March 30, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, [FL]--An Orange Park man who is part of a movement that espouses anti-government tenets and homeland terrorist tactics has accepted a plea deal over charges he filed false tax forms in the names of elected officials to make them liable for his debts. Authorities charged 44-year-old Richard Price Tucker with six counts of unlawful filing of false documents in early March, 2016. The yearlong court case will end on April 19 when Fourth Circuit Judge Michael Sharrit sentences Tucker. According to court documents, Tucker will serve 10 years in prison for six counts of unlawfully filing false documents or records against real or personal property. A convicted felon, Tucker’s   

March 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Antigovernment Extremism-General

CLARKSBURG, [WV]--A 37-year-old inmate at Federal Correctional Institution Hazelton has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for threatening to blow up government buildings in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Boston. Jeremy Edward Smith made the threat in a letter he wrote Nov. 26, 2015, while in solitary confinement at Hazelton. He was serving a 70-month federal sentence for a conviction in the Northern Division of Texas for mailing threats to damage or destroy property. In the Texas case, he was accused of threatening on March 5, 2009, to kill Americans, “set fire and bomb federal buildings, to kill U.S. Mail carriers, to kill federal agents and the president of the  

March 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Antigovernment Extremism-General

WEST CHESTER, [PA]--With opening arguments less than a week away, attorneys in the case against accused cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein must select two more jurors to complete the panel. Three additional jurors were selected Monday to hear the case, bringing the total to 12 jurors and four alternates, Frein’s attorney, Michael Weinstein said. A total of six alternate jurors must be selected. Frein, 33, of Canadensis, is charged with first-degree murder and other crimes for the 2014 ambush at the Blooming Grove state police barracks. Cpl. Bryon Dickson died and Trooper Alex Douglass was injured in the attack. The trial is slated to begin April 3 in Pike County. A Chester County jury will hear  

March 28, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

TAMPA, [FL]--It was a crime spree that had the gay community gripped in fear: Two partners, Steven Lorenzo and Scott Schweickert, accused of raping, torturing and killing Jason Galehouse and Michael Wachholtz. Both Lorenzo and Schweickert were convicted on federal charges of drugging the men. And recently, Schweickert cut a deal with the state and plead guilty to their murders. Months later, a grand jury indicted Lorenzo on murder charges. Now sources say Lorenzo plans to represent himself and claim to be a sovereign citizen -- that U.S. laws don't apply to him. "It’s the new fad defense,” legal expert Anthony Rickman offered. “It’s you can’t prosecute me because I’m a sovereign   

March 28, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

FORT COLLINS, [CO]--The father of a man arrested in connection with vandalism at a Colorado mosque says his son was an Army medic who served in Iraq and Korea and is a "good man." Michael Giaquinto told the Coloradoan that he doesn't think 35-year-old Joseph Scott Giaquinto vandalized the Islamic Center of Fort Collins, about 60 miles north of Denver, on Sunday. Police say someone overturned benches, broke windows and threw a Bible into the center. Giaquinto says that if his son was found to be involved, it would just show that he "was in a kind of a bad place." The younger Giaquinto was arrested Monday on suspicion of a bias-motivated crime, criminal mischief and trespassing soon after poli  

March 28, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Doomsday Prepper

GONZALEZ, [LA]--Political transitions sometimes translate into people buying emergency supplies, though their reasons may vary. It happened after the elections of presidents Reagan and Obama, and to the best of anyone’s ability to track it, it’s happening again with President Trump. Companies that make bulk emergency supplies, like ready-made meals and water purifiers, have seen an uptick in sales. Prepper conventions are drawing thousands of people, and the American Preppers Network says membership increased to 40,000 this year, the highest it has ever been. About 3,000 people attended the recent National Preppers and Survivalists expo in Gonzales, Louisiana. Robert Meyer is a professor  

March 27, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Domestic Extremism

UNITED STATES, [US]--The Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, the mass shooting at the Charleston AME church and the Boston Marathon bombing are three recent examples of violent attacks that have shocked the nation. While each was carried out by different assailants under different circumstances, they share a common thread: these events are among many others that are being tracked by the United States Extremist Crime Database, created by John Jay Professor Joshua Freilich. Developed in collaboration with Steven Chermak, a professor at Michigan State University, Freilich’s work is currently funded through nearly $2.5 million in grants provided by the Office of University Programs at the Dep  

March 27, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

RIVERSIDE, [CA]--A 55-year-old Riverside man faces being charged with a hate crime after he set a fire and shouted derogatory comments about the race and nationality of the alleged victim, the Riverside Police Department said. Aubrey Wayne Clawson was cleared at a hospital to be booked and then was jailed on suspicion of committing a hate crime, arson, firebombing, reckless burning and resisting arrest, Riverside County jail records show. Bail was set at $10,000. About 10:15 a.m. Friday, someone reported that a man in the 2900 block of Market Street was trying to light his neighbor’s truck on fire. A witness said the man poured liquid on the ground and set it ablaze while insulting the ne  

March 26, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

FORT COLLINS, [CO]--Fort Collins police are searching for a man they say vandalized the Fort Collins Islamic Center by throwing cinderblocks through the windows around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Surveillance footage from the mosque shows a man in a sweatshirt with the hood up pacing around the mosque’s exterior before he kicks one of the building’s glass doors. Then, he goes around tipping benches before finding two cinderblocks and throwing them through the doors, shattering them. The man then hurled a bible into the mosque’s prayer room. Fort Collins police are stopping short of calling this a hate crime, although they say they are not ruling it out. That didn't stop those who gathered   

March 26, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Anarchist Movement

HUNTINGTON BEACH, [CA]--A fistfight erupted between pro-Trump demonstrators and counter-protesters on the sands of a Southern California beach on Saturday, while Philadelphia police were looking into an officer's use of force in that city as "Make America Great Again" rallies were held across the country. Six people were arrested in Huntington Beach, California, after what police called "a disagreement of beliefs" between some in the crowd of 2,000 pro-Trump demonstrators and some of a small group who showed up in opposition. Some of the arrests were for "illegal use of pepper spray," police said. The media reported that pepper spray was allegedly used in one instance by an anti-Trump protes