April 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

NEW YORK CITY, [NY]—A rash of incidents involving envelopes containing a suspicious white powder had police scrambling around New York City on Monday and forced the nation's fourth-largest bank, Wells Fargo and Company, to shut down five branches. Four of the mailed envelopes contained an identical note, which included language "Happy May Day". A spokesman for Wells Fargo said its branches would remain closed pending further investigation by police. Since it was launched eight months ago, Occupy Wall Street has targeted U.S. financial policies it blames for the yawning income gap between rich and poor. More than 500 protestors demonstrated last week at the bank's annual shareholder meeti  

April 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

GILMAN, [WI]—A 22-year-old Gilman man remains behind bars on a $25,000 bond after authorities say he planned to use a bomb to kill a judge, a district attorney and a detective. Patrick Staton was taken into custody on April 26, 2012, after Taylor County deputies conducted a search of his home and car and discovered items used to make explosive devices. Staton had already created one explosive device and planned to detonate it at the Taylor County courthouse. He also stated he knew where the detective lived and planned to follow him home to detonate a bomb there. The Price County District Attorney will be handling the case. View More>>  

April 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Chronology of Extremist Attacks/Plots

CLEVELAND, [OH]—Five self-proclaimed "anarchists" are arrested for attempting to blow up the Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge near Cleveland, Ohio, using two fake bombs provided by an FBI informant, April 30, 2012. View More>>  

April 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

ALBANY, [NY]—New details emerged on the former pharmacist accused of planting mercury in the cafeteria at Albany Med back in March. Authorities say they found swastikas on the walls, two jars of mercury, more than 20 guns and literature regarding domestic terrorism in Martin Kimber's home. A complaint also told authorities that Kimber may have deposited mercury throughout the hospital on at least three other occasions last year. Kimber was arrested after surveillance cameras allegedly caught him placing a substance throughout the cafeteria. He is facing more than 15 years in prison if convicted. View More>>  

April 28, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Doomsday Prepper

KING COUNTY, [WA]—A tense Washington standoff at an alleged murderer's hillside bunker has ended after a body, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, was found inside the hideout. Deputies said they were nearly certain the body is that of Peter Keller, 41, who was wanted on first degree murder and arson charges. After a 22-hour standoff, SWAT team members used an explosive to blast through the roof of the heavily fortified hideout this afternoon, opening a space large enough for deputies to enter the bunker. View More>>  

April 28, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

ROCHESTER, [MN]—A federal indictment unsealed this week charges a 31-year old Austin area man with possessing several firearms and ammunition as a felon. The document says he and another man with ties to white supremacist groups amassed several weapons as part of a plan to attack the government, minorities and others. According to the FBI affidavit, Samuel Johnson is a former member and Minnesota leader of the National Socialist Movement (NSM). The affidavit says another man told an undercover agent he also tried to get explosives and automatic weapons to attack "left-wing individuals." View More>>  

April 27, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

MOBILE, [AL]—Neighbors on Delmar Drive woke up to Neo-Nazi newspapers on their front lawns and doorsteps Thursday morning. It's the same neighborhood where witnesses say a white man was severely beaten by a group of black men. The newspapers were 2009 editions of The Aryan Alternative, published by a former Ku Klux Klan leader and a Neo-Nazi figurehead in Missouri. Neighbors say all they want is peace, and this is an obvious attempt by racists to incite violence. View More>>  

April 27, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

ODESSA, [TX]—The Aryan Circle is quickly spreading throughout the Permian Basin. One of its members who goes by Tatt2 RayRay says, "I love the Aryan Circle. I would die AC." Law enforcement calls them a violent, hateful, meth-dealing gang, but the Aryan Circle couldn't disagree more. The Circle says their beliefs come down to culture, and there's nothing wrong with wanting to preserve a culture. They defend their swastikas, saying that in their eyes, they symbolize strength. However, their reputation of violence still seems to hold somewhat true. If you decide to be disloyal to them, you'd better watch out. View More>>  

April 26, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

ODESSA, [TX]—On the streets of Odessa, there is one family growing faster than any other. They're known as the Aryan Circle. NewsWest 9 sat down with three of their members who all go by nicknames. Shaggy is 30-years-old, Tatt2 RayRay is 28-years-old and Gadget is 26-years-old. All three have been to prison and jail more than once. Each told NewsWest 9 they've never spoken to the media about their ties to the Aryan Circle until now. Law enforcement calls this group a violent gang that's been bred out of Texas prisons and is now spreading through Ector County. They're a breakout group of another white pride gang called the Aryan Brotherhood. View More>>  

April 26, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

DETROIT, [MI]—The federal government asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss criminal charges against the last remaining defendant in the Hutaree militia case—Jacob Ward, 35, of Huron, Ohio. He was one of the nine people arrested in FBI raids in 2010 and charged with plotting an anti-government revolt. In July, a U.S. District Judge said that Ward suffered from a mental disease or a defect that made it difficult for him to understand the severity of the charges. If treatment worked, he could have still been ordered to face trial later. The government now says that's not necessary. Seven of Ward's co-defendants went to trial. All faced up to life in prison, but their trial ended abrupt