Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Kevin William Harpham Arrested For MLK Day Bomb In Spokane; SPLC Claims He's A Former Member Of The National Alliance

Note: All posts on the Kevin Harpham case can be displayed HERE, with the most recent post showing up first.

The Spokane Spokesman-Review and KXLY Channel 4 and ABC News report on March 9th, 2011 that an individual alleged to be a former member of the National Alliance has been arrested in connection with the bomb found in downtown Spokane prior to a planned Martin Luther King Day parade, discussed in this January 18th post. The individual is identified as Kevin William Harpham, 36, who lives near Colville, Washington, and the Southern Poverty Law Center claims that Harpham is a former member of the National Alliance. Discussion has just started on Stormfront.

Harpham was arrested on March 9th after a raid at his home at 1088 Cannon Way near Addy, WA, by dozens of federal agents who had been assembling in Spokane during the past few days. Witnesses reported hearing a loud explosion that agents used to breach the front door. He is being charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and possession of an unregistered explosive device, which could result in life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine if he is convicted. Mike Ormsby, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced the arrest but provided no other details about how the investigation centered on Harpham. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder also briefly mentioned the arrest during a noon press conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, acknowledging the work of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force and local law enforcement in the Inland Northwest to finding and arresting the suspect behind the bomb attempt.

-- Read the official criminal complaint HERE.
-- Read Mike Ormsby's official press release HERE.

Primary news video from KXLY Channel 4:

Secondary news video from KXLY: Neighbors express shock at Marpham's arrest, calling him "quiet and reserved".

KHQ Channel 6 has an uncut video of the arrest:

Late this afternoon, Harpham made his first court appearance. Roger Peven, who was Edgar Steele's former public defender, was representing him. Peven waived a bail hearing. U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Imbrogno said the next federal grand jury convenes March 22nd and will consider whether to indict Harpham on the charges. She set his next court appearance for March 23rd.

Harpham is believed not to have a prior criminal record, since he is a registered voter. Harpham is said to have served in the U.S. Army in 1996 and 1997, assigned to the 37th Field Artillery Regiment at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Update: Media Matters is alleging that Harpham posted on the Vanguard News Network Forum under the nickname of "Joe Snuffy". The connection is made from this VNN Forum post.

Naturally, the arrest caused the SPLC's Mark Potok to jizz all over himself. “What to me this arrest suggests is that the Martin Luther King Day attack is what it always looked like: A terror-mass murder attempt directed at black people and their sympathizers,” said Potok. One commenter to the KXLY story, Fitzontheriver, questioned the SPLC's validity as a source, writing "Why is Southern Poverty Law Center the source with this news? This makes no sense. They are not an law enforcement org., and are not shy about slandering anybody who is not as left wing commie as they are. According to them, if I think Obama is a incompetent idiot I am a racist. I have employed blacks as well as many other races at my company. If I were a racist..they wouldn't have been hired. SPLC is a media darling who just like the media...can't be trusted to tell the truth".

But government and media attention was focused upon White nationalists from the very beginning, so much so that local Aryan Nations and Klan activists made public statements disavowing any connection to the bomb. And they were right -- no one formally associated with either of the two groups had anything to do with it. National Alliance Chairman Erich Gliebe now says that Harpham is not a member of his group, noting that “We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding illegal activity and anyone committing those acts – even hinting or joking – would not be welcome in our organization”.


Anonymous said...

Hell, even the left wing assholes at Counterpunch have criticized the SPLC for shit talking and making tons of money by manufacturing fear.

Dees the Sleaze and Scuzzy Potok are really stretching for something, as usual. So this "lone nut" (if it really was him and not some ZOG op) was a member of the NA in 2004? BFD. If he had been a registered Democrat or Republican would that mean anything?

Also, this is the first mention I have heard of the NA in well, a few years. Are they still a membership org, or just a biz selling stuff? Shame it all fell apart after Dr. Pierce's passing in 02.

Happy Birthday Commander Rockwell!

Anonymous said...

Another stupid that will be used as a demonstration that WN are terrorists. Dumb

Anchorage Activist said...

Anonymous 3:54 - Yes, the National Alliance is still a membership organization, but I think they're down to eight units. Only three of them, Cincinnati, Sacramento, and perhaps Maryland, show signs of activity.

Unfortunately, this damn story completely overshadows Commander Rockwell's birthday.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info. I honestly did not know what the state of the NA was. I knew there was still the record company and the bookstore, but I didnt know if it was active as an org. I figured it was now a shell of its former self. Which is a shame.

Anonymous said...

I saw Amber (Jeff Schoeps nigger step-daughter) in that tapeing.

Anonymous said...

I saw Rocky the Jew butt banging Taylor

Anonymous said...

You must have been looking in a mirror fag!

Anonymous said...

No, that was you banging the "Axel"

Anonymous said...

Do you notice how the anp does about as much activism all as one as a single individual might do in the same time? Even then it is done half ass. I don't know why they waste their time reporting on it all. They are an ineffective waste of time. Let's see some new tactics and new leadership! Go NSALP!

Anonymous said...

Ever notice how the NSALP is always acting like something more than it is on its website; but the ANP always goes through with its listed activities and speaking engagements?

I guess it shows who the doers are and the bullshitters are. Mullets ANSP are bullshitters for sure and even worse than the NSALPand NSM.

Anonymous said...

The anp is old news. Snooze and you lose!

Anonymous said...

If your not with the ANP. You are not where you wanna be!

Anonymous said...

Looks like nobody is where they want to be in that case! They are the size of a small NSM unit and about half as active! Pay attention to the NSALP. That is the one to watch. Rocky fucked up when he let Taylor Bowles join.

Anonymous said...

Don't be anti-Semitic! Join Chairman Miller's all new NSALP! Heil Victory!

Anonymous said...

Does the "NSALP" still exist? I recall their founder, a jewish fuhrer "Krebs" AKA Martin AKA Lilienthal supposedly "passed away!" Oh no, he has come back to life, and now he is using a new alias, "Miller!" LMAO! BTW, stopped telling lies about "ANP drug addicts murdering someone" and tell us when are you going to have your first "party congress?" I remember you have been going to have it since 2008! Well, it is 2011 already :))) Go fuck yourself, bitch!