Sat Jan 18, 2014, 06:49 PM
BainsBane (34,953 posts)
Terror from the Right
From the Southern Poverty Law Center
Terrorism from the right comprises a major thread to public safety and national security. While right-wingers like to pretend the left is somehow terroristic and dangerous, the Southern Poverty Law Center lists dozens of terrorist plots and attacks from domestic right-wing fringe groups. Below are the four most recent uncovered. The SPLC publication shows more.
Note SLPC covers all kinds of hate groups, not just right-wing ones. The facts are, however, that far right-wing, anti-government extremists are more often engaged in terror plots than the left, despite Fox News efforts to paint the one black guy holding doors open at a polling place in Philly as evidence of intimidation by the Black Panthers (which I believe total about six members today).
Additionally, the NSA claims it devotes itself to monitoring international communication. Yet these are domestic plots. Is the NSA completely ignoring domestic threats, lying to the American public, or both?
August 18, 2013
David Allen Brutsche, 42, and a woman described as Brutsche’s roommate, Devon Campbell Newman, 67, are arrested in Las Vegas, Nev., after a months-long investigation into an alleged plot to kidnap and execute police officers. Both Brutsche, a convicted felon and registered sex offender, and Newman consider themselves “sovereign citizens” and have conducted recruiting seminars on sovereign ideology. Authorities say they intended to kidnap a police officer at random, detain the officer in a crude jail in a vacant house, “try” the officer in a “common law” court, then execute the officer. Police say the pair hoped the act would inspire more kidnappings and murders of officers. The two are charged with felony conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and attempted kidnapping. Newman pleads guilty in December 2013 to conspiracy to commit false imprisonment, a misdemeanor, and is sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to have no contact with Brutsche. Brutsche’s trial is scheduled for March 2014.
June 18, 2013
Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, and Eric J. Feight, 54, are arrested in upstate New York after a year-long investigation and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists for use of a weapon of mass destruction. Crawford is a self-proclaimed member of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Michigan, and an industrial mechanic with General Electric. Feight is an outside contractor for GE with mechanical and engineering skills. According to authorities, he and Feight, who call themselves “The Guild,” are well along the way toward building a truck-borne radiation weapon. The idea was that it could be parked in front of, say, a mosque and remotely triggered; victims would be hit with lethal doses of radiation but would not die immediately, allowing the killers to drive the truck away before any attack was detected. The pair allegedly wanted to target Muslims, as well an unnamed political figure and political party. Authorities say that Crawford, who allegedly referred to his enemies as “medical waste” and was angry at President Obama, tried to raise money to complete the device from Jewish groups and also the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in North Carolina. He also allegedly referred to his device as “Hiroshima on a light sw
December 21, 2012
FBI agents arrest Richard Schmidt, the owner of a sporting goods store in Bowling Green, Ohio, for trafficking in counterfeit goods and discover a cache of 18 weapons in his home and store, including AR-15 assault rifles, 9 mm and Sig Sauer pistols and shotguns, and more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition. Schmidt is unable to own the weapons legally because he is a felon who served 13 years for murdering a Latino man and wounding two others in a 1989 traffic dispute. They also find evidence of Schmidt’s neo-Nazi views, including video and Nazi paraphernalia, and the Anti-Defamation League identifies him as a long-time member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. And officials discover a notebook they say Schmidt was using to track Detroit area Jewish and African-American leaders, apparently as a prelude to some kind of attack. Schmidt is indicted in Toledo in January 2013 on three federal counts of possessing illegal firearms, body armor and ammunition, and one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods, and pleads not guilty.
September 4, 2012
Christopher Lacy, 36, shoots California Highway Patrol officer Kenyon Youngstrom at close range after the officer stops Lacy’s vehicle, which had an obstructed license plate, on I-680 near Alamo, Calif. Lacy is fatally shot by another trooper who responds to the scene. Youngstrom dies September 5. An investigation into Lacy’s background reveals a large amount of antigovernment “sovereign citizens” literature on several computers at his home.
The full list is available here: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/publications/terror-from-the-right
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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #2)
Sat Jan 18, 2014, 07:03 PM
BainsBane (34,953 posts)
4. Some even claim Occupy is a bigger threat
They clearly haven't bothered to pay attention. Willful ignorance is essential to being a right winger.
Response to BainsBane (Reply #4)
Sat Jan 18, 2014, 07:07 PM
hrmjustin (64,963 posts)
5. They are fools! Occupy is there to shine a light on injustice.
The right are authoritarians and can not stand when people don't obey and thatbis how you get these attacks.