September 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Black Supremacist Movement

ANTIOCH, [TN]--A man who opened fire in a Tennessee church on Sunday may have been motivated by a quest for revenge for an earlier shooting that targeted black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., according to people familiar with the investigation. Police said the suspect, Emanuel Kidega Samson, was wearing a mask when he entered Burnett Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, a small community outside Nashville, and began shooting. One parishioner was shot in the parking lot and died; six other people, including the minister, were wounded. People close to the investigation said a note found in the gunman’s car indicated he may have been seeking revenge for the 2015 shooting at Emanuel AME, a his  

September 27, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Domestic Extremism

SAN FRANCISCO, [CA]--They ran for office, publicly denouncing prejudice and discrimination, but records reviewed by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit revealed that some of the most politically progressive policymakers helped fund their campaigns with money tied to extremist groups. The Investigative Unit cross referenced the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) list of California organizations they classify as hate groups, with hundreds of campaign disclosure forms dating back to 2002. Records show state and federal officials accepted more than $250,000 in donations from board members of groups on SPLC’s California “hate map.” Among the most recognizable recipients: former Presiden  

September 27, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Domestic Terrorism

WASHINGTON, [DC]--The FBI has about 1,000 open investigations into potential domestic terrorists, including people who may be linked to extremist white supremacy, white nationalism and environmental movements, the agency's new chief, Christopher Wray, told Congress today. During his first testimony as FBI director, Wray said domestic terrorism is “a very, very serious” matter that the investigative agency spends “a lot of our time focused on.” "We have about 1,000 open domestic-terrorism investigations as we speak," Wray told the Senate Homeland Security Committee. In the past year alone, 176 people in the U.S. have been arrested on suspicion of links to domestic terrorism, he said.  

September 26, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

WILLIAMSPORT, [PA]--Despite a plea from his father, a Virginia man who prosecutors say it a member of a white nationalist organization that was illegally trying to get guns and ammunition, will remain in jail without bail. The decision by U.S. Middle District Judge Wiliam I. Arbuckle III came after a prosecutor said Justin Daniel Lough, 27, of Waynesboro, Va., met with an undercover operative in Harrisburg earlier this year and told him he wanted all the guns he could get. Lough and four other men are charged with illegally trying to obtain guns, including machine gun parts, distributing methamphetamine and money laundering. The men, prosecutors say, are all members of the Aryan Strikeforce,  

September 26, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

PITTSBURGH, [PA]--Hardy Lloyd is a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi recently released from prison. He was recently captured on video disrupting an anti-hate demonstration last month in Mount Lebanon. But, now, he’s back in jail. Lloyd is being held for trial for violating his probation for the Mount Lebanon incident and other acts, including distributing white supremacist fliers in the city’s East End. Lloyd repeatedly denied that he was responsible for the literature. But, as evidence, the U.S. Attorney presented a surveillance picture of Lloyd dropping racist fliers on a street in Shadyside. Lloyd was also caught on camera in the Carnegie Mellon University bookstore. Shortly after he left the  

September 25, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Militia Movement

SEATTLE, [WA]--“I have never thought of myself as a criminal before my arrest, not since then, and I probably never will.” That is the pitch for mercy Schuyler Barbeau has offered U.S. District Judge Richard Jones, the Seattle judge who sentenced the militiaman to a two-year prison term Friday. Barbeau – the self-styled protector of anti-government extremist folk hero Cliven Bundy – was caught trying to sell an unlicensed automatic rifle to an FBI informant shortly before Bundy’s son Ammon and others seized an Oregon wildlife refuge. Barbeau, a 31-year-old Everett native, hoped to buy a .50-cal. rifle and join that standoff. Facing prison, Barbeau attempted to strike a conciliator  

September 25, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Black Supremacist Movement

ANTIOCH, [TN]--Metro Nashville police say Emanuel Samson, 25, is the attacker and charged him Monday night with one count of homicide. "He’s acknowledged that he was there. He’s acknowledged that he fired, quote, 'at the church.' That’s the extent of our information that we’ve obtained from him at this point," Anderson said at a Monday news conference. Police say Samson shot one woman outside the church before shooting or injuring seven other people inside the church. Just hours later, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, the FBI and the Civil Rights Division announced they were investigating the case. View More>>  

September 25, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

PORTLAND, [OR]--On Friday afternoon, roughly a dozen “formers” gathered near Portland, ready to make their way up to Mount Hood. Some flew in from across the country. One traveled from Australia. Others drove less than an hour, from their homes in Oregon and Washington. “Former” is short for a former white supremacist or extremist. All of them were headed to a private weekend retreat up on Mount Hood to talk about what drove them to hate so many people for so long and how they can help others walk away from hate. So, now, they help others quit. Their group is called “Life After Hate." Founded in 2011 in Chicago, the nonprofit’s profile skyrocketed this year after Neo-Nazis and K  

September 24, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Black Supremacist Movement

ANTIOCH, [TN]--A Bible lays on the ground Sunday near where a worshiper was earlier shot dead outside her Tennessee church, allegedly by a former member of the same congregation. The shooting took place the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, a neighborhood in Davidson County governed by Nashville. A gunman in the church parking lot shot and killed Melanie Smith, 39, as she was walking to her car when a prayer service was letting out. The shooter then entered the church through the sanctuary's main door with two pistols and "began indiscriminately shooting," Metropolitan Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said. There were approximately 50 people still inside the sanct  

September 22, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Media Interviews

WASHINGTON, [DC]--The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC celebrates its first anniversary this week. It took a century to get it built - a salute to the history, culture and achievements of America's almost 40 million black people. Fittingly, it was the Obamas who opened it along with George W Bush, who had signed off on the project. Its opening could have heralded a new era, a departure from the racism of the past. But it hasn't. In the past 12 months, the US has had perhaps its most divisive election, there's a new man in the White House and racist violence and hate crimes are on the rise. So, what's behind this spike in hate crimes? Joining our panel