived at the nearby Kampgrounds of America they reportedly asked at the reception whether they needed to stay at the campsite to spend the day by the nearby lake and were told access to the latter was not exclusive to guests.

However, soon after they started walking, Richardson and her husband were approached by an elderly white female, who pulled her truck up next to them.

The woman then got off her vehicle and took out a gun.

She ordered the couple to leave the campsite after learning they did not have a reservation.

The whole incident was captured on camera by Richardson, who then posted the footage on Facebook with the caption “racism is alive and well.”

In the video, Richardson can be heard saying:

“This lady just pulled a gun because we [are] out here and don't have reservations.

“The only thing you had to tell us was to leave, we would have left. You didn't have to pull a gun."

The woman, who was wearing a Kampgrounds of America T-shirt, can then be heard telling the couple they have to leave the campsite as they are not allowed on the premises.

“Well I'm just telling you you need to leave because it's under private ownership,” she said before eventually putting the gun away.

“You can't be out here.”

Shortly after the video was posted on Fakebook, Kampgrounds of America confirmed they had been made aware of the incident and were investigating it.


“Kampgrounds of America is currently looking into the matter and reaching out to all of the parties involved,” it said in a statement.

“Kampgrounds of America prides itself on providing a welcoming, safe environment for everyone to enjoy the outdoors.”
 
According to its website, Kampgrounds of America is the world’s largest system of privately held campgrounds and the company operates almost 500 different sites across the U.S. and Canada.






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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on July 07, 2019, 10:23:27 am
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Saturday, 6th July 2019
When Racists Attack: Peoria, Arizona
by Michael Harriot

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Arizona law enforcement officials arrested a man who allegedly killed an innocent teenager in a brutal stabbing early Thursday morning.

Although the teen didn’t know the suspect or apparently do anything to his alleged killer, authorities say the man committed the fatal act simply because he felt threatened by the music the teen was playing.

On Thursday, police in Peoria, Ariz. charged 27-year-old Michael Paul Adams with the first-degree, premeditated murder of 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin.

According to the Arizona Republic’s review of court documents, Adams allegedly slit the boy’s throat and stabbed him with a pocketknife at a Peoria Circle K gas station.

Superior court records say Adams told investigators that he felt threatened by the hip-hop music the teen was playing—not the teenager himself—explaining that people who play rap music are a threat to him and his community.

Adams reportedly said he was being “proactive, not reactive” because the musical genre makes him feel “unsafe” after rap music listeners attacked him in the past.

Al-Amin had just finished working his shift at Subway at 11:30 p.m., visiting his girlfriend before heading to the Circle K around 1:42 a.m. Surveillance footage from the convenience store shows Al-Amin walking into the store, followed by Adams a few seconds later, reports the Republic.

After Adam allegedly stabbed the teenager, Al-Amin ran out of the store where he collapsed near the gas tanks.

He was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead around 2:05 a.m. on Thursday, authorities say.

After a brief search, the cops claim they found Adams covered in blood and reportedly admitting he was “involved” in the heinous slaying.

Adams, whose criminal history includes theft, disorderly conduct, assault with a weapon and assault on a corrections officer, was released from prison on Tuesday.

Adams’ attorney says that he had no access to mental health services after he was released although a statement from an Arizona Department of Corrections spokesperson says that Adams was “not designated seriously mentally ill.”

“He was a good kid,” El Amin’s father told KVOA in a tearful interview.

“He wanted to be hotel management, he wanted to move to Seattle, he wanted to move different places.”

Michael Paul Adams is being held on a $1 million bond.

Elijah Al-Amin would have turned 18 in two weeks.








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Post by: Battle on August 12, 2019, 10:56:04 am
Monday, 12th August 2019
When Racists Attack: El Paso, Texas
by Vanessa Romo

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The gunman accused of the shooting massacre that left 22 people dead at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart on Saturday was in his car — nearly a mile away from the horrific scene — when he surrendered to Texas Rangers, according to an arrest affidavit.

"Agents and police officers at the intersection then observed a male person — the defendant — exit out of the vehicle with his hands raised in the air and stated out loud to the agents, 'I'm the shooter,' " the document states.
 
It appears the alleged shooter somehow evaded El Paso Police Department officers who arrived at the store about six minutes after receiving calls about a disturbance at the popular shopping center, which then became calls about a shooting in progress.

Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told NPR 21-year-old Patrick Wood Crusius was in the left hand lane of an intersection when rangers pulled up behind him.

"He had driven up to that intersection, but when the officer saw him he had already exited the car," Carrillo said.

