November 14, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Sovereign Citizen Movement

INDIANAPOLIS, [IN]--Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has tried to argue that he’s a “sovereign citizen,” claiming a federal court that convicted him on child pornography and sexual conduct involving minors did not have the authority to do it. Fogle filed a motion on his own earlier this month in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Indiana, saying he wanted to correct an “error” regarding subject matter jurisdiction in the case. His defense? That he is a sovereign citizen — a group the FBI calls “a domestic terrorist movement,” believing “federal, state, and local governments operate illegally.” In his motion, Fogle pointed to a “friend of the court” brie  

November 14, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Sovereign Citizen Movement

FOND DU LAC, [WI]--Washington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 36-year-old Menasha man on 8 outstanding arrest warrants over the weekend after a tailgating incident on I-41. A man who identified himself as “Mustafa” was trailing other vehicles staying 3 to 5 feet behind them. When he was stopped he told deputies he was a “sovereign citizen and traveler” and not subject to government statutes. Under his real name he was wanted on multiple warrants for resisting an officer, drunken driving, fleeing an officer and other offenses. View More>>  

November 13, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

WASHINGTON, [DC]--More hate crimes were carried out in the United States last year, with an uptick in incidents motivated by bias against Jews, Muslims and LGBT people, among others, according to new FBI data released Monday. There were more than 6,100 reported incidents of hate crimes in 2016, up from more than 5,800 the year before, the FBI said in a report based on data submitted by law enforcement agencies across the country. The number of hate crimes increased for a second consecutive year, and as was the case in 2015, the largest share of victims last year — nearly 6 in 10 — were targeted because of bias against the victim’s race or ethnicity. Hate crimes motivated by hatred of a  

November 13, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anarchist Movement

DEBARY, [FL]--A man arrested at a DeBary home where deputies uncovered explosive devices and about 200 containers holding unknown powders, acids and other materials, including bodily fluids, was one step from creating a weapon of mass destruction, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called Sunday afternoon to a domestic disturbance at 124 Bradwick Circle. Deputies said Christopher S. Langer, 31, was arguing with his parents when he told them that he had placed an explosive substance inside a grenade. Langer, who deputies said was intoxicated, initially denied the grenade existed, but later said he had thrown it outside, authoriti  

November 12, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in White Supremacist Movement

MADISON, [WI]--The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks “hate” groups nationwide, has identified nine such groups operating in Wisconsin. It defines these groups as having “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.” SPLC says it makes the designation based on the groups’ publications and websites, news reports and information from police and others. Membership levels in and activities of these groups can be hard to track because some of them operate without centralized leadership, fall apart quickly and may function entirely online. Here is the 2017 list: Aryan Nations Sadistic Souls MC; Traditionalis  

November 11, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Antigovernment Extremism-General

MOHAVE COUNTY, [AZ]--Robert "LaVoy" Finicum told police they would have to shoot him. The Arizona rancher and anti-government protester died on the side of a remote Oregon road in 2016. He was shot after he ran a police roadblock, plowed into a snowbank, got out of his truck and advanced on authorities. The Mohave County Board of Supervisors this week voted to rename another remote stretch of road after Finicum, calling him a patriot who died defending his beliefs. Mohave County Supervisor Hildy Angius said she was honored to bring forward a vote to rename a two-mile section of Yellowstone Road near the community of Cane Beds and call it LaVoy Finicum Road. Residents in the area overwhelmin  

November 11, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in White Supremacist Movement

ASHLAND, [OR]--A group promoting white supremacy has been placing posters around Southern Oregon for months, alarming some residents who also have been taken aback by hostile exchanges on social media. “This is not something America stands for,” said Jordan Wellspring, a 26-year-old Medford woman. “When I saw this, it was just latent hatred, and I felt like I needed to do something about it.” Wellspring said she first noticed the True Cascadia posters in Ashland, and then friends in Grants Pass began sending her photos of the posters in that city. She said she and other friends who have challenged @TrueCascadia on its Twitter feed and other social media have received threats. True Ca  

November 10, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Media Interviews

THORNTON, [CO]--Last week, a 47-year-old man allegedly walked into a Walmart north of Denver and shot several shoppers, killing three. You probably didn’t hear about this shooting, since it happened on the day after a terrorist attack in Manhattan, which killed eight, and a few days before a church shooting in Texas, in which 26 people died. But evidence is growing that Scott Ostrem, the accused shooter, was motivated by his hatred of Latinos. Numerous media outlets have reported that Ostrem, who is accused of killing three people of Hispanic descent, had long expressed hatred toward the Hispanic community. Ostrem “was very racist towards Hispanics,” one of his neighbors told local med  

November 10, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Militia Movement

MINNEAPOLIS, [MN]--Minnesota’s militia groups are active, but their movements are almost never seen by the general public. Through public records and interviews, the Fox 9 Investigators got a rare look at one of the groups. Joshua Raider is a commanding officer in the United Patriots of Minnesota 3% and one of the few willing to talk about the movement publicly. He said people told him not to do an interview. His brother video-taped the conversation between Raider and the Fox 9 Investigators. When asked what the group stands for he replied: “Protecting community, gun rights, the 2nd amendment, that kind of stuff. Pretty straight up stuff.” The name, 3 Percenters, comes from the Americ  

November 10, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in White Supremacist Movement

COLUMBUS, [OH]--A federal judge has refused to give court-ordered permission for attorneys to question a neo-Nazi website publisher’s relatives about the man’s whereabouts. A Muslim-American radio host’s lawyers have been searching in vain for The Daily Stormer’s publisher, Andrew Anglin, since they filed a libel lawsuit against him in August. They want to ask Anglin’s father and brother under oath if they know where he is living, so he can be served with a copy of the suit. U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Preston Deavers denied that request on Thursday, saying the “prejudice” to Anglin’s relatives outweighs the need for such testimony. Deavers also refused to authorize su