Category: White Terrorist

Man Pulls Gun On Black Teens, Calls Them Slurs, But Insists He Isn’t Racist

MIAMI – A Hollywood man was arrested Monday after he was caught on camera approaching a group of black teenagers while holding a gun, shouting obscenities and racial slurs at them.

Mark Bartlett, 51, was arrested Monday evening for carrying a concealed weapon after wielding a gun and screaming at several young men participating in the “Bikes Up Guns Down” event in Miami’s Brickell area. The confrontation was captured on video by a member of the grass-roots activist group Dream Defenders. The jarring footage, posted to social media, began to go viral late Monday.

A video widely shared on social media shows the group of teens on bicycles protesting the affordable housing crisis in Miami’s Liberty Square community and had blocked part of an avenue with their bicycles, the Herald reported.

In the video, a group of teens are shown arguing with a woman on the Brickell Avenue bridge, the television station reported. The woman claimed one of the boys ran over her foot and both sides began yelling.

Eventually the woman says “Don’t touch me, you bunch of thugs,” as she walks away from them.

Moments later, a man, identified by police as Bartlett, approaches the teens, holding a gun in his hand. He begins yelling obscenities and racial slurs at the teens, telling them to leave.

“F—ing stupid n—–s,” Bartlett can be heard saying.

An 18-year-old man who participated in the protest told reporters Tuesday at a news conference that Bartlett pointed the gun at him and tried to run over him with his SUV. He said there is footage that has not been released to the media that shows Bartlett in his SUV telling the teen to come toward him before calling him a n—–.

According to a Miami police report, Bartlett got back in his Range Rover after the incident and drove away, but he was stopped by police near Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 13th Street.

Police said Bartlett didn’t have a conceal carry permit for the gun, which was loaded and resting on the front passenger seat.

While in custody, Bartlett asked police, “Why am I being arrested when those kids are free to ride around? I did pull out my gun, but I never pointed it at them.”

Bartlett was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. His arrest photo shows him smiling and wearing the same shirt seen in the video.

In a telephone conversation with Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright, Bartlett said he isn’t a racist and only made the racial slurs out of anger.

“The reason why we use that word, the reason why Chinese people use the word, why Japanese people, European people, the reason why everybody uses that word is because black people use that word,” he said. “We all knew the word for Puerto Ricans as spic. We all knew Asian people as gooks or whatever. Jews, we knew about Jews. Nobody uses those words anymore. Why? Because Puerto Ricans don’t say that to each other. Because Asian people don’t say that to each other. Because the Jewish people don’t say that to each other. The only ones that continue to say it are black people. So what’s the first thing in my head or most people’s heads? Unfortunately, it’s the n word.”

Bartlett said he took out his gun because his girlfriend, Dana Scalione, was outnumbered by the teens and he feared for her safety.

“All I see is 15 people running across the street toward my girlfriend — over the median, toward my girlfriend,” he said. “My first reaction is I have a gun on me. Whether I have a gun on me or not, I’m running to see and to protect my family. I had a gun though. It wasn’t loaded. I ran out there. You can see I never pointed it. I never threatened anybody. I just needed it in case something were to happen.”

Bartlett stands behind his actions and said he has no regrets over the incident other than not having a conceal carry permit.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Tuesday that she has assigned the chief of her hate crimes unit to investigate.

 

North Carolina Man Arrested After Punching Black Child

A man from North Carolina was arrested after he a video surfaced that showed him punching a young girl in the face outside of a mall on Saturday.

According to a spokesperson from the Asheville Police Department, a fight involving a group of juveniles broke out at the Asheville Mall in Asheville, North Carolina. David Stephen Bell, 51, pushed a young girl and hit her, police said.

Bell, who is from Black Mountain, North Carolina, was arrested by an off-duty police officer and charged with assault of a female under 12-years-old and two counts of assault on a female, the police spokesperson told Newsweek.

A video that was shared online shows a group of young girls yelling outside of the Asheville Mall. Bell, who is allegedly 6 foot 5 and 250 pounds, is seen pushing one of the young girls. The girl then approaches him after being pushed and  Bell proceeded to punch her to the ground.

