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Ohio Police Arrest White Supremacist Who Allegedly Threatened to Attack Jewish Community Center

Ohio Police Arrest White Supremacist Who Allegedly Threatened to Attack Jewish Community CenterAn Ohio man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly threatening to attack a local Jewish community center.



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Beto O’Rourke decries 'white supremacist rhetoric’ in El Paso march

Beto O’Rourke decries 'white supremacist rhetoric’ in El Paso marchBeto O’Rourke joined an El Paso group Saturday marching in opposition to President Donald Trump’s “white supremacist rhetoric and policies.”



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Police arrest white supremacist for threatening Walmart attack

Police arrest white supremacist for threatening Walmart attackA white supremacist has been arrested after he posted a message on Facebook threatening a shooting at a Walmart in Florida, police have said.Richard Clayton, 26, was arrested after making an online threat on Friday, according to police, just days after a gunman stormed a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people. That suspect, Patrick Crusius, reportedly posted an anti-immigrant screed on the online messaging forum 8chan shortly before the mass shooting. Mr Clayton reportedly wrote on Facebook: “3 more days of probation left then I get my AR-15 back.”“Don’t go to Walmart next week,” the post continued.He was charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily harm, according to Florida officials, who told the Associated Press he was held on $ 15,000 (£12,461) bond at the Orange County Jail. The Florida Department of Law enforcement said in a statement: “Law enforcement has zero tolerance for threats being made and will utilise the full force of the Joint Terrorism Task Force to ensure the public’s safety.” The country has been on high alert amid a wave of deadly mass shootings and an apparent rise in domestic terror incidents which FBI Director Christopher Wray attributed to violent white supremacy during a public Senate hearing this summer. A day before Mr Clayton’s arrest, a man was charged with “making a terrorist threat in the first degree" after walking into a Missouri Walmart earlier in the week donning full body armour while carrying multiple firearms and over 100 rounds of ammunition. The suspect, 23-year-old Conor Climo from Las Vegas, reportedly possessed bomb-making materials and shared white supremacist and neo-Nazi sentiments with an undercover FBI agent.Another Florida resident was charged with threatening an attack just one day after the Walmart shooting, calling one of the chain stores in the town of Gibsonton and reportedly threatening to “shoot up the store”. There have also been a series of false alarms in recent weeks where crowds have mistaken loud noises for mass shootings, including in Times Square, New York.



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Here's the data on white supremacist terrorism the Trump administration has been 'unable or unwilling' to give to Congress

Here's the data on white supremacist terrorism the Trump administration has been 'unable or unwilling' to give to CongressA government document, which has not been previously reported on, becomes public as the Trump administration’s Justice Department has been unable or unwilling to provide data to Congress on white supremacist domestic terrorism.



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New Zealand Official Calls 8chan 'the White Supremacist Killer's Platform of Choice'

New Zealand Official Calls 8chan 'the White Supremacist Killer's Platform of Choice'Following the shooting in El Paso



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Patrick Crusius: El Paso shooting suspect fuels fears of increasing white supremacist threat

Patrick Crusius: El Paso shooting suspect fuels fears of increasing white supremacist threatPatrick Crusius, the suspected gunman in the El Paso mass shooting, was being investigated for hate crimes on Sunday as a familiar portrait began to emerge of the alleged shooter.  Just as it was the case in a series of recent tragedies in the US, the suspect in Texas was a young, white man who had had apparently espoused racist ideology.  The attack comes amid increasing concerns about the threat of domestic terrorism associated with racism and white supremacy in the US and around the world.  Police are investigating the El Paso mass shooting as a hate crime after an anti-immigrant manifesto, apparently written by the suspect, was posted online.  Crusius, of the Dallas area in Texas, was arrested after at least 20 people were killed and 24 injured in a shooting at a Walmart in Texas. El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said police had found a manifesto that may have been written by Crusius and posted online. “Right now we have a manifesto from this individual, that indicates to some degree, it has a nexus to potential hate crime,” Mr Allen said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers gather near the scene of a shooting at a shopping mall in El Paso Credit: AP He added that authorities were still working to “validate” that it was written by the suspected shooter. The FBI has opened a domestic terrorism investigation into the mass shooting, CNN reported, citing a source.  The “manifesto” was posted to 8chan, a no-censorship site where other extremist manifestos have appeared. Though the writer denied he was a white supremacist, the document said "race mixing" was destroying the nation and recommended dividing the United States into territorial enclaves determined by race. It claimed the shooting was a response to the “Hispanic invasion of Texas”, referring to the so-called “Great Replacement”, a white supremacist conspiracy theory that claims people of European descent are being overwhelmed. It also expressed support for the suspect in the Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 51 people were killed. The author complained that the AK-47 rifle that he chose was "not designed to shoot rounds quickly, so it overheats massively after about 100 shots are fired in quick succession". To counter this he said he'd wear a heat-resistant glove. About | Hate crime The writer said he probably spent less than a month preparing for the shooting. "I have to do this before I lose my nerve," he noted. Strangely, the document includes a rant against automation and corporate America. "The inconvenient truth is that our leaders, both Democrat AND Republican, have been failing us for decades," the document read. He then describes his death as "likely inevitable". "If I'm not killed by the police, then I'll probably be gunned down by one of the invaders. "Capture in this case is far worse than dying during the shooting because I'll get the death penalty anyway," he wrote. Crusius was described as quiet, antisocial and a bit “strange,” the Washington Post reported, citing people who grew up with him in Plano. Asked during a CNN interview about reports of disturbing online posts made by the suspect, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he would not be surprised in any way. "I think those can help shed light on why he did it," Mr Paxton said. "They are still interviewing him." The latest atrocity comes a week after a gunman opened fire at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California. At least three people died and 12 injured when Santino William Legan, 19, carried out the rampage before he killed himself. While no motive has been established for the attack, investigators were examining Legan's social media accounts, including an Instagram account in which he referenced a white supremacist book. In October last year, 11 people were left dead after a gunman attacked a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Robert Bowers, the 46-year-old suspect, appeared to be the author of a rash of violently anti-Semitic posts on the Gab.com social networking website. Six months later, a man armed with an assault-style rifle opened fire inside a synagogue near San Diego on Saturday, killing one woman inside and wounding three others in a "hate crime" on the last day of Passover.  John Earnest, the 19-year-old suspect, apparently published an anti-Semitic open letter on a far-right message board hours before the attack. Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is seen in the dock during his appearance in the Christchurch District Court Credit: Reuters That manifesto was reportedly similar to one posted on the same message board by Brenton Tarrant, the white supremacist who was behind the March 15 mosque attacks in Christchurch. And while the massacre at the Parkland school in Florida in February last year was not designated a hate crime, the gunman, Nikolas Cruz, had been fixated on racist imagery.  Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Centre for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said political polarisation and a rise of far-right nationalism was contributing to hate crime around the globe. “We’re seeing a coalescence of traditional hate crime with political violence,” he told the LA Times last week. In July, FBI. Director Christopher Wray told Congress that the bureau had made about 100 domestic terrorism arrests in the first three quarters of the year, roughly the same number of international arrests over that time period.  Beto O’Rourke, one of the Democratic presidential candidates, said Mr Trump’s rhetoric has triggered violence, though he stopped short of blaming him for the El Paso shootings. “He is a racist and he stokes racism in this country," Mr O’Rourke said. "And it does not just offend our sensibilities, it fundamentally changes the character of this country and it leads to violence.”