The suspect was arrested and transported to the El Paso Police Department's headquarters, where police say he waived his Miranda rights and agreed "to speak about the incident."

During questioning, police say, the alleged shooter confessed that he planned the rampage and drove nearly 10 hours from Allen, Texas, to the border city with the intention of targeting "Mexicans."

Authorities believe Crusius is the author of a 2,300-word anti-immigrant screed that was posted to the online message board 8chan just 19 minutes before the mass shooting.

The four-page document talked about a "Hispanic invasion of Texas."
 
"The defendant stated once inside the store he opened fire using his AK-47 shooting multiple innocent victims," the affidavit says, adding that he was carrying "multiple magazines."

The 22 victims ranged in age from 15 to 90.

Thirteen are listed as U.S. citizens; eight are Mexican nationals.

One is German.

Crusius has been in police custody since his arrest but has not been arraigned.

Claudia Duran, a spokeswoman for the El Paso County district attorney, said that won't happen until the investigation by El Paso police and the FBI concludes.

State prosecutors in El Paso announced on Sunday that they will pursue the death penalty.








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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on August 29, 2019, 07:05:32 pm
Thursday, 29th August 2019
When Racists Attack: Las Vegas, Nevada
by Joyce Lupiani

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(LAS VEGAS, NV) — Braxton Ryback, 25, and Johnny Young, 22, were recently arrested by Las Vegas police after threatening to shoot up the XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas.

The incident happened Aug. 10. Police were told that Ryback and Young were shouting "White privilege, white power, we are white supremacist" and locking their fists like they were going to hit people.

Police were also told that the men told security that they were going to come back and shoot the place up.

Young then allegedly returned to the hotel-casino with pepper spray.

During an interview with police, Young told police that he had a weapon in his vehicle at the Wynn and another weapon in his apartment.

He also told police that Ryback spent time on a website called "Daily Stormer" and that he shared Ryback's beliefs.

Young also told police that he was drunk and angry at security because they had stopped him from taking photos of security cameras but he never had any intention of hurting someone.

He said he intended to only use the pepper spray for protection if needed.

Young also explained that Ryback was from Canada and that he ran an illegal AirBnB and Young and his girlfriend were staying with him.
 
Ryback told people that he did not remember what he said and did not recall making any threats and did not want to talk to detectives.

Police removed several items in Young's and Ryback's apartment including a loaded Cobra handgun, ammunition, a global entry ID and Belgium ID, a Nevada driver's license, a Macbook Pro, an iPhone and a Samsung phone.
 
Police also removed a pellet gun and hard drive from Young's car at the Wynn.
 
Based on numerous witness statements and the fact that Young specifically stated he would return with a gun, both people are being charged with making threats or conveying false information concerning an act of terrorism or the presence with the intent to injure, intimidate or alarm any person.




















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Post by: Battle on October 22, 2019, 11:13:02 am
Tuesday, 22nd October 2019
When Racists Attack: Manhattan, New York
by Rebecca Rosenberg

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A Manhattan judge Tuesday sentenced two members of the right-wing Proud Boys group to four years in prison for pummeling leftist Antifa members during a brawl on the Upper East Side.

Justice Mark Dwyer gave Maxwell Hare, 27,  and John Kinsman, 40, terms that were six months above the minimum for the caught-on-camera skirmish near the Metropolitan Republican Club after Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes delivered a speech.

Both defendants faced as much as 15 years.

They were convicted last August at trial of attempted gang assault, attempted assault and riot stemming from the Oct. 12, 2018, melee.

“It’s a shame when some people jump up and down on a platform,” Dwyer said in an apparent reference to McInnes, “and their followers, their soldiers, get into trouble.”

He added, “I’m not sure the most moral responsibility belongs to these two defendants.”

Both Kinsman and Hare apologized for their conduct during the Manhattan Supreme Court sentencing.

“I’m sorry about the whole mess. I regret the entire incident,” said Kinsman, who is married with three children.

“I made a mistake.”

In a similar statement, Hare told the judge,

“I made a mistake that night. I made quick decisions. I’m sorry.”

They both testified at trial that they acted in self-defense.

Assistant DA Joshua Steinglass argued for five-year prison terms.

“This was not a schoolyard brawl,” the prosecutor said.

“These are adults who should know better.”

The fight unfolded shortly after McInnes’ speech ended and the Proud Boys exited the venue, as 60 protesters, including members of Antifa, massed behind barricades and jeered at them.

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To avoid a confrontation, cops directed the Proud Boys west on 83rd Street, then south on Park Avenue, while they shepherded their opponents in the other direction.

