March 31, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

TRINIDAD, [TX]—Sequestered on a 50-acre, wooded compound in East Texas since jumping bail more than a decade ago, John Joe Gray and his clan have effectively outlasted the administrations of four local sheriffs, all of whom have decided that John Joe's arrest is not worth the risk of a violent confrontation. The stalemate, perhaps the longest-running standoff in the U.S. between law enforcement and a fugitive living in plain sight, is also emblematic of what the FBI believes is a troubling re-emergence of an anti-government movement that vaulted to notoriety in 1995. Then, one of its disaffected sympathizers, Timothy McVeigh - angered by the government's botched 1993 raid of the Branch D  

March 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

ORANGE COUNTY, [FL]—Multiple agencies, including the FBI, ATF and various local law enforcement offices, picked up six people accused of being a part of a biker gang and Aryan Nations members that were plotting to blow up their rivals. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said four of the men were part of a special unit of the Aryan Nations called the "Kavellerie Brigade." The group was believed to be trafficking hydrocodone form Florida up to Chicago. In addition to the arrests of Leah Klose, Brian Klose, Ronald Cusack, Deborah Plowman, Carlos Eugene Dubose and Harold Kinlaw, police anticipate more arrests related to this criminal gang. View More>>  

March 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

MEMPHIS, [TN]—A federal grand jury indicted a self-described "sovereign citizen" on charges he fudged property deeds to steal homes. Devitoe Farmer, 44, of Memphis faces three counts of theft of government property. According to prosecutors, Farmer knowingly used fraudulent "quit-claim" deeds to essentially steal foreclosed properties assumed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If convicted, Farmer could be sentenced up to ten years in prison and fined $250,000. A judge released Farmer on a $5,000 bond despite prosecutors' requests for detention. View More>>  

March 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

NICKERSON, [MN]—A rural Nickerson resident is arguing that Carlton County Sheriff's deputies must have illegally searched a shack in which he was allegedly living before getting a proper search warrant in early February. Joshua Michael Stadin, 36, was arrested and charged Feb. 1 with five felonies and one misdemeanor after deputies searched the place where he was allegedly living and found a number of firearms as well as 7 1/2 pounds of old explosive material (TNT). A concerned citizen contacted the Sheriff's department after Stadin allegedly tried to sell him a gun the man believed was stolen. During the search warrant, officers found a "unique collection of World War II weapons" from a   

March 29, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

SAN DIEGO, [CA]—The badlands along the United States-Mexico border in Campo, California, are a lot more desolate for a 69-year-old man who goes by the name of "Gadget Dan Minuteman." In 2006, the San Diego retiree had a slew of company - about 30 to 40 civilians a day - helping him keep watch against people illegally trekking north of the border in the Campo area. Six years later, most have left. The Campo border is just one example of how border-watch groups are virtually disappearing and in serious decline after five years of remarkable growth. The border watch movement disintegrated after bad press, organizational infighting, and the co-optation of the movement's concerns at the hands   

March 29, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

DETROIT, [MI]—A Michigan militia leader and his son each pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally possessing a machine gun, ending a six-week trial that took a dramatic turn this week when a judge dismissed more serious charges of conspiring to rebel against the government. David Stone, 51, and Joshua Stone, 23, of Lenawee County, Michigan, each admitted they possessed a machine gun. They were released on bond after two years in custody but could face additional time in prison when they are sentenced in the months ahead. View More>>  

March 29, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Animal Rights Extremism

PARLIER, [CA]—The Valley's vast agricultural fields and orchards could be vulnerable to domestic or foreign terrorist attacks, several experts said at an agricultural crimes and terrorism summit Thursday. The experts pointed to the recent arson fire at Harris Farms that caused more than $2 million in damage as evidence that there are organizations or individuals out there who want to harm the farming industry. The fire destroyed 14 tractor-trailer rigs near the farm's sprawling feedlot at the intersection of Highway 145 and Interstate 5. Shortly after the fire, an anonymous claim of responsibility was posted to several websites by the North American Animal Liberation press office. View M  

March 29, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

NASHVILLE, [TN]—Inside the hangar-like conference room of Montgomery Bell State Park Inn, about 40 miles west of Nashville, more than 100 white faces stare in unison at a man in a dark gray suit. A man in his early 60s, Jared Taylor has the charisma of someone half his age. He is gentile, erudite and soft-spoken as he addresses a receptive audience of writers, thinkers and assorted hangers-on. It's nearly 5 p.m., and the American Renaissance Conference is under way. View More>>  

March 28, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

EL CAJON, [CA]—The FBI is helping to investigate the killing of an Iraqi American near San Diego, and the U.S. State Department has condemned the attack, saying, "the United States has no tolerance for wanton acts of violence like this." The involvement of two federal agencies after the death of Shaima Alawadi, 32, comes as concern about her killing grows. Alawadi, who wore the Islamic headscarf known as a hijab, died Saturday after being found beaten March 21 in her home in El Cajon. A note saying Alawadi was a terrorist and should go back to her country was found next to her body, family members and friends said. View More>>  

March 27, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, [CN]—Police are concerned that the fatal stabbing of a white supremacist in southern British Columbia could fuel simmering tensions between gangs in the area. Jan Korinth, a member of the neo-Nazi group Blood and Honor, was stabbed to death last weekend during a fight in a Surrey home. Rumors have abounded about the 26-year-old's death, with many speculating that Korinth was targeted for his involvement in the white supremacist group. Homicide investigators, however, rebuff those reports and say that Korinth was the person who instigated the fight. A 36-year-old man suffered head injuries during the brawl, but he was transported to hospital and is expected to surv