The incident is under further investigation, police spokeswoman Christina Hallingse said Sunday. Following the incident of the fight and the circulation of the video across social media, the Asheville Mall tweeted that they are aware of the video and that someone was arrested.

“We are aware of the videos circulating on social media. The @AshevillePolice responded immediately and the situation was diffused,” the mall tweeted on Saturday. “An arrest has been made. Please contact the Asheville Police Department with further questions.”

All victims at the time of the incident refused transport to a hospital, or emergency medical care, she added.

 

 

Second Black Man Found Dead In Democratic Donor Ed Buck’s Home

A man died early Monday at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck, his attorney confirmed. The victim hasn’t been idenftied yet, but according to Wehoville, the man was identified as African-American.

Attorney Seymour Amster said the unidentified victim was a “longtime friend” of Buck and said the two had known each other for 25 years. Amster said the victim “reached out for [Buck’s] help” Sunday night and began acting “in a bizarre way” after he arrived at Buck’s apartment.

“From what I know, it was an old friend who died of an accidental overdose, and, unfortunately, we believe that the substance was ingested at some place other than the apartment,”said Amster, who added that police had released the scene and Buck was not under arrest.

Buck, a well-known figure in Democratic political circles, has given more than $500,000 to a range of Democratic groups and candidates — including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

In July of last year, prosecutors declined to file charges against Buck in the death of Gemmel Moore, a black male escort whose body was found in Buck’s apartment. According to a coroner’s report, Buck’s apartment was full of drug paraphernalia, including 24 syringes containing brown residue, five glass pipes with white residue and burn marks, a plastic straw with possible white residue, clear plastic bags with white powdery residue and a clear plastic bag containing a piece of crystal-like substance.

Moore’s death initially was ruled an accidental methamphetamine overdose, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office re-opened the investigation after writings in Moore’s journal implicated Buck in his drug use.

In a December 2016 entry, Moore wrote: “I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that. Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of crystal meth it was very painful, but after all the troubles, I became addicted…”

“If it didn’t hurt so bad, I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now,” wrote Moore’s final entry, dated Dec. 3, 2016.

Community activists like Jasmyne Cannick have accused Los Angeles officials of declining to prosecute Buck in 2017 thanks to his contributions to powerful politicians such as Hillary Clinton, California Gov. Jerry Brown, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, and numerous West Hollywood City Council members. Cannick is organizing a vigil and rally for tonight in front of Buck’s home, at 1234 Laurel Ave.

“This was an accidental overdose that Ed Buck had nothing to do with and it’s a tragedy,” Amster said after prosecutors declined to file charges. However, when Moore’s death was classified as an accidental overdose, numerous young black gay men have alleged that Buck has a fetish for shooting drugs into black men he picks up off the street or on hookup sites.

Man Out On Bond After Targeting Toddler In Racist Attack

The Wichita Police Department says it arrested a man and is investigating an incident at an east Wichita Dillons store which has been described as a “racially motivated crime.”

31-year-old Trace Riff was arrested following the incident. According to police, Riff, who has a history of not reporting to parole officers, drug use and violent crimes, and is on probation in Oklahoma for a felony meth charge, was arrested on a count of “battery that was bias and racially motivated” and resisting arrest.

“Through the investigation, it was learned Trace walked into the store and kicked a 1-year-old victim in the back, causing the child to fall on the floor,” police say.

According to witnesses, Trace did this while yelling obscenities and racial slurs.

Lashantai Whitaker is the mother of the 1-year-old boy, and on Wednesday she spoke about what happened early Sunday morning.

“We were barely in the store and (Trace) kicked him in his back,” Whitaker says. “All I heard was a loud thud and my daughter screaming.”

The man went on a rant, Whitaker said, yelling the “N word” and saying he was a white supremacist. She says Trace tried to get away but another customer tackled him.

She says when Trace kicked her son, he came up behind them. She described it like “a sneak attack.”

She says her son was not seriously injured, but “[Riff]could have done serious damage.” Whitaker says she’s confused by what happened and hopes Trace does time for what he did.

