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Re: When Racists Attack
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2020, 05:13:20 am »
Wednesday, 19th February 2o2o
When Racists Attack: Provo, Utah
by Pat Reavy





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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Re: When Racists Attack
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2020, 03:26:53 pm »
Wednesday, 26th February 2o2o
When Racists Attack: Portland, Oregon
by Blue Telusma





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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Re: When Racists Attack
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2020, 08:57:29 pm »
Saturday, 21st March 2o2o
When Racists Attack!
by Hunter Walker & Jana Winter


(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — White supremacists discussed plans to weaponize Covid-19 via “saliva,” a “spray bottle” or “laced items,” according to a weekly intelligence brief distributed by a federal law enforcement division on February 17th 2020.

Federal investigators appeared to be monitoring the white nationalists’ communications on Telegram, an encrypted messaging app that has become popular with neo-Nazis.

In the conversations, the white supremacists suggested targeting law enforcement agents and “nonwhite” people with attacks designed to infect them with the coronavirus.

“Violent extremists continue to make bioterrorism a popular topic among themselves,” reads the intelligence brief written by the Federal Protective Service, which covered the week of February 17th - 24th.

“White Racially Motivated Violent Extremists have recently commented on the Covid-19 stating that it is an ‘OBLIGATION’ to spread it should any of them contract the virus.”

The Federal Protective Service, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is a law enforcement agency responsible for protecting buildings owned or leased by the federal government.

The intelligence brief, marked for official use only, noted the white supremacists “suggested targeting … law enforcement and minority communities, with some mention of public places in general.”

According to the document, the extremists discussed a number of methods for Covid-19 attacks, such spending time in public with perceived enemies, leaving “saliva on door handles” at local FBI offices, spitting on elevator buttons and spreading Covid-19 germs in “nonwhite neighborhoods.”

The February document appears to show that at least some white nationalists were already taking the threat of the Covid-19 seriously at a time when some in government were downplaying the threat.

On February 26th, the acting-president said that he expected the cases to go down to zero in the United States in “a couple of days.”

The Washington Post reported on Friday that intelligence agencies were issuing “ominous” warnings about the virus in January and February.

The Department of Homeland Security did not respond to requests for comment.
 
According to the Federal Protective Service intelligence brief, the discussion of spreading the coronavirus occurred in a channel on the app Telegram that is devoted to the “siege culture” philosophies of neo-Nazi author James Mason and “accelerationism.”

Mason wrote a series of newsletters titled “Siege” in the 1980s that advocated for acts of racial terrorism in order to hasten a war that would cause the breakdown of society.

In recent years, Mason’s writings became popular among members of the violent neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division and its offshoots.

Mason could not be reached for comment.

Growing numbers of white supremacists have also expressed interest in “accelerationism,” which involves advocating for extremist attacks with the express goal of provoking a larger societal conflict.

Nick Martin, who is the editor of the Informant, a newsletter focused on hate and extremist groups and a former investigative reporter at the Southern Poverty Law Center, told Yahoo News that multiple newer neo-Nazi groups with younger members have brought Mason to prominence. 

“There’s a whole branch of neo-Nazism that follows James Mason's writings and uses his work as kind of their bible. Atomwaffen is part of that, but there are multiple groups that would fall under the same category,” Martin said.

Homeland Security has identified white supremacist violence as one of the major domestic extremist threats facing the United State, and there has been a push to start tracking such groups the way U.S. intelligence agencies track foreign terrorists.

Atomwaffen Division has made headlines because of multiple criminal cases involving the group’s leadership.

Martin, who has written extensively about the group, said some of his sources believe there is a possibility followers of Atomwaffen or similar groups could try to take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“There is a big concern right now — including from people who work in counterterrorism — that it’s an opportune time for these accelerationist groups to strike,” Martin said. 





















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Re: When Racists Attack
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2020, 01:24:42 pm »
Thursday, 26th March 2o2o
When Racists Attack: Belton, Missouri
by David Neiwert



Given the intensity of the conspiracy theories on the radical right that have arisen around the Covid-19 pandemic—particularly the number of rightists claiming that government lockdown orders are an initial step in the imposition of a tyrannical order—it was only a matter of time before the U.S. experienced its first Covid-19-related act of domestic terrorism.

On Tuesday, a Missouri man named Timothy Wilson made preparations to set off a car bomb at a local hospital in suburban Belton, which was intended as a revolt against the stay-at-home order issued by Belton’s mayor, but his plan was cut short by an FBI raid.

