Terrorism

New Charges For TX Trump Cultist Walmart Terrorist

The El Paso Times reports: New federal charges have been filed against the man accused of killing 23 people during a mass shooting last year at an El Paso Walmart. A federal grand jury handed up a superseding indictment Thursday adding new hate crime and firearm charges against Patrick Crusius, according to officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The new …

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State Dept: White Supremacist Terrorism Is “Spreading”

The Hill reports: Racial and ethnic terrorism, particularly white supremacist threats, are “on the rise and spreading geographically” according to a State Department report released Wednesday. “The threat posed by racially or ethnically motivated terrorism (REMT), particularly white supremacist terrorism, remained a serious challenge for the global community,” the report reads. In 2019, the world experienced an uptick in white …

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Gunmaker, Gun Shop Sued In CA Synagogue Shooting

Law & Crime reports: A gun control group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the victims and survivors of the 2019 Poway Synagogue shooting. Both the manufacturer and dealer of the weapon that was allegedly used in the attack are named among many defendants. Attorneys with gun control group Brady United filed the complaint against American Outdoor Brands Corporation, …

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Canada Labels Fatal Attack As “Incel Terrorism” [VIDEO]

Global News reports: A deadly attack at a Toronto erotic massage parlour three months ago is now being treated as an act of terrorism after police allegedly uncovered evidence it was inspired by misogynist incel ideology. Charges against the suspect accused of carrying out the Feb. 24 stabbing attack, which killed a woman and injured another, were updated in court …

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Democrats Object To Cuts In Counter-Terrorism Center

The New York Times reports: The acting intelligence chief announced a reorganization of the National Counter-Terrorism Center on Friday, part of an effort to reduce the size of the office overseeing the nation’s spy agencies. Richard Grenell, the acting director of national intelligence, has been racing against the clock to make changes to his office before his appointment ends and …

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Feds Thwart NYC Nazi Incels In Potential Terror Plot

The New York Daily News reports: A racist anti-Semite who hinted online at his sexual frustration was busted after he and a buddy bought a pile of assault rifles from an undercover agent, the feds said Wednesday. Joseph Miner, 29, and friend Daniel Jou, 40, bought a cache of weapons with obliterated serial numbers in a hotel room near LaGuardia …

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Man Arrested In Terror Threat To Bomb Central Park

New York’s CBS affiliate reports: A man who allegedly threatened to blow up the “Alice in Wonderland” statue in Central Park was arrested after police found knives, rifle ammunition and what appeared to be three empty pipe bombs in his Manhattan apartment, prosecutors say. Kevin Fallon, 30, sent a group text to several people he knew around 8 p.m. on …

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US Labels White Supremacist Group As Terrorist Org

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration is expected to announce on Monday that it is designating an ultranationalist group based in Russia as a terrorist organization, according to officials. It is the first time the government will apply the label to a white supremacist group. While the label of specially designated global terrorist has been frequently used for …

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Terror Charge In PA Grocery Store Coughing Incident

The Hill reports: Police on Thursday charged a Pennsylvania woman for making terrorist threats after she coughed on grocery store food while claiming to be sick. Margaret Cirko, 35, allegedly “intentionally contaminated” grocery items by coughing and spitting on them, claiming to be sick while attempting to steal a pack of beer, according to the Hanover Township Police Department. The …

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Details Emerge In Thwarted Virus-Inspired Terror Plot

ABC News reports: The suspected white supremacist who plotted to bomb a hospital facing the coronavirus crisis was in touch with a then-active U.S. Army soldier who wanted to launch his own attack on a major American news network and discussed targeting a Democratic presidential candidate, according to an FBI alert summarizing the case. On Tuesday, as 36-year-old Timothy Wilson …

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New Zealand Mass Shooter Changes To Guilty Plea

The BBC reports: A man accused of deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch a year ago has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder. Brenton Tarrant, 29, also admitted the attempted murder of another 40 people, and one terrorism charge. He had previously denied the charges and was due to go on trial in June. …

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FBI Kills White Supremacist Planning To Bomb Hospital

The Associated Press reports: A man fatally injured by the FBI was planning a bomb attack on a medical facility in the Kansas City area, the agency said in a news release Wednesday. Timothy Wilson, 36, was injured Tuesday when FBI agents served a probable cause arrest warrant in Belton after a long-running domestic terrorism investigation, according to a statement …

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DOJ: Use Terror Laws On Intentional Virus Spreading

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department’s second-highest ranking official on Tuesday told federal law enforcement officials across the country that they should consider using terrorism laws to investigate and prosecute those who try to intentionally infect others with covid-19. The guidance came in a memorandum from Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen [photo], addressing the many potential crimes prosecutors …

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NJ White Supremacist Terror Threat At Highest Level

NBC News New York reports: New Jersey Homeland Security officials have increased the threat level for white supremacist extremists to its highest level possible, according to a new report. The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has boosted the threat level from white supremacy groups from moderate — where it was listed in 2019 — to high for …

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GERMANY: 11 Dead In Far-Right Terror Attack, Shooter Had Posted Bizarre “Personal Message To All Americans”

CNN reports: A gunman suspected of shooting nine people dead at two shisha bars in Germany is believed to have a far-right background, prosecutors said Thursday. The attack took place on Wednesday night at multiple locations in Hanau, a city around 25 kilometers (16 miles) east of Frankfurt. Federal prosecutors are treating the mass shooting — one of the deadliest …

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Sandy Hook Parents Win New Battle Against Gunmaker, Can Examine Shooter’s Computer For Their Marketing

Courthouse News reports: The families of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting can access the shooter’s computer, part of a deal that won court approval in their suit against gunmaker Remington. Donna Soto, whose daughter was one of the teachers killed attempting to shield her first-grade students from gunman Adam Lanza, is the lead plaintiff in the …

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Far-Right German Group Thwarted In Terror Spree Plot

The BBC reports: Members of a far-right group arrested in Germany were planning attacks on mosques, politicians and asylums seekers, local media report. The 12, allegedly belonging to Der harte Kern (The Hard Core), were detained on Friday. Another man believed to be a part of the group is still on the run, according to newspaper Welt am Sonntag. Germany …

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#QAnon Nutbag Guilty In Terror Threat At Hoover Dam

The Arizona Republic reports: A man who, motivated by his belief in the wide-ranging conspiracy theory known as QAnon, blocked the bridge near the Hoover Dam with a homemade armored vehicle, has pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat. Matthew Wright, 32, who initially faced charges that could have put him in prison for the rest of his life, pleaded …

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Nazi Guilty In Plot To Bomb Gay Bar And Synagogue

NBC News Las Vegas reports: A self-described white supremacist pleaded guilty Monday in Las Vegas to collecting materials and planning to bomb a synagogue or office of the Anti-Defamation League, or shoot people at a fast food restaurant or a bar catering to LGBTQ customers. Conor Climo, 24, stood rigidly in yellow jail scrubs, answering, “Yes, your honor,” while U.S. …

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FBI: White Supremacist Terror Threat Is Equal To ISIS

CBS News reports: The FBI has elevated its assessment of the threat posed by racially motivated violent extremists in the U.S. to a “national threat priority” for fiscal year 2020, FBI director Christopher Wray said today. He said the FBI is placing the risk of violence from such groups “on the same footing” as threats posed to the country by …

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