Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pro-White Blogger And Internet Radio Host Hal Turner Arrested Again, This Time By The FBI, For Allegedly Threatening Three Federal Judges In Chicago

Note: Click HERE to review all posts on the Hal Turner Federal case. The most recent post will appear first.

I thought this was a joke when I first read it on Nimbusters, a popular parody website. No joke! Pro-white blogger and Internet radio host has been arrested once again, on Wednesday June 24th, 2009, this time by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at his home in North Bergen, NJ. on Federal charges filed in Chicago by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. The charges allege that Turner threatened to assault and murder three Federal judges there because of their ruling upholding a handgun ban. He is due to make his first court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Shipp in U.S. District Court in Newark, NJ on Thursday June 25th.

The 12-page Federal complaint is posted HERE in PDF format.

Pertinent local area media coverage provided by the New York Times, the Jersey Journal (which once again refers to him as a "hate" blogger), the Hartford Courant, and PolitickerNJ. Other pertinent coverage by the National Law Journal and WBBM Channel 2 in Chicago. Also under discussion on VNN Forum and Stormfront. There has been no acknowledgement of this development posted on the TurnerRadioNetwork website, although Turner has an associate who is authorized to post on his site if necessary. WTNH Channel 8 news video embedded below:



Turner allegedly posted commentaries on his Internet blog denouncing a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago that upheld two local bans on handguns. Supposedly he wrote, “Let me be the first to say this plainly: These judges deserve to be killed,” Mr. Turner wrote in a blog entry on June 2nd. “Their blood will replenish the tree of liberty. A small price to pay to assure freedom for millions.”

He also allegedly wrote that the three judges, William J. Bauer, Frank H. Easterbrook and Richard A. Posner, should be made “an example” of in order to send a message to the rest of the federal judiciary: “Obey the Constitution or die.” In addition, Turner also allegedly posted the judges’ photographs, phone numbers, work addresses and courtroom numbers. However, this information, if it was posted, was published on his old blog, which was rendered private by Blogger for alleged ToS violations, so the public cannot verify it. His new website, TurnerRadioNetwork.com, was not launched until June 18th and does not contain the post in question.

There is no indication that Turner or anyone else acted on his warnings. Nonetheless, the FBI said in an affidavit that it believed his comments constituted “a threat to assault or murder a United States judge.”

WBBM Channel 2 (which brands itself CBS2) in Chicago provides more background on the Chicago judges' decision. According to CBS2, it all started when lawsuits were filed challenging handgun bans in Chicago and Oak Park after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2008 that said the Second Amendment entitles handguns at home for self-protection. On June 2nd, 2009, the 7th Circuit affirmed a district court's decision to dismiss NRA challenges to the local handgun bans. The unanimous decision was written by Easterbrook, who was joined by Posner and Bauer.

Then on June 8th, law enforcement agents were directed to postings on a Web site titled: "OUTRAGE: Chicago Gun Ban UPHELD; Court says 'Heller' ruling by Supreme Court not applicable to states or municipalities!" The long entry that followed allegedly threatened the judges, noting the same court that decided the case of Matt Hale, a white supremacist imprisoned after being convicted of soliciting the murder of a federal judge in Chicago. The entry further noted the same judge's mother and husband were murdered by a gunman in her home and stated: "Apparently, the 7th U.S. Circuit court didn't get the hint after those killings. It appears another lesson is needed."

What everyone is awaiting is the results of the hearing on Thursday. First, Turner already has a July 14th Connecticut court date in association with his Connecticut case, described in this series of posts. Second, there are parallels between this new Federal case and the similar Federal case against ANSWP Commander Bill White, whose legal travails are documented on FreeBillWhite.com. White allegedly threatened a Federal juror from the Matt Hale case, and has been denied bail. Will Turner also be denied bail? And will Turner also be transported to Chicago and housed in the Metropolitan Correctional Complex, where White is being held? Will Turner even be able to afford bail? He's already shelled out $25,000 bail in New Jersey, and $25,000 more bail in Connecticut.

Update June 25th: Yes, the Feds are using the Bill White case as a model for this one. Hal Turner has been denied bail. Attorneys had offered to release Turner if he agreed to be confined to his North Bergen home and not use the Internet. But U.S. Magistrate Michael Shipp said he considered Turner a danger to the community and ordered him transferred to Illinois. Turner's attorney, Michael Orozco, said he will still try to get Turner released on bail. Another development - a search of Turner's home turned up 150 rounds of hollow-point ammo, which is supposedly illegal in New Jersey.