“What grown person, I mean, even if you do have that much hate for someone,… I mean, why would you attack a baby?” Whitaker says.

Riff bonded out of jail several hours after his arrest Sunday. Now, the boy’s mother and grandmother say they fear that with the man back on the streets, another child could be attacked.

“I don’t understand: He’s out just hours after he attacked a baby,” said Yolanda Frierson, grandmother of 1-year-old Jhavii Fry.

“He could attack someone else’s kid . . . if he’s out and he’s everywhere,” said Whitaker.

Second Dylann Roof Supporter Arrested

A 20-year-old man is the third person arrested in less than a week for threatening mass killings in the name of a murderous white supremacist Dylann Roof.

Dakota Reed, 20, was arrested at his mother’s home in Lake Forest Park, Washington on Friday, the county’s Daily Herald first reported. Reed, according to social media posts and YouTube videos reviewed by the Herald, is a neo-Nazi who also pledged allegiance to the Ku Klux Klan and a white supremacist separatist movement based in the Pacific Northwest. Reed posed with multiple semi-automatic rifles in those posts and made explicit threats to murder Jewish people.

At least one of the threats invoked Roof, a white supremacist who murdered nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church in 2015. Reed is the third young white person recently arrested over threats mentioning  Roof. Earlier this week, FBI agents arrested a twentysomething Toledo, Ohio couple who allegedly planned a mass shooting. One of the pair, Elizabeth Lecron, allegedly sent letters and Nazi literature to Roof in prison. She is one of only four people the mass murder is known to have corresponded with while he sits on death row.

Reed’s arrest is also the second arrest in recent days by a young man threatening to murder Jews. Independent of the Roof-inspired couple, a different Toledo, Ohio man was arrested for allegedly planning a synagogue shooting. Damon Joseph, 21, allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS, and told and undercover FBI agent that he was inspired by the man who murdered 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue in October.

From a series of pseudonymous Facebook pages, Reed allegedly announced plans for “pulling a Dylan[n] Roof” at a school or synagogue, according to the Herald.

Reed’s Facebook and YouTube accounts (where he used the name of a high-ranking Nazi officer) were reportedly filled with threats against Jews, including a video showing off an AR-15 rifle and fantasizing about killing a rabbi.

Reed appears to have had extensive access to guns. Court records reviewed by the Herald state that he shared pictures with of himself holding six rifles, a shotgun, and a pistol.

In late October, he posted that he was “over here saving up to buy more guns and ammo to kill (((rats))) and animals.” The triple parentheses are a white supremacist meme used to denote Jewish people.

Earlier this month, he posted that his parents had questioned why owned so many guns.

“To kill people,” he wrote of his answer. “Why else would I own them?”On Monday, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office sought an “extreme risk restraining order,” against him court records show. The order would bar him from gun ownership. He is also facing charges for making threats and violating Washington’s hate crime statute.

Man arrested for Threatening to Shoot up National Guard Base

A Michigan man is facing up to potentially 20 years in prison after allegedly making a threat to shoot up a local Air National Guard base.

On Sunday, personnel from Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township, Michigan, contacted the Michigan State Police Second District Special Investigation Section. The personnel alerted the police department of an individual who threatened to “shoot up” the base.

Detectives launched an investigation into the threat, tracing it back to 53-year-old Roque Eugene Diegel, who worked at the base until recently. By Monday, detectives located Diegel and arrested him without incident.

Detectives from the Michigan State Police Department executed a search warrant of Diegel’s home and found more than 70 firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition inside. Upon locating such a large number of firearms and ammunition, officers seized the supply and removed it from the home.

At the time of Diegel’s arrest, it was unclear as to what the motive was for the threat. It’s also unclear what the exact wording of the threat was or how it was communicated to personnel.

Diegel was charged with one count of false report or threat of terrorism, according to Michigan court records. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. EST at 41B District Court in Clinton Township, Michigan. If convicted, the Michigan State Police said he could face up to 20 years in prison for the felony charge.

