April 30, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

STILLWATER, [OK]--An Islamic mosque in Edmond wasn’t the only Muslim house of worship targeted by vandals on Sunday, April 12th. Several windows were shot out Sunday at a mosque near the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, an Oklahoma City Muslim leader said Thursday. Someone fired a BB gun and shattered two windows at the Stillwater mosque. A mosque spokesperson said the windows were apparently damaged sometime overnight Sunday and no one was inside the mosque at the time of the vandalism. View More>>  

April 30, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

TACOMA, [WA]--A Pierce County jury on Tuesday found two men guilty of second-degree murder but acquitted a third in a Tacoma murder with ties to white supremacy. Shanne McKittrick, 33, and Eric Elliser, 34, are to be sentenced May 19. Mark Stredicke, 38, who’d also been charged with murder, was found not guilty. Prosecutors argued that McKittrick, with Elliser’s help, stabbed Derek Wagner to death Nov. 16, 2013. Prosecutors said the defendants and victim had ties to the white-supremacist movement. They alleged Stredicke, McKittrick and Elliser were angry with Wagner, 27, because he’d been dating Stredicke’s wife. Prosecutors said that violated a code among white-supremacist gan  

April 30, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Antigovernment Extremism-General

WOODSTOCK, [IL]--Prosecutors said a Holiday Hills man accused of ambushing and shooting two McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies in October 2014  continued following the officers and firing at them after they were already injured. Prosecutors are seeking to increase or revoke Scott Peters’ bond, which was previously set at $1 million. Court documents allege Peters has a history of being “anti-government and anti-police,” though the records did not include details. If convicted on these charges – including additional counts of aggravated battery and aggravated discharge of a firearm – Peters faces a prison term of 165 years to life, prosecutors said. Peters was unemployed and   

April 30, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

AUSTIN, [MN]--A former Austin neo-nazi’s Supreme Court case has become more complicated. The U.S. Supreme Court heard a re-argument last week of Sam Johnson, the former Austin man with ties to white supremacist groups who was sentenced to 15 years in prison on a weapons charge. His sentence was based in part on a prior conviction for having a short-barrel shotgun. At issue is whether possession of a short-barreled shotgun constitutes a “violent felony” under the Armed Career Criminal Act, which meant Johnson was required to receive a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years. The court heard Johnson’s case in November, but ordered a re-argument to take place April 20 to determine   

April 29, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Doomsday Prepper

MANSFIELD, [OH]--David Parker, the 58-year-old suspect of the 27-hour Mansfield standoff, was officially pronounced dead at 12:27 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon at OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. His death ended what Law Director John Spon called one of the most dangerous circumstances he’s seen involving law enforcement. Parker had multiple past incidents with Mansfield Police officers. In November 2010, Parker posted a sign on his personal camper calling the justice system “perverted.” The sign was part of a larger message against Parker’s next-door neighbors, the Gonzales family. Frank Gonzales could attest to Parker’s “bizarre and volatile” nature. According to  

April 29, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Doomsday Prepper

STROUDSBURG, [PA]--A 23-year-old alleged "doomsday prepper" was charged Friday with stockpiling guns in Monroe County, obtaining some of them illegally, Pocono Mountain Regional police said. William Winecker, 23, had his mother, Brenda Hrubesh, 56, buy one of his guns, police said. Police said he obtained other weapons through similar straw purchases. Police obtained information from a witness that Winecker had several guns at his home in the 2200 block of Allegheny Drive in Tunkhannock Township. The witness described Winecker as a doomsday prepper, a term used to describe someone preparing for the end of the world. Pocono Mountain Regional police served a search warrant at 11:24 a.m. Friday  

April 28, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Antigovernment Extremism-General

ALEXANDRIA, [VA]--Charles Severance’s anti-government views evolved during the past decade or more and he became enamored with death and kidnapping, prosecutors said during a lengthy pretrial hearing Thursday in Alexandria. The city’s top prosecutor shed more light on evidence that investigators have compiled that they say proves Severance killed Nancy Dunning, Ron Kirby and Ruthanne Lodato over the span of 10 years. Prosecutors say Severance’s personal writings and ballistic evidence tie the fatal shootings together and that Severance should be tried for all three crimes simultaneously. Severance’s motive to kill developed after losing custody of his son more than a decade a  

April 28, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

JUPITER, [FL]--Jupiter police are pursuing first-degree murder and hate crime charges against three men in the bludgeoning death of an 18-year-old Hispanic man. “The suspects went to that neighborhood targeting people from the Hispanic community,” Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow said at a news conference. A “bloody white rock” was found in the front yard of the home. The rock was near where police found Lopez-Ramos unconscious, according to the Jupiter police report. Jesse Harris, one of the men arrested, told police he went to the victim’s house “to rob Guatemalans,” according to an arrest report. If convicted, the three suspects could be sentenced to death. The thre  

April 27, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

TOLEDO, [OH]--A former Marine sentenced two years ago for starting a fire that caused more than $1 million in damages to a mosque has apologized in a letter and asked forgiveness from its members. Randy Linn, two years into his 20-year sentence in a California federal prison, said he can’t believe he tried to destroy a place of worship. Federal prosecutors said Linn drove about two hours from St. Joe, Ind., to suburban Toledo on Sept. 30, 2012, and broke into the mosque, where he poured gasoline on a prayer rug and lit it on fire. The mosque was empty at the time. Linn later said while pleading guilty to hate-crime charges that he’d become enraged after seeing images of wounded so  

April 27, 2015 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

WINNABOW, [NC]--Some residents in a North Carolina community are concerned after finding fliers distributed around their neighborhood promoting the Ku Klux Klan. Brunswick County deputies collected dozens of bags over the weekend promoting the KKK in the Winnabow area.  The bags had white rice and a flier that listed contact information for the Karolina Knights. A Karolina Knights representative said the group distributed the fliers on Friday night. The group is a subset of the Ku Klux Klan. Several residents in the area alerted law enforcement after finding the fliers. View More>>