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News Roundup for July 14, 2011

By Hatewatch Staff on July 14, 2011 - 1:50 pm, Posted in Anti-LGBT, White Supremacist

A Tuscaloosa man with a history of racist behavior was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly firing a shotgun at a neighbor. Billy Ray White, 62, posted racist signs at his home, flew a Confederate flag, and often terrorized black residents. White spotted a black man who glanced at his property, assaulted the man, grabbed a shotgun, and fired twice. White missed, but neighbors note it was the second time in three days that White had pulled a gun on a neighborhood resident.

The wife of slain National Socialist Movement officer Jeff Hall pleaded not guilty to a charge of child endangerment. Krista McCary was indicted in the aftermath of Hall’s shooting in May by his ten-year-old son, who alleged his father abused him.

A New Hampshire woman and her son are safe after being reported missing. Matthew Slocum, 23, a recent ex-convict with white supremacist ties fled a house fire in which Slocum’s mother, his mother’s husband, and the couple’s son were killed. In the process, Slocum allegedly took his girlfriend and her son, which prompted an Amber alert. Police are investigating the house fire, and whether the two missing persons went with Slocum willingly.

New evidence in the trial of a California teen alleged to have killed a gay classmate has revealed his white supremacist sympathies. Investigators reportedly found drawings of swastikas, books about the Nazi SS, an Iron Cross, and white power images in the possession of 17-year-old Brandon McInerney. Testimony in the trial revealed that McInerney’s mother sent her son a Confederate flag while he was in custody.

A confidant of a “general” in the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas has received 10 years in prison for her role in a recent murder. Carrie Christine Wood pleaded guilty to aiding in the killing of a Texas couple who owed the Brotherhood a drug debt. The hit was ordered by the woman’s boyfriend, and Wood communicated the order to the hit team.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Then it comes down to what those “white power” items were I guess. There is little reason to have say, Resistance magazine or the Turner Diaries for a WWII school project.

  • Naughtius Maximus

    When listening on Tuesday about the “trial of a California teen” NPR said: “Neither side in the trial is disputing that McInerney killed King, but what remains undecided is the motive. The defense insists that McInerney is not racist and that the Nazi material he possessed was for an eighth-grade project on World War II. Several classmates, including African-American students, have testified that McInerney never said anything racist.”