As the Proud Boys neared East 82nd Street, they saw six suspected Antifa protesters, clad in back, heading toward them.

Instead of walking away, the defendants and their pals sprinted more than 100 feet toward their foes, instigating the fight, Steinglass said.

During the violent confrontation, Kinsman and Hare repeatedly punched, kicked and stomped on the outnumbered and undersize Antifa members.

The victims in the case were never identified, and Antifa refused to cooperate with the investigation.
 
Prosecutors said that if they could have located the Antifa members, they would have also been charged.

A total of 10 Proud Boys were charged in connection with the incident.

Seven of them took plea deals, and one is still awaiting trial.

“I know enough about history to know what happened in Europe in the ’30s when political street brawls were allowed to go ahead,” Dwyer said during the sentencing.

“We don’t want that to happen in New York.”















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Post by: Battle on December 10, 2019, 04:00:53 am
Tuesday, 10th December 2019
WHEN RACISTS ATTACK: Prince George, Maryland
by Lilly Price

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A hundred potential jurors convened Monday at Prince George’s County Circuit Court to field questions on race, bias and alcohol abuse that will help lawyers select a jury for the Severna Park man charged with the murder of a black college student and a hate crime.

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Once assembled, the jury will hear about the death of Richard Collins III, a Bowie State University student and second lieutenant in the Army who was stabbed to death just days away from graduating.

Sean Urbanski, a white, former University of Maryland student, is charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime in Collins’ May 2017 death.

After four postponed trial dates, Urbanski’s case started Monday with a jury selection process projected to last two days.

Collins’ family filled a row behind potential jurors during the court proceedings in Upper Marlboro.

Collins was 23 when he died.

Prosecutors and Urbanski’s defense lawyers will decide over the next two days which jurors to select for the jury.

The hate-crime charge will make race a core component of this trial.

Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Hill Jr. asked potential jurors several questions regarding race, such as:

“Do you believe individuals that tell or show ‘racially insensitive’ jokes or memes are racist?”

and

“Do you believe individuals can listen to jokes that are ‘racially insensitive’ and not be racist?”

Collins was standing at a University of Maryland bus stop with friends the night of May 20, 2017, when Urbanski approached the group and warned:

“Step left, step left if you know what’s best for you."

Collins said “No” and Urbanski allegedly fatally stabbed him with a folding knife, according to court documents and surveillance video.

Urbanski, 24, has pleaded not guilty.

Urbanski wore a navy suit and sat huddled with his lawyers Monday morning. He belonged to a Facebook page called “Alt-Reich: Nation” and had several racist images, often called memes, saved on his phone.

His defense attorneys tried to bar these images from being used as evidence in the trial, calling them “stupid and tasteless,” but Hill ruled against the motion in a previous hearing.

Prosecutors plan to argue the Facebook group, the images and Urbanski’s decision to bypass the white friend and Asian friend with Collins that night are evidence that he killed Collins because he was black.

Defense attorneys plan to argue that Urbanski did not plan the attack and was highly intoxicated at the time with a blood-alcohol level three times above the legal limit.

His lawyers also will contend that speech must be connected to a crime to be cited as evidence of motive, and Urbanski didn’t say anything discriminatory during the attack.

The judge also asked members of the jury pool if they or someone they know have problems with alcohol abuse and or if that would affect their ability to be a fair and impartial juror.

He asked potential jurors if they know someone who often carries a pocketknife.

Once the jury is selected, it will hear accounts from over 30 witnesses and arguments from both sides over the next two weeks.

The jury ultimately will decide if Urbanski is guilty of murder and if there is a connection between the racist images found on Urbanski’s phone and the killing.
















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Post by: Battle on December 15, 2019, 09:42:30 am
Sunday, 15th December 2019
When Racists Attack: West point, New York
by Stephanie Farr

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West Point is investigating a hand gesture made by several cadets and midshipmen during an ESPN pre-game broadcast at the Army-Navy game Saturday after clips of the signals went viral because of their association with white power.

“West Point is looking into the matter,” a spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

“At this time we do not know the intent of the cadets.”

The Naval Academy did not return a request for comment about a similar gesture used by its midshipman.

During the broadcast at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly, at least three or four students are seen flashing an upside OK sign with their hands behind reporter ESPN Rece Davis.

Many on social media expressed shock and outrage because of the symbol’s recent association with white power.












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Post by: Battle on December 21, 2019, 12:39:18 am
Saturday, 21st December 2019
When Racists Attack: Clive, Iowa
by Amir Vera and Hollie Silverman

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An Iowa woman was charged with attempted murder after running over a 14-year-old girl, saying she did so because the teenager "was a Mexican," police said.

