May 31, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson Anti-Abortion Extremism

MADISON, [WI]—Anti-abortion activist Ralph Lang was found guilty Thursday night of attempted first-degree intentional homicide for plotting to kill a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor two years ago. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for two hours before finding Lang guilty. Lang, 65, of Marshfield, showed no emotion after the verdict was read by a Dane County Circuit Judge, who will sentence Lang in about two months. The verdict came just over two years after Lang’s arrest by Madison police on May 25, 2011, after he accidentally fired a gunshot through the door of his motel room. He told an officer he was planning the next day to find and shoot a doctor who perfor  

May 31, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

WICHITA FALLS, [TX]—Air Force Staff Sgt. Deondra Parks survived mortar attacks while guarding a U.S. air base in Iraq, then came home and got shot inside a cafe in Wichita Falls, Texas. Parks was sitting with two airmen friends inside the cafe near Shepphard Air Force Base on April 20, 2010, when a man barged in, shouted a racial slur at the group, announced it was Hitler's birthday and started shooting a 12-gauge shotgun. Parks, now 27, recovered fairly quickly from the wounds to her legs. One of her friends was shot in the hand. Another had shotgun fragments graze her. A cashier inside the store lost a thumb. The four survived, but a doorman at a nearby bar died when he was shot as he t  

May 31, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson Anti-Abortion Extremism

CINCINNATI, [OH]—John Brockhoeft bristles at the use of the word violence to describe the war he has waged against abortion. For Brockhoeft, who went to prison for setting fire to two Cincinnati abortion clinics and for trying to bomb another, such actions are justified. Asked if he regretted his crimes or the years he served in federal prison, Brockhoeft is definitive. "For me, personally, was it worth it? Incredibly so," he said. Brockhoeft launched his crusade against abortion in the 1980s with the Tri-State as his battleground. As part of a military group known as the Army of God, Brockhoeft set fire to two local abortion clinics in 1985 and planted a pipe bomb at the temporary offi  

May 31, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson Domestic Extremism

LAFAYETTE, [LA]—State legislators have passed a bill that protects the mourners attending funerals, wakes, and burials, especially those of veterans from protestors. As written, state bill 72 requires a buffer between those who are attending these solemn events and any group or organization that would attempt to protest or disrupt it. This bill is the result of a string of such protests in other parts of the country by the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas based church that has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. The bill, introduced by Representative Henry Burns, requires protestors to be at least 300 feet away from mourners. Viola  

May 31, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

NEW YORK CITY, [NY]—Mayoral candidate and New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio last Friday received a letter that authorities described as "threatening" with what appeared to be blood on it. The language in the letter was "rambling" and written in Spanish and read, "this is real blood," a New City Police Department spokesman said. The letter, which had a return address in the Bronx, was received last Friday at the public advocate's office, and on Wednesday, a second letter that appeared to be from the same sender was received but not opened. De Blasio's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The revelations came after authorities announced that three letters   

May 31, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

NEW BOSTON, [TX]—Federal agents swarmed the home of a Texas man overnight who is now being called a person of interest in the ricin letters investigation. Early this morning, FBI agents hauled electronics out of the house in New Boston, Texas. The person has been questioned by the FBI in Texarkana, Texas, but so far is not considered a suspect. The house is located about an hour and a half from Shreveport where ricin-filled letters mailed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his gun control group in Washington and a third letter to President Barack Obama were postmarked. The two letters addressed to Bloomberg each contained oily orange stains, which tested positive for ricin. Authorities said it   

May 30, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

BOSTON, [MA]—A Plymouth Superior Court jury today convicted white supremacist Keith Luke of first degree murder and rape for a bloody rampage that targeted non-whites in 2009. Luke, who did not take the stand, was convicted for fatally shooting of Selma Goncalves and Arlindo DePina Gonclaves who were not related. Luke, 26, of Brockton, is also accused of raping and shooting another woman who survived and testified against him earlier this month. View More>>  

May 30, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson Threat to President

WASHINGTON, [DC]—Authorities intercepted a threatening letter addressed to President Barack Obama that was similar to ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Secret Service said on Thursday. Letters sent to Bloomberg and his gun control group contained material believed to be the deadly poison ricin and contained a reference to gun control. The White House mail screening facility turned the letter over to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. Authorities have stopped several ricin-laced letters in recent weeks. A Tupelo, Mississippi, man was charged last month with sending poison-laced letters to Obama and two other public officials. Last week, federal authorities arrested a ma  

May 30, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

DOTHAN, [AL]—On a day when most people looked to reunite our nation, one neighborhood faced a group looking to divide it. Monday, residents living in the Highland South neighborhood found fliers in their driveways and along sidewalks urging them to join the racist hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. There is a number attached to the flier. However, police say unless the people putting them out are caught in the act, there's little they can do about it. View More>>  

May 30, 2013 Posted by Daryl Johnson Conspiracy Theories

CHICAGO, [IL]—Jillian Soto remembers the day she stumbled across a website that showed photos of her at her sister's funeral - and was horrified to read accusations that she had faked grief as part of an elaborate government hoax. Only a month earlier, Victoria Soto, 27, had been shot down while sheltering her first-grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Dec. 14 massacre in Newtown, Conn., left 20 children and seven adults dead. Conspiracy theorists have thrived on the Internet, producing hundreds of such websites that challenge official reports and claim nefarious plots behind emotionally charged events - despite evidence to the contrary. Some are wildly speculative, casting