May 20, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Media Interviews

UNITED STATES, [US]--There have been 150 plots and attacks compiled in “ A Dark and Constant Rage: 25 Years of Right-Wing Terrorism in the United States,” a new report from the Anti-Defamation League provided in advance exclusively to Newsweek. It makes clear that even as political rhetoric and public discourse focus on what the ADL report calls “radical Islamic terror,” there is a steady stream of violence carried out by right-wing extremists. “The very real specter of radical Islamic terror in the United States has existed alongside an equally serious threat of terror from right-wing extremist groups and individuals,” the report says, attributing the lower awareness in part to   

May 18, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Antigovernment Extremism-General

MISSOULA, [MT]--The man who authorities said gunned down a Montana deputy, leading officers on a high speed chase across the state, was also involved in a similar showdown 17 years ago. 61-year-old Lloyd Barrus is now facing 14 counts of attempted deliberate homicide for the chase, and two additional charges of accountability for attempted deliberate homicide for firing at pursing officers across five counties. Authorities said Barrus and his son Marshall were responsible for shooting Broadwater County Sheriff’s deputy Mason Moore during an attempted traffic stop near Three Forks before they were arrested east of Missoula. Marshall died Wednesday from a gunshot wound to the head sustained   

May 17, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Media Interviews

UNITED STATES, [US]--In 2014, militias from around the country rallied to support the Nevada ranching family in the biggest armed standoff against the government in decades. In the desert town of Bunkerville, they saw themselves as part of a brand-new movement, united in defiance of the federal government. But the patriots, as they call themselves, have roots in an anti-government militia movement that emerged in the 1990s from bloody confrontations with federal agents. Today, the movement has evolved: they’re savvier, better organized — and they’ve stepped into the mainstream, with websites, Facebook pages and public events. The new militias have filled their ranks by drawing on popul  

May 17, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Antigovernment Extremism-General

MISSOULA, [MT]--The Southern Poverty Law Center is looking into Lloyd Barrus, one of the suspects in the killing of Broadwater Deputy Mason Moore. In their release, SPLC described that Barrus posted anti-government, anti-police and pro-gun views across his social media. A look into the background of Lloyd Barrus and his son Marshall uncovered that both men have a criminal history. Marshall Barrus, 38, was charged with a felony in 2016. Lloyd Barrus, 61, has had multiple arrests. Research corroborated some of the SPLC's findings on Barrus' views as well. Lloyd Barrus posted messages such as "URGENT - IMMINENT - MILITARY COUP ABOUT to TAKE PLACE" on his Twitter account May 5. On April 29 he s  

May 16, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Media Interviews

BUNKERVILLE, [NV]--Federal agents admit they were taken by surprise at Bunkerville. But years before the standoff, a few people had already heard rumblings of a gathering storm. It was 2007, and the presidential campaign was in full swing. At the Department of Homeland Security, intelligence analyst Daryl Johnson was starting to see paramilitary training and militia propaganda videos popping up online. There were hundreds of them. Some detailed field survival skills and tips on firing various weapons. Others talked about lynching government officials. A mild-mannered conservative, Johnson had been fascinated by domestic extremists since his youth. Now he led a team dedicated to studying them  

May 16, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

SCHODACK, [NY]--Laquan Madison woke up Sunday night to use the bathroom. Within moments, Madison, his wife, Jennifer, and their five children needed to race out of their home — the victims of a fire and, police say, a hate crime against the black family. Investigators arrived at their home at 29 Cold Spring Ave. about 11:40 p.m. to find a swastika and racial epithet spray-painted on the burning home in a quiet section of town, Schodack police Chief Joseph Belardo said Monday. It took five volunteer fire departments to stop the blaze, which burned the garage to the ground, the police chief said. The exterior of the family's home, which is not far from the garage, was also damaged. Hate crim  

May 15, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Media Interviews

UNITED STATES, [US]--n 2009, Daryl Johnson, a career federal intelligence analyst, wrote a report predicting a resurgence of what he called “rightwing extremism”. Republicans were enraged by what they saw as politically motivated alarmism conflating nonviolent conservative and libertarian groups with terrorists, and especially angry at the report’s prediction that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans would be targets for recruitment by extremist groups. Johnson defended the report’s conclusions as the product of reasoned and nonpartisan analysis. An Eagle Scout and registered Republican raised in a conservative Mormon family, he says he was particularly perplexed by the accusation that he w  

May 15, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

CHARLOTTESVILLE, [VA]--A group of protesters held a demonstration in Lee Park Saturday night against the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue. The protesters carried torches and have drawn criticism from Charlottesville and University leaders, some of whom have compared it to a Ku Klux Klan rally. In photos posted to Twitter, white nationalist “alt-right” leader and University alumnus Richard Spencer appeared to be in attendance at the torchlit event. Kessler was recently sentenced to 50 hours of community service after punching a community member who disagreed with Kessler’s petition to remove Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy from office in relation to a series of tweets Bellamy had posted prior  

May 14, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

JERSEY CITY, [NJ]--The rants of a self-proclaimed "sovereign citizen" from Jersey City got him thrown out of two Hudson County courtrooms yesterday and he was then ordered detained pending trial on PCP charges. Gregory Hickman, 39, of Palisade Avenue, appeared in Criminal Justice Reform Court yesterday after having refused to cooperate since his arrest Sunday. After stepping a few feet into court surrounded by sheriff's officers Hickman began yelling slogans and Hudson County Superior Court Judge Sheila Venable had him removed after he repeatedly shouted "I reject." The state had asked for Hickman to be detained, so his next stop was a detention hearing. When he did not show up, a sheriff's   

May 13, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Hate Crime-General

PORT ST. LUCIE, [FL]--A Florida man who claims to have a history of mental illness is accused of trying to burn down a convenience store whose owners are of Indian descent because he wanted to "run the Arabs out of our country," according to police. Richard Leslie Lloyd, 64, was arrested Friday for attempting to set fire to the Met Mart in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Sheriff Ken Mascara announced in a statement the same day. He was charged with first-degree arson and is being held on $30,000 bail, authorities said. Attorney information for Lloyd was not immediately known. View More>>