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A member of the Hammerskins, a neo-Nazi skinhead gang, was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with 1,200 rounds of ammunition and drugs when he was arrested this week in Minnesota, court documents say.
Samuel David Shoen, 35, of Hastings, Minn., told his associates that he wouldn’t be arrested without a gun battle. He shouted, “I’m not going to jail, I’m not going to jail,” after he saw police following them on Tuesday, court documents say.
He is being held under $1 million bail in the Ramsey County Jail in St. Paul on state charges of felony possession of controlled substances and possession of a firearm by an ineligible person, records show.
A warrant was issued after authorities in Minnesota learned from an informant that Shoen reportedly was carrying a fully automatic Uzi submachine gun with a silencer and had dozens of grenades he was trying to sell for $375 apiece, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported in yesterday’s editions.
A criminal complaint says Shoen was affiliated with the Hammerskins and, when he previously was in prison, had close ties to a prison gang called the Native Mob. ( continue to full post… )
Legal problems for neo-Nazi Bill White keep piling up. Already in jail for one crime and awaiting sentencing for another, the 36-year-old racist was just indicted in Florida on six counts of using the Internet to make violent threats against investigators and a judge.
One of those threats, according to the indictment, was sent to this blog after Hatewatch on May 14, 2012, reported the arrest of members of the American Front, a militia-style white supremacist group.
White made the extortion threats, the indictments alleges, in an attempt to get charges dismissed against 14 American Front members.
The dates of the alleged offenses coincide with times when White, a former real estate developer, was living as a fugitive in Mexico. He fled to that country after being convicted of soliciting violence against the foreman of a jury that convicted Matthew Hale, leader of a neo-Nazi group then called the World Church of the Creator (now called the Creativity Movement). ( continue to full post… )
As he sits in a mental health ward in a state hospital in North Dakota, Craig Cobb, the neo-Nazi who recently discovered on national television that he is 14 percent black, must be thinking there’s no loyalty among thieves – or his fellow racists.
The white nationalists at the Occidental Dissent website posted two silly and embarrassing 13-minute YouTube videos today of Cobb and his racist acolyte and roommate, Kynan Dutton, “patrolling” the streets of Leith, N.D., the tiny town Cobb had hoped to turn into a white enclave.
The videos are tagged on the Occidental site as “humor,” probably because there was no category for “pathetic.” ( continue to full post… )
Former Klansman and veteran anti-Semite David Duke was expelled from Italy after a court there deemed him “socially dangerous” for allegedly planning to create a pan-European neo-Nazi group. According to press reports, a Venice court upheld a decision denying Duke renewal of his residency permit after he was found living under “false pretenses” near the northern Italian town of Belluno.
Duke reportedly entered Italy on a student visa in 2011 using his middle name, Ernest. The following year, Belluno authorities discovered the mistake and moved to have him removed. Belluno deputy police commissioner Luciano Meneghetti said Duke was supposedly conducting research in the Cadore Valley in the Italian Alps. According to the Venice court decision, he was also found by “official reliable sources” to be establishing “an organization aiming to exterminate the black and Jewish races in Europe.”
“We consider him as a highly dangerous individual due to his infamous racist theories,” Meneghetti told International Business Times UK. The paper also reported that Duke’s Italian lawyer, Filippo Augusto, said Duke was evaluating whether to lodge a further appeal and that he had left Italy. Augusto was unaware of his current location. ( continue to full post… )
Craig Cobb, the racist activist who was working to build an all-white enclave in the tiny town of Leith, N.D., until he was arrested on charges of terrorizing the townsfolk last month, has been sent to a state mental hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, police said.
Cobb’s hospitalization last week came after he stopped eating as part of what he said was a spiritual journey. According to Sheriff Dean Danzeisen in Mercer County, where Cobb was being held, he was only drinking water. When he was asked if he needed to see a doctor, he agreed to a psychiatric evaluation.
“So, just like any other prisoner, we took him to the doctor,” Danzeisen told Hatewatch. “It wasn’t like he was drugged or in a straitjacket.” ( continue to full post… )
Craig Cobb, the mixed-race white supremacist jailed and charged earlier this month with terrorizing the tiny North Dakota town that he hoped to turn into a little Aryan settlement on the prairie, now wants to play “let’s make a deal” with government officials.
