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Hitler Fan Arrested For Terror Threat Against Hispanics

The Miami News Times reports: Washington state resident Eric Lin was not shy about his love for Adolf Hitler. According to a criminal complaint filed Friday, Lin enjoyed referencing the Third Reich in writing: He apparently sent a litany of Hitler-referencing death threats to a Hispanic woman in Miami and got himself arrested last week after he planned to wire …

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Man Arrested In Terror Threat Against Memphis Church

The Associated Press reports: A truck driver has been arrested after saying he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities say in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew McVicker was apprehended in Indianapolis before the plan could be carried out, according to court papers filed Monday. It’s the most recent case in a string of …

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Man Arrested For Terror Threat Against Abortion Clinic

The Washington Post reports: When federal agents arrived at Farhan Sheikh’s Chicago residence last week with a search warrant in hand, the 19-year-old suspected they were there because of a “joke” he had posted on a popular meme sharing platform, according to a complaint unsealed Monday. The allegedly humorous post? A threat to “slaughter and murder any doctor, patient, or …

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TEXAS: El Paso Mass Shooter Put On Suicide Watch

The El Paso Times reports: The man charged in the El Paso Walmart mass shooting is on suicide watch, authorities say. Patrick Crusius, charged with killing 22 and injuring 25 on Aug. 3 was placed under close guard Monday on the recommendation of medical staff at the county jail, according to an El Paso County Sheriff’s Office official. Crusius, a …

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Florida Man Arrested In Mass Shooting Threat: “A Good 100 Kills Would Be Nice, I Already Have A Location”

Click Orlando reports: A Florida man who claims to be fascinated with mass shootings sent multiple text messages saying that he’d like to shoot into a large crowd and kill 100 people, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they received information about text messages 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix, of Daytona Beach, sent to someone. In the messages, …

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White Supremacist Who Attended Charlottesville Nazi Rally Busted For Terror Threat, Many Weapons Found

ABC News reports: An Ohio man has been arrested for making threats toward a local Jewish community center in New Middletown. James Reardon Jr., 20, has been charged with telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing and is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on $250,000 bond with a court hearing planned for Monday morning. On Friday, the FBI Violent Crimes …

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SRSLY: Suspect In Subway Terror Scare Has Pending WV Criminal Case For Making Sex Video With Chicken

Chicken and rice. No, really. The New York Post reports: The suspect wanted for Friday’s rice cooker bomb scare is a 26-year-old West Virginia native who is facing charges in his home state for allegedly sending bestiality videos involving a chicken to a minor, law enforcement sources told The Post. Cops believe Larry Griffin II, of Bruno, is the same …

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NEW YORK: Men Sentenced In Upstate Terror Plot

The Associated Press reports: Two of four young men arrested for plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community with homemade explosives were sentenced Friday to four to 12 years in prison. Brian Colaneri, 20, and Andrew Crysel, 19, pleaded guilty to terrorism conspiracy in June. They and two others from the Rochester area were accused of planning to …

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Dem Bill Would Make Domestic Terror A Federal Crime

The Huffington Post reports: House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Friday introduced a bill that would criminalize domestic terrorism attacks. The bill would create a federal domestic terrorism crime and could be applied to attacks like mass shootings in El Paso, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Charleston, South Carolina, Schiff said in a statement. “Even though Americans today are …

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House GOP Talking Points Memo Calls Mass Shootings “Violence From The Left,” Downplays White Nationalism

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Congressional Republicans recently circulated talking points on gun violence that falsely described the El Paso massacre and other mass shootings as “violence from the left.” A document obtained by the Tampa Bay Times and sent by House Republicans provides a framework for how to respond to anticipated questions like, “Why won’t you pass legislation to …

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NYPD Seeks Man Spotted Planting Pressure Cookers

The Associated Press release: Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers prompted an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on surveillance video taking two of the rice …

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Pressure Cookers Suspend NYC Trains, All Clear Given

The New York Daily News reports: A pair of suspicious pressure cookers shut down a subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning — but the NYPD’s Bomb Squad later determined they were not explosives, authorities said. Another suspicious package was found near a garbage can in Chelsea just over an hour later. Cops have not determined what the third …

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House Committee Issues Subpoena To Owner Of 8chan

Axios reports: The House Homeland Security Committee issued a subpoena on Wednesday to Jim Watkins, the owner of 8chan, to discuss extremist rhetoric on social media. Bipartisan Committee leaders sent Watkins a letter Tuesday asking for him to testify on his efforts to “investigate and mitigate the proliferation of extremist content” on 8chan. The anonymous forum has been linked to …

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NRA Head Wayne LaPierre: Don’t Let Mass Shooters And Elitists Take Our Away Our God-Given Gun Rights

“There’s nothing about an insane criminal committing a horrible act that should lead to the government taking guns away from law-abiding citizens. That will only make us less safe. Yet that’s exactly what we’re seeing right now: a highly orchestrated effort to disarm American citizens. “It’s an effort to destroy the NRA, to defame our millions of members. Let’s fight …

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Neo-Nazis And White Supremacists Increasingly Focus Their Terror Plots On New York City, Police Experts Say

The City reports: The NYPD unit that collects intelligence on terroristic threats has discovered a growing trend of racist online rhetoric circulated by white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups — and directed at New York, said John Miller, the Police Department’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism “What we’re seeing is an increase in the level of chatter, the number of …

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Man With “Army Of Christ” Username Charged With Online Threats, 25 Guns, 10,000 Ammo Rounds Found

Cleveland.com reports: Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Boardman man with making threats against law enforcement, following an investigation that revealed he voiced his support online of mass shootings and lived in a house with 25 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition, records show. Justin Olsen, 18, faces a charge of threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer. Authorities …

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TEXAS: Man Arrested In Terror Threat Against Walmart

Brownsville’s NBC News affiliate reports: The Harlingen Police Department arrested a man in reference to a threat he posted on social media. Allegedly, Jose Luis Gonzales Jr. used social media to threaten a Harlingen Walmart on August 11th. Gonzales was found and placed under arrest and charged with terroristic threat, a 3rd degree felony. “During the course of this investigation, …

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FLORIDA: White Supremacist Arrested In Terror Threat: “In 3 Days I Get My AR-15 Back, Don’t Go To Walmart”

ABC News reports: A Florida white supremacist has been arrested for threatening a shooting at a Walmart just days after 22 people were killed at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in one of the worst mass shootings in the country’s modern history. Richard Clayton, 26, was arrested by Florida Department of Law Enforcement authorities on Friday in Winter Park …

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NORWAY: Mosque Shooter Was Inspired By El Paso

The Independent reports: The alleged gunman who launched a suspected terror attack on a mosque in Norway was inspired by the Christchurch, Poway and El Paso shooters, online records suggest. The suspect has not been officially identified by police but was named in reports as Philip Manshaus, a 21-year-old local man. Hours before the attack at the at the al-Noor …

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LAS VEGAS: Alleged White Supremacist Arrested In Terror Plot On LGBT Nightclub And Synagogue [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A 23-year-old Las Vegas man who allegedly wanted to attack Jews and patrons of an LGBTQ bar was arrested on suspicion of possessing parts to make a bomb, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada said Friday. Conor Climo, who was arrested Thursday, was connected to white supremacists though encrypted online conversations, federal prosecutors said. …

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