Nicole Marie Poole Franklin, 42, was arrested on other charges and Thursday admitted to Clive police she hit the girl with her vehicle on December 9th, according to a news release from the Clive Police Department.

Clive is about 9 miles from Des Moines.
 
The girl was walking to Indian Hills Junior High when a vehicle drove onto the sidewalk, ran over her and left the scene, the release said.

"I don't remember the impact, I just remember the car coming toward me," the girl told CNN affiliate KCCI-TV.

She added that she had been going to a basketball game.

"I didn't do anything, I'm just a girl just walking to a basketball game."

Officials say the girl was able to return to school one week after the incident, according to CNN affiliate WOI-TV.

CNN is not naming the girl because she is a minor.
 
During her interview with detectives, Poole Franklin, a Des Moines resident, said she was the driver and intentionally struck the girl because she "was a Mexican," police said.

Poole Franklin then "made a series of derogatory statements about Latinos," police said.

Poole Franklin was charged with assault in a separate incident on December 9th after police said she used racist terms toward a clerk and customers at a West Des Moines convenience store and threw items at the clerk, KCCI reported.

This incident took place about an hour and a half after the hit-and-run.

Authorities are looking at whether Poole Franklin running the girl over was a hate crime, Clive Police Chief Michael Venema said during a news conference.

"We're going to present all of that information to the prosecutors and ultimately they will make the determination on what crimes to prosecute," Venema said.

The Polk County Clerk of Courts office told CNN that Poole Franklin does not currently have an attorney.

Venema said in the release the victim's family requests privacy.

"There is no place in our community (or any other) for this kind of hatred and violence," Venema said.

"We are committed to supporting the victim and (her) family and working diligently with them to seek justice."

Charging documents say Poole Franklin is expected to appear for a preliminary hearing December 30th.














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Post by: Battle on January 16, 2020, 04:34:12 pm
Thursday, 16th January 2020
When Racists Attack: Richmond, Virginia
by Bill Chappell, Hannah Allam & Ryan Lucas


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The FBI has arrested three alleged members of The Base — which authorities describe as a "racially motivated violent extremist group" — on charges that range from illegal transport of a machine gun to harboring aliens, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland.

A law enforcement official tells NPR that the three suspected members of The Base had discussed going to a controversial pro-gun rally in Virginia next week.

The three men are Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, of Elkton, Md.; William Garfield Bilbrough IV, 19, of Denton, Md.; and Canadian national Patrik Jordan Mathews, 27, who entered the U.S. illegally last summer.

Mathews and Lemley had recently been living in Newark, Del.

The arrests come days before a pro-gun demonstration that's slated to take place in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday — and just after Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency and banned firearms on the Capitol grounds in Richmond in anticipation of the gun rights demonstration.

"We have received credible intelligence from our law enforcement agencies that there are groups with malicious plans for the rally that is planned for Monday," Northam said Wednesday afternoon.

The firearms ban was challenged in court, but a judge in Richmond upheld the governor's order.

The criminal case against Lemley, Bilbrough and Mathews was filed under seal Tuesday; it was unsealed Thursday after their arrests.

The defendants were to appear before a federal judge Thursday afternoon at the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., just east of the Capital Beltway.

They were not expected to enter any pleas in that initial appearance, the U.S. Attorney's Office says.

Two of the men who were arrested have previous military training:

Lemley was a cavalry scout in the Army, and Mathews previously served as a combat engineer in the Canadian Army Reserve.

Mathews apparently entered the U.S. just days after a high-profile police raid on his house in rural Manitoba, Canada, last August.

As the CBC reported, police ordered Mathews out of his house so they could execute a search warrant related to suspicions that he was acquiring guns and recruiting for The Base — which the CBC called "a global neo-Nazi terrorist group."

The FBI says Lemley and Bilbrough drove together from Maryland to Michigan to pick up Mathews after he illegally entered the U.S. near the Manitoba-Minnesota border.

The trio then traveled to Maryland's Eastern Shore area, where Bilbrough lives, the bureau says.

Lemley and Mathews then set up a residence in neighboring Delaware, where authorities say they started working to build an illegal assault rifle and acquire ammunition, according to court documents.

"Lemley and Mathews used an upper receiver ordered by Lemley, as well as other firearms parts, to make a functioning assault rifle," the U.S. Attorney's Office says, citing an affidavit that FBI Special Agent Rachid Harrison filed in support of the charges.

