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News Roundup for June 28, 2011

By Hatewatch Staff on June 28, 2011 - 2:33 pm, Posted in Neo-Confederate, Racist Skinheads, Racist Street Gangs, Sovereign Citizens, White Supremacist

White supremacist Mark Stroman will be executed in Texas next month after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his case.  Stroman was convicted for killing two people and shooting another in a post-9/11 revenge spree targeting people of Middle Eastern descent.

A “general” in the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas has been sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of a fellow gang member and his girlfriend in a dispute over a drug debt.

The state trial of sovereign citizens accused of plotting to kill several government officials may be delayed until federal charges are resolved. The defendants are members of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia, led by Schaeffer Cox. Militia members plotted a campaign of murder in the event Cox, a fugitive at the time, was captured.

A West Virginia white supremacist under investigation for possessing child pornography was found to have attempted to frame one of the prime investigators.  Sean Price, 34, allegedly attempted to establish an E-mail account in a police officer’s name and use it to send child pornography to other officers and the media.

Texas is one vote shy of offering license plates emblazoned with the Confederate flag, a controversial move sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

A Native American family in Nevada is seeking justice in the aftermath of a brutal attack in May by a group of skinheads. The assault led to severe injuries sustained by several members of the family. But one of the family members was arrested while the skinheads were let go. The leader of the skinheads is the son of a former police officer, and no charges have been brought against the gang.

  • Linnea

    Good God. That story about the crime in Nevada is sickening, but not particularly surprising. As someone who has read some contemporary works about Native American issues, I know that that sort of treatment by law enforcement is totally typical… the white people who start the trouble will get off scot free, while the victims have the book thrown at them. I also hope SPLC will strongly consider stepping in on this case.

  • Joseph

    What the skinheads did in Nevada is appalling, but even more sickening is the willful denial of rights and humanity by the Lyon County police department that arrested the father.

    The officers violated:
    -all of the Miranda Rights;
    -the Fifth Amendment (being deprived of liberty without due process of law);
    -the Eighth Amendment (arresting the father without a reason, jailing him for six days without medical treatment, and imposing an excessive fine relative to life as a Native American);
    - Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment (“…nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”)
    -and the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

    Furthermore, their arrest of the father on the supposed basis of a $367 fine that then turned into battery with a deadly weapon. Now, as the article mentions, the booking papers say the family owes $30,367, charging them $30,000 more for a crime the father did not commit. The only “crime” the father would have committed would have been self defense for his family’s sake. (This does not constitute double jeopardy in its essential form, but it is highly suspect.)

    To add an injury to this injustice, the attackers have plainly admitted their part in the crime, which may have been spurred by the privilege of being the son of a former police officer.

    To the SPLC, I say this: help bring the skinheads to justice, for such a heinous crime cannot be tacitly approved with silence.