August 28, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in 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  in 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  

August 25, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

ALBUQUERQUE, [NM]--Four members of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect rocked by child sexual abuse allegations were arrested while trying to flee the state in two vans full of children, authorities said Thursday. Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace confirmed that the four members of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps were arrested late Wednesday as deputies tried to execute a court order to pick up the children for interviews from the group’s isolated compound in western New Mexico. Arrest warrants had been issued for the four taken into custody. They were arrested late Wednesday on felony warrants for failure to register the births of their 11 children. Amos River, Vict  

August 25, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Media Interviews

WASHINGTON, [DC]--As Charlottesville, Va., struggles to recover from last weekend’s deadly violence and authorities warn of increased threats from domestic extremists, the Justice Department is quietly shutting down a program that trains officers on combating terrorism. The State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training program, which has served more than 142,000 law enforcement officers in every state in the country, has run out of funding. Its last day is Sept. 30. “It makes absolutely no sense,” said Mike Sena, president of the National Fusion Center Association, which represents a network of 79 centers across the country designed to help law enforcement agencies collect and share terroris  

August 24, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Doomsday Prepper

ALBUQUERQUE, [NM]--According to reports, charges against leaders of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps include over 100 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and multiple charges of child abuse. Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that investigators found a number of children during a raid of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in remote Fence Lake, New Mexico. The site is laced with anti-Semitic language and anti-gay tirades about same-sex marriage, prompting the Southern Poverty Law Center to list the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps as a hate group. "The sheriff" s office started investigating the  

August 24, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Media Interviews

UNITED STATES, [US]--At a press conference on August 15, President Donald Trump stood in the gold-encrusted lobby of Manhattan’s Trump Tower and refused to put the sole blame on white supremacists for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend (which included the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, as well as others injured, after a driver plowed into a crowd). Speaking to several reporters, the president argued that the so-called “alt-left” — a term created to create a false equivalence between those on the “alt-right” (which is essentially a rebranding of white supremacy) and from activists opposing fascism — brought comparable levels of hate and violence to rece  

August 24, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Media Interviews

UNITED STATES, [US]--The violent clashes in Charlottesville last week between armed white supremacists on one side and far-left militants have in many ways further complicated the American political landscape, in part by turning a militant fringe anarchist movement into a household name. In his rally in Phoenix on Wednesday, Donald Trump used the bully pulpit to name the group. "You know, they show up in the helmets and the black masks, and they've got clubs and they've got everything — Antifa!" The group was credited with the Berkeley riots in April where they caused $100,000 in property damage. Anti-fascists were part of the violent demonstrations in February at the G-20 Summit in Hambur  

August 24, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in White Supremacist Movement

NEW CASTLE, [DE]--A mother visiting a New Castle-area park with her 5-year-old daughter Thursday night was shocked when she noticed "KKK" graffiti spray-painted on playground equipment. The offensive graffiti came a day after a vehicle was vandalized with hateful messages and symbolism in Wilmington. In what police labeled as a “hate crime,” residents of the Woodlawn neighborhood witnessed the aftermath of a vehicle defaced with racial slurs, swastikas and three K’s. On Thursday, three K’s spray-painted on three separate pieces of playground equipment at the Castle Hills Park caught the attention of Phyllis Brown and her 5-year-old daughter. Brown, 36, said her daughter questioned wh  

August 22, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Domestic Terrorism

HOUSTON, [TX]--A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives. Federal prosecutors said Monday 25-year-old Andrew Schneck had been charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance. Authorities say a Houston park ranger on Saturday caught Schneck kneeling near a statue of Richard Dowling, a lieutenant in the Confederate army, located in Hermann Park. His arrest came several hours after hundreds protested a Spirit of the Confederacy statue at Sam Houston Park. Prosecutors say Schneck was caught with two boxes with duct tape and wires   

August 21, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Extremism-General,Opinion

WASHINGTON, [DC]--Eight years ago, I warned of a singular threat — the resurgence of right-wing extremist activity and associated violence in the United States as a result of the 2008 presidential election, the financial crisis and the stock market crash. My intelligence report, meant only for law enforcement, was leaked by conservative media. A political backlash ensued because of an objection to the label “right-wing extremism.” The report also rightly pointed out that returning military veterans may be targeted for recruitment by extremists. Republican lawmakers demanded then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano rescind my report. The American Legion formally requested an ap