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December 20, 2013 1

Virginia Neo-Nazi Indicted On Threat Charges

On Decem­ber 11, a fed­eral grand jury in Orlando, Florida, indicted Vir­ginia white suprema­cist William “Bill” White on charges of threat­en­ing a Florida judge, a for­mer state attor­ney, and a law enforce­ment offi­cer. The six count indict­ment includes five counts of mak­ing threats over the Inter­net and one count of unlaw­ful use of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion information.bill-white-threat

The charges stem from e-mails allegedly sent by White to the vic­tims and from posts allegedly made by White on the com­ments sec­tions of sev­eral web­pages, includ­ing one belong­ing to the Anti-Defamation League.  The com­mu­ni­ca­tions fol­lowed on the heels of the May 2012 arrests of 14 mem­bers of the racist skin­head group Amer­i­can Front on con­spir­acy and other charges—the vic­tims all had some involve­ment in that case.  Iron­i­cally, almost all of the charges against the Amer­i­can Front mem­bers would later be dropped.

The com­mu­ni­ca­tions alleged to have been sent by White threat­ened to kid­nap, tor­ture, rape, and kill the recip­i­ents, their spouses, and their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.  Some of the com­mu­ni­ca­tions made pub­lic the home addresses of the victim.

In the threat­en­ing com­ment made on the Anti-Defamation League’s Extrem­ism & Ter­ror­ism blog, the poster (iden­ti­fy­ing him­self as “Joe Tomassi, Charles Man­son and Son of Sam”) wrote that “we are at your house, we are at your kids houses we are at your grand­kids houses and we are sit­ting out­side their schools” (punc­tu­a­tion as in orig­i­nal).  The mes­sage then pro­vided the home addresses of the vic­tims.  It demanded that author­i­ties release the arrested white suprema­cists “or we will be send­ing you a mes­sage writ­ten in blood.”

White is cur­rently in cus­tody in Vir­ginia serv­ing a sen­tence for a 2011 fed­eral con­vic­tion on threat charges.  He also awaits sen­tenc­ing on a more recent con­vic­tion of threat­en­ing his estranged wife. White also pre­vi­ously served two years in fed­eral prison fol­low­ing a 2009 con­vic­tion on threat and wit­ness intim­i­da­tion charges.  In that case, White used his web­site to encour­age vio­lence against the fore­man of a jury in Chicago that con­victed Matt Hale, a promi­nent white suprema­cist, of solic­it­ing the mur­der of a fed­eral judge.

White, a long time white suprema­cist, is the for­mer head of the now-defunct Amer­i­can National Social­ist Work­ers Party, a small neo-Nazi group; prior to that, he was a mem­ber of the neo-Nazi National Social­ist Movement.

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June 12, 2012 0

Neo-Nazi Bill White Arrested in Mexico

Author­i­ties arrested neo-Nazi Bill White in Mex­ico on June 8, after he allegedly spent nearly a month on the run.  He is report­edly back in the United States and being held in Miami, Florida.

A fed­eral arrest war­rant was issued for White after it was dis­cov­ered that he was no longer in Vir­ginia, where he was on pro­ba­tion.  A fed­eral jury had con­victed him in Decem­ber 2009 on four counts, includ­ing mak­ing threats on the Inter­net and wit­ness intim­i­da­tion. White, who served over two years in prison, was released in April 2011.
 
White may have feared being sent back to prison. His appeal of his con­vic­tion on First Amend­ment grounds led a fed­eral appeals court to uphold the con­vic­tion in March 2012. How­ever, the court also ruled that White should have received a stiffer sen­tence on one of the counts involv­ing intim­i­dat­ing let­ters he sent to the African-American res­i­dents of a Vir­ginia Beach hous­ing com­plex who were fil­ing a dis­crim­i­na­tion suit against their white land­lord. The U.S. gov­ern­ment, which had orig­i­nally indicted White, asserted that because at least one of the ten­ants had young chil­dren, White should have received an enhanced sen­tence for tar­get­ing an espe­cially vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tion. The appeals court agreed with the government’s argu­ment. White had been sched­uled to appear in U.S. Dis­trict Court in Roanoke, Vir­ginia, in May for resen­tenc­ing in the case.
 
Since his release from prison in April 2011, White had been writ­ing for two anti-Semitic pub­li­ca­tions, the conspiracy-oriented Amer­i­can Free Press (AFP) and The Barnes Review (TBR), a Holo­caust denial pub­li­ca­tion. Both are pub­lished by long-time anti-Semite Willis Carto.
 
More recently, in March 2012, AFP announced that it was host­ing a book release din­ner in honor of White’s new book, Cen­turies of Rev­o­lu­tion: Democ­racy, Com­mu­nism, Zion­ism. The event was co-hosted by TBR and the white suprema­cist Coun­cil of Con­ser­v­a­tive Cit­i­zens.
 
White is the for­mer head of the now-defunct Amer­i­can National Social­ist Work­ers Party, and a for­mer leader in the National Social­ist Move­ment.

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June 5, 2012 4

May Not So Merry For White Supremacists

April ended with a shock to the racist world, as promi­nent Ari­zona white suprema­cist and bor­der vig­i­lante J.T. Ready fatally shot four peo­ple before turn­ing his gun on him­self.   White suprema­cists would not be given a chance to catch their breaths, how­ever, as the month of May con­tin­ued to serve them set­back after setback.
Christo­pher Brooks of Amer­i­can Front
On the heels of the Ready murder-suicide came a high pro­file inci­dent in Florida in early May, in which law enforce­ment offi­cers rounded up almost the entire Florida con­tin­gent of the hard­core racist skin­head group Amer­i­can Front on weapons, para­mil­i­tary train­ing, and hate crimes charges.  To date, author­i­ties have made 14 arrests.  Accord­ing to court doc­u­ments, the group allegedly con­ducted para­mil­i­tary train­ing to pre­pare for an “inevitable race war” and dis­cussed pos­si­ble acts of vio­lence rang­ing from shoot­ing at a house to attack­ing an anti-racist group.
This just set the stage for a wave of arrests and set­backs to the white suprema­cist move­ment in May, including:
  • In mid-May, Vir­ginia neo-Nazi Bill White became a fugi­tive, announc­ing that he had “left the coun­try,” though author­i­ties think oth­er­wise.  White, who had been released from prison in April, missed a re-sentencing court hear­ing and pos­si­bly feared he might be sent back to prison.
  • On May 19, anti-racist activists crashed a Chicago-area white suprema­cist event billed as an “eco­nomic sum­mit,” attack­ing atten­dees and send­ing three to the hos­pi­tal.  Police arrested five anti-racists on charges related to the attack.  Adding insult to injury, police also arrested two of the atten­dees of the white suprema­cist event—one for child pornog­ra­phy and the other for unlaw­ful pos­ses­sion of weapons by a felon.
  • On May 30, Joliet res­i­dent Brian Moudry, a long-time Chicago-area white suprema­cist asso­ci­ated with the Cre­ativ­ity Move­ment, was arrested on fed­eral arson and civil rights charges in con­nec­tion with the 2007 arson of an African-American family’s house a few doors down from Moudry’s.
  • Also on May 30, agents from the Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Joint Ter­ror­ism Task Force arrested Vir­ginia white suprema­cist Dou­glas Howard Story for allegedly attempt­ing to obtain a fully auto­matic AK-47.  Story had a track record of on-line com­ments about respond­ing with vio­lence to encoun­ters with police and about how Pres­i­dent Obama might be assassinated.

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