October 31, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Animal Rights Extremism

SIOUX CITY, [IA]—A Texas man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he tried to release mink from a Sioux City farm. Victor Vandorden, 24, of Austin, entered his plea to charges of releasing an animal from an animal facility, third-degree burglary, possession of burglar tools and fourth-degree criminal mischief.  His trial is set for January 24 in Woodbury County District Court.  Vandorden and Kellie Marshall, 21, also of Austin, were arrested October 10 near a mink farm near Stone State Park. View More>>  

October 31, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

MISSOULA, [MT]—David Burgert's disappearance into the forest west of Lolo during a shootout last June 12 was a "terrifying moment," a Missoula County Sheriff's Deputy told a nationwide television audience on the season premiere of "America's Most Wanted" Saturday night. Before teh show had ended, callers were on the phone with tips and information about Burgert. View More>>  

October 31, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

WICHITA, [KS]—The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have joined the investigation of a fire that heavily damaged a mosque in west Wichita on Monday, authorities said. The blaze was reported at 12:45 a.m. local time at the Islamic Association of Mid-Kansas.  The mosque had received anti-Islam letters in recent months. The mosque received about eight of the letters starting about four to six months ago, but they had stopped last month. The fire spread quickly and gutted the attic.  Damage was set at about $130,000.  View More>>  

October 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

WEST VALLEY CITY, [UT]—Police say a white supremacist gang member and three passengers in a stolen car were captured Wednesday night after a brief car chase. Christopher David Malley, a 31 year-old prison parole fugitive, was on the Metro Gang Unit's top 10 most wanted list before he was captured Wednesday. Malley allegedly led officers on a brief chase with speeds reaching up to 60 mph. When police ran the license plate, they found the vehicle had been stolen early Tuesday morning. View More>>  

October 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

LOUISVILLE, [KY]—Police said three armed and dangerous fugitives are part of an organized white supremacist group. Gary Underwood, Steven Springer and Joshua Cheatham are believed to be part of the Aryan Brotherhood, and police are learning just how extensive the organization is. Police said the men are responsible for a large burglary and methamphetamine ring used to finance their hate organization. Police arrested Jeremy Cook after a brief car chase.  When police conducted a search warrant of the home, they found $20,000 worth of high-powered rifles, guns, computers, motorcycles, coins, even high-priced ingredients shipped from Europe to make meth. View More>>  

October 29, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

POMONA, [CA]—Police officers from throughout the San Gabriel Valley will help Pomona police keep the peace next week as a planned neo-Nazi rally unfolds in front of Pomona City Hall. The National Socialist Movement (NSM), based in Detroit, Michigan, is planning the rally for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 5th in front of the City Hall.  The white supremacists plan to demonstrate against illegal immigration and promote the interests of "White America," NSM organizers said in a written statement. View More>>  

October 28, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

SANDPOINT, [ID]—A Bonner County landowner's trial for dismantling a home with a tractor while it was still occupied is being postponed. Paul Fagerlie Finman was to be tried this week on three counts of felony assault, but the proceedings had to be rescheduled. A new trial date is pending. Finman, 56, is accused of using the tongs of a tractor to demolish a home on property he owns in Vay in October 2010. A woman and her two children were inside the home. The three escaped injury, although they testified at a preliminary hearing that they feared for their lives. The incident occurred amid an underlying dispute between Finman and the family's patriarch, an adherent of the sovereign citizen  

October 27, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

COOS BAY, [OR]—Federal agents arrested a Coquille couple on charges of tax evasion totaling more than $320,000 Friday. Ronald and Dorothea Joling are charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S., tax evasion and making a false federal income tax return. Their trial in federal court is set for December 10th. Ronald and Dorothea have reportedly been providing false tax information involving their home and other properties. The Joling's beliefs are in line with a movement known as sovereign citizenship. The Joling's believe, as most in the group do, that the government is illegal. View More>>  

October 27, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

LAS VEGAS, [NV]—Samuel Davis, a reputed national leader in the anti-government "sovereign citizens" movement, was sentenced Thursday to 57 months in federal prison for his admitted role in a $1.3 million money laundering scheme. A U.S. District judge also ordered Davis to serve three years of supervised release after he gets out of prison and pay $95,782 in restitution to the government. Davis, 57, pleaded guilty in the money laundering scheme in March without a plea agreement days before his trial was to start. His co-defendant, Shawn Rice, a self-proclaimed attorney and rabbi, is a fugitive. View More>>  

October 27, 2011 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

FAIRBANKS, [AK]—The state of Alaska is dismissing all charges against five Fairbanks-area defendants in the "241" murder conspiracy case. Federal charges against four of the defendants remain in place. The decision is based on a recent court ruling that keeps prosecutors from using secret FBI recordings made without a search warrant. The dismissed charges include many of the most serious charges, including conspiracy to commit murder. State prosecutors had alleged all five defendants were participating in a plan to kill Alaska State Troopers and state court officials. View More>>