Category: White Terrorist

White man tries to make “weapon of mass destruction” because he hates the government 

Volusia County, FL. — Authorities say they’ve arrested a man who was creating a weapon of mass destruction in his home in DeBary, Florida, CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV reports.
Police discovered explosive devices and about 200 containers inside the home. They contained unknown powders and acids — including nitric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfur — and other materials. 

Sheriff Michael Chitwood said the chemicals were similar to items used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance call Sunday after 31-year-old Christopher Langer told his parents he placed an explosive substance inside a grenade, officials said.

Langer was intoxicated and initially denied having a grenade, but then admitted he threw it outside and offered to lead investigators to it. A deputy found a pineapple-like grenade with a paperclip that prevented it from detonating, police said. Langer had allegedly purchased it at a supply store.

Police evacuated the home when they discovered the bomb-making materials inside. Police  told reporters he believed Langer was working on a delivery system and building a bomb. A SpongeBob SquarePants lunch box was found that appeared to be “booby-trapped” for an explosive device.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives worked through the night to secure the scene, and at least 79 containers were placed in a containment area.

“That domestic violence call probably saved us from making national and international news,” Chitwood told WKMG-TV. “He has all the components in there to make a weapon of mass destruction.”

Chitwood said Langer was an anti-government heroin addict who wanted to “get even” by harming first responders. He said authorities were recently called to his home to revive him after he overdosed on heroin.

“Two weeks ago, we saved your goddamn life, and now we’re here, two weeks later, and you’re talking about how you want to blow us all up,” Chitwood said.

Langer’s parents told police that they were unaware of their son’s bomb-making materials, Chitwood said, adding that it was illegal for him to possess the items.

Langer was charged with making and possessing a destructive device. He’s being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail on a $5,000 bond. Police said additional charges are possible.

America continues proud tradition of having the highest number of school shootings in the world

RED BLUFF, CA — A gunman killed four people and wounded a number of others at random Tuesday at multiple locations in rural Northern California, including an elementary school, before police shot him dead, authorities said.

Two hospitals said they were treating seven people, including at least three children.

No children were killed, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said. The shooter, who has not been officially identified, was fatally shot by police after engaging two officers who returned fire at an intersection in the community of Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of Sacramento, Johnston said.

“We really don’t have any idea what his motive was at this time,” Johnston said. The first calls of a shooting came in at around 7:52 a.m. and it was all over in around 45 minutes, he said. During the rampage the gunman fired into an elementary school, he said.

One student was wounded at the school and another child was shot while in a car being driven by a woman, who also was wounded, Johnston said.

“It was very clear at the onset that we had an individual that was randomly picking targets,” Johnston said.

“Essentially, with this individual after the initial shooting, he is reportedly took a vehicle and went on a shooting rampage throughout the community,” Johnston said at an afternoon press conference. At one point the gunman crashed the first vehicle, robbed another person of his vehicle before he was shot by police.

Brian Flint told the Record Searchlight newspaper in the city of Redding that his neighbor, whom he knows only as Kevin, was the gunman and that his roommate was among the victims. He said the shooter also stole his truck.

“The crazy thing is that the neighbor has been shooting a lot of bullets lately, hundreds of rounds, large magazines,” Flint said. “We made it aware that this guy is crazy and he’s been threatening us.”

Authorities have recovered a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns after the shootings in the rural subdivision described on its website as a “quiet private country community” where “the people are friendly and the pace is relaxed.”

Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, said no one was killed at the school with kindergarten through fifth grades.

Greek life suspended at FSU after another college hazing death

Greek Life at Florida State University has been indefinitely suspended after a freshman pledge died and another fraternity member faces cocaine charges.

The suspension was announced Monday by University President John Thrasher, who didn’t say how long the freeze will last.

“This pause is needed to review and reflect on the loss of a young life and to implement serious changes,” Thrasher said. “For this suspension to end, there will need to be a new normal for Greek life on campus. They must participate in that culture.”

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity pledge, freshman Andrew Coffey, was found unresponsive on Friday following a party. He later died.