This month, the U.S. Attorney's Office says, Lemley and Mathews "purchased approximately 1,650 rounds of 5.56mm and 6.5mm ammunition; traveled from Delaware to a gun range in Maryland, where they shot the assault rifle; and retrieved plate carriers (to support body armor) and at least some of the purchased ammunition from Lemley's prior residence in Maryland."

It appears federal authorities had the men under surveillance, as Harrison's affidavit details their movements and quotes from their conversations.

One section of the FBI affidavit describes Lemley taking the assault rifle to a gun range in Maryland:

"An FBI agent observed Lemley at the gun range, and heard what appeared to be more than one bullet being fired at a time."

The court documents state that when Lemley returned to the Delaware apartment he shared with Mathews, he said the rifle

"would have to be cached though because that's an ATF f****** nightmare" and added,

"Oh oops, it looks like I accidentally made a machine gun."

Lemley then said he would partially dismantle the gun in case agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives visited the apartment — to which Mathews replied,

"Um, if they show up here, we got other problems."

When the two men returned to the same gun range in Maryland three days later, the FBI was ready.

Its agents had set up a camera near the gun range, allowing them to record Lemley and Mathews with the illegal firearm.

The Base's members use encrypted chat rooms to discuss their supremacist agenda, the FBI says.

According to court documents, the extremists frequently discuss topics such as "recruitment, creating a white ethno-state, committing acts of violence against minority communities (including African-Americans and Jewish-Americans), the organization's military-style training camps, and ways to make improvised explosive devices."

Summarizing the most serious charges in the case, the U.S. Attorney's Office says Lemley and Mathews could each face a maximum of 10 years in prison if they're convicted of "transporting a firearm and ammunition in interstate commerce with intent to commit a felony offense."

Lemley faces additional charges, from transporting a machine gun in interstate commerce to providing a gun and ammunition to an illegal alien.

And Mathews could face a maximum of 10 years if he's convicted of being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

In addition to those charges, both Lemley and Bilbrough could face a maximum sentence of five years for allegedly transporting and harboring Mathews.


















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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on January 24, 2020, 07:34:39 am
Friday, 24th January 2020
When Racists Attack: St. Petersburg, Russia
by Daniel De Simone, Andrei Soshnikov & Ali Winston

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Rinaldo Nazzaro, 46, who uses the aliases "Norman Spear" and "Roman Wolf", left New York for St Petersburg less than two years ago.

The Base is a major counter terrorism focus for the FBI.

Seven alleged members were charged this month with various offences, including conspiracy to commit murder.

Court documents prepared by the FBI describe The Base as a "racially motivated violent extremist group" that "seeks to accelerate the downfall of the United States government, incite a race war, and establish a white ethno-state".

The group - founded around July 2018 - gains followers online, communicates using encrypted messaging applications, and encourages members to engage in paramilitary training.

The leader's real identity had long been a mystery.

However, multiple images and videos of Nazzaro - taken over several years in both the USA and Russia - show the man known to be The Base founder, who goes by the two aliases.

He has previously used photographs of himself when promoting the group online.

Last year Nazzaro was listed as a guest at a Russian government security exhibition in Moscow, which "focused on the demonstration of the results of state policy and achievements".

A video posted online in March 2019 shows Nazzaro in Russia wearing a t-shirt bearing an image of President Vladimir Putin along with the words "Russia, absolute power".

We traced Nazzaro and his Russian wife to an upmarket property in central St Petersburg purchased in her name in July 2018 - the same month to which the FBI dates the creation of The Base.

Records show that, before moving to Russia, Nazzaro ran a company registered in New York that offered access to a "network of security professionals" with expertise in intelligence, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and psychological operations.

A website for the firm - Omega Solutions - once stated:

"Our associates have worked with various government and military agencies, including multiple wartime deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan".

When we visited the company's one-time address it was little more than a mail drop, although the firm officially remains active and has a current insurance policy.

Property records show that an apartment associated with Nazzaro in New Jersey was given as the address for an entity called "Base Global" when it purchased land in the US state of Washington.

Nazzaro married a Russian woman in Manhattan in 2012. She had moved to the city from her homeland around four years earlier and her CV says she spent time working in a bank.

In 2018 - when he first began promoting The Base online using the "Norman Spear" pseudonym - they moved with their children to Russia.

In social media posts that year, "Norman Spear" posted imagery and videos by the outlawed British terrorist group National Action, praised al-Qaeda, and asked for volunteers possessing various skills, including with weapons, for his new organisation.

Audio recordings posted online capture "Spear" lecturing on subjects such as "guerrilla warfare".

He is variously described as a military veteran, a former CIA field officer, and a defence studies expert.