When he apparently resisted with a weapon, he ended up being shot and killed.

Wilson had been the subject of an ongoing domestic terrorism investigation since September, according to an FBI statement.

“Wilson was actively planning to commit an act of domestic terrorism—a bombing—and over the course of several months had considered several targets,” it read.

A number of far-right extremists have claimed that the pandemic is secretly a cover for the imposition of a totalitarian “globalist” government.

Wilson, who was a participant in neo-Nazi chat rooms, decided to enact a plan he had already concocted for creating a car bomb and use it on a hospital in Belton, the FBI said.

“Wilson considered various targets and ultimately settled on an area hospital in an attempt to harm many people, targeting a facility that is providing critical medical care in today’s environment,” the statement read.

“Wilson had taken the necessary steps to acquire materials needed to build an explosive device.”

There was no actual bomb.

Wilson had arrived at a residence in Belton with his own vehicle, believing the person there had constructed a device for him.

It's unclear whether Wilson was shot by FBI agents as they moved in to arrest him, or whether he shot himself.

The FBI’s interest in Wilson apparently originated with his heavy involvement in some of the same neo-Nazi factions that have produced a string of arrests in recent months.

Nick Martin at The Informant reports that Wilson “was an admirer of the 1980s terrorist group The Order and had ties to two active neo-Nazi organizations.”

One of Martin’s sources identified Wilson as the Telegram user “Werwolfe 84,” which enabled Martin and Elon University computer science professor Megan Squire to determine Wilson’s involvement in two public Telegram channels for neo-Nazi groups: one for the National Socialist Movement (NSM) and one for the violence-oriented Vorherrschaft Division (VSD).

According to Martin, Wilson was an administrator of the NSM’s public Telegram chat, active there as recently as Tuesday afternoon, just prior to the FBI raid.

He posted his view that the coronavirus pandemic was a government ploy, an “excuse to destroy our people.”

“Mark my words it’s [sic] coming I hope people are ready,” he wrote.

He had also used anti-Semitic language the day prior in a comment on the Covid-19 outbreak.

“If you don’t think this whole thing was engineered by Jews as a power grab here is more proof of their plans,” Wilson wrote.

“Jews have been playing the long game we are the only ones standing in their way.”

Martin observed that Wilson was apparently an admirer of the Northwest-based neo-Nazi gang The Order, which in 1983-84 had engaged in a running series of bank and armored car robberies and several murders, including a Denver radio talk show host.

Wilson made frequent references to Robert Mathews, the leader of The Order, who perished in a shootout with FBI agents in December 1984, calling him “Uncle Bob.”

A January post on the VSD channel by Wilson featured images of members of The Order with the caption:

“Remember our heroes.”

On Sunday, Martin reported, Wilson posted a photo of Mathews.

“Don’t be the cuck that gives up without a fight,” Wilson wrote.

“Make uncle bob proud.”

Even before the pandemic erupted, the FBI had identified white nationalist extremism as the most lethal terrorist threat facing Americans, with good cause.

Of particular concern is the recent trend among the radicalized fascists to advocate for a civil war—or, in their lingo, the coming “Boogaloo”—by committing acts of terrorism.

The same faction has also discussed weaponizing the Covid-19 itself.

Some of them, apparently, are not content to wait for the infection to arrive before acting.












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Re: When Racists Attack
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2020, 04:56:48 pm »
Wednesday, 20th May 2o2o
When Racists Attack: Leesburg, Georgia




Yesterday in Leesburg, Georgia two FedEx employees were confronted by a unpleasant homeowner after dropping off a package.

GAFollowers has been in contact with the two employees, Antonio and Felinzay and they've asked us to use our platform and help set up this GoFundMe campaign.

BACKSTORY:

"All we did was deliver his package, he was in the house at the time. It was a quick stop and as soon as we were leaving he ran out his house cursing and threatening us. While we were looking confused we just apologized for being on his yard but he keep going on then kept saying he would whoop our black asses and then he told his wife to call the cops. That’s when he pulled out his phone playing victim and that's when I recorded. Idk what the police did but I posted this video because we go through racism everyday on that route in Leesburg but he was the first one to actually come up and actually threaten us."

These two FedEx employees were fired simply for doing their job.

Antonio and Felinzay are asking for your help.

These funds will be given to the two employees seen in the video who are now out of a job.

We've spoken to both former employees and they will be grateful for any type of support as they transition to finding a new job.

Donations will be split 50/50 amongst Antonio and Felinzay and will be delivered immediately.

Thank you everyone! 




















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