February 14, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Anti-Abortion Extremism

UNITED STATES, [US]--A new report finds that anti-abortion violence last year was higher than it's been in 20 years — and now that newly confirmed conservative Republican Attorney General Jeff Sessions will oversee law enforcement initiatives that protect providers from harm, many advocates are on edge. According to the 2016 National Clinic Violence Survey published last Thursday by the Feminist Majority Foundation, 34.2 percent of U.S. abortion providers reported "severe violence or threats of violence" in the first half of 2016. That number is up from 19.7 percent in 2014 — and before that, the highest recent peak came in 1995, with an average of 24 percent. Anti-abortion terrorism pea  

February 13, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in White Supremacist Movement

LEADWOOD, [MO]--The wife and stepson of a Ku Klux Klan leader found fatally shot next to a river in eastern Missouri were charged in his death Monday. Malissa Ann Ancona, 44, and her son, Paul Edward Jinkerson Jr., 24, were charged with first-degree murder, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse in the death of Frank Ancona, 51. Both are jailed without bond. A probable cause statement alleges that Jinkerson shot his stepfather as he slept Thursday at his home in Leadwood, about 70 miles south of St. Louis. St. Francois County Sheriff's Department Det. Matt Wampler wrote that after the shooting, Ancona's body was taken in Jinkerson's vehicle to an area near Belgrade, abo  

February 13, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in White Supremacist Movement

MANHATTAN, [NY]--One of the victims of a vicious beating is speaking out after an attack outside a Manhattan bar. The graduate student said he was with his twin brother at the time and believes the whole ordeal started because of a sticker on his cell phone denouncing fascism. The alleged victims told police they were attacked as they left Clockwork, a popular punk dive bar on Essex Street on the Lower East Side. They said they were initially inside the bar but decided to leave because they were uncomfortable around some of the other patrons, claiming several of them were wearing patches and insignia that appeared to identify them as part of the skinhead or Nationalist movement. He described  

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 12, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Sovereign Citizen Movement

LOS LUNAS, [NM]--An attempt to liberate a man held at the Valencia County Detention Center last week ended with the inmate staying in his cell and four additional people being arrested and charged. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the U.S. Marshals Service brought Andrew Pankotai, 35, to VCDC to await extradition on a bench warrant out of Pennsylvania. Pankotai, and his wife, Dixie Pankotai, 34, have lived in Belen for nearly a year after he allegedly absconded from Pennsylvania after pleading guilty to one felony count of burglary. When the date of his sentencing came on Dec. 30, Pankotai consulted with his lawyer, didn’t like what he heard and left the courtroom, said county Sheriff Robert Wolfe. V  

February 11, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Sovereign Citizen Movement

GREENWOOD, [IN]--Authorities say an Indianapolis man accused of planning an act of domestic terrorism has been sentenced on unrelated charges. Thirty-one-year-old Christopher Byrne faces five years for charges of operating a vehicle after being a habitual traffic offender and carrying a handgun as a convicted felon. The charges stem from a February 2015 arrest. In the terrorism case, authorities say Byrne was arrested last year after a search of his car revealed a rifle, ammunition and liquids that when mixed form a toxic and combustible gas. Police say Byrne told them he was a "sovereign national" and refused to provide identification. The sovereign citizen movement claims the United States  

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

DALLAS, [TX]--A gay porn star was among four people taken into custody Thursday during a SWAT drug raid that set off a series of loud booms and rattled an Oak Lawn neighborhood. Timothy Harper, 29, was arrested on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. Bail has been set at $100,000. The booms occurred just before 1 p.m. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, SWAT officers had been serving a warrant Thursday afternoon at an apartment in the 4300 block of Dickason Avenue. Upon entering, SWAT members saw a large plastic bag with a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, which led to a search and the discovery of more than 1,600 grams of suspected meth, scale  

February 10, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, [CN]--Montreal police said Thursday they have arrested a suspect in connection with vandalism committed Feb. 2 on a Montreal mosque. The 48-year-old man was arrested at about 7 p.m. Wednesday after police answered a family violence call and, seeing the suspect resembled the images captured by the mosque’s surveillance cameras, took him into custody. The suspect was questioned by the Montreal police hate crimes unit and is expected to be arraigned on Friday on charges in connection with the vandalism He was charged Thursday afternoon with assault in connection with the family violence complaint. The arrest comes after the Khadijah Masjid Islamic Centre on Centre St. in Poi  

February 10, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Sovereign Citizen Movement

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, [NJ]--An anti-government felon who once tried to bill a judge and a police officer each for $1 million has lost yet another appeal of an illegal gun conviction. Paul J. Burnette, a self-identified follower of the extremist sovereign citizens movement, appealed after he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of an assault rifle and was sentenced to three years with no parole ineligibility. Burnette is among many recent bizarre legal cases involving adherents of a sometimes violent, sometimes racist movement who don’t believe they should pay taxes or follow laws. Burnette’s possession of a handgun had violated his parole from a 2011 aggravated assault case that stemmed fro  

February 10, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson  in Hate Crime-General

MANCHESTER, [NH]--Police say racially-charged graffiti has been found inside a convenience store and deli where a fire investigators believe was intentionally set caused approximately $500,000 in damage early Monday. Manchester police and fire officials say firefighters responding to a report of a building fire at 519 Amory St., at the corner of Boutwell Street, around 1:21 a.m. Monday encountered heavy fire in the building, which is home to the Rodriguez Market and Restaurant and an apartment. Six engines and three trucks were used to fight the fire, and fire crews reported the the blaze was under control by 2:10 a.m. The market was not open at the time of the fire, which police said was ca