Monday, September 21, 2009

Bill White Finally Granted Bail By Judge James Turk In Roanoke, But Vindictive Federal Prosecutors Want 4th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals To Overrule

Update September 23rd: Roanoke Times reports that the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals orders Bill White returned to jail.

On September 18th, 2009, after over 11 months in Federal captivity, national socialist activist Bill White was finally granted bail by Federal District Judge James Turk. But bloodsucking Federal prosecutors are dissatisfied with the decision and plan to appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Full story from the Roanoke Times and WDBJ Channel 7 and WSLS Channel 10. Discussion on the Vanguard News Network Forum.

The bail decision was actually first rendered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski on September 10th, but prosecutors immediately appealed on the basis that White poses a threat to the community because of his previous Internet postings. Urbanski allowed the appeal to go forward. Judge Turk then first heard the appeal on Tuesday September 15th, but ordered a local psychiatrist to examine White before he decided whether White should be released on bond. WSLS video embedded below:

During the September 18th hearing, Justice Department attorney Paige Fitzgerald continued to focus on writings that White posted to his Web site more than a year ago in which he made references to going on a so-called "murderous rampage". In asking Turk to continue holding White without bond, Fitzgerald pointed to studies that have shown that 75 percent of people who have committed mass shootings at schools and universities have hinted in writings what they were contemplating.

But defense attorney David Damico argued that White's writings were hyperbole and that no harm has come to the people he targeted on his website. In addition, a second psychiatrist, Dr. Conrad Daum, evaluated White and determined he does not pose an imminent threat to the community. The latter argument swayed Judge Turk in White's favor. But on September 23rd, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled Judge Turk and ordered Bill White returned to jail.

Release on bail comes with a host of restrictions. In addition to ponying up $25,000, White had to accept the following conditions (the most specific list was reported by WSLS):

-- Must work
-- No guns
-- No violations of any state or federal laws
-- Can’t leave the western district of Virginia
-- Live at home
-- No drugs
-- No access to the Internet
-- No publishing anyone else’s personal information any time, anywhere
-- No threats in media interviews
-- No contact with potential witnesses in his trial
-- No alcohol
-- Must wear an electronic monitoring device
-- Can only leave home to meet with lawyer, go to church, or go to work
-- Attend psychological counseling
-- Anything he writes must be made available to his pre-trial probation officer
-- Subject to warrantless search and seizure of his home and car

These are some of the most incredibly onerous and open-ended bail restrictions I've ever seen. If Bill White so much as breaks wind in the direction of a Federal agent, his bond could be revoked and he be tossed back in jail. For example, just what is meant by "threats in media interviews"? The Feds could decide anything is a "threat".

Bill White’s trial date has been set for December 9th. The 19-page Roanoke indictment can be read HERE (loads slowly). Among White's targets were the so-called "civil rights attorney" Richard Warman in Canada, the nationally syndicated black newspaper columnist Leonard "Cry Me A River" Pitts, and an obscure 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.

As previously posted on September 2nd, 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.


Anonymous said...

The guy has been ditched by the anarchists, greens, neo-nazis, libertarians, nationalists and communists. He is simply a certified narcisistic personality mental case, trying to get attention. Problem is, do we want to seem like we are associated with him? If he gets off (and he probably will) then you-know-who will be pointing to us and saying, "Your boy got off"). Seriously, we don't need it. There are plenty of free speech things cropping up, with real white men, that can gain our support. Wee Willie just isn't one of them. Hate to even take the time and space to mention him.

LARS said...


apollonian said...

Can Always Tell Jews By Their Stink
(Apollonian, 22 Sep 09)

Anon at 7:45pm, if u were white patriot as u pretend, u'd defend Bill White and his right to free speech, etc.

But u're actually just Jew filth and working for Jews and queers so u spread ur stupid un-referenced lies like typical Jew filth u are, u stinking piece-of-shit, ignorant, brainless scum.

Proof u're Jew?--typical Jew-mentality and presumption as u ask, " we want to seem like we are associated...?" Speak for urself, u stinking piece of shit, filth. It's all human beings against Jew monsters and their queer suck-alongs, dumbass. Die Jew and Jews. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Apollonian

Anonymous said...

White (Weiss?) is back in the slammer again. Let's hope he stays there, this time. The appeals court stayed his release on bond and he reported back to the Roanoke City Jail, where he remains. The three-judge panel was disturbed by White's testimony at his initial bond-hearing in which White spoke about delighting in going on a killing-spree and how much contempt he had for the "mundane" people around him (he is so much smarter and better, don't you see, than everyone else in the world or so he thinks).

Anonymous said...

That Wacky Richard Barret is by far a bigger mental case than Bill White. And it's always been the wack-jobs who wail loudest against him(in psychological terms, it's called projection)

Anonymous said...

What mental-institution or jail is Barret in?

Gage LaMay said...

Ah good news. I've been away from the nationalist news front for awhile now - a move I regret, but anyhow in regards to those restrictions I must ask what kind of life he has.

Gage said...

Yep I seem to have skipped by the update but no matter. Simply I'd like to know WHY he has to return. Fucking Jews.