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August 15, 2012 4

Neo-Nazi Leader Arrested for Alleged Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl

Las Vegas Metro Police arrested the Nevada state leader of the neo-Nazi National Social­ist Move­ment (NSM), Josh Dav­en­port, 24, on August 11 on charges of kid­nap­ping and rap­ing a 13-year-old girl.  Police inves­ti­gat­ing a miss­ing child report were led to Davenport’s nearby apart­ment, but left when no one answered their knocks. How­ever, mem­bers of the kid­napped girl’s fam­ily sub­se­quently sur­veilled the apart­ment and later in the night allegedly saw the cry­ing girl leav­ing his apart­ment. They called the police again, who returned and arrested Dav­en­port with­out incident.

Accord­ing to police, the vic­tim said she had been sex­u­ally assaulted at gun­point and the sus­pect had threat­ened to kill the girl and her fam­ily. Dav­en­port report­edly told police that he saw the girl hav­ing an argu­ment with another boy, then invited her into his apart­ment for a short time before telling her to leave. He denied kid­nap­ping or hav­ing sex with the vic­tim. A sub­se­quent med­ical exam­i­na­tion found signs of sex­ual trauma on the vic­tim, while a search of Davenport’s apart­ment allegedly found items of the victim’s cloth­ing in a bag in Davenport’s bedroom.

Dav­en­port was charged with four counts of sex­ual assault on a vic­tim under 14, four counts of sex­ual assault with a deadly weapon, lewd­ness with a minor, kid­nap­ping, and bat­tery with intent to com­mit sex­ual assault. He has had a pre­vi­ous his­tory of vio­lence towards women.  In 2010, fol­low­ing an inci­dent with his then-girlfriend, he pleaded guilty to attempt to com­mit bat­tery con­sti­tut­ing domes­tic vio­lence by stran­gu­la­tion. He received a sus­pended 12-month sen­tence and two years of pro­ba­tion. As recently as July 16, Dav­en­port posted to his Face­book pro­file that “Half the time when i see a hot chick i wanna ask her out to din­ner.  And the other half time i just want to see what their heads would look like on a stick.”

Dav­en­port has been an active mem­ber of the neo-Nazi National Social­ist Move­ment since 2007.  He has been the group’s Nevada state leader since 2011. Dur­ing this time, Dav­en­port orga­nized or par­tic­i­pated in numer­ous NSM events in Nevada, Ari­zona and Cal­i­for­nia, includ­ing a num­ber of anti-immigration events, such as a June 2011 NSM protest dubbed “Reclaim the South­west” held out­side a Las Vegas nurs­ery to protest day laborers.

Dav­en­port is heav­ily tat­tooed, with many tat­toos depict­ing occult sub­jects or hate sym­bols.  Among his tat­toos are sev­eral swastikas, the white suprema­cist ver­sion of the Celtic Cross, a Sturmabteilung sym­bol (the Sturmabteilung, or SA, were Hitler’s stormtroop­ers), a 14/88 (a white suprema­cist tat­too com­bin­ing the num­ber 14, which is code for a pop­u­lar white suprema­cist slo­gan, with the num­ber 88, which is code for “Heil Hitler”), SS bolts, the phrase “white power,” a Totenkopf skull, and the SS slo­gan “Meine Ehre Heisst Treue” (“My Honor Is Loy­alty”), among others.

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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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May 2, 2012 5

Arizona White Supremacist And Border Vigilante J.T. Ready Identified As Perpetrator In Mass Shooting

Update: The Anti-Defamation League has uncov­ered Ready’s final on-line mes­sages, reveal­ing that, even in the final hours before he took his own life and the lives of those clos­est to him, he was busy spew­ing hatred and anti-Semitism. 

The Ari­zona Repub­lic reported on May 2 that the per­pe­tra­tor behind a shock­ing mass shoot­ing in Gilbert, Ari­zona, was J. T. Ready, a promi­nent neo-Nazi and bor­der vig­i­lante activist.  Ready report­edly shot and killed four peo­ple, includ­ing his girl­friend and an infant child, before killing him­self as well.

Infor­ma­tion is still emerg­ing about the shoot­ing inci­dent itself, which will make head­lines in the Phoenix area for weeks to come, but what is cer­tain about J. T. Ready is his noto­ri­ous past.  For almost a decade, J. T. Ready has been sig­nif­i­cant as a key nexus between the white suprema­cist move­ment and the extreme wing of the anti-immigration move­ment, able to move freely within both spheres.

J. T. Ready stepped onto the pub­lic stage in 2004 as an anti-immigration activist, asso­ci­ated with Ari­zona State Sen­a­tor Rus­sell Pearce as well as the bor­der vig­i­lante Min­ute­man Project. His abil­ity to gain main­stream sup­port suf­fered con­sid­er­ably after April 2007 when the Phoenix New Times and the Anti-Defamation League outed Ready as a white suprema­cist and neo-Nazi. Fol­low­ing this, he became openly involved with the National Social­ist Move­ment, a promi­nent neo-Nazi group.

More recently, Ready parted with the NSM to con­cen­trate more on anti-immigration and bor­der vig­i­lante activ­i­ties, form­ing his own group, the U.S. Bor­der Guard, which con­ducted numer­ous armed vig­i­lante patrols along the Arizona-Mexico bor­der.  These patrols attracted neo-Nazis from as far away as California. 

The Bor­der Guard’s web page promi­nently quotes Ready as say­ing “Some of us have our fin­gers on the trig­gers; Soap box. Bal­lot box. Ammo box. These were given to us by our found­ing fathers and moth­ers.  We have just about depleted the first two options.”

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