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The Trumpazoids at it again…
A Texas woman has been accused of mailing homemade explosives to President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) that could have maimed or killed them, according to documents filed in district court last week in Houston.
Julia Poff, 46, mailed the devices in October 2016, along with a third package that she sent to the Social Security Administration, according to the indictment. Of the three packages, only Abbott opened his. It did not detonate because “he did not open it as designed,” according to court documents.
Had the devices exploded, they would have caused “severe burns and death” to the politicians, who federal investigators believe Poff targeted for multiple reasons. She was known to dislike Obama, the investigators said, and was “upset with Greg Abbott” because “she had not received support from her ex-husband,” according to the documents. Poff had previously applied for Social Security benefits but was denied, the documents said.
Investigators traced the devices to Poff after examining several of their components, including a cigarette box and a salad dressing cap. The cigarettes were bought at a truck stop near Poff’s home in Brookshire, Tex., 30 miles west of Houston. The salad dressing was a brand Poff was known to have bought for an “anniversary dinner,” the indictment said.
Most tellingly, the court documents noted, hair belonging to one of Poff’s two cats was found under the address label of the package sent to Obama.
Poff has been charged with six counts, including mailing injurious articles and transporting explosives with the intent to kill and injure. She has also been charged with defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food stamps, and falsely declaring bankruptcy — issues that came up during the course of the investigation.
The charges come at a time of heightened vigilance for many politicians. In July, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson opened fire at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game, seriously injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and several others. And earlier this month, a neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) attacked him in his yard, breaking six of the senator’s ribs.
According to Nathan Kalmoe, an assistant professor of political communication at Louisiana State University, who has studied political violence, an individual’s support for such acts is often influenced by both her personality and the political environment.
Yeah…Another racist POS…
An Ex-New Jersey Police chief has been charged with hate crimes and civil rights violations by federal prosecutors after revelations surfaced that he used dogs to attack black suspects, used hateful speech and physically attacked an African American teenager.
According to NJ.com, Frank Nucera, Jr. was the police chief in the small township of Bordentown, NJ until he abruptly retired in February 2017 after investigators began looking into his history of racially motivated violence and hate speech. Nucera came under scrutiny after an 18-year-old accused him of bashing his head into a doorway and officers recorded him calling black suspects the n-word multiple times.
William E. Fitzpatrick, Acting U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, called Nucera’s actions “A shocking breach of the duty of every police officer to provide equal justice under the law and never to mistreat a person in custody.” Much of the evidence in the complaint comes from secret recordings made by one of Nucera’s fellow officers who was “increasingly alarmed by (Nucera’s) racist remarks and hostilities toward African Americans.”
On September 1, 2016, police responded to the Bordentown Ramada for complaints of a fight between a couple who refused to pay for a room. The cops pepper-sprayed a black male and a 16-year-old girl after the two got into a struggle with officers, according to court documents. The cops called for backup and Nucera showed up.
As officers walked the couple to the patrol car, Nucera grabbed the male suspect and slammed the boy’s head into a metal doorjamb, even though, the complaint points out, the young man “was not kicking or struggling.” The suspect complained that he might have a concussion, but didn’t want to go to the hospital after Nucera miraculously cured the young man by hitting him again in the back of the neck. A few hours later, a police officer recorded Nucera making comments about the suspects, and black people in general.
“I tell you what, it’s going to get to the point where I could shoot one of these motherfuckers,” Nucera allegedly said in the recording. “And that nigger bitch lady, she almost got it.” The Courier-Post reports that Lucera went on to say:
I just, you know what? It would have been nice if that dog could have come up. ‘Cause they would have stopped, put down.
That dog, that dog will stop anything right then and there (makes dog sound). I’m telling you. You’d have seen two fucking niggers stop dead. I love when they do that. I just love that.
According to the unsealed papers, Nucera had a history of using police dogs to intimidate African Americans. He reportedly enjoyed posting police dogs near the entrance of the gymnasium at high school basketball games when the mostly-white town played majority black schools to intimidate the black fans.
On another instance, the same officer who recorded Nucera after the hotel arrest taped the 60-year old police chief talking about a black male who was accused of slashing the tires of a police car.
“I wish that nigger would come back from Trenton and give me a reason to put my hands on him,” Nucera is quoted as saying in the secret recording. “I’m tired of ‘em. These niggers are like ISIS, they have no value. They should line them all up and mow ‘em down. I’d like to be on the firing squad, I could do it.”
The complaint lists Nucera as making $151,418.31 per year. Since his retirement, he still earns six figures, drawing $8,832.73 per month.
Although Nucera’s actions are vilified by some and excused by others, the complaint does not indicate whether Nucera stood for the anthem.
About those “Good people on both sides”…
Charlottesville and now Florida – White Supremacist rally – attempted murder by white supremacists.
This is what the Chumph encourages every single day.
They are all active white supremacists; two of them are violent felons.
About five hours before his companion allegedly fired a bullet toward several protesters, and a day before police charged him with attempted homicide, Colton Fears, in an interview with HuffPost, laid out the grievances that had brought him to town. “Basically, I’m just fed up with the fact that I’m cis-gendered, I’m a white male, and I lean right, towards the Republican side,” said Fears, 28, wearing a pin of the 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf of the Waffen-SS. “And I get demonized if I don’t accept certain things.”