Further adding to the irony is the fact that when Bill White was arrested, Hal Turner, who had a strong rivalry with him, was openly unsympathetic. That, combined with some other issues on his part, triggered a strong backlash against Turner throughout the more responsible part of the White Nationalist community. Even I became quite critical of him. But when Turner was first arrested, I put that aside, recognizing the potential common threat posed to all White activists. The rest of the WN community slowly began to close ranks around Turner. But it's ironic - and alarming - that both Bill White AND Hal Turner have been Zogged by the Feds for the identical reason - provocative Internet posting. I am still waiting to hear of any instances when Black rappers are similarly arrested for provocative rap lyrics. Read some sample rap lyrics posted HERE, and you'll find they go beyond anything that either Bill White or Hal Turner posted.

The Federal charges filed on June 24th carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT AN IDIOT! I HOPE TURNER AND WHITE SHARE A CELL!

apollonian said...

Duhhhhhhh--Is It So Surprising Very Crap We Complain About Now Actually Happens?
(Apollonian, 25 Jun 09)

Well, now we're only seeing the broadening of the original conspiracy against the citizens and their freedom under the law. This outrage, presently for Hal Turner, has happened to Zundel and Rudolph, David Irving (who's a Jew himself), Matt Hale, and many, many others. Hal Turner refused to face possibility such persecution would happen to him too--is this really wise thing?

And don't doubt this activity against Hal Turner is deliberately DESIGNED by Jews and queer cohorts to terrorize and intimidate the Christian people. We'll surely have our revenge in due course. ZOG-Mammon's economy is deteriorating even as we speak.

What a brainless, stinking, putrid waste of talent that leaders like Hal Turner and Bill White now have to rot in jail--rather than building an army of Christian soldiers.

Patriots must learn necessary lesson: STUPIDITY SUCKS.

Turner is and was quite capable of that ability to make most eloquent videos to denounce the establishment as I urged and urged and urged over and over. But Noooooooooo, Turner and White had to do it THEIR way which only challenged ZOG-Mammon to do precisely what Turner and White were complaining about in the first place. Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

We told and warned Turner and White this scummy queer-exhorted crap would happen, that ZOG-Mammon wouldn't hesitate to do it if they thought they could get away with it--which they show they can if they only bribe and pay-off enough people with billions upon billions of COUNTERFEITED loot and funds.

CONCLUSION: Stupid, brainless white people and Christians: u're going to die if u don't start growing some brains and then using them, stupid shits. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Apollonian

larry said...

the truth is that it was the U.S. Supreme court that ruled that the 2nd amendment didn't aply to cities or states.
i pointed this out to hal in a post on his site.
the three judges only parrotted what the u.s. supreme court had written in heller.
that aside, it is difficult to imagine that what hal posted was illegal.
let us face the truth, the federal government is doing exactly what the iranian government is doing, SQUELCHING DISSENT!
personally, my wife and i are terrified. we have decided to no longer post any statements on the internet.
my personal advice to all who white is to flee the cities NOW!
REMEMBER, words are not needed. thousands of people are in prison today just for blinking or nodding or even NOT SPEAKING AT ALL!
have no public converstaions with ANYONE about race, sex, drugs, money or any topic that anyone who could hear you could MISINTERPRET!
our race is lost. god speed to us all.

David Drury said...

Good riddance Hal Turner. The filthy retarded traitor to the White race. Join Bill White and form a psycho club in prison. Maybe the rest of the good pro-White organizations can organize effectively without these two charlatans. May they burn in hell and die is prison.

apollonian said...

Dave Drury: Famous Queer
(Apollonian, 25 Jun 09)

Dave Drury: famous brainless little queer--way to go, Dave the queer--don't doubt u're going to hang when we patriots get our hands on queers like u, u little bastard. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Apollonian

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Drury for the following reason. If you were running for office, would you want to call Turner up on the platform and say, "And here is my good friend, who calls for killing people?" It would be like saying, "Come up and shake hands with this guy who barfed on your wife at the last banquet."

Not associating with such a sleaze does not change the fact that Turner is allowed to spew raunchy talk, provided he doesn't have some henchman or co-conspirator (as White apparently does and as Hale actually did) waiting in the wings to pull off the hit.

Turner may slide on "threat" charges, but it looks like the raid on his pad turned up some illegal ammo. He'll probably plead to that rap and then go into one of his famously drawn out retirements, like Alex Curtis.

Remember Alex? He hasn't been heard from since he copped a plea in a Turneresque Internet-threat extravaganza.

Anchorage Activist said...

Now that Tom Metzger's home was raided by ATF agents (covered in the next post), I'm beginning to wonder if the Feds aren't using the Holohoax Museum shooting as an excuse to launch a pre-emptive decapitation of the perceived leadership of the White Nationalist movement.

Watch the Feds now suddenly "discover" child porn on Hal's computer, just like they did with James Von Brunn.