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News Roundup for June 20, 2011

By Hatewatch Staff on June 20, 2011 - 4:57 pm, Posted in Anti-Black, Anti-LGBT, White Supremacist

Today’s collection of news items from the world of hate and extremism …

William Bolton, a member of Battalion 14, Connecticut’s largest white supremacist group, attempted to sell a sawed-off rifle to someone he believed to be a Ku Klux Klan member.

Marten Joseph Brandel, described by police as a transient and parolee, was arrested and charged with hanging a noose in the doorway of a Southern California gay rights organization in October.

Zachrey Harris will serve 20 days in jail and spend two years on probation for using racial slurs against a Nigerian student during an alcohol-fueled attack near the University of Colorado in Boulder last September. Prosecutors believe it is the first case in Colorado of someone convicted of a hate crime for using words alone. A co-defendant, Joseph Coy, will be sentenced June 27 to up to 18 years in prison for punching the Nigerian student  the face and fracturing several of bones in his face.

  • skinnyminny

    Now this, I like! Awesome, that this is a highlight of events taking place.

    I think Mr. Harris should serve more than 20 days, but, it’s a start. I think it’s unfair that people can get more time for words – that’s classified as emotional abuse of children/spouse/elder…either way, there’s a victim.

  • venomlash

    I’m sure he’s sick of getting compared to that no-talent assclown.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    On a lighter note, William Bolton’s brother Michael recently released his first single, “Said I hate you but I lied.”