February 12, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

JACKSON, [MS]--The home of a Jackson community activist is spray painted with the letters KKK and torched in what some believe are the actions of the Klan. No one was injured, but the incident is being investigated as a possible Hate Crime. "He said that I need to come home. That someone had left a note on my door," said Respect Our Black Dollars president Stanley Wesley. The leader of the community activist organization said he saw something much more disturbing after returning to his Reno Street home Thursday night. He found the letters KKK painted on his front door and pavement. A note was also posted containing a racial slur and the message to "Stop Now". It also read "KKK You Took my Fl  

February 9, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

ANN ARBOR, [MI]--The FBI is helping University of Michigan police investigate who sent a series of racist e-mails to hundreds of U-M college of engineering students on Tuesday night, university spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said. The e-mails were sent from a "spoofed" account of a U-M professor. Unlike a hacked e-mail where someone gains control of an e-mail account, a spoofed e-mail is a forgery designed to look like it came from out of the country. Three e-mails were sent to e-mail groups of U-M students. It's not clear exactly how many students got them, but it could include the entire undergraduate class of the college, Fitzgerald said. The e-mails included subjects such as "African American  

February 9, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

VICTORIA, [TX]--Federal investigators say someone intentionally burned the mosque in Victoria, though they also said the evidence does not point to a "hate crime." The Jan. 28 fire that burned the only mosque in the Texas city of Victoria, some 125 miles southwest of Houston, generated international media attention and more than $1 million in donations. Community leaders said last week that they were praying the fire was an accident, but investigators said Wednesday that the fire was classified as "incendiary," meaning someone set it intentionally. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, mosque leaders and Crime Stoppers have pooled $30,000 for information leading to the arr  

February 8, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

MORGANTON, [GA]--The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta says the FBI is investigating a Georgia man who drove himself to a hospital and said he'd been exposed to ricin, a deadly toxin. Ricin is found naturally in castor beans. When purified, even a very small amount of it can kill. But prosecutors say the FBI has "identified no evidence that any poisonous or toxic substances have been dispersed or that the public is at risk" in the case. Fannin County Sheriff Dane Kirby said a field test of the car driven by 27-year-old William Christopher Gibbs of Morganton tested positive for ricin after he arrived at the hospital last Thursday. Gibbs has been jailed on reckless conduct and probation violat  

February 3, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

DAVIS, [CA]--The Davis Police Department and the FBI searched a home in the 2500 block of Corona Drive in North Davis for more than five hours on Wednesday as part of their investigation into the hate-crime vandalism that occurred at the Islamic Center of Davis on Jan. 22. Five doors and a window at the mosque were smashed, bicycle tires and seats were punctured and strips of bacon were wrapped around the center’s door handle. Video at the Islamic Center showed the vandal in action. Police described the suspect as a white female between 25 and 35 years old, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-8 and 160 to 180 pounds, with red or brown wavy hair. She was seen wearing beige hightop shoes, gray or blue tight-  

January 29, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

CORPUS CHRISTI, [TX]--For members of the Islamic Society of Southern Texas, a mosque fire in Victoria "hit too close to home." "A mosque in a Muslim community ... it's literally the heart of our community," said Fiona Tagari, a member of the Corpus Christi mosque. "A lot of us are immigrants. We don't have families here, so it's where we make our families. Congregants become extended families." Local members, including Dr. Samer Jifi Bahlool, traveled back and forth to the site of the Victoria Islamic Center on Saturday and again Sunday after news broke an early morning fire destroyed the mosque. The cause of the mosque fire is unknown and being investigated by the Victoria Fire Marshal's Of  

January 24, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

SEATTLE, [WA]--The man who told police he shot and wounded another man during a violent demonstration over the appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Washington sent a social-media message to the Breitbart News editor just an hour before the shooting. “Hey Milo,” the 29-year-old former UW student posted to Yiannopoulos’ Facebook page at 7:24 p.m. “im outside in line to your UW event. “I got sucker punched (he was a bit limp wristed) and someone jacked my #MAGA hat,” he said, referring to the ubiquitous red and white “Make America Great Again” caps worn by supporters of President Trump. Yiannopoulos did not respond, and the man went on to be caught up in a raucou  

January 20, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

SEATTLE, [WA]--One man was shot and wounded, several people were hit with paint and officers avoided flying bricks outside the University of Washington’s Kane Hall on Friday night, where Breitbart News editor and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos addressed a crowd on President Trump’s Inauguration Day. The 34-year-old shooting victim was in critical condition Saturday morning after undergoing surgery, at Harborview Medical Center, spokeswoman Susan Gregg said. A man turned himself in to University of Washington police and was arrested in connection with the shooting, police say. A chaotic confrontation between ticket-holders and protesters started early in the evening in Red Square with shou  

January 19, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

UNITED STATES, [US]--More than two dozen Jewish community centers across the U.S. reported receiving false bomb threats on Wednesday. It's the second wave of bomb threats in two weeks: On Jan. 9, 16 community centers received threats in a single day. No actual bombs have been found, according to the JCC Association of North America, and many centers have already reopened and resumed regular operations. The FBI is investigating "possible civil rights violations in connection with threats." The threatening calls led the Anti-Defamation League to issue a security advisory to Jewish institutions across the country. Bomb threats were made in at least 18 states, the ADL says: New York, New Jersey,  

January 15, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Suspicious Activity

BELLEVUE, [WA]--A mosque was badly burned outside Seattle early Saturday, and police believe the fire was intentionally set. The incident occurred in Bellevue, Washington. No one was in the Islamic Center of Eastside at the time and no injuries were reported. Firefighters spotted 40-foot flames on the back side of the building. "Crews were able to save half of the building," the station reported. "We have confirmed it was arson, but do not know a motive," Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett said. Isaac Wayne Wilson, 37, was charged with felony malicious mischief and is being investigated for arson, Mylett said. Police found the suspect lying on the ground near the back of the building. Wilso