Tag Archives: terrorism

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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Alabama Police Officer Calls For Bombing Pelosi’s Car

The Birmingham News reports: Officials in the tiny Alabama town of Geraldine say they are still investigating a policeman who suggested U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other “dumbocrats” could be targeted with a roadside bomb. “Due to the current investigation, no further comment can be made,” said Geraldine police Chief Heath Albright in a statement Friday morning. “We will …

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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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Sex Offender Charged With Making Death Threat Call To Adam Schiff: “I’m Gonna Fucking Blow Your Brains Out”

The Informant reports: A man in Arizona has been accused by federal authorities of threatening to kill Congressman Adam Schiff, the lead prosecutor in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Court records show that Jan Peter Meister, a 52-year-old registered sex offender, told investigators he drunkenly left the threatening voicemail at Schiff’s Washington, D.C. office after watching Fox News …

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White Supremacist Dylann Roof Appeals Conviction

Reuters reports: Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine black people at a South Carolina church in 2015, has appealed his conviction and death sentence, with lawyers arguing the mentally ill defendant never should have been allowed to represent himself at trial. “This Court should vacate Roof’s convictions and death sentence,” says his appeal, filed with the 4th U.S. …

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US Nazi Terror Group Runs Operations From Russia

The BBC reports: The American founder of US-based militant neo-Nazi group The Base is directing the organisation from Russia, a BBC investigation has found. Rinaldo Nazzaro, 46, who uses the aliases “Norman Spear” and “Roman Wolf”, left New York for St Petersburg less than two years ago. The Base is a major counter terrorism focus for the FBI. Seven alleged …

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Pastor Charged With Terror Threat Against Church

The San Jose Mercury News reports: A pastor at a Lutheran church in San Mateo was arrested after allegedly delivering letters full of shooting threats to a San Carlos church where he was formerly a congregation member, authorities said. In four separate instances between Jan. 7 and Jan. 16, Paul Michaelson, 79, dropped off letters to the Holy Trinity Church …

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Ex-CIA Official: Trump Is Obsessed With Taking Out “Celebrity” Terrorists Instead Of Those Most Dangerous

Law & Crime reports: Former senior CIA official Douglas London claimed in an article on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “obsessed” with killing celebrity targets for the “immediate gratification” of media headlines while ignoring “important threats” and long-term interests. “When it comes to intelligence, like with so much else, President Donald Trump likes big names. It’s this focus on …

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Barr Demands Apple Unlock Phones Used By Terrorist

The New York Times reports: Attorney General William P. Barr declared on Monday that a deadly shooting last month at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla., was an act of terrorism, and he asked Apple in an unusually high-profile request to provide access to two phones used by the gunman. Mr. Barr’s appeal was an escalation of an ongoing …

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Woman Charged For Terror Threat Against Catholic School Over Gay Weddings Article In Alumni Magazine

The Washington Post reports: A California woman has been charged with allegedly leaving voice-mail messages threatening to bomb, burn and kill people at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, after the private, Catholic all-girls high school announced plans to include information about same-sex weddings in its alumnae magazine, according to court filings. Sonia Tabizada pleaded not guilty Jan. 3 to federal charges …

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Homocon Charged In Anthrax Threat On NYC Gay Bar

The New York Daily News reports: A wacko customer at a Manhattan gay bar mailed a powder-filled envelope with a message reading “It’s called anthrax. Enjoy,” to an employee after he was threatened with a ban from the watering hole, prosecutors charged Monday. Unhinged patron Ameen Keshavjee, allegedly menaced the male employee at Nowhere Bar in the East Village starting …

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Junior Brandishes Machine Gun With Hillary On Ammo

The stochastic terrorism is relentless: President Trump’s son Donald Trump. Jr. on Sunday shared a picture of himself on Instagram holding an AR-15 style rifle featuring a magazine with an illustration of former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton behind bars. The rifle is also adorned with the image of a cross symbol used amid the Crusades. The Instagram post featured …

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Iranian Official Hints At Attack On Trump Properties

The New York Post reports: Senior Iranian officials are using Twitter to hint at threats against President Trump’s properties — including his Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida and Trump Tower in Manhattan — over the killing of Iran’s top military commander. Hesameddin Ashena, a top adviser to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, tweeted a link to a Forbes Magazine video that …

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Trump Admin Warns Congress Of Iranian Retaliation

CNN reports: The Trump administration has warned members of Congress that Iran is expected to retaliate against the US “within weeks” for the strike that killed Qasem Soleimani even as they failed to convince some that the operation was merited due to an imminent threat against American lives. There are also intense discussions taking place inside US military and intelligence …

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NATO Suspends Anti-ISIS Training Mission In Iraq

Politico reports: NATO suspended its training mission in Iraq, the alliance said Saturday after a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad. NATO has been advising the Iraqi defense forces on how to keep ISIS from regaining strength. However, those “training activities are temporarily suspended,” NATO spokesman Dylan White said in an emailed statement. “The safety of …

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Iranian General Had Taunted Trump On Social Media

The Washington Post reports: Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq early Friday, wasn’t just an infamous terrorist organizer and one of the regime’s most powerful officials — he was also one of President Trump’s social media antagonists. International experts have long known of Soleimani as the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force …

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Hate Crime Charges For Hanukkah Stabbing Suspect

NPR reports: Federal prosecutors in New York have filed hate crime charges against the man accused of carrying out a stabbing rampage north of New York City over the weekend that wounded five people as they celebrated Hanukkah. According to the FBI, the suspect, Grafton E. Thomas, 37, appears to have been driven by anti-Semitism, citing journals written by Thomas …

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