October 30, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

MIAMI, [OK]—Miami's police chief said that a man caught with 50 Molotov cocktails and apparent plans to firebomb local churches has been eliminated as a suspect in a mosque arson attempt at a Joplin, Mo., mosque. Gregory A. Weiler II, 23, was eliminated as a suspect in the failed arson attempt July 4 at the Islamic Center of Joplin. Authorities possess videotape of a man involved in the July 4 fire, which caused minor damage to the roof of the mosque. Images of the man were released to the media and have been widely published without leading to an arrest. The FBI has declined to say if surveillance video exists from a second fire, on August 6, that destroyed the mosque. The cause of tha  

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

AUBURN, [WA]—A Federal Way man accused of viciously beating a Sikh cab driver while shouting anti-Muslim slurs now faces a hate crime charge. Jamie W. Larson attacked the cab driver during an Oct. 17 ride after commenting on the man's turban. According to charging documents, Larson, 48, tore out chunks of the man's beard during the assault, which also loosened one of the driver's teeth. The afternoon attack came after Auburn police called a cab to pick up Larson, who was apparently too intoxicated to drive or walk. View More>>  

October 26, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

GAINESVILLE, [GA]—Two men accused in a Georgia militia plot prosecutors say targeted government officials and U.S. cities are set to appear in federal court in February. A court notice filed Wednesday says a trial for Samuel Crump and Ray Adams will begin before U.S. District Judge Richard Story in Gainesville on Feb. 25. The two were among four men arrested in November after surveillance by an undercover informant who infiltrated their meetings at homes, during car rides and at a Waffle House restaurant. They face charges of conspiring and attempting to make ricin. Two other men, Frederick Thomas and Dan Roberts, pleaded guilty in April to conspiring to get an unregistered explosive and   

October 26, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

WEST ASHLEY, [SC]—Residents in West Ashley neighborhoods of Springfield as well as on Debbenshire Dr. and in Marsh Cove woke up this morning to find literature from the Ku Klux Klan left on their lawns and driveways. Fliers touting a KKK “neighborhood watch” were left in baggies that were weighed down with rocks. Residents said they were offended and disturbed by the literature. The fliers were from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. They have been seen recently in other tri-county cities. They showed up this spring in West Ashley’s racially diverse Pierpont neighborhood and last week in the nearby Forest Lakes neighborhood. Charleston County deputies have coll  

October 26, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

MARTINSVILLE, [VA]—In a forest grove not far from the nation's capital, several dozen men and women gather. As the light fades, they enact a ritual over a century old but as fresh and searing as the flame they ignite. A cross, on fire. They call themselves "the invisible empire" for a reason: They thrive in secrecy, almost never permitting outsiders in. The people wearing these robes walk among us. Yet together, as they were this summer in Martinsville, Va., they are the Ku Klux Klan. View More>>  

October 26, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

SANTA ROSA, [CA]—Two men with ties to a white supremacist gang were arrested Thursday on suspicion of committing a hate crime, more than two months after a black man was stabbed outside a McDonald's restaurant in south Santa Rosa. Aaron Welch, 26, of Clearlake and Salvatore Bordessa, 32, of Windsor were held Thursday on $1 million bail at the Sonoma County Jail. The men, who are white, were set to be charged Monday with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon as well as committing a hate crime, making threats, dissuading a witness and gang enhancements. Police officials are still searching for a woman who was with them. View More>>  

October 25, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

BROOKLYN, [NY]—A Sovereign Citizen Movement member wanted on drug, weapon and theft charges in Arizona, was arrested in Mahwah Wednesday night after police say they caught him with a large quantity of drugs. Oscar Ayala, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after being pulled over for a motor vehicle violation on Route 17, Mahwah police said. A computer search by cops identified Ayala as a wanted felon arrested in Arizona in October of 2010 on theft, narcotics, and possession of a defaced weapon charges. Police searching the car Ayala was driving, which was registered to a woman in Florida, found a large quantity Turanabol— a steroid —and marijuana. Conversati  

October 25, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

DEKALB COUNTY, [GA]—A DeKalb County jury on Thursday acquitted three so-called "sovereign citizens" who were charged with racketeering for moving into and living in foreclosed homes. Eliyshuwa Yisrael, Jermaine Gibson and Richard Jenkins were acquitted of all charges. They were accused of racketeering. The defendants did not deny their actions, arguing that no crime was committed. The three defendants acquitted Thursday were among 12 people indicted by a DeKalb grand jury in connection with the thefts of 18 properties in eight counties. Several have already plead guilty. View More>>  

October 24, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

MALIBU, [CA]—High above the cliff tops and the beach bars, up a winding mountain road, in a borrowed house on someone else’s ranch, an unusual criminal is waiting for his fate. His name is Bernard von NotHaus, and he is a professed “monetary architect” and a maker of custom coins found guilty last spring of counterfeiting charges for minting and distributing a form of private money called the Liberty Dollar. Described by some as “the Rosa Parks of the constitutional currency movement,” Mr. von NotHaus managed over the last decade to get more than 60 million real dollars’ worth of his precious metal-backed currency into circulation across the country — so much, and with such d  

October 24, 2012 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

DEKALB COUNTY, [GA]—A DeKalb County jury is deciding the fate of three men indicted for racketeering, after a Channel 2 Action News investigation. Channel 2 first exposed a group of so-called "sovereign citizens" in 2010, for signing fake deeds to themselves and then moving into foreclosed homes. Eliyshuwa Yisrael, Jermaine Gibson and Richard Jenkins are on trial. Prosecutors allege the three remaining defendants were the ringleaders of the scheme. Another defendant, Joseph Dion Lawler, has not been seen since the group was indicted. Prosecutors have a signed warrant for his arrest. From the stand, Yisrael didn't deny taking the properties, including a $13 million shopping center in Buckh