In exchange for dropping criminal charges that could send him to prison for up to 35 years, the Associated Press is reporting that Cobb said he is willing to sell his house in Leith, N.D. – his separatist dreamland – and leave the state forever.
“I’ll be glad to get out of the state,” Cobb, 62, told the AP Tuesday from the Mercer County Jail in Stanton. “And I’ll never come back to North Dakota.”
Cobb has been in the jail since being arrested and charged on Nov. 16 along with another aspiring Aryan warrior with four felony terrorizing counts after he confronted several town residents while brandishing a rifle. Cobb told the AP he has not eaten in six days as part of a journey of spiritual enlightenment that ends in death. ( continue to full post… )
This may be the end of Craig Cobb in Leith, N.D.
The infamous anti-Semite was arrested last weekend and charged with four felony terrorizing counts after he confronted several town residents while brandishing a firearm, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department said.
Cobb, 62, was arrested on Saturday along with Kynan Dutton, 29, after the sheriff’s department received several calls from concerned citizens. Eyewitnesses reported that Cobb and Dutton were toting guns during interactions with Leith City Councilman Lee Cook, Leith residents Miller and Paul Ferrie, and Leith supporter Gregory Bruce.
Both Cobb and Dutton are being held in the Mercer County Jail in Stanton, N.D., where they were awaiting a hearing this afternoon to determine bail. If convicted of all charges, Cobb and Dutton face a minimum of eight years in jail.
Cobb, who could not be reached for comment, earlier told The Bismarck Tribune that he and Dutton were patrolling the town because of acts of violence against them, including someone trying to run over two of Cobb’s pit bull puppies. State’s Attorney Todd Schwartz told the paper that an investigation showed that recent acts of vandalism at Cobb’s house appeared to have been committed by the white supremacist’s own supporters. ( continue to full post… )
Welcome, Brother Cobb!
The newest addition to the Involuntary People of Color Club, revealed courtesy of NBC’s “The Trisha Goddard Show,” is Craig Paul Cobb — the epithet-spewing, violence-glorifying, black-hating neo-Nazi who’s been trying to take over a tiny town in North Dakota and transform it into an all-white homeland for “Aryans.”
It turns out that Cobb, 62, couldn’t live there himself if he succeeded. ( continue to full post… )
If you plan on going to downtown Kansas City, Mo., tomorrow afternoon to protest the neo-Nazis coming to town, remember: no baby strollers or car seats. No coolers. No purses. No portable heaters. No water bottles. No bullhorns without a permit. No knives or guns, even with a permit.
The long list of “prohibited items” was issued this week by the Kansas City Police Department as the Midwest metropolis famous for barbeque and jazz gears up for a neo-Nazi invasion.
On Saturday, the 75th anniversary of Kristallnact, the National Socialist Movement (NSM), the largest neo-Nazi group in the United States, is scheduled to hold an anti-immigration rally at the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City at 3 p.m.
Among the speakers is Matt Heimbach, the 22-year-old campus organizer who founded the White Student Union at Towson University and who runs the Traditionalist Youth Network. ( continue to full post… )
At 22, Matthew Heimbach is a rising white nationalist star, just as eager to get into bed with graying Southern secessionists as he is with steel-toe-boot-wearing neo-Nazis.
Over the past few months, he has rallied with the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at the invitation of Thom Robb, a Christian Identity pastor who leads the group and for whom Heimbach claims to have “great respect.” He has stood side by side with the Aryan Terror Brigade, and he plans to attend a rally this weekend with the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM) in Kansas City on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Nazi pogrom that left more than 90 Jews dead and some 30,000 imprisoned in concentration camps.
It has been a meteoric rise for someone so young, the likes of which have not really been seen since the anti-Semite David Duke appeared on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, dressed as a neo-Nazi and railing against the “Zionist Occupied Government.”
In fact, Heimbach’s profile on the radical right has risen so quickly that rumors have spread across online forums that he is privately working as a federal informant, or even as an agent of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency. None of that is true, Heimbach says with a wry grin. But what he is more than willing to admit is that in the years since forming the controversial White Student Union at Towson University in Maryland, where he graduated this year with a degree in history, he been thoroughly radicalized. ( continue to full post… )