Monday, December 22, 2008

FBI finds "how-to-manual" for assassins in Bill White's apartment.

It just keeps getting worse and worse doesn't it? I blame his parents for catering to his behavior rather than trying to get him the professional help he needed. Especially when he was a student at the University of Maryland.

FBI agents found a how-to manual for assassins when they searched the apartment of a U.S. neo-Nazi charged with threatening to kill an Ottawa lawyer, documents show.

The book, Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors, was seized during the court-approved Oct. 17, 2008, search of Bill White's apartment in Roanoke, Va., says an FBI property report.

A grand jury indicted Mr. White on Dec. 11 for allegedly threatening five people including Canadian Richard Warman, whose campaign against Internet hate speech has angered right-wing extremists.

A self-styled "commander" of the far-right American National Socialist Workers Party, Mr. White had written "Kill Richard Warman" on his Web site and posted the human rights lawyer's home address.

Warman "should be drug out into the street and shot," Mr. White wrote, adding he "is an enemy, not just of the white race, but of all humanity and must be killed. Find him at home and let him know you agree."

Mr. White has denied making any threats.

In September, Mr. Warman and Canadian Jewish Congress CEO Bernie Farber traveled to Virginia to testify before a grand jury that was hearing the case against Mr. White. (Threatening comments about Mr. Farber had also been posted on Mr. White's Web site.)

Federal investigators subsequently raided two Virginia addresses linked to Mr. White. The searches yielded computer equipment, files on other white supremacists, a letter about Jewish writer Elie Wiesel and a single copy of Hit Man, which was taken out of print a decade ago after a man murdered three people in Maryland and claimed he had used the book as a how-to guide.

"Within the pages of this book you will learn one of the most successful methods of operation used by an independent contractor," reads the preface. "Step by step you will be taken from research to equipment selection to job preparation to successful job completion."

In addition to Mr. Warman, Mr. White allegedly threatened a Miami Herald columnist and a New Jersey mayor between 2006 and 2008, according to the indictment. After announcing the charges U.S. prosecutor Julia Dudley said Mr. White has the right to free speech but "he does not have the right to threaten to injure, intimidate and extort innocent people."

During the searches, the FBI also seized a disc labeled "Free Rev. Dr. Matt Hale." Mr. White has been charged with publicizing the home address of the foreman of a Chicago jury that convicted Mr. Hale, a white supremacist

Friday, December 12, 2008

Gang leader Bill White now facing 7 additional federal charges

He'll cop a plea and get ten years......

Roanoke Times

William A. White, the Roanoke neo-Nazi figure who is being held in Chicago on federal charges of encouraging violence against a juror, has been indicted in Roanoke on more federal charges.

In a seven-count indictment announced today, he is charged with threatening five individuals in the United States and Canada and with attempting to intimidate participants in a federal housing discrimination lawsuit in Virginia Beach.

White, who owns rental property in the city and describes himself as the commander of the Roanoke-based American National Socialist Workers Party, has attracted widespread attention with Internet postings that seem to call for attacks on blacks and Jews. The black teens charged with assault in Jena, La., author Elie Wiesel, columnist Leonard Pitts, president-elect Barack Obama and journalists at The Roanoke Times, among many others, have been subjects of White's posts in recent years. White has described the posts as satire and protected free speech.

"William A. White's views and opinions of the world have been much publicized and well documented over the years," Acting U.S. Attorney Julia Dudley said in a news conference today. "However, this case is not about William A. White's views or his opinions about the world, or his right to exercise freedom of speech.

"This case is about William A. White making late-night phone calls and sending threats in e-mails to college professors, bank employees, lawyers, mayors, newspaper reporters and their families. ...

"This case is about innocent people being threatened, intimidated and extorted by a man that in most cases, they don't know and have never met."

Today's indictment comes less than a week after a federal judge in Chicago ordered White held without bond. White is charged in Chicago with posting a juror's address and telephone numbers on his Web site, which federal authorities say was an invitation for others to harm the man. According to White's post, the juror played a key role in convicting Matthew Hale, a fellow white supremacist, in 2004.

Hale is serving a 40-year prison sentence for soliciting the murder of a judge who ruled against him in a trademark infringement case involving the name of his organization, the World Church of the Creator.

In ordering White held with no bond, U.S. District Judge William Hibbler cited concerns about what White's followers might do at his urging if he were to be released.

The new charges stem from incidents in which White is accused of threatening, via e-mails, phone calls and online postings:

* a Citibank employee during a dispute about a business account. Prosecutors say White threatened to make public the employee's personal information and mentioned the murder of a federal judge's family, saying "Lord knows that drawing too much publicity and making people upset" led to the murders. White also faces an extortion charge linked to the dispute.

* nationally syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts.

* a professor at the University of Maryland. The professor apparently taught a seminar that White found offensive.

* a Canadian lawyer involved in an effort to close a Canada-based Internet Web site that White administered.

* the mayor of a New Jersey town who was involved in a racial dispute in that town. (thanks Hal Turner)

* White also is accused of trying to influence witness testimony by sending letters to black tenants who were involved in a discrimination case against their landlord in Virginia Beach.

The charges of communicating threats in interstate commerce each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison. The charge of communicating an extortion threat in interstate commmerce carries a maximum 20-year sentence. The witness intimidation charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. Each charge also carries a possible fine of up to $250,000.