Police said there were indications Coffey may have died due to alcohol, but authorities were waiting for the autopsy results before determining how he died.

Another fraternity member, Garrett John Marcy, 20, was charged Monday with the sale and trafficking of cocaine. Marcy is a member of Phi Delta Theta.

During Florida State’s suspension of fraternities and sororities, chapters will not be allowed to hold organized events, aside from meetings with the university or their national chapter.

Alcohol is also banned at all student organization events during the school’s suspension.

Florida State is at least the third university this year to suspend Greek Life, behind Pennsylvania State and Louisiana State.

Charges finally brought in 1983 lynching case

Suspects have finally been arrested and charged in the 1983 slaying of a black man in Georgia. 23 year old  Timothy Coggins was found dead on October 9, 1983, in Sunny Side, a town about 30 miles south of Atlanta. Coggins had been  beaten, stabbed, and dragged through the woods while tied to the back of a pickup truck.

 

The case broke in October with new witness testimony which led to the arrests of four men and a woman.

At a Wednesday bond hearing for suspects Frank Gebhardt, 59, and William Moore, 58, Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker accused them of acting brutally and having racist intentions.
“The murder of Timothy Coggins was due to Coggins socializing with a white female and that Coggins had been stabbed multiple times and drug behind a truck by Franklin Gebhardt and William Moore Sr.,” Coker told the court, according to CNN affiliate WSB-TV.
The revelations in the 34-year-old case came Coker argued the two men charged with killing Timothy Coggins should be denied bond. The defense argued both men were too old and feeble to pose a threat to the community, but the judge still denied bail.
Sheriff Darrell Dix deputized Oscar Jordan and Clint Phillips III, the original investigators on the case in 1983, so they could take part in the arrest.

White man shoots up Walmart; police dub him a “nonchalant” killer

Thornton, CO- police have arrested Scott Ostream, 47 in a suburb outside Denver. Ostream has been described by police as “nonchalant” and “calm” depsite allegedly shooting 3 people in a Walmart.

The “nonchalant” gunman killed three inside a Denver-area Walmart Wednesday evening, sparking mass panic and an all-night manhunt, was nabbed during a raid on an apartment building just eight miles from the scene, police said. 

Scott Ostrem was taken into custody after police stopped his red Mitsubishi Mirage at an intersection less than 10 miles away from the Walmart he had attacked, FOX31 Denver reported.

Law enforcement quickly took off and followed the vehicle, stopping it at West 72nd Avenue and Federal Boulevard where Ostrem was apprehended without incident.

At a news conference, police said Ostrem did not have an extensive criminal history before the shooting and there is no motive for the attack.

The Thornton Police Department said Ostrem walked into the south doors at the Walmart located at 9900 Grant St. around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday and “nonchalantly” began firing with a handgun.

Victor Vasquez, 26 of Denver, and Carlos Martinez, 66 of Thornton, were pronounced dead at the scene. Pamela Marques, 52 of Denver, was taken to a hospital but later was pronounced dead.

Ostrem will make his first court appearance at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Adams County Courthouse.

White teens opt to wear racist costumes for Halloween again

A South Carolina college is investigating social media posts that appear to show students in “racially insensitive” Halloween costumes, the school’s president said.

College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell said in a statement that the school’s Division of Student Affairs and Department of Public Safety are probing whether students violated the code of conduct or other college rules.

The school’s Black Student Union said one post showed a racial slur written on someone’s bare skin, while another showed a student wearing an orange jumpsuit with the name “Freddie Gray,” whose death in Baltimore police custody sparked a riot amid complaints about police brutality against black suspects. The caption said “ur going to jail tonight.” A third post showed two people wearing orange jumpsuits with the caption “niggas broke out”.

That student was a recent graduate of Boys Latin School of Maryland, where the image prompted officials to warn that there’s no place for racism in their community.

Other elite private high schools in Baltimore also said their students have been involved in racially offensive Halloween costumes posted on social media.