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Feds: Arkansas white supremacist jail fugitives captured

Feds: Arkansas white supremacist jail fugitives capturedWesley Gullett, 30, surrendered while walking alone down a highway in Dover, northwest of the Jefferson County jail in Pine Bluff from which he escaped, authorities said. “Through the diligent efforts of our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, Wesley Gullett has been apprehended,” Cody Hiland, U.S attorney for the eastern district of Arkansas, said in a statement.



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White supremacist gang leader, 1 other escape Arkansas jail

White supremacist gang leader, 1 other escape Arkansas jailThe leader of a white supremacist gang that has been accused of a string of brutal tactics escaped a local Arkansas jail Wednesday along with another inmate, and authorities searching for the men said they're considered armed and dangerous. The U.S. Marshals Service said authorities were searching for Wesley Gullett and Christopher Sanderson after the pair escaped from the Jefferson County jail in Pine Bluff, which is about 38 miles (60 kilometers) south of Little Rock. Marshals said they were notified about the pair's escape at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, but did not know exactly when they escaped.



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'You're a white supremacist, Laura': Joaquin Castro and Laura Ingraham feud over migrant detention

'You're a white supremacist, Laura': Joaquin Castro and Laura Ingraham feud over migrant detentionRep. Joaquin Castro and Laura Ingraham sparred over migrant detention conditions, culminating in Castro calling Ingraham a 'white supremacist.'



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White supremacist who killed woman after driving car into Charlottesville protesters begs judge to show him 'mercy'

White supremacist who killed woman after driving car into Charlottesville protesters begs judge to show him 'mercy'The self-avowed white supremacist who ploughed his car into protesters opposing a far-right rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison.James Alex Fields Jr’s legal team has argued in a new sentencing memo that the 22-year-old defendant should not spend his entire life in prison because of his age, a traumatic childhood and a history of mental illness.Fields has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes in relation to the Charlottesville attack and is set to be sentenced on 28 June.“No amount of punishment imposed on James can repair the damage he caused to dozens of innocent people. But this Court should find that retribution has limits,” his attorneys wrote in a court document submitted on Friday.Fields’ attorneys said that giving him something less than a life sentence would be akin to an “expression of mercy” and a “conviction that no individual is wholly defined by their worst moments”.The attorneys highlighted his difficult upbringing and history of mental illness, but many of the details were redacted. The document did reveal he was raised by a paraplegic single mother and suffered “trauma” by growing up knowing his Jewish grandfather had murdered his grandmother before committing suicide.In their own sentencing memo, prosecutors said Fields had shown no remorse since he drove the car into the counter-demonstrators on 12 August, 2017, killing anti-racism activist Heather Heyer and injuring others protesting against the white nationalists.They argued that Fields deserves a life sentence, adding that would help deter others from committing “similar acts of domestic terrorism”.Prosecutors focused on years of documented racist and antisemitic behaviour by Fields, which they said included keeping a picture of Adolf Hitler on his bedside table. They also said that he was recorded on a jail phone call making disparaging remarks about Ms Heyer’s mother as recently as last month.They also argued that while Fields has a history of mental illness issues, it did not excuse his behaviour in a way that would demand a lenient sentence. “Any mental health concerns raised by the defendant do not overcome the defendant’s demonstrated lack of remorse and his prior history of substantial racial animus,” prosecutors wrote.Under a plea deal, federal prosecutors agreed not to pursue the death penalty against Fields after he pleaded in March to federal hate crime charges and admitted that he intentionally drove his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters.The charges he pleaded guilty to call for life in prison under federal sentencing guidelines.In December last year he was convicted in a Virginia court of first-degree murder and other state charges for killing Ms Heyer and injuring others who were protesting. Sentencing on the state charges is scheduled for next month.The 2017 rally drew hundreds of white nationalists to Charlottesville to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Hundreds of counter-protesters demonstrated against the white nationalists.Donald Trump infamously said there were “very fine people on both sides” of the clashes in the Virginia city.Additional reporting by AP



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