January 1, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

PORTLAND, [OR]--Two weeks ago, Portlanders living in the Park Plaza Apartments near Portland State University found Neo-Nazi recruitment flyers plastered on car windshields and park benches. Those same messages, along with other anti-Semitic and white supremacist decals, were found littered throughout the Portland Community College Cascade campus over Christmas weekend. The PSU Vanguard first reported on the appearance of the flyers, which were distributed by a group of seven unidentified individuals late last Saturday, Dec. 23. Security cameras caught the crew pasting their messages on street signs and windows near North Killingsworth Street and North Kirby Avenue. Printed on the bottom of   

January 1, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

GALLOWAY, [NJ]--A township man was arrested Friday after police found him carrying an assault firearm and ammunition, authorities said. At 12:05 p.m. Friday, Galloway police responded to the 200 block of East White Horse Pike for a report of a suspicious person possibly in possession of a firearm. Police found Thomas J. Turner Jr., 42, of Galloway, wearing a black tactical vest and carrying a backpack with an assault firearm — specifically a .45 caliber Encom MP-45 assault pistol — along with a 30-round extended magazine, loaded with 17 bullets, police said in a news release.  Turner was also allegedly in possession of 15 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Authorities obt  

January 1, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

UNITED STATES, [US]--For almost 23 years, Christian Picciolini has been making amends—to his parents, to his children, and to the people he hurt as a leader of America’s white supremacist movement. He tells his story in the recently released White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement—and How I Got Out (Hachette Books). The book is simultaneously horrifying and redemptive. In it, Picciolini describes his adolescent self as alienated, furious at the hard-working Italian immigrant parents who seemed to have little time for him and turned off by a school curriculum that seemed irrelevant and meaningless. He had few friends and was subject to near-constant   

January 1, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson Conspiracy Theories

WASHINGTON, [DC]--During the past year, there were two major developments on the political and media landscape. The first, which started before 2017 but picked up steam during the past year, was that traditional conservative media, already a conduit for conspiracy theories, became increasingly open to amplifying misinformation from the far-right. The second was that Donald Trump was inaugurated as president — a man who would embrace conspiracy theories to an extent that no high-ranking public official, much less the president, had ever done. When combined, these developments led to some conspiracy theories, which started off in far corners of the internet, reaching members of the House of