"Norman Spear" was previously associated with an obscure movement that seeks a "white homeland" in the US Pacific Northwest, which includes the area where "Base Global" purchased land.

Following the nationwide FBI arrests of alleged Base members last week, an online channel used by the group to post propaganda carried a defiant statement from "Roman Wolf", saying "we will continue our struggle for survival undeterred".

The case against three alleged members states that the group leader instructed them to use coded language - or cyphers - when communicating, a tactic which the men are said to have employed.

The trio, accused of conspiring to murder an anti-fascist couple and their children, were allegedly counselled by the leader to carry out "non-attributable actions but that will still send a message".

A separate Guardian investigation has today also named Nazzaro as leader of The Base.
















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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on January 24, 2020, 05:25:21 pm
Friday, 24th January 2020
When Racists Attack: Charlottesville, Virginia
by Joe Jurado

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The “Unite the Right” rally was one of the darkest moments in our countries recent history.

The white nationalist rally took the life of 32-year-old Heather Heyer and left countless others injured and scarred.

In some good news, one of the key figures behind that rally has been arrested.

According to NBC News, Christopher Cantwell has been arrested by the FBI and indicted on counts of extortion over interstate communications and threatening interstate communications.

Cantwell is alleged to have sent threatening messages to a man in order to get personal information of a man he currently has beef with.

He sent a message over Telegram to the man saying

“So if you don’t want me to come and fvck your wife in front of your kids, then you should make yourself scarce.”

Which, just, what?

Men like Cantwell seem to like to portray themselves as the toughest of the tough guys and then when hit with a little bit of pressure they fold.

Cantwell himself embodies this notion.

While he gained notoriety from the mad sh*t he was talking in the Vice documentary about the rally he is more notable for the video he uploaded of himself crying after finding out there was a warrant for his arrest.

Nazis, nothing but a bunch of crybabies and cowards.

This isn’t Cantwell’s first run in with the law as he was charged with assault after pepper spraying protesters at the rally.

Hopefully this will result in him crying his ass all the way into a jail cell. (https://i.imgur.com/ChlUwxL.gif)









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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on February 15, 2020, 05:08:04 am
Saturday, 15th February 2o2o
When Racists Attack: Charlottesville, Virginia
by Pilar Control

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The wife of white supremacist Augustus Sol Invictus, who is accused of kidnapping his spouse and their two children in December, railed against her husband at his Friday bail hearing, calling him a “master manipulator” with “Charles Manson-like mind control” over his followers.

Invictus, 36, who legally changed his name from Austin Gillespie, has been charged with kidnapping and aggravated domestic violence for allegedly forcing his wife, Anna Invictus, at gunpoint to travel with him from South Carolina to Florida on December 12th.

In Florida, she was able to escape from her husband and return home, she told police.

On Friday, Judge Hal Harrison denied the white supremacist bail after Invictus said she was afraid he’d kill her if he was released from jail.

“Many of his devotees know the truth; they have seen the abuse or the aftermath of my beatings, they are witnesses with their own eyes,” Anna Invictus said, reading a statement she prepared for the court.

“Yet, because of his Charles Manson-like mind control, they would testify before the court that he is innocent.”

Detailing the emotional, physical, and mental abuse she’s endured over the last six years, the long-suffering wife called Augustus Invictus a violent manipulator who sought out followers for his white nationalist ideologies.

“After nearly six years in this relationship, I have finally found the courage to stand up against Augustus and his perpetual abuse,” she said, before listing 16 examples of his misconduct.

In one harrowing incident, Anna Invictus said her husband beat her so hard that she saw “flashes of light.”

In another, she said she was locked in a bedroom for days.

She said her husband once “violently choked” her until she passed out, and dragged her through her home “for my teenagers to witness.”

He also threatened to kill her multiple times, she told the court.

Anna Invictus said she’d filed police reports against her husband, but couldn’t alert authorities to every incident because he would steal her phone.

“This man is not only violent, he is a master manipulator,” she said.

“His public face is very different from the one my family and I have endured. If he is released, he will continue to use his knowledge of the law, his impressive vocabulary, and spectacular ability to manipulate and mold his political followers and women into obedient servants, exactly like the ones you see here today.”

Invictus, a prominent white supremacist, was a speaker at the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where activist Heather Heyer was killed.

The lawyer and failed political candidate has also been involved in arranging the legal defense for other members of the movement and was previously accused of domestic violence, according to HuffPost.

He was never criminally charged.

“Augustus is not the stereotypical drunken wife-beater,” Anna Invictus said.

“His calculated, violent, manipulative intentions deserve special consideration.”

