June 30, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Threat to President

OKLAHOMA CITY, [OK]—An Oklahoma City man was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in Federal prison for threatening to blow President Barack Obama's brains out. Mario Edward Garnett was ordered to get mental health care upon his release. He can't own a gun. Garnett pleaded guilty December 1, 2010, to threatening the President, a felony. He posted the threat on the official White House website August 21, the U.S. Secret Service reported. View More>>  

June 30, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Antigovernment Extremism-General

MANITOWISH WATERS, [WI]—Denys Ray Hughes, 64, who has a home in Manitowish Waters in Vilas County, is wanted and on the run. Hughes had previously served prison time for making the deadly biological toxin, Ricin. Hughes was to report to a half-way house in Milwaukee on May 25 after serving prison time, but never showed up. U.S. Marshals believe Hughes could be somewhere in rural northern Wisconsin or in the southeastern part of the state, where he has family. View More>>  

June 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Animal Rights Extremism

VANCOVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, [CN]—Speiser Furs owner says he won't be intimidated by the animal rights activists who vandalized his store, causing about $50,000 in damage. The long time owner of the Vancouver fur store that was vandalized by animal rights activists Sunday night said the incident hasn't convinced him to close his doors. The owner arrived early Monday morning to discover a glue-like substance in the locks. When he finally managed to get in, he saw around 25 of his leather and fur coats - ranging in price from $350 to $18,000 - drained of color and disintegrating. View More>>  

June 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

JACKSONVILLE, [FL]—The FBI said it has opened an investigation into the mailing of harmless powder sent to both of Florida's U.S. Senators this week. Letters containing a powdery substance were received Monday and Tuesday at the Jacksonville offices of Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. In both instances, the bomb squad was called out and portions of the four-story duPont Center where the offices are located were evacuated. The substance in the letter to Senator Rubio turned out to be corn starch. There was no word on the identity of the substance contained in Senator Nelson's letter. View More>>  

June 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Environmental Extremism

EUGENE, [OR]—A convicted arsonist who avoided Federal prison five years ago by helping officials lock up fellow Earth Liberation Front (ELF) activists is headed to state prison for selling heroin. Jacob Jeremiah "Jake" Ferguson, 38, was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison after pleading guilty to manufacturing, possessing and selling heroin; possessing cocaine; and neglecting and endangering his 4-year old daughter in the process. Police reportedly found within the child's "easy access" a toolbox with pull-out drawers "loaded with syringes". Detectives also found nearly 2 ounces of heroin in the home. View More>>  

June 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Threat to President

KERRVILLE, [TX]—State and local charges have been dropped against Jeremy Krakowski, who was accused in March of making threats against President Barack Obama. Kerrville police said at the time that they arrested Krakowski because he made threats on Facebook on March 2 to kill Obama and any "cop" that came into his home. Prosecutors and police decided not to pursue the case. The judge also ordered that bond money put up to ensure Krakowski from jail be refunded to him. View More>>  

June 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

BOSTON, [MA]—When North End gangster Enrico Ponzo went to ground out West, he tried to go native as a white supremacist, and had a bust of Adolph Hitler in his house, membership patches for two race-baiting groups, and literature on the Aryan Nation movement when U.S. Marshals caught with him in a tiny town in the Idaho foothills. Sources familiar with the case theorized that Ponzo spent his early fugitive years posing as a white supremacist in order to stay below the mob's radar. "He was more afraid of the mafia finding him, than the government," one source said. Idaho is seen as a hotbed of homegrown extremist activity - not the first place rivals might look for an East Coast mobster.  

June 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

PITTSBURGH, [PA]—Richard Poplawski should die by lethal injection for murdering three Pittsburgh police officers, a jury ruled on Tuesday, capping an eight-day trial and two-year ordeal for the officers families and the police department. Poplawski, 24, looked at the jury but showed no emotion as the foreman announced the three death sentences for the April 4, 2009, shootings of officers Eric G. Kelly, Stephen J. Mayhle and Paul J. Scuillo II who responded to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance at Poplawski's Stanton Heights home. View More>>  

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

TURTLETOWN, [TN]—The in-laws of a man who reportedly had part of a cinderblock thrown through his window with threatening, racial slurs attached in a note were arrested over the weekend. The incident involved a domestic argument and was not related to the cinderblock incident. On Friday evening, Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies were called out to the home of Ellis Weatherspoon after his in-laws, who are also his landlords, told him to get out and used racial slurs, including the "n" word. Jonathan Smith and his wife, Janet, were arrested and charged with aggravated assault, prohibited weapon and civil rights intimidation.  View More>>  

June 28, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

BOISE, [ID]—The Northwest Region of the Aryan Nations was supposed to have a "eat, greet and meet" event June 27 at Valley County's Lake Cascade State Park. According to flyers and a website, the event was to take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. According to the Idaho Parks and Recreation, a group of about eight individuals showed up from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - calling it a "non-event". The Valley County Sheriff's Office said the department had advanced notice of the event but did not plan to provide security. The secluded campground does not get much traffic and no calls or complaints were received. View More>>