According to the Anti-Defamation League, Colton Fears is the “least active” of the three Texas men charged in Thursday’s shooting, which happened after Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida. Fears’ brother, William, 30, and Tyler Tenbrink, 28, were also charged. It was Tenbrink who allegedly jumped out of a silver Jeep after an argument with protesters and produced a handgun. “I’m going to fucking kill you,” Tenbrink reportedly yelled at the protesters, while the Fears brothers encouraged him to shoot.
Tenbrink popped off a single round that missed his targets and hit a building behind them, then got back in the Jeep and fled. One of the victims reported the Jeep’s vehicle tag number to police. Officers from three different law enforcement units caught up with the trio later that evening on Interstate 75 and took them into custody.
Even before their arrest, the trio were known quantities ― Tenbrink and William Fears in particular. They are fairly representative specimens of the sort of flotsam that drifts through the the so-called “alt-right” and, increasingly, trails in the wake of any white nationalist chieftain, even one as snooty as Spencer. They are, in short, surly groupies for whiteness. Here’s what we know about them.
Tenbrink, the man who fired the gun, is a white supremacist from Richmond, Texas. He told the Washington Post that he came to Spencer’s Gainesville speech because he received threats from the “radical left” after he was spotted at the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. But Tenbrink had been active in the white nationalist scene long before the August gathering.
In June, Tenbrink participated in a white supremacist rally at the Texas State Capitol building in Austin, according to the ADL. The ADL also identified Tenbrink at another Richard Spencer speech at Texas A&M University last December, a white supremacist protest in front of the Houston ADL offices last October, a private event organized by the neo-Nazi Aryan Renaissance Society last September, and a white supremacist protest in front of the Houston NAACP office last August.
Tenbrink told the Post that all he cares about are the “14 words,” a reference to the popular white supremacist slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”
Tenbrink pled guilty to a felony assault charge in Texas in 2014. That means he now faces additional charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the Gainesville Police Department wrote in a statement.
My Daddy taught me that you judge a man by the company he keeps. If he keeps the company of upstanding men and women, he is in all likelihood and upstanding man himself…
If he keeps the company of thieves, criminals, traitors, and rapists…He is one of them.
The CHumph has had more of his acolytes convicted, under criminal investigation, and jailed than any person holding the country’s titular position in history. And we haven’t even got to the prosecution of his campaign staff.
Here is another, working for the Chumph’s committee to recreate Jim Crow voting laws. This one is a person of color working for the Chumph…You already know what he is.
A Maryland man arrested this week after authorities said they found child pornography on his cellphone worked for President Trump’s voter fraud commission, according to a senior administration official.
Ronald Williams II, 37, of Suitland, was a researcher for the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, said the official, who requested anonymity to discuss a personnel matter.
Trump launched the commission after making unfounded claims that millions of fraudulently cast ballots cost him the popular vote in last year’s election against Democrat Hillary Clinton. The commission is chaired by Vice President Pence and co-chaired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R).
Williams was on secondment to the commission from the Office of the Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency. His work with the voting commission was abruptly terminated this week, the senior administration official said. A spokeswoman for the Office of the Special Counsel declined to comment on Williams’s status with that agency.
Sometimes Justice is slow. Kudos to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for pursuing this one.
Five arrested in Georgia — including two law enforcement officers — over 1983 murder of black man Timothy Coggins
A decades-old investigation in the U.S. state of Georgia into the murder of a black man in 1983 culminated in the arrest of five white people on Friday, including two law enforcement officers charged with hindering the probe, officials said.
The body of Timothy Coggins, 23, was found on Oct. 9, 1983, in a grassy area near power lines in the community of Sunnyside, about 30 miles (48 km) south of downtown Atlanta.
He had been “brutally murdered” and his body had signs of trauma, the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Investigators spoke to people who knew Coggins, but the investigation went cold, Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix said at a news conference.
This past March, new evidence led investigators from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Spalding County to re-examine the case.
Dix did not provide details on the nature of the evidence, saying more tips were received after authorities, over the summer, announced to the media the case was re-opened.
Some witnesses confessed they lived with knowledge about the case for years, but were afraid to come forward, Dix said.
“It has been an emotional roller coaster for everybody that was involved,” Dix said.
Police arrested five people on Friday in connection with the slaying. Frankie Gebhardt, 59, and Bill Moore Sr, 58, were each charged with murder, aggravated assault and other crimes.
Authorities did not immediately say where Gebhardt and Moore lived.
Gregory Huffman, 47, was charged with obstruction and violation of oath of office, Dix said. Huffman was a detention officer with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office but his employment was terminated after he was arrested.
Lamar Bunn, a police officer in the town of Milner, which is south of Spalding County, was also arrested and charged with obstruction, as was Sandra Bunn, 58. She is Lamar’s mother, according to Atlanta television station WXIA.
Investigators are convinced the murder was racially motivated, Dix said.
“There is no doubt in the minds of all investigators involved that the crime was racially motivated and that if the crime happened today it would be prosecuted as a hate crime,” the Sheriff’s Office said.
Several members of Coggins’ family appeared at the news conference where authorities announced the arrests.
The family held out for justice all this time, said Heather Coggins, a niece of the victim.
“Even on my grandmother’s death bed, she knew that justice would one day be served,” she said.
It was not immediately clear if any of the five arrested people had an attorney, and they could not be reached for comment.
Dix promised more arrests in the case, as the investigation continues.