During his last bond hearing, Rock Hill Detective Matthew Beech read from the white nationalist’s online writings to show his destructive mindset.

Invictus scoffed in the courtroom when Beech suggested he was a flight risk and demanded an apology from the detective “when” he is found innocent.

“The destruction I insight is not terrorism. The only aim is the destruction of buildings or persons plaguing the Earth. The long term aim is the overthrow of this civilization. It has absolutely nothing to do with causing fear. This is terrorism the same way removing a tumor is terrorism. Although you are cancer, and I am the Earth’s physician,” Invictus wrote in one of the passages Beech read aloud.

In 2014, Invictus’ former roommate told Orlando police that he pointed a gun at him.

Invictus claimed he thought the roommate was an intruder and was not charged.

Two years later, one of Invictus’ exes told police he had battered her multiple times—but she did not report those incidents until Invictus allegedly threatened to burn her belongings and “shoot her on the spot.”

He was not charged in the incident.

In an effort to show how her husband is a “danger to the community” and her family, Anna Invictus also read some of his journal passages at the Friday hearing, including one in which he said

“victims will be sacrificed; politicians will be assassinated; wars will be begun.”

“And when the day finally comes, and you gloat that you know it all along, and you say ‘someone should have stopped him’— know that their blood is on your hands, too,” the passage says.






















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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on February 15, 2020, 03:11:22 pm
Saturday, 15th February 2o2o
When Racists Attack!!!
by Asher Stockler

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64 white supremacists have been sentenced to a combined total of 820 years' imprisonment in what is believed to be the largest collective prosecution of white supremacists in the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas.

Sixty-four white supremacists have been sentenced to a combined total of 820 years' imprisonment in what is believed to be the largest collective prosecution of white supremacists in the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas.

On Thursday, Garry Cody Jones, 51, was sentenced to over 11 years in prison for his role in a drug dealing scheme, marking the 64th and final hearing in the second round of sentencing for a series of kidnapping and drug-related conspiracies involving hate groups.

Jones' lawyer did not return a request for comment.

"Not only do white supremacist gangs endorse repugnant ideologies, they also facilitate a violent drug and gun trade, putting our citizens in grave danger," U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox said in a press release.

"We were alarmed – but not necessarily surprised – at the quantities of drugs and firearms recovered during this investigation. The U.S. Attorney's Office is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to dismantle these organizations, disrupt their criminal activities, and put their members behind bars."

Other defendants were charged with offenses ranging from threats to violent assaults.

In one instance, a suspected neo-Nazi had "attempted to run over officers during his arrest."

The prosecutions were announced by Cox's office in May 2018 in a singular effort to pursue cases against dozens of suspected white supremacist gang members and their affiliates.

The defendants were accused of belong to organizations such as the Aryan Brotherhood and Dirty White Boys, among others.

According to federal prosecutors, the defendants routinely distributed methamphetamine and other narcotics, occasionally using firearms to safeguard their dealings, which is also a crime.

Overall, the defendants trafficked more than 1,600 kilograms of methamphetamine, 59 firearms and other drugs including cocaine and heroin over a three-year period beginning in 2015, the Justice Department said.

The defendants also had a combined 587 convictions for prior crimes before their prosecutions in this case.

White supremacy and related forms of hate have become a pronounced public policy concern over the last several years.

According to Uniform Crime Reporting statistics published annually by the FBI, 2018 saw the number of hate crimes rise to its highest level in 16 years.

The majority of hate crimes in America are perpetrated based on racial animus.

Of those incidents, almost half are directed towards African Americans. (https://i.imgur.com/PpLzRq0.gif)"I'd opine more than half."

In recognition of the growing tide of white supremacy, FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress in early February that his agency believes racially motivated extremist groups pose a risk to the public that is "on the same footing" as the risk posed by foreign actors such as ISIS.














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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on February 19, 2020, 05:13:20 am
Wednesday, 19th February 2o2o
When Racists Attack: Provo, Utah
by Pat Reavy

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Two brothers from Payson were formally charged Tuesday with a hate crime in the attack of a black Latter-day Saint missionary.

Sebastian Francis West, 19, and Malachi Bay West, 20, are each charged in 4th District Court with assault, a third-degree felony.

Prosecutors are seeking gang and hate crime enhancements on the potential penalty if the men are convicted, according to court documents.

On January 28th, two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were going to a home in Payson to teach when they encountered a group of six to seven men, that included the West brothers, who were threatening one of the residents in the front yard, according to charging documents.
 