The Baltimore Sun report ed that the Gilman School and Roland Park Country School identified their students in a photo that shows the teens in orange jumpsuits with a racial slur in the caption. A third school, Mount Saint Joseph High School, said the photo was taken and captioned by one of its students.

Gilman and Roland Park administrators said in a statement that the people who took the pictures, wrote captions on them and shared them online are not the students in the photos. Gilman Headmaster Henry Smyth wrote in a letter to school families that the incident disappointed him.

Killer cop Betty Shelby gets her record expunged

TULSA, OK — Former Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby is able to legally say she was never arrested or prosecuted for the shooting death of Terence Crutcher last year after a judge granted her request to expunge the record of her manslaughter case.

District Judge William LaFortune also ordered all documents involving former Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby’s case sealed and kept with the court. The case will only be accessible through a court order and can be destroyed after 10 years, according to state law.

Excluding government and law enforcement, which would have access to the record because Shelby would likely disclose it on job applications, agencies won’t be able to find the case in a background search, said Shelby’s defense attorney, Shannon McMurray.

“This crime does not exist for employment application purposes,” McMurray said Wednesday. She said it was important for Shelby “to have that smear on her name removed from public view.”

“Like any other citizen who is acquitted, Betty Jo Shelby was entitled to have her record sealed and expunged,” the attorney said. “Betty … continues to work to try and serve her community and prays for everyone’s continued healing.”

A spokeswoman for the district attorney declined to comment Wednesday.

Shelby petitioned in August to have her record expunged after jurors acquitted her three months earlier in the September 2016 killing of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.

She was on patrol last year when she encountered Crutcher, whose SUV was stopped in the middle of the street. Shelby testified at trial that she was scared because Crutcher appeared to be under the influence of drugs, didn’t obey her commands and looked like he was reaching inside his vehicle.

Prosecutors argued that Shelby overreacted. Videos from a patrol car dashboard and a police helicopter showed Crutcher had his hands in the air.

Shelby was reinstated to the force two days after her acquittal. She returned to work in an administrative capacity but resigned in July, saying she felt isolated from other officers.

She was later sworn in as a reserve sheriff’s deputy in nearby Rogers County.

Killer cop finally convicted after 4th trial

TULSA, OK. — A white former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter late Wednesday in the fatal shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn’t decide whether to find him guilty of murder.

Shannon Kepler was off-duty in August 2014 when he shot and killed 19-year-old Jeremy Lake. The 57-year-old police officer has said that he was acting in self-defense, saying at trial that he believed Lake had a gun and that “it was either him or me.” Despite Kepler telling investigators Lake was armed and that he was acting in self-defense, police didn’t find a weapon on Lake or at the scene. Kepler said he pulled the trigger because he saw Lake pull a semi-automatic weapon out of his pocket. Kepler said he fired more than one shot because Lake kept reaching for his gun.

The jury deliberated for 6 hours before returning a verdict and recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 20.

Lake’s death occurred four days before a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 9, 2014. Michael Brown’s killing touched off months of protests and became a catalyst for the Black Lives Matter movement, which decries police violence against minorities and calls for greater transparency from law enforcement officials, especially in cases of officer-involved shootings.

The issue of race had also become an undercurrent in each of Kepler’s previous three trials, with only one African-American being selected for each jury and accusations by civil rights activists that Kepler’s attorneys were purposely trying to exclude potential black candidates.

Another racial element had been recently added to the case when Kepler argued that he couldn’t be tried by state prosecutors because he’s a member of an American Indian tribe. A judge determined the fourth trial in less than a year could move forward in state court. Kepler says he’s 1/128th Muscogee (Creek).

Kepler’s attorneys said the 24-year-police veteran, who retired from the force after he was charged, was trying to protect Lisa Kepler because she had run away from home and was living in a crime-ridden neighborhood. Defense attorney Richard O’Carroll said Lisa had been in and out of a homeless shelter after her father forbade her from bringing men home into the house.

Kepler said he never felt resentment or hatred toward Lake, and said he went to the shooting scene to find Lisa and ask her to return home. He said he saw people coming toward him after he pulled the trigger so he got in his car and left.

