May 3, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Anarchist Movement

OLYMPIA, [WA]--May Day is a great day to show support for working people, to celebrate the return of the growing season and even to procreate. But busting up windows, setting fires and throwing rocks at police are decidedly not in the spirit of spring renewal. It’s just vandalism. Ultimately, breaking things is a political failure. So are thuggery, rioting and intimidation. Indeed, there was no coherent message from the group that took over Olympia streets Monday evening and was described by Olympia police as a mob. Some among the 50 who gathered and marched along Capitol Way were wearing black and had covered their faces with bandannas or masks. Some held signs with the messages, “Becom  

May 3, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

LA JOLLA, [CA]--Survivors of a shooting at a crowded poolside birthday party returned to the University City apartment complex Tuesday with a unified message — race played a role. They spoke of their grief, and their desire to connect with counselors to help them untangle their trauma. But their primary goal was to publicly state that they felt the shooting was racially motivated. “As additional factors come in, we realize there are multiple components to this problem, but we feel heartbreak in the fact that [police are] trying to dismiss a part of the motive,” said Navy Lt. j.g. Lauren Chapman, who attended the party. About a dozen people participated in the gathering, which was held   

May 3, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

HOUSTON, [TX]--James Scott Lee, who is also a suspected member of the Aryan Brotherhood, a white supremacist prison gang, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He reportedly yelled, “I hate n——— and I’m gonna kill me one today," while trying to stab the victim — which is what led prosecutors to upgrade the charges to a hate crime. “It can be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person is motivated by racial hatred, but in this case, the defendant’s own words supply the evidence to charge him with a hate crime,” First Assistant District Attorney Tom Berg said. According to the DA's office, the victim jumped into a car and locked the door in  

May 3, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Domestic Extremism

WASHINGTON, [DC]--For more than 20 years, Chuck Leek was deep in the white supremacist movement in Southern California. Leek had an arsenal of weapons and even spent time in prison for assault with a deadly weapon. "It was a big part of the whole skinhead thing … physical violence," he said. Today, Leek volunteers with Life After Hate, a nationwide network of former white supremacists dedicated to educating young people against joining right wing terror groups and encouraging white supremacists to leave the movement. Life After Hate is one of more than 30 organizations -- including six police departments -- tapped by the Obama administration to receive $10 million in grants to counter viol