Friday, July 31, 2009
National Socialist Activist Bill White Denied Bond Once Again Before Transfer To Roanoke To Face More Federal Charges And A Civil Lawsuit
On July 31st, 2009, the Roanoke Times reports that national socialist activist Bill White has been denied bond once again. U.S. Magistrate Judge Morton Denlow still considers White a "danger" to the community.
"Five judges have found him dangerous to the community while charges are pending, and the court believes those decisions were well-reasoned and thorough. The court believes he is still a danger to the community", ruled Denlow.
Consequently, White will remain in custody while awaiting transfer to Roanoke, where he faces additional charges of making threats by telephone, e-mail and through his now-defunct website, Overthrow.com, despite the fact that on July 21st, 2009, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman ruled that Bill White's speech on the Internet is protected by the First Amendment, effectively killing the proposed Chicago trial.
Specifically, the additional Federal charges faced by White in Roanoke include using his website to make threats against a half-dozen or so targets, including the so-called "civil rights attorney" Richard Warman in Canada, the nationally syndicated black newspaper columnist Leonard "Cry Me A River" Pitts, and an insignificant small-town black mayor in New Jersey. Specifically, he was charged with five counts of communicating threats in interstate commerce, one count of communicating an extortionate threat in interstate commerce, and one count of witness intimidation. He is accused of "targeting" individuals with whom he disagreed from 2006 to 2008 for racial reasons. The 19-page indictment can be read HERE.
If found guilty of communicating threats in interstate commerce, White could face a maximum punishment of five years in prison for each count of the indictment. If found guilty of communicating extortionate threats in interstate commerce, White could face a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison. If found guilty of witness intimidation, White faces a maximum punishment of ten years in prison. Each of the aforementioned charges also entails a potential fine of up to $250,000.
The Roanoke Times also reveals that Bill White is also facing a civil lawsuit filed by some apartment complex tenants who he contacted after learning they had filed a housing discrimination case against their landlord. In angry letters displaying a swastika logo, White called the tenants "whiny Section 8 niggers" and wrote that the white community’s "patience with you and the government that coddles you runs thin." A September 2nd trial date has been scheduled in the civil case. But White’s attorney has requested that the trial be postponed until the remaining criminal charges are resolved.
In an extensive profile published July 26th by the Roanoke Times, it was revealed that White had written a letter from jail, expressing confidence in his ability to beat the charges, and his intent to retire from active participation in the pro-White movement once he's exonerated. "There are many people, including those in power, who believe any dissent should be crushed with the destruction of the dissenter," White wrote. "Further, there are many people who have devoted their lives to destroying me only to find, to their frustration, I am beyond their ability to destroy."
White also wrote that, upon his release, he plans to withdraw from the white supremacy movement and abandon his website, which the FBI shut down at the time of his arrest. "My intent, when I am finally acquitted of all this nonsense, and such acquittal is inevitable, is to close my publishing business and withdraw from public activity... . I do not intend to recant my views, even if I will quiet them", White wrote.
Analysis: With the dramatic courtroom revelation that Hal Turner has been an FBI informant, many are now trying to paint Bill White with the same brush. But the standard of evaluation remains the same - until I see independent evidence or an admission that one is a snitch, I don't consider the person to be a snitch. Hal Turner not only openly admitted to being a snitch, but previously lied about it as well. Bill White has NEVER admitted to being a snitch, nor has anyone provided independent evidence proving he is a snitch.
Consequently, Bill White is still worthy of support. Visit the FreeBillWhite website to find out how to help.