Prosecutors said Kepler first watched his daughter and Lake from his SUV before approaching them on the street. Lake’s aunt disputed Kepler’s self-defense account and has said her nephew was reaching out to shake Kepler’s hand to introduce himself when Kepler fired.

Jurors in the previous three trials had deadlocked 11-1, 10-2 and 6-6, forcing the judge to declare mistrials. Although they couldn’t agree on the murder charge, jurors in the first trial convicted Kepler of recklessly using his firearm.

Black man risks arrest for defending himself against white supremacists

DeAndre Harris, the black man who was brutally beaten in a parking garage during a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in August is now facing an arrest warrant related to the attack, Virginia police said Monday.

In a statement, the Charlottesville Police Department said that DeAndre Harris, 20, was wanted for unlawful wounding in connection with the August 12 assault, according to NBC affiliate WVIR.

The beating, which was captured on camera occurred after a white supremacist tried to spear a counter-protester with a flag pole, the Washington Post reported in August. Then, Harris — a former special education instructional assistant — swung a flashlight at the man, possibly striking him, according to the Post. Several white men then descended on Harris, and images showed them kicking and hitting him with what appeared to be poles while he’s curled up on the ground.

“Every time I went to stand up I was knocked back down,” Harris’ online account says, adding that he said he suffered several serious injuries. An account of the beating posted to a fundraising website started by Harris said that he was chased and repeatedly knocked unconscious.

The arrest warrant against Harris was issued after an unidentified victim went to a local magistrate’s office, offered an alternative account of events and claimed to have been injured by Harris. Police have refused to identify the alleged victim, but did say a detective confirmed the injury.

To date, two of Harris’ attackers have been arrested and charged with malicious wounding: 18-year-old Daniel Borden, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Alex Ramos, 33, of Marrietta, Georgia, according to WVIR.

Charlottesville Police Department spokesman Lt. Steve Upman did not immediately respond to a request for a comment.

S. Lee Merritt, a civil attorney for Harris, told The Washington Post the charge was “clearly retaliatory” and described the accuser as a member of a white supremacist group. He maintained that Harris did not instigate the fight.

“We find it highly offensive and upsetting, but what’s more jarring is that he’s been charged with the same crime as the men who attacked him,” he said.

Merritt added that it was “highly unusual” for the warrant to come from a magistrate rather than police, and suggested that the accuser had previously tried to implicate Harris in the violence without success.

Harris’ warrant was issued two days after several dozen white nationalists again descended on Charlottesville for a brief rally at Emancipation Park, where a tarp covers the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

White supremacist Jason Kessler indicted on perjury charge

Jason Kessler, the organizer of the white nationalist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been indicted on a count of felony perjury relating to an assault charge earlier this year.

Court records obtained by multiple news outlets show that on Monday, a Grand Jury in Albemarle County, Virginia, indicted Kessler, with an arrest warrant issued Tuesday.

The indictment stems from a sworn statement Kessler made to a magistrate judge in January, when he claimed he was forced to punch a man in the face in self defense. Video evidence later showed that statement was false.

The incident happened on January 22, in which he claimed he had been assaulted by a man while collecting signatures for a petition demanding the city’s vice-mayor be removed from office.

Surveillance footage subsequently showed that Kessler was the aggressor in the scuffle with the man, James Justin Taylor.

“I really took issue not so much with the substance of it, but the way he was going about it,” Taylor told The Daily Progress. “This sort of aggressive fear, hate manner that it was being conducted. And I called him out on it. And he hit me.”

“I said, paraphrasing, that ‘you’re kind of being an asshole,’” Taylor added. Kessler, however, claimed that Taylor assaulted him and “violently” shook his arm until video evidence showed a different story. 

“I’ll admit that what I did was not legal,” Kessler told The Daily Progress in April, after entering his guilty plea for the misdemeanor assault. “I was having a bad day. I’ve never done anything like this before and it will never happen again.”
In April, Kessler pled guilty to misdemeanor assault, admitting to hitting Taylor, and received a 30-day suspended sentence and was ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. Taylor was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Kessler faces up to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine. 

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