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Fri Aug 9, 2019, 07:20 PM

Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogues, LGBTQ bar

Source: Associated Press

Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogues, LGBTQ bar
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press Aug. 9, 2019 Updated: Aug. 9, 2019 4:51 p.m.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 23-year-old Las Vegas man who authorities say worked as a security guard has been arrested and accused of plotting to firebomb a synagogue or a bar catering to LGBTQ customers.

A U.S. magistrate judge on Friday ordered Conor Climo to remain in federal custody following his arraignment on a federal firearms charge that could get him 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Climo's court-appointed attorney didn't immediately respond to messages.

U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich says Climo was arrested Thursday, after an FBI-led anti-terrorism investigation and the discovery at Climo's home of diagrams and items that could make bombs.

Court documents say Climo communicated by encrypted internet chat with people identified as white supremacists, and told an FBI informant recently that he was scouting places to attack.

Read more: https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/crime/article/Vegas-man-accused-of-plotting-to-bomb-synagogues-14294427.php?psid=gLZIL



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Conor Climo

Alleged white supremacist arrested for bomb-making materials; made threats against LGBTQ and Jewish communities

by: Nikki Bowers

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 / 04:21 PM PDT / Updated: Aug 9, 2019 / 04:28 PM PDT


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Conor Climo, 23, had his initial appearance in federal court at 3 p.m. Friday. Climo was charged with one count of possession of an unregistered firearm - namely, the component parts of a destructive device when he was arrested Thursday.

According to authorities, the bomb-making materials were found at his Las Vegas home following an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation.
Authorities say Climo spoke of attacking a Las Vegas synagogue and making Molotov Cocktails and improvised explosive devices.

He also discussed doing surveillance on a LGBT bar on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

"Threats of violence motivated by hate and intended to intimidate or coerce our faith-based and LGBTQ communities have no place in this Country," said United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada. "Law enforcement in Nevada remains determined to use the full weight of our investigative resources to prevent bias-motivated violence before it happens. I commend our partners who identified the threat and took swift and appropriate action to ensure justice and protect the community."

According to the criminal complaint, the 23-year-old was communicating with individuals who identified with a white supremacist extremist organization using the National Socialist Movement to promote their ideology. Members believe in the superiority of the white race and have a common goal of challenging the established laws, social order, and government via terrorism and other violent acts. The organization encourages attacks on the federal government, including critical infrastructure, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community.

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https://www.8newsnow.com/news/alleged-white-supremacist-arrested-for-bomb-making-materials-threats-against-lgbtq-community/

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Reply Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogues, LGBTQ bar (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 2019 OP
Lucky Luciano Aug 2019 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 2019 #2
bullwinkle428 Aug 2019 #3
Judi Lynn Aug 2019 #4
IronLionZion Aug 2019 #5
Mc Mike Aug 2019 #6
keithbvadu2 Aug 2019 #7
ck4829 Aug 2019 #8
JI7 Aug 2019 #9
JI7 Aug 2019 #10
Blue_Tires Aug 2019 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 07:31 PM

1. White people are scary.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 08:17 PM

2. More on the National Socialist Movement and this criminal....

National Socialist Movement (United States)
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Socialist_Movement_(United_States)

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The National Socialist Movement (NSM) is a neo-Nazi organization based in Detroit, Michigan. It is a part of the Nationalist Front. The Party claimed to be the "largest and most active" National Socialist organization in the United States. Although classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, it refers to itself as a "white civil rights organization", and compares itself to the NAACP. The party also objects to being referred to as "racist", and "Neo-Nazi", stating that such descriptions of their goals are unflattering and inaccurate. Each state has members in smaller groups within areas known as "regions". The NSM holds national meetings and smaller regional and unit meetings.


Another article in the Los Vegas Sun which is better written....

Link: https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/aug/09/fbi-las-vegas-man-with-ties-to-white-supremacist-g/

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Agents serving a search warrant for Conor Climo found a notebook with “hand-drawn schematics” for a possible attack in the Las Vegas area, and drawings of timed explosive devices, authorities said.

He used encrypted messaging to disparage Jewish people and members of the LGTBQ community, authorities allege. The 23-year-old also discussed attacking a local synagogue and talked about surveilling a downtown Las Vegas bar he thought catered to the LGBTQ community.

KY..........

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 08:21 PM

3. He apparently served in the Army "VERY BRIEFLY", when he was quoted in an interview.

Doesn't that have "Section 8" written all over it? Exactly the kind of person we want to see running around with military-grade weapons.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 08:26 PM

4. Exactly. He sounded as if he'd rather not elaborate on that part of his history. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 10:00 PM

5. SF Chronicle decided not to call him a terrorist

or was it the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation that can't use the terrorist label for this terrorist?

Maybe someone will tell me he doesn't have a political agenda.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 09:03 AM

6. A 'security guard'. Vegas.

Wiseguy. Nazi teabag. Wannabe military and cop. Well armed up the wazoo.

He doesn't like those others who rump and his base also don't like.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 10:21 AM

7. Conor Climo on patrol in LV neighborhood

Conor Climo on patrol in LV neighborhood

He was in the Army, 'very briefly'.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212365148


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 12:12 AM

8. K&R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:15 AM

9. this is why we need a wall and muslim ban and blm needs be arrested

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:19 AM

10. the guy looks like such a fucking loser

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 04:20 PM

11. God, everybody wants to dress like they're playing

real life "Call of Duty"

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