July 31, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

ASHVILLE, [NC]--The father of a man who eluded police for six days in the western North Carolina mountains has been arrested on accessory kidnapping charges. Henderson County sheriff's spokeswoman Allison Nock said in a news release that 65-year-old Phillip Michael Stroupe of Burnsville was arrested early Monday and accused of helping his son avoid arrest on a kidnapping charge. Phillip Michael Stroupe II was arrested Thursday while driving a pickup belonging to 68-year-old Thomas Bryson of Mills River. Bryson's body was found in a corn field in Arden on Sunday night. There is no word on how he died. The elder Stroupe was being held in the Henderson County jail. It was not known if he has an  

July 30, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

HARRISON, [AR]--Several toddlers huddle under an oak tree on the Harrison town square pretending to burn something. "P-wish," a little boy says. "I’m going to light the fire up!” Their parents stand a few feet away, with roughly 60 other Ku Klux Klan members holding placards as a gay pride parade goes by. The air vibrates with chants and counter-chants, some of the anti-LGBTQ shouts vulgar. The Klan protestors follow the pride procession for several blocks, converging on a local park where parade members are staging a small festival. Protestors are barred from the gated event so take up positions around the perimeter. Many are mothers pushing infants in strollers, children and teenagers,  

July 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

MINNEAPOLIS, [MN]--To the FBI, they were part of a Minnesota militia group possibly gearing up for a violent showdown with the government. Members of the group, called United Patriots of Minnesota 3%, say they’re nothing more than patriots defending hard-won liberties secured by a handful of forefathers who stood against tyranny. No one has been charged in the investigation, which spilled into public view recently when a federal judge unsealed search warrants in the case. But the probe underscores the complexity of balancing protected speech with trying to root out domestic terror. Soon after agents kicked in the door to his Red Wing home last December, Jason Thomas documented the aftermat  

July 26, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

YORK, [SC]--A Fort Mill man who led police on a chase while throwing marijuana out the window of his SUV claimed York County deputies had no right to arrest him because he was a “sovereign citizen,” according to police reports. Vencenzo Green II, 28, led deputies on the pursuit from outside York to near Rock Hill shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, states an incident report from the York County Sheriff’s Office. Green told officers that he may be a “sovereign citizen” so “no one” has the authority to arrest him, the report says. Green was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, driving with a suspended license and failure to return a su  

July 25, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

KALKASKA, [MI]--A village council meeting in Kalkaska drew dozens of people and some groups who said they were there to keep the peace. Members of the Great Lakes Three Percenters, and other Michigan Militia groups gathered in Kalkaska early in the day. Their commander said, although they had been in contact with village president Jeff Sieting about being outside the meeting, they weren't there in support of him, just to provide security. The militia group has members from around the state who train regular and were carrying long guns and pistols outside the meeting. Police were aware that some of the people outside were doing to be armed. The Great Lakes Three Percenters said they always l  

July 24, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

PISGAH FOREST, [NC]--Pisgah National Forest was evacuated Saturday along U.S. 276 as the road winds through popular areas including Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock and the Cradle of Forestry, after Phillip Michael Stroupe II, 38, robbed a man of his mountain bike at gunpoint, according to authorities. Police on Monday arrested Stroupe's aunt, Norma Stroupe Goforth, 62, of Leicester, inside the search area for failure to leave the perimeter, said Capt. Jeremy Queen, public information officer for the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office. Transylvania County law enforcement was on the lookout for a man suspected in a breaking and entering reported in Henderson County, though Queen was unabl  

July 24, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Environmental Extremism

DES MOINES, [IA]--Two Iowa activists with a history of arrests for political dissent are claiming responsibility for repeatedly damaging the Dakota Access Pipeline while the four-state, $3.8 billion project was under construction in Iowa. Jessica Reznicek, 35, and Ruby Montoya, 27, both of Des Moines, held a news conference Monday outside the Iowa Utilities Board’s offices where they provided a detailed description of their deliberate efforts to stop the pipeline's completion. They were taken into custody by state troopers immediately afterward when they abruptly began using a crowbar and a hammer to damage a sign on state property. Both women are involved in Iowa’s Catholic Worker socia  

July 22, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Domestic Extremism

CHARLOTTESVILLE, [VA]--As Charlottesville anxiously approaches the date of a massive rally that could turn violent, two local conservative activists are now distancing themselves from the right-wing provocateur who invited anti-Semitic and white nationalist speakers to headline the event. In interviews last week, David Caron and Isaac Smith expressed concerns about Jason Kessler’s decision to invite inflammatory personalities to speak at his Aug. 12 Unite the Right rally in Emancipation Park, which until recently was named Lee Park. Many of those selected to speak at the event were involved in a provocative torch-lit demonstration last May to protest the planned removal of the city’s Rob  

July 22, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Sovereign Citizen Movement

NEW ORLEANS, [LA]--A Marrero man who subscribes to the obscure and legally futile concept of “sovereign citizenship” was sentenced this week by a Jefferson Parish judge to 17 years in prison after being convicted in June on drug and weapons charges. Larell Sonnier, 28, claimed to be immune to U.S. law as a so-called sovereign citizen. He and his girlfriend, Rana Badie, were found in contempt of court twice last year for either skipping court dates or showing up late and creating a spectacle by refusing to be handcuffed and protesting that the court had no authority over them. The doctrine of sovereign citizenship emerged from American separatist movements and claims the U.S. government h  

July 22, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Animal Rights Extremism

RICHMOND, [MN]--A Minnesota mink farm says 15,000 mink have died after unknown culprits released them from their cages earlier this week. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says that of approximately 38,000 mink released, 14,000 of the animals are unaccounted for. Sheriff Don Gudmundson has said he believes animal rights activists released the mink, although no one has been arrested. He said he believes more than one person dismantled the exterior fence at Lang Fur Farms and released the mink from their cages. The mink have died from heat, stress and dehydration, said Fur Commission USA Executive Director Michael Whelan. Most of the animals that died were young and hadn't yet been weaned fr