August 31, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

HOUSTON, [TX]--Hundreds of people on the ground in Texas have rushed to Houston and surrounding areas to help with rescues of tens of thousands of people since Sunday. The rains have slowed, the water is no longer rising and calls for help have overwhelmingly decreased. So, the Oath Keepers are heading to Texas and asking their members to bring boats and specifically they’re asking for Oath Keepers who have first aid experience. “They need our help,” their website says as part of a call for help. Other towns that were hit with rains as the storm moved east are still in need of help, but it is unclear if the militia will be going to other towns. By the time they arrive in Houston, they  

August 31, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Antigovernment Extremism-General

PORTLAND, [OR]--Portland resident and far-right preacher Allen Pucket has penned an inflammatory Facebook post promising violence at future protests, possibly including the upcoming "Freedom March" and counter-protests slated to envelop downtown Portland on Sept. 10. "Any movement forward in the future will inevitably have bloodshed," he wrote on Facebook Monday afternoon. "Those not willing need to stop organizing and attending rallies." He also posted a video where he says he believes "God's going to wipe them out one day anyway." He goes on to say far-right organizers shouldn't cancel rallies because of violence and that "patriots" should come out into the streets and "fight" for their fr  

August 30, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

CHARLOTTESVILLE, [VA]--A 52-year-old Baltimore man who allegedly fired a gun within a crowd at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month was arrested by police on Saturday. Charlottesville police identified Richard Wilson Preston as the man seen in a video published Saturday by the ACLU of Virginia in which a man walking among protestors and counter-protestors at the city's Emancipation Park draws a pistol and fires amid the crowd. Before doing so, the man, sporting a bandana and a tactical vest, appears to yell, "Hey, (N-word)!" Richard Preston was arrested on Saturday and now faces a charge of discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, a felony that   

August 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

BROWARD COUNTY, [FL]--Adrian Apodaca, the self-described white supremacist accused of traveling from Broward County to Georgia to kill a drug dealer who had outstanding debts, was convicted Tuesday of multiple charges related to the murder plot. Jurors took three hours to reach their decision, siding with prosecutors who said Apodaca was enthusiastic about killing for a group of South Florida white nationalists, and rejecting the defense argument that he was the victim of an elaborate entrapment scheme. Apodaca, 45, faces a maximum term of life in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 8. Prosecutor Lawrence LaVecchio outlined the case against Apodaca for the jury Tuesday morning, reminding them o  

August 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Suspicious Activity

PUYALLUP, [WA]--A teenager from Puyallup was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the killing of a Spokane cab driver in North Idaho. Bonner County sheriff’s deputies have identified Jacob Coleman, 19, as the only suspect in a bizarre series of events that led to the young cab driver, identified by deputies as Gagandeep Singh, 22, being stabbed to death in the small town of Kootenai, Idaho. Coleman has been arrested and is facing charges of first-degree murder. According to information Coleman told deputies, the 19-year-old flew from Seattle to Spokane with the intention of starting a new semester at Gonzaga University but was denied entry. Pete Tormey, associate director of commun  

August 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

MT. PLEASANT, [MI]--Former officers and members who claim the Black Creek Conservation Club in eastern Isabella County has been taken over by militia members have been granted a temporary restraining order halting efforts to kick them out. Longtime officers and members of the club, formed almost 50 years ago to offer a shooting range and teach conservation principles, claim that members of the Michigan Militia Black Creek Volunteers began infiltrating the club over the past three to five years. In a lawsuit filed in Isabella County Trial Court two weeks ago, the longtime members allege that those with militia ties have boosted membership to take control of the board, have turned the club int  

August 28, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

KIRKSVILLE, [MO]--While two of the country’s most prominent white nationalist websites have been taken down in the aftermath of the deadly violence in Virginia, a Missouri-based site operated by a neo-Nazi remains active. Vanguard News Network, run by longtime white supremacist Alex Linder, of Kirksville, Mo., continued to operate on Monday. The network, whose motto is “No Jews. Just Right,” includes an online forum with tens of thousands of threads. On Monday, it featured discussions of everything from President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to a thread called “Diversity Is: Hatred of White People.” A rival site, Stormfront — the country’s oldest  

August 28, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Anarchist Movement

BERKELEY, [CA]--Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about 100 anarchists and antifa— “anti-fascist” — members barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Jumping over plastic and concrete barriers, the group melted into a larger crowd of around 2,000 that had marched peacefully throughout the sunny afternoon for a “Rally Against Hate” gathering. Shortly after, violence began to flare. A pepper-spray-wielding Trump supporter was smacked to the ground with homemade shields. Another was attacked by five black-clad antifa members, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himse  

August 27, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

RAWLINGS, [WY]--Benjamin Davis, founder of 211 Crew, a white supremacist prison gang, is dead, the Colorado Department of Corrections said Sunday. The death is being investigated as a suicide, officials said. Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements was killed by a member of the gang in 2013, the Texas Rangers found. The Rangers’ investigation found Evan Ebel killed Clements and Commerce City father Nathan Leon in March 2013. Investigators concluded Clements’ death was “ordered by the hierarchy of the 211 prison gang.” Ebel was killed in a shootout with Texas deputies two days after Clements was gunned down in front of his home in Monument. Clements earned widespread recognition not only   

August 27, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Domestic Extremism

CHARLOTTESVILLE, [VA]--Three men have been charged with felonies in attacks on counterprotesters at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville earlier this month, Charlottesville police said late Saturday. One of the men has been identified as an imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, and one of the men is still at large. Police said 18-year-old Daniel P. Borden of Mason, Ohio, is part of a group of six men who violently beat a man in a parking garage next to the Charlottesville Police Department on Aug. 12. That man, DeAndre Harris, suffered a broken wrist and a gash to his head that required 10 staples. The attack was captured on video. Another suspect, Richard W. Preston, 52, is all