Extremists

FBI Arrests New Mexico Militia Head On Guns Charge

Slate reports: The FBI arrested on Saturday the head of a right-wing militia that had been detaining migrant families at gunpoint. Law enforcement officers arrested Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who went by the alias Johnny Horton Jr., in New Mexico on charges of firearms possession by a felon. Hopkins had previously been arrested in 2006 on charges of impersonating an officer …

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PayPal & GoFundMe Cut Off Accounts For New Mexico Militia Accused Of “Arresting” Hundreds Of Migrants

Buzzfeed News reports: A right-wing “patriot” group that detained hundreds of migrants at gunpoint at the southern border this week after raising thousands of dollars online was notified by crowdfunding giants PayPal and GoFundMe that its fundraising campaigns have been shut down, dealing a major blow to the militia’s operation. Known as the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), the militia has …

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ACLU Demands Probe After Armed Extremist Militia “Arrests” Migrants In Coordination With Border Patrol

The Guardian reports: Armed right wing militia members detained a large group of migrants at the US-Mexico border and coordinated with US border patrol agents to have them arrested, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, in a series of actions the civil liberties organization called a “kidnapping” and a flagrant violation of the law. Several videos taken at the …

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BRITAIN: Facebook Bans Multiple Far-Right Groups

The Guardian reports: Years after the company first dismissed fears it was empowering extremists, Facebook has permanently banned a number of far-right organisations and individuals including the British National party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL) and Britain First. The ban, which came into effect at midday on Thursday, extends beyond the groups and individuals specifically cited as hate organisations: …

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OREGON: Life Sentence For White Supremacist Killer

Portland’s CBS News affiliate reports: The man who chased a black teenager with his car and intentionally ran him over outside a 7-Eleven was sentenced to life in prison. The August 2016 incident killed 19-year-old Larnell Bruce. Russell Courtier received his sentence on Tuesday morning. The State of Oregon previously presented evidence showing that Courtier is a white supremacist. In …

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NYC Museum Cancels Gala To Honor Brazilian President

The New York Times reports: The American Museum of Natural History said Monday that it would no longer host an event at the museum by an outside organization that was to have honored President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, whose environmental policies have come under fire. The announcement followed days of criticism that a prominent institution dedicated to nature and science …

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POLAND: Extremists Arrested At Pride March [VIDEO]

In Poland reports: Nine men were detained by the police following Saturday’s pride march in the western central Polish city of Gniezno, deputy inspector Iwona Liszczyńska reported. Some of the detainees were accused of disturbing a public gathering and violating police officer’s bodily integrity. The first ever pride march in Gniezno’s history took place under the “Gniezno – the first …

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Bolsonaro: Crimes Of The Holocaust “Can Be Forgiven”

The Times Of Israel reports: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he believes the crimes of the Holocaust can be forgiven, but shouldn’t be forgotten. The far-right leader made the comments Thursday night at a meeting with evangelical pastors in Rio de Janeiro. He was applauded by those who attended. “We can forgive, but we cannot forget. That quote is mine. …

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Roger Stone Claims He’s Broke, Lost His Insurance, Had His Car Impounded, Living In One-Bedroom Apartment

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: Things are not going well for Roger Stone. In a wide ranging interview with SiriusXM’s “Jim Norton & Sam Roberts” on Thursday he said his living situation has plummeted, his savings are gone and his car was impounded. And he’s no longer talking to his old friend, President Donald Trump. “I’ve lost my home, my …

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Candace Owens Unleashes Bizarre Lies At House Panel, YouTube Disables Comments Due To Extremist Hate

Mediaite reports: Candace Owens has had a winding road to testifying before the House about extremism. Just a few years ago, she ran an anti-Trump website that floated conspiracy theories about the size of Trump’s penis. Then she took a right turn, straight onto the set of InfoWars. Somehow, she parlayed that insanity into regular appearances on Fox News. Then …

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Court Orders Nazi Leader To Return To US For Lawsuit

The Associated Press reports: A neo-Nazi website operator must be present in the U.S. for questioning under oath in a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an anti-Semitic “troll storm” against a Montana real estate agent’s family, a federal judge has ruled. The Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin says he lives abroad and says it’s too dangerous for him to travel …

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Stephen Miller Wants To Axe More Top DHS Officials

CNN reports: White House senior adviser Stephen Miller wants to make sure that outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is only the first of a string of senior officials headed out the door, as he is given more authority over immigration policy. Trump administration officials say that Miller, who played key a role in Nielsen’s ouster, wants the President to …

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FBI Thwarts Alleged Plot To “Reenact” NZ Shooting

The Huffington Post reports: FBI agents arrested a 22-year-old white supremacist who managed an extremist Facebook group and was evidently plotting a terrorist attack against Muslims with his cousin. Federal authorities have charged New York resident Thomas Alonzo Bolin with lying to the FBI about possessing a weapon. He appears to have first come under federal scrutiny after his cousin …

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FBI Director: White Supremacy Is A “Pervasive Threat”

CNN reports: FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that white supremacy presents a “persistent” and “pervasive” threat to the United States, breaking from President Donald Trump, who has sidestepped questions of whether white nationalists present a growing problem. “The danger. I think, of white supremacists, violent extremism or another kind of extremism is of course significant,” Wray said at a …

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Brazilian President Claims Nazis Were Really “Leftists”

Reuters reports: Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro said “there is no doubt” that Nazism was a leftist movement, just after visiting Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum. Bolsonaro’s remarks directly contradicted information on the museum’s website saying Germany’s Nazi movement rose out of right-wing radical groups responding to the rise of communism. In televised comments, the Brazilian president echoed …

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Alex Jones Flames Out In Sandy Hook Suit Testimony

The Huffington Post reports: Infowars host Alex Jones was questioned earlier this month for three hours by the lawyer of a Sandy Hook parent who has accused him of perpetuating an abhorrent hoax. It did not go well for Jones. “Like I told you, most of this stuff I can’t even remember,” Jones says about the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting …

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Junior Does Interview With Anti-Semitic Network

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: The TruNews network, dedicated to “reporting the countdown to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ,” is owned and operated by radical right-wing conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles. In addition, Wiles and his network are is deeply anti-Semitic and many of TruNews’ programs are dedicated to railing against Israel and the Jews. Despite all of …

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NRA Warns Members It Could Shutter “Very Soon”

The Daily Beast reports: The letter came in early March and the message was dire. The National Rifle Association could shut down “very soon,” according the four-page fundraising letter, signed by the group’s executive vice president Wayne LaPierre. He blamed the dire straits on steps Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken to pressure banks and insurance companies that …

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NRA Seeks To Block Violence Against Women Act

Newsweek reports: Top Democratic presidential candidates have slammed the National Rifle Association over its reported bid to block a measure seeking to renew and expand the Violence Against Women Act. The gun lobby announced plans to lower grades for politicians who vote in favor of the legislation, which includes a measure to keep firearms out of the hands of abusers, …

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NRA Sought Infowars Help In “Debunking” Parkland

The Huffington Post reports: An official with the National Rifle Association corresponded with a prominent Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist to call into question the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, emails obtained by HuffPost show. NRA officer Mark Richardson emailed Wolfgang Halbig [photo], a noted harasser of parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims, to float a conspiracy theory about the …

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