“The suspects were in dark hoodies and bandanas covered the lower halves of their faces. One of the missionaries, who is Panamanian and dark-skinned, attempted to intervene and asked the suspects to leave,” the charges state.

The black missionary then took out his cellphone to call police, but one of the men in the group took it and threw it across the street, according to charging documents.

On January 28th, two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were going to a home in Payson to teach when they encountered a group of six to seven men, that included the West brothers, who were threatening one of the residents in the front yard, according to charging documents.

“The suspects were in dark hoodies and bandanas covered the lower halves of their faces. One of the missionaries, who is Panamanian and dark-skinned, attempted to intervene and asked the suspects to leave,” the charges state.

The black missionary then took out his cellphone to call police, but one of the men in the group took it and threw it across the street, according to charging documents.

“When victim retrieved the phone, the group redirected their attention towards him — they swore and yelled at victim, repeatedly called him a (racial slur) and told him to go back to where he came from,” the charges state.

The racial slur the men used multiple times was the N-word, according to police.

The men then brandished brass knuckles, and intimidated the missionary as he tried to go into the house, according to the charges.

“As victim attempted to retreat back to the residence, one of the suspects dove at his feet, attempting to tackle him, while another punched victim in the head. At that point, he was attacked by all of the suspects. Victim was punched and kicked repeatedly by the group, and eventually tackled to the ground,” the charges state.

While struggling on the ground with the missionary, the group repeatedly used the racial slur while making statements such as, “This is our town,” “This is our turf,” “Go back to slavery,” and “Go home you stupid (racial slur),” the charges state.

The group also called the missionary “church boy” and “told him to ‘go back to Bible school you filthy, stupid (racial slur).’

Victim sustained numerous injuries, including to his lips, head, shoulder, ribs and forehead,” investigators wrote in the charging documents.

During the assault, one of the men called out to another man in the group, using the name “Malachi,” the charges state.

“Familiar with a young man by the name of ‘Malachi,’ police presented several lineups to victim, two of which included a photo of defendants. Victim picked each defendant out of their respective lineup,” according to the court documents.

Sebastian West is also charged in a separate criminal case with a violent assault on January 9th in Payson Canyon.

In April, Governor Gary Herbert signed a hate crime bill into law aimed at putting more power into state penalties when victims are targeted because of their race, religion, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics.


















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Title: Re: When Racists Attack
Post by: Battle on February 26, 2020, 03:26:53 pm
Wednesday, 26th February 2o2o
When Racists Attack: Portland, Oregon
by Blue Telusma

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An Oregon man was convicted of killing two men who stepped in to stop his racist tirade against two Black women showed no remorse as he listened to the jury’s verdict.

According to the Associated Press, Jeremy Christian was found guilty of murdering Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best in May 2017.

The two good samaritans were fatally stabbed aboard a Portland train while attempting to thwart Christian from targeting two Black passengers.

In addition to several other charges, the Portland native was also convicted of attempted murder for stabbing Micah Fletcher who fortunately survived his injuries.

Prosecutors also allege that the night before the tragic incident he assaulted another Black woman aboard a MAX train.

In total, Christian was convicted on 12 counts and now faces life in prison.

“There’s no way I can explain what happened,” he told responding officers on the day of his arrest.
 

“Except both of those people would be alive if they had kept their hands to themselves. Or got off the train or allowed me to have my free speech.”

Investigators say that on May 26th, 2017, Christian –  who is reportedly affiliated with the far-right group Patriot Prayer and has been seen giving the Nazi salute – boarded a crowded commuter train and then began to shout racist and Islamophobic slurs at two women.

Both of his targets were Black and one of them who is a Somali immigrant was wearing a headscarf at the time.

After he made a slicing motion across his neck and threatened decapitation, that’s when Namkai-Meche began attempted to film his outburst.

Unfortunately, Christian was able to grab his cellphone and smashed it on the floor.

When Fletcher tried to intervene, Christian shoved him.

To everyone’s horror, moments later, Christian pulled out a folding knife and in a matter of seconds stabbed both men 11 times.

He also randomly began stabbing a third passenger, who was just an innocent bystander.

All three stabbing victims were white and the Black victims, Destinee Magnum and Walio Mohamed were emotional as they gave testimony from the stand.

Prosecutors were also able to play video from the attack despite Christian’s violent attempts to stop it from being captured.

“I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon,” Magnum said through tears.

“So, like, I don’t feel like I should go somewhere else, I don’t feel like I have to go back to where I came from because I’m born here. It just made me feel like, ‘Why?’ There’s no reason.”

Christian plead not guilty by reason of mental illness and showed no emotion during the trial or the verdict hearing.





















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