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July 26, 2013 2

Racist Skinhead Couple Arrested For South Carolina Double Homicide

Deputies from the Union County, South Car­olina, Sheriff’s Office arrested racist skin­heads Jeremy Lee Moody, 30, and Chris­tine Moody, 36, for the alleged mur­der of a local cou­ple, one of whom was a reg­is­tered sex offender, on July 21. 

Deputies had found the vic­tims’ bod­ies two days ear­lier.  One vic­tim, Charles Parker, the reg­is­tered sex offender, had gun­shot wounds to the neck and chest; his wife Gretchen had a gun­shot wound to her chest.  The bod­ies also had mul­ti­ple stab wounds.jeremy-and-christine-moody

Law enforce­ment offi­cials char­ac­ter­ized Jeremy Moody as a pos­si­ble vig­i­lante, report­ing that he had told them he had gone to the Parker res­i­dence because Charles Parker was a reg­is­tered sex offender (the names and addresses of reg­is­tered sex offend­ers are eas­ily acces­si­ble on the Inter­net).  Jeremy Moody report­edly had intended to kill another sex offender on the day of his arrest. 

Both Moodys had been white suprema­cists for some time; Moody claimed ear­lier in 2013 that he had been a skin­head for 16 years.  He sports numer­ous white suprema­cist tat­toos.  The Anti-Defamation League first became aware of Jeremy Moody in 2010.  At that time, Moody iden­ti­fied him­self as a mem­ber of Crew 38, a “sup­port group” for the Ham­mer­skins, a large and vio­lent racist skin­head group. 

Around this time, Jeremy Moody also penned an 85-page self-published screed, Yes­ter­day, Today and For­ever, expli­cat­ing his big­oted views about Jews, blacks, homo­sex­u­als and oth­ers.  Moody sold copies of the book for the sym­bol­i­cally impor­tant amount of $14.88 (“14” is a ref­er­ence to the white suprema­cist slo­gan known as the “14 Words,” while “88” is white suprema­cist code for “Heil Hitler”).

Both he and his wife Chris­tine fre­quently adopted the last name of “Men­gele” in their on-line post­ings; Josef Men­gele was the infa­mous Nazi doc­tor who per­formed med­ical exper­i­ments at Auschwitz.  Both Moodys had a his­tory of mak­ing racist com­ments that often resulted in the sub­se­quent dele­tion of on-line pro­files they had cre­ated.  In com­ments on a Face­book pro­file, they also both expressed a love of the pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion show Dex­ter, about a ser­ial killer who engages in vigilante-style killings of other murderers.

In early June 2013, the Moodys joined a new racist skin­head group, Die Auser­wahlten Skins, cre­ated by a dis­en­chanted mem­ber of another white suprema­cist group, the Aryan Ter­ror Brigade, in early 2013.  As of Jan­u­ary 2013, the group claimed some 25–30 mem­bers around the country. 

The Moodys expressed inter­est in cre­at­ing a South Car­olina branch of the Auser­wal­hten Skins.  Chris­tine Moody took on the role of a recruiter for the group, though she com­plained in late June that it was hard to find recruits “when all the white bitches down here have fu–ed ni—rs and the men are all a bunch of drug addicts.”  Iron­i­cally, both Moodys were arrested in 2012 on nar­cotics dis­tri­b­u­tion charges.

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July 18, 2013 0

Arizona Aryan Brotherhood Member Convicted Of Hate Crime For Threatening Phoenix Officer

A Phoenix jury on July 10, 2013, con­victed a self-professed mem­ber of the Ari­zona Aryan Broth­er­hood, Brian Lee Harm, of one felony count of threat­en­ing the Phoenix Police Depart­ment offi­cer who had arrested him for tres­pass­ing in August 2012.  The con­vic­tion included a hate crime enhancement.brian-lee-harm

Accord­ing to the police report filed after Harm’s arrest, the offi­cer encoun­tered Harm while respond­ing to a call about a white male wav­ing his hands in the air and yelling at pass­ing vehi­cles.   When the offi­cer found him, Harm—who matched the descrip­tion called in—was attempt­ing to force open the slid­ing glass doors of a nearby office build­ing.  The offi­cer, and a sec­ond offi­cer who soon arrived at the scene, spoke with Harm and even­tu­ally placed him under arrest for trespassing. 

