Skip to comments.White supremacists arrested on 'race war' charges in Florida
Posted on 05/08/2012 1:27:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Law enforcement officials in central Florida have been rounding up members of a white supremacist group who were allegedly training with weapons at a rural Osceola County compound. The training was reportedly in preparation for a coming "race war."
The group was also planning a "disturbance" at Orlando City Hall to recruit new members, according to court documents.
The arrests of the 10 alleged members of the neo-Nazi skinhead group American Front, or AF, came after a confidential informant infiltrated its Osceola County chapter and shared information about the group's plans with state investigators.
The arrests serve as one of numerous reminders of the efforts of law enforcement to monitor, and sometimes crack down on, the militia and hate groups whose numbers have ticked up since the election of President Obama.
In Alaska on Monday, a 12-member jury was selected in the trial of three militia members who are accused of planning to kill judges and police, according to the Anchorage Daily News. In Georgia on Tuesday, two militia members who had allegedly planned to attack government workers and buildings attended a pretrial hearing after two of their alleged conspirators agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors, according to the Associated Press.
Seven of the arrests in Florida occurred over the weekend, with three more suspects arrested Monday, according to court documents and a statement from the office of Lawson Lamar, the state attorney based in Orlando.
Each of the seven, including the apparent ringleader, Marcus Faella, 41, faces state felony charges of attempting to shoot into an occupied dwelling, evidence of prejudice while committing a crime, and violation of a state "paramilitary training" statute....
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what the heck?!?
where is THAT a law?
That is the most unconstitutional garbage I have ever read.
And I am still trying to figure out how you attempt to shoot into a occupied dwelling. Either you shoot into it, or you DO NOT shoot into it. ????
This drew no attention whatsoever...
It will be interesting to see what the real story is or if this is just another Hutaree setup of some idiots that like to talk big. You’d think that any group of guys that were doing this would know that there are a ton of FBI and state undercover operatives just looking to get in and push these types over the legal line so that they can get the big headlines and look like hero’s for the day. Even if at the end they get let off it will take a few years sitting in jail with no bail before they do.
There certainly are a lot of them though, the 5 in Ohio that they gave a fake bomb to blow up a bridge is another one, all white and apparently part of the occupy crowd. What a bunch of idiots, ya sure that friendly older gentleman offering you a bomb is NOT a federal agent! Those guys deserve 20 years in jail just for being total communist idiots.
Yeah, I’m all for keeping tight reins on the white supremicists. Now let’s also go after the New Black Panthers and La Raza.
What happpened to our Constitutional right to form a well-ordered militia?
Is that a euphemism for 'they were allegedly shooting guns on a private gun range?'
Neo-nazis are scum but I don't see the part about publically announcing a dead-or-alive reward on someone's head. I don't see anything about standing outside a polling place with billy clubs either. Did I miss the part where they Tweeted someone's home address and said go kill the people who live there?
I think this article is more propaganda from the Lynch Mob Media.
If you read carefully, it requires an intent to plan an attack/disturbance, not merely training.
I am not sure why conspiracy with intent to commit (insert crime) does not already cover this.
How often do you get anti-Semitic comments?
How often do you get anti-Semitic comments?
Are they casting "tea party" groups as "militia" groups and mentioning them in the same sentence then as "hate groups"?
The pravda media needs to spin harder if they want to see Obama re-elected.
neo-nazis are still socialists.
What are you talking about? I was asking Jewbacca if he has people hassling him because they see him wearing his kippah.
Some Black kids threw a Slurpee at him because they saw his kippah and knew he was Jewish.
Who is she?
He never said he was wearing anything. You are starting to irritate me.
Jewbacca says the guys in the car threw a Slurpee at him and called him a ‘Jew’.
Jewbacca wears a kippa.
I don’t know why I’m irritating you;this has nothing to do with you.
It really is beginning to feel like all the other melaninios are after the round-eyed crackers.