May 31, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

ARLINGTON, [VA]—Protesting members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church were met with an unlikely group of counterprotesters Monday at Arlington Cemetery. Hours before President Barack Obama led the nation's Memorial Day observances at the Tomb of the Unknowns, three members of the Westboro Baptist Church were challenged by others who disagreed with them -- including members claiming to be from the Ku Klux Klan. Among those counter-protesting at the cemetery's main entrance: About 10 members of a group that claims to be a branch of the Ku Klux Klan from Virginia called the Knights of the Southern Cross. They were cordoned off separately in a nearby area, but drew little attentio  

May 31, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

DOUGLAS, [AZ]—A new Arizona law that retroactively prevents courts from granting punitive damages to illegal immigrants will not help rancher Casey Nethercott, leader of the Arizona Guard militia group. In 2003, Nethercott and several other members of a volunteer border-patrol group called Ranch Rescue stopped two illegal immigrants on a ranch they were patrolling in Texas. The immigrants alleged that Nethercott threatened them and pistol-whipped a male immigrant in the head. Nethercott was criminally charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He was ultimately convicted of the unlawful possession charge and sentenced to serve sever  

May 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

MONTEREY, [CA]—Judge Mark Hood ordered a mental evaluation for Angel Ruelas on May 4 after a bizarre verbal standoff over Ruelas' efforts to represent himself in trial as a "sovereign citizen." Ruelas, who is in Salinas Valley State Prison on an unrelated carjacking conviction, somehow latched onto the theories and has had a series of nonsensical exchanges with Hood in recent months. Ruelas, 31, and his brother, Jacobo Ruelas, 32, are charged with carjacking, robbing and murdering Olinger on Sept. 18, 1997. His body was found by a jogger the next morning in a turnout above the Pacific Grove Recreation Trail. He had been been beaten and stabbed more than 30 times. View More>>  

May 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Chronology of Extremist Attacks/Plots

PENSACOLA, [FL]—A sovereign citizen opened fire on a local grocery store with an AK-47 because it ran out of crawfish, May 29, 2011. No injuries are reported. View More>>  

May 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

MONTEREY, [CA]—A judge has ruled that a former Soledad man charged with the 1997 slaying of Monterey High School student Kristopher Olinger is competent to stand trial. The judge  ordered a mental evaluation for Angel Ruelas on May 4 after a bizarre verbal standoff over Ruelas' efforts to represent himself in trial as a "sovereign citizen." Ruelas, who is in Salinas Valley State Prison on an unrelated carjacking conviction, somehow latched onto the theories and has had a series of nonsensical exchanges with Hood in recent months. View More>>  

May 28, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

SACRAMENTO, [CA]—The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) this week said an April 23 fire at a Stockton, Calif., mosque has been ruled arson. CAIR-SV is asking that a possible bias motive for the fire be investigated. Law enforcement authorities are offering a $10,000 reward in the case and have released surveillance images from the time of the fire at Masjid Al Emaan. In the past year, arsonists have also targeted mosques or mosque construction sites in Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Michigan. In May of last year, a bomb exploded at a Florida mosque. View More>>  

May 27, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

COOPERSTOWN, [ND]—A BCI agent testified belief in the Aryan Nation, a white supremacist group, may have played a part in the motive for a bizarre and brutal Cooperstown, North Dakota crime. A judge in a preliminary hearing in Griggs County today, ruled that Daniel Wacht will stand trial for the murder of NDSU researcher, Kurt Johnson. Authorities allege that Wacht shot Johnson in the forehead, decapitated him, and hid Johnson's head in the basement his rental home in Cooperstown. The  BCI Agent said, "Daniel Wacht wanted to make a statement that the Aryan Nation people were in the area. And that something was either going to get blown up or somebody was going to get murdered to make that  

May 27, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Anti-Abortion Extremism

MADISON, [WI]—A Wisconsin man who allegedly planned to shoot a doctor at a Madison abortion clinic was charged on Friday under a federal law that allows freedom of access to the clinics. Ralph Lang, 63, of Marshfield, was staying at a Motel 6 when his .38-caliber handgun discharged into an unoccupied room across the hall, according to the federal criminal complaint. Madison police were called after Lang told a motel clerk that the gun went off, and he was worried that the bullet might have hit someone. Lang told police that he planned to go to a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic the following morning to find the doctor who was doing the abortions and shoot him in the head. View More>&  

May 26, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

ROANOKE, [VA]—Out of the way, a few miles from a place called Pleasant Grove in Henry County, behind a confederate flag, there is a meeting place for Ku Klux Klan members from all over the south. Stan Martin is from Henry County and leads the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Martinsville. His group, and affiliated Klans, are part of a resurgence, historically the fourth since the Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1865. View More>>  

May 26, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

HONOLULU, [HI]—Five members of a native Hawaiian sovereignty group on Maui are being accused of luring unsuspecting clients with bold talk and official looking documents. A twenty-five count indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court Thursday alleges the group committed various fraud and tax offenses through a debt assistance program that relied on falsified documents. Those named in the indictment include Mahealani Ventura-Oliver, 42, John D. Oliver, 46, Pilialoha K. Teves, 49, Leatrice Lehua Hoy, 52, and Peter Hoy, 76.  Each member of the group faces sixteen charges of mail fraud as well as conspiring to create, sell and use fictitious obligations.  The defendants operated under the t