Reading from the Voice Media empire: William Scott Planer, who was accused online of violent activity and affiliating with white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups late last year, has been arrested for allegedly placing an anti-Semitic sticker on the door of a synagogue. But he is currently being held on a $500,000 bond related to a felony charge in California, where he allegedly attacked a protester during a white supremacist rally last year. Westword has the story.
Browsing: Hate Crime
A stabbing near a Southern California mosque was a hate crime, police said over the weekend. The Saturday night attack outside Masjid Al-Rasool mosque put a victim in Simi Valley Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
The incident occurred behind a Smart & Final market across the street from the house of worship at about 11:15 p.m., according to the Simi Valley Police Department. “The preliminary investigation indicated that the victim was targeted because of his appearance and association with the mosque,” according to a police statement.
According to a new report authored by the Anti-Defamation League, Texas is home to two of the largest prison gangs in the country, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the Aryan Circle, which collectively have more than 3,500 members nationwide and one member as far away as France. But these groups are not just made up of a bunch of inmates picking fights in the prison yard. They extend far beyond prison bars, the report notes. The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, for example, is responsible for at least 33 murders in communities across Texas in the past 15 years, according to the report.