Domestic Terrorism

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White Supremacy

Nineteen-year-old Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with neo-Nazi Group to Vandalize Synagogues in 2019

On Feb. 26, the Justice Department announced that 19-year-old Richard Tobin, a New Jersey resident, pleaded guilty to conspiring with other members of a white supremacist hate group called “The Base” to intimidate Black and Jewish Americans by directing the group’s members to destroy and vandalize minority-owned properties in the U.S. in September 2019.

Hate crimes

Monsey Stabbing Suspect Charged with Federal Hate Crimes

An unsealed federal criminal complaint alleges that Grafton Thomas used a machete to target those who were "easily identifiable as adherents to the Jewish faith" and charges Thomas with federal hate crimes. On Saturday night, five were stabbed at a Chanukkah celebration in a predominately Hasidic Jewish community in Rockland County, New York.

Terrorism

FBI Releases Report on Lone Offender Terrorism

The FBI has released a report on lone offender terrorism, which is commonly referred to as lone wolf terrorism. The report examines lone offender attacks in the United States from 1972-2015. In the report, the authors analyze a collection of data about lone offenders including demographic information, ideological inclinations and radicalization timelines. The report can be read here and below.

Domestic Terrorism

Atomwaffen Division Member Pleads Guilty to Firearms Charge

Andrew Jon Thomasberg, a member of the white supremacist organization Attomwaffen Division, pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia to possession of firearms while being an unlawful drug user and to making a false statement in order to illegally purchase a firearm. He faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison. The plea agreement and the criminal complaint are available below.

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