Diegel was an airman assigned to the 127th Wing, according to a release Tuesday from the Wing’s public affairs office.

He is a master sergeant who started working at the base in 2002. He currently works as an air terminal craftsman with the 127th Logistics Readiness Squadron, according to the release.

Group of Neo-Nazis Charged With Assaulting Black DJ

One of two self-professed neo-Nazis from Washington state who were part of a group who allegedly assaulted a black DJ at a bar in Lynnwood  face multiple charges, including harassment and assault.

According to charging documents, Guy Albert Miller III of Tacoma faces one count of malicious harassment, one count of harassment, and fourth-degree assault.

Miller is one of eight people, seven men and one woman, who were arrested over the weekend after police responded to an altercation at the Rec Room Tavern. Snohomish County detectives say the suspects started harassing and eventually assaulted a black man working as a DJ at the Rec Room Tavern early Saturday morning.

The DJ said he was approached by a man who ordered him to play heavy metal music. The DJ instead took a smoke break. When he returned, he was assaulted and targeted with racial slurs.

When the group were told to leave, witnesses said the group got violent and started beating the DJ. An employee at the tavern who is Asian was injured when he attempted to help, according to the sheriff’s office.

While it’s unclear whether the attack was premeditated, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Shari Ireton says the suspects didn’t hide their hate.

“Specifically, for the person who is from Snohomish County, we’ve had interactions with him several times. He is listed in our jail registry as a white supremacist,” Ireton said. “The others had tattoos or clothing that would identify them as that, or they told patrol deputies. It was a combination of any of those three things.”

The person she is referring to is a man from Bothell, named Vincent Bradley Nutter, who according to the county, was one of two who posted bail over the weekend and hasn’t been charged. Nutter had “crew 38” patches on his jacket and a swastika tattooed on his neck.

The other assailants-

Nathaniel Woodell of Woodstock Illinois had an “American Defense Skinhead” patch

Leah Northcraft of Raleigh, North Carolina has on an iron cross shirt, and a tattoo of a crossed out raccoon

Daniel Dorson of Corvallis, Oregon had a “Crew 38” jacket and business card

Randy Smith of Eugene, Oregon had a swastika ring and a “crew 38” prospect patch, meaning he was a was prospect for the hammerskins

Cory Colwell of Eugene, Oregon had a “crew 38” patch

Travis Condor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania had a “noose” patch and an “American Defense Skinhead” patch. It also noted that Condor was previously arrested in 2010 for severely beating a homeless man with metal pipes and a baseball bat. The assault took place while he was a soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg.

A Superior Court hearing is set for December 28 to determine if felony charges can be filed against the group.

Authorities believe the suspects were in the area to take part in what white supremacists call “martyr’s day,” which marks the day Robert Jay Mathews was killed in a shootout with FBI agents on Whidbey Island in 1984. Matthews led the domestic terror group The Order in the mid-1980s.

Neo Nazi Couple Sentenced For Being Part of a Terror Group

A British neo-Nazi couple who named their son after Adolf Hitler was sentenced Tuesday to several years in prison for being part of a terrorist group.

Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, from Banbury, Oxfordshire, were found guilty of being members of National Action – an extreme right-wing group that was banned in 2016.

Thomas was sentenced for six years and six months, and Patatas for five years. In total, six members of the group were convicted. A friend of the couple, Darren Fletcher, was sentenced to five years after admitting he was also a member of the National Action group. Daniel Bogunovic, 27, from Leicester, was sentenced to six years and four months. Two other men, Joel Wilmore, 24, a cyber-security worker and National Action Midlands cell “banker”, and Nathan Pryke, 26, a van driver described as the group’s “security enforcer”, were the last members convicted. Pryke was jailed for five years and five months, and Wilmore was jailed for five years and 10 months.

Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court had heard how Thomas, who was  a former Amazon security guard, and Patatas, a wedding photographer, gave their child the middle name “Adolf”.

Thomas, who even had swastika scatter cushions at his home, said the name was given in “admiration” of the German dictator. The jury also saw photos of Thomas as he posed  with his newborn son while wearing the hooded robes of the Ku Klux Klan.