Fol­low­ing his arrest, Harm became angry and abu­sive, soon laps­ing into repeated crude eth­nic slurs.  Accord­ing to the offi­cer, Harm’s rhetoric esca­lated, with Harm threat­en­ing to injure or kill the offi­cer and to “make trou­ble” for all offi­cers in the area.  When Harm stated that he was a mem­ber of the Aryan Broth­er­hood (a ref­er­ence to the Ari­zona Aryan Broth­er­hood, a large and vio­lent white suprema­cist prison gang), the offi­cer began record­ing Harm’s remarks.

Among the recorded remarks Harm made was a threat to “beat nig­ger chil­dren, too, I don’t fu–in’ care.”  Harm said that he would have “all my Broth­er­hood broth­ers” come to the neigh­bor­hood and “you’ll pay the ulti­mate price.”  He told the offi­cer that “ni—rs won’t be safe in this neigh­bor­hood” and that “it’s gonna be tough to go out to din­ner for you now.”  His remarks included many more sim­i­lar com­ments, includ­ing addi­tional threats.

Pros­e­cu­tors charged harm with felony threat­en­ing or intim­i­dat­ing as well as assist­ing a crim­i­nal street gang.  In Harm’s July 2013 trial, the jury acquit­ted Harm of the assist­ing a gang charge but found him guilty of threat­en­ing or intim­i­dat­ing.  Fur­ther­more, in the aggra­va­tion phase of delib­er­a­tions, the jury found that the offense involved the inflic­tion or threat­ened inflic­tion of seri­ous phys­i­cal injury, that the defen­dant com­mit­ted the offense with the intent to pro­mote, fur­ther or assist crim­i­nal con­duct by a crim­i­nal street gang, and that the offense was a bias crime (i.e., a hate crime).

Harm is cur­rently in the Mari­copa County Jail await­ing sentencing.

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July 17, 2013 33

Ventura County Deputies Kill White Supremacist Who Pointed Handgun

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Daniel Houfek, at center

Deputies with the Ven­tura County, Cal­i­for­nia, Sheriff’s Depart­ment shot and killed a promi­nent local white suprema­cist, Daniel Cur­tis Houfek, 42, on the evening of July 12, fol­low­ing a short vehi­cle pur­suit and confrontation.

Houfek was one of the lead­ers of the Dead­line Fam­ily Skins (also known as Dead­line Skins or Skin­heads), a hard­core racist skin­head gang with around two dozen active mem­bers in the Santa Clarita area.  Mem­bers also oper­ate in the Ante­lope Val­ley and Ven­tura region.  Houfek, also known as “Danny Boy,” owned and oper­ated a tat­too par­lor, dubbed Dead­line Tat­too, in Ven­tura (often used as a meet­ing place for the group).  A num­ber of Dead­line Skins have tat­toos cour­tesy of Houfek, includ­ing tat­toos of the group’s logo and com­bat boots.

On July 12, the Ven­tura Sheriff’s Depart­ment received a call about a sus­pi­cious man sit­ting in a parked car near a Girl Scout lodge in Oak View.  Deputies found the vehi­cle, with Houfek in it, but Houfek sped off, lead­ing offi­cers on a brief vehi­cle chase.  Accord­ing to police, Houfek soon stopped his vehi­cle and exited it with a hand­gun.  The pur­su­ing deputies fired at Houfek after he allegedly pointed it at them, fatally wound­ing him.  He died at the scene.

This inci­dent is the 36th known shooting/shootout con­fronta­tion between extrem­ists and law enforce­ment offi­cers in the United States since 2009, accord­ing to Anti-Defamation League records.

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