May 31, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

LAS VEGAS, [NV]--A judge called a New Hampshire man a "bully vigilante" and sentenced him Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for his role organizing armed backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after a standoff with U.S. agents in 2014. Gerald "Jerry" DeLemus became the first person sentenced for his ties to the confrontation that became a rallying cry for those who want vast stretches of federal land in the U.S. West put under local control. Eighteen others are in custody. DeLemus has been jailed for almost 16 months, so the sentence means the 62-year-old former U.S. Marine will spend about six more years behind bars. View More>>  

May 31, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Media Interviews

UNITED STATES, [US]--The anti-Muslim white supremacist charged with murdering two men in Portland, Oregon, when they intervened in his bigoted tirade at two teenagers is the kind of extremist that former Department of Homeland Security official Daryl Johnson worried about. Eight years ago, working in the department’s now-defunct Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Johnson authored a memo intended to warn law enforcement about the threat posed by right-wing extremists. It wasn’t just the election of the first black president, he wrote, but the troubled economic situation, the divisive political climate, and angry rhetoric about immigrants and outsiders that could spark attacks. Right-win  

May 31, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

PORTAGE PARK, [IL]--A Portage Park family returned from Ramadan prayers late Monday night to find their detached garage engulfed in flames, they said. Around 11 p.m., police responded to the fire in the 5800 block of West Cornelia Avenue, according to a Chicago Police spokesman. No one was injured, police said. Police believed the fire started in a trash can near the garage, police said. Zahwa Alhasan was on her way home from her mosque with her parents, nephew, sister and two nieces when a neighbor called to tell her what happened, she said. The garage was almost totally destroyed on Tuesday, with melted toys and tools strewn around the surrounding alley. There was no car inside the garage  

May 30, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

SPRINGFIELD, [MA]--Akwon Salaam, reputed gang member and professed sovereign citizen, is being held on $5,000 bail after being ruled competent to stand trial in a motor vehicle theft case. Salaam, 31, of Springfield, proclaimed his freedom from the nation's laws during his arraignment last week on five charges, including receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failing to stop for police. Speaking from the defendant's dock, Salaam identified himself as a member of the sovereign citizens' movement, which considers the nation's government to be illegitimate and refuses to be bound by its laws. Salaam failed to mention his alleged membership in secon  

May 30, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

HOQUIAM, [WA]--Authorities in Washington state are searching for the driver of a pickup truck involved in a hit-and run collision that left one man dead and another hospitalized over the Memorial Day weekend. Both victims are members of the Quinault Indian Nation, which issued a statement on Monday saying the men could be victims of a hate crime. The incident took place around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Donkey Creek Campground near Hoquiam. Witnesses told police a man driving a white, lifted, late-90s Chevrolet pickup truck pulled up near the camping area and began spinning his tires. A confrontation between the driver and campers ensued, at which time the driver allegedly backed up toward t  

May 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

CLEARLAKE, [CA]--A Clearlake man is in custody on numerous charges for stabbing a man with a machete in a Saturday night attack that police said appeared to have been racially motivated. Anthony Robert Hammond, 34, is being held in the Lake County Jail on $1 million bail for felony charges of aggravated mayhem, battery with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, felony resisting executive officer, hate crime and two outside agency felony arrest warrants, and two misdemeanor charges of battery on a person, and obstructing or resisting a peace officer. Police said that just before 8:15 p.m. Saturday Clearlake Police officers were dispatched to the Beachfront Apartments on Lakesh  

May 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

LEXINGTON, [KY]--Several windows were shattered at the main office of the Lexington Herald-Leader in downtown Lexington, amid suspected signs of small-caliber bullet damage to the building. The Herald-Leader filed a report on the damage with Lexington Police, who were at the building investigating early Monday morning. Exterior windows were damaged on the first-, second- and third-level banks of windows of the press room on the Midland Avenue side of the building. Three exterior windows were shattered, leaving broken glass on the sidewalk outside. Two windows on the upper level of the press room were damaged, but did not shatter. Those windows show small holes and cracks that appear consist  

May 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

WASHINGTON, [DC]--A top Oregon Republican said Monday he’s considering using militia groups for security purposes after a man directing anti-Muslim rhetoric at two women fatally stabbed two men and injured a third this weekend. Multnomah County Republican Party Chairman James Buchal told The Guardian that recent protests have prompted members of the Portland GOP to consider security alternatives. He said that might mean making arrangements that don’t rely on police. “There are these people arising, like the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters,” he added. “We’re thinking about that. Because there are now belligerent, unstable people who are convinced that Republicans are like Na  

May 28, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

JACKSON, [TN]--Authorities in Tennessee say a 15-year-old boy who was missing for a week has been found and his father has been arrested. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 15-year-old Aden Hammond of Jackson was located and his father, Brian Hammond, was arrested in Henderson County, Tennessee. Details about the arrest weren't immediately released. Hammond was charged with custodial interference. He was being held Sunday on $75,000 bond at the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex. Aden Hammond had been missing since May 20. TBI says Brian Hammond has a protective order against him. He claimed he's a sovereign citizen and doesn't believe the custody order was valid. Sovereign cit  

May 27, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

PORTLAND, [OR]--A 35-year-old white supremacist with a criminal record has been arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths Friday of two men on a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., who intervened when he began to hurl anti-Muslim epithets at two women, one who was wearing a head scarf, police said. Jeremy Joseph Christian of North Portland was jailed early Saturday on charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation in the second degree and felony possession of a restricted weapon. He is being held without bail, and could face additional charges, police said. The incident occurred on the Metropolitan Area Express light-rail line — known as MAX —during rush hour Friday.