The court also heard how Patatas, who moved to the UK from Portugal, told another National Action member “all Jews must be put to death”.

Thomas once told his partner he found “all non-whites intolerable”.

The couple, who also wanted to “bring back concentration camps”, were found guilty after a seven-week trial.

Thomas, who was rejected from joining the army twice, was also convicted on a majority verdict of having a terrorist manual. The couple had also both been involved in the desecration of war memorials, including one in Warwickshire, and were “equally extreme” in their views and actions, according to the judge.

When sentencing Thomas and Patatas, Judge Melbourne Inman said both had “a long history of violent racist beliefs” and described National Action as a group with “horrific aims”.

“These are not idle words,” the judge said. “The vile regime you and Thomas worship, and which you wish to impose on this country, did – and would do – exactly that.”

“Its aims and objectives are the overthrow of democracy in this country by serious violence and murder, and the imposition of a Nazi-style state which would eradicate whole sections of society by such violence and mass murder,” the judge added.

Amazon To Sell Facial Recognition Technology to Help Police Harass Pedestrians

According to the ACLU, a patent application from Amazon that became public that would pair face surveillance — like Rekognition, the product that the company is aggressively marketing to police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement — with Ring, a doorbell camera company that Amazon bought earlier this year.

While the details are sketchy, the application describes a system that the police can use to match the faces of people walking by a doorbell camera with a photo database of persons they deem “suspicious.” Likewise, homeowners can also add photos of “suspicious” people into the system and then the doorbell’s facial recognition program will scan anyone passing their home. In either case, if a match occurs, the person’s face can be automatically sent to law enforcement, and the police could arrive in minutes.

The ACLU and other civil rights groups have repeatedly warned that face surveillance poses an unprecedented threat to civil liberties and civil rights that must be stopped before it becomes widespread. The history of discriminatory government surveillance makes clear that face surveillance will disproportionately harm people already targeted by the government and subjected to racial profiling and abuse — immigrants, people of color, and the formerly incarcerated.

Despite the risks to civil liberties and racial justice, Amazon has chosen to ignore questions from members of Congress and calls from consumers, civil rights groups, and its own employees and shareholders to take responsibility for the consequences of its technology on communities where it is deployed.

This patent application also suggests that Amazon has no plans to stop at identifying people based on their faces. The company anticipates targeting an arsenal of other biometrics, including fingerprints, skin-texture analysis, DNA, palm-vein analysis, hand geometry, iris recognition, odor/scent recognition, and even behavioral characteristics, like typing rhythm, gait, and voice recognition.

Don’t expect Amazon to limit tracking technologies to doorbells or homes. The patent application makes clear that any audio/visual device — such as Amazon’s popular line of Echo products — can be outfitted with the appropriate biometric surveillance features. It confirms that Amazon wants to enable the tracking of everyone, everywhere, all the time. And it’s apparently happy to deliver that data to the government.

Pool Patrol Paula Pleads Guilty to Assault

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — A white South Carolina woman who was dubbed “Pool Patrol Paula” has pleaded guilty to assault and battery for hitting a black teenager and telling him to leave a community swimming pool. News outlets report that 38-year-old Stephanie Sebby-Strempel pleaded guilty Monday to the June assault and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Sebby-Strempel had told the 15-year-old boy, Darshaun RocQuemore Simmons, that he didn’t belong at the Summerville pool, according to a Dorchester County sheriff’s report.

Simmons, who goes by DJ, told CBS News in July he was invited to the pool by a friend when Sebby-Stremple approached him. He said she verbally and physically assaulted him and forced him to leave.

“This lady walked up to us and was like ya’ll have to leave,” Simmons said. “We said, ‘Yes ma’am.’ When I started walking out she just started hitting me. … It was shocking.”

“She called me the N-word and she called me a punk,” he said.

Cellphone video posted online showed video Sebby-Strempel yelling and hitting him.

The woman later resisted arrest, shoving one detective into a wall and biting another hard enough to break skin. She was fired from her job.