Terrorism

California Library Gets Third Anti-LGBTQ Bomb Threat

The Sacramento Bee reports: A Sacramento-area library was evacuated Monday morning and a nearby elementary school and high school sheltered in place after law enforcement was notified of a bomb threat containing anti-LGBTQ hate speech, authorities said. It was the third threat against the library in the past week, police and deputies said. Much like the first reported bomb threat …

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New Jersey Extremist Indicted On 15 Counts For Pepper Spray And Smoke Bomb Attack On Pro-LGBTQ Church

Via press release from New Jersey’s Attorney General: Nicholas G. Mucci, 28, of Toms River, was indicted for aggravated arson (2nd degree); two counts of causing or risking widespread injury or damage (2nd degree); two counts of possession of a destructive device (3rd degree); unlawful possession of a weapon (4th degree); two counts of possession of a weapon for unlawful …

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Texas Church Firebombed After Visit By Extremists

NBC News reports: Authorities in Plano, Texas, are investigating what they call “an intentionally set fire” at a Unitarian Universalist church Sunday, just weeks after it was targeted for criticism in a video by an anti-LGBTQ Christian YouTuber. The church called the incident “a firebomb attack” in a statement on its Facebook page, saying “an incendiary device with a chemical accelerant …

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Threats Spur Capitol Police To Open More Field Offices

The Texas Tribune reports: In response to increasing threats against members of Congress, the U.S. Capitol Police plans to open regional field offices across the country, including in Texas. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger announced the plans at a joint oversight hearing of the Capitol Police Board, describing a 300% increase in threats to members of Congress over the …

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Man Indicted For Terror Threats Against Nashville Pride

From the Justice Department: A Kansas man has been indicted for making online threats to commit acts of violence at an upcoming Nashville Pride event, announced United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis. An indictment unsealed this morning charges Joshua Hensley, aka Josh Echo, 25, of Hoisington, Kansas, with two counts of transmitting an interstate threat related to the upcoming Nashville …

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Austrian Police Thwart Attack On Vienna Pride Parade

Reuters reports: Austrian security services said on Sunday they had thwarted a planned attack on Saturday’s pride parade in the capital. Three suspects between the ages of 14 and 20 were arrested on suspicion of planning to attack the parade in Vienna, which was held to celebrate LGBTQ+ rights and attracted around 300,000 people, officials said. “Through the successful and …

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Synagogue Mass Shooter Found Guilty On All Counts

Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate reports: The jury in the trial of Robert Bowers, the accused gunman in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting found him guilty on all counts. Just before noon, the jury returned from more than five hours of deliberations over two days. In total, Bowers was facing 63 counts. For counts 1-11, Bowers was found guilty on all counts of”obstruction …

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Feds: Man Torched Arizona Church Over Gay Pastor

Tucson’s CBS affiliate reports: Federal court documents paint Eric Ridenour, the suspect in the Douglas church fires, as a man with a violent criminal history who doesn’t like women or gay men preaching. Authorities have said Ridenour set fires at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church in Douglas on May 22, 2023. Both buildings were extensively damaged. St. …

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DOJ: Marine Firebombed Planned Parenthood Clinic

From the Justice Department: Special agents with the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service this morning arrested two Orange County men on federal charges alleging they used a Molotov cocktail to firebomb a Costa Mesa clinic operated by Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Tibet Ergul, 21, of Irvine, and Chance Brannon, 23, of San Juan Capistrano, an active duty …

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Associated Press: Unabomber Killed Himself In Prison

The Associated Press reports: Ted Kaczynski, known as the “Unabomber,” who carried out a 17-year bombing campaign that killed three people and injured 23 others, died by suicide, four people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Kaczynski, who was 81 and suffering from late-stage cancer, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, …

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“Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski Dies In Prison At Age 81

ABC News reports: Ted Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber, was found dead in his prison cell Saturday morning, according to a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson. He was 81. Kaczynski was previously in a maximum security facility in Colorado but was moved to a medical facility in North Carolina in December 2021 due to poor health. Kaczynski, who went nearly …

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Feds Say DC U-Haul Nazi Had Planned Other Attacks

The Washington Post reports: The man who crashed a U-Haul truck into a security barrier outside the White House last month wanted to overthrow the government and replace it with a dictatorship “fueled by Nazi ideology,” and he had planned other attacks, a federal prosecutor said in court Friday. The revelations came during a hearing before Magistrate Judge Moxila A. …

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British Anti-Vaxxers Found Guilty Of 5G Terrorism Plot

The BBC reports: Two anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists have been found guilty of offences in connection with a plot to destroy 5G mobile phone masts. Darren Reynolds, of Newbould Crescent, Sheffield, was found guilty of six terror offences at Leeds Crown Court. Christine Grayson, of Boothwood Road, York, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit criminal damage. Reynolds and Grayson discussed …

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DOJ: Woman Made Terror Threat Calls To CO Gay Bars

From the Justice Department: The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Sharon Robinson, age 40, of New York, has been arrested and charged by indictment with making multiple threatening calls to LGBTQ businesses in Denver and Glendale. According to allegations in the indictment, the defendant called at least four businesses catering to the LGBTQ community …

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BREAKING: Oath Keepers Leader Sentenced To 18 Years

CNN reports: The federal judge presiding over sentencing for Oath Keepers members convicted of seditious conspiracy has ruled that militia leader Stewart Rhodes’ actions amounted to domestic terrorism. The finding signals that Rhodes, 58, may face decades in prison when he is formally sentenced later Thursday. “This is an additional level of calculation, this is an additional level of planning, …

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Incel Ally Of Nazi Nick Fuentes Pleads Guilty To Terror Threat Against Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA Event

Talking Points Memo reports: Alejandro Velasquez, an activist associated with white supremacist leader Nick Fuentes’ far-right “Groyper” movement pleaded guilty on May 16 to a charge of making a “threatening communication” directed at a conference held by the group Turning Point USA. Velasquez, a 19-year-old Texas man who was known by the online alias “LatinoZoomer,” had written a post on …

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Feds: U-Haul Driver Praised Hitler As “Strong Leader”

NBC News reports: The 19-year-old Missouri man accused of deliberately driving a rented box truck into a White House barrier allegedly told authorities that he admires Nazis and wanted to “seize power” and “kill the president,” court documents released Tuesday show. Sai Varshith Kandula, of Chesterfield, Missouri, rented the U-Haul truck Monday night immediately after flying from St. Louis to …

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DHS Warns Of Rising Violent Threats Against LGBTQs

ABC News reports: Threats of violence against the LGBTQIA+ community are on the rise and intensifying, according to a new briefing by the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS document, distributed to government and law enforcement agencies on May 11, said that domestic violence extremists and people who commit hate crimes have increased threats of violence against the LGBTQIA+ community …

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Hungarian President Pardons Anti-LGBTQ Terrorist

Bloomberg News reports: Hungary’s president pardoned a far-right figure convicted of terrorism hours before meeting Pope Francis in Budapest, a decision that risks damaging the optics of the pontiff’s visit with a highly charged domestic issue. The pardon, issued late Thursday by President Katalin Novak, came on the eve of the Pope’s three-day visit. Novak will welcome the Pope to …

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California Capitol Evacuated After Shooting Threat

Sacramento’s Fox affiliate reports: The California State Capitol building was temporarily evacuated Thursday morning due to ‘credible threats’ from a suspect connected to two shootings in the Sacramento area that occurred the previous day and who is still at large, according to Roseville Police and the California Highway Patrol. The evacuation lasted a little over an hour, and legislators and …

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