Saturday, October 27, 2012

Former Neo-Nazi Bill White Faces 10 More Years Of Prison After 7th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals Reinstates Conviction On Solicitation In Chicago

If you thought former national socialist activist Bill White was getting out of prison in July 2013, think again. White now faces up to an additional 10 years in prison after the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals essentially reinstated White's original conviction on solicitation, which had been overturned on White's initial appeal by Judge Lynn Adelman. Furthermore, the appeals court ruled White is not entitled to a new trial.

-- Read the court's 30-page opinion HERE. It's Case No. 11-2150. Here's the key excerpt from the opinion (links embedded within the excerpt are mine):

William White was charged with soliciting the commission of a violent federal crime against a juror in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 373. The alleged solicitations at issue were messages that White posted to a website that he created to advance white supremacy, which included White’s 2005 statement that “[e]veryone associated with the Matt Hale trial has deserved assassination for a long time,” and his 2008 publication of information related to the foreperson, “Juror A,” of the jury that convicted Hale. The 2008 post disclosed Juror A’s home address and mobile, home, and work phone numbers, though it did not contain an explicit request for Juror A to be harmed.

White was tried and convicted by a jury. White then filed a Rule 29 motion for entry of a judgment of acquittal, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to convict him of solicitation. The district court granted the motion, finding that the government failed to present sufficient evidence for a reasonable juror to conclude that White was guilty of criminal solicitation, and that White’s speech was protected by the First Amendment. The government appeals that ruling, and White has filed a cross-appeal urging a new trial if we reverse the judgment of acquittal. After reviewing the trial record, we conclude that a rational jury could have found beyond a reasonable doubt that, based on the contents of the website, its readership, and other contextual factors, White intentionally solicited a violent crime against Juror A by posting Juror A’s personal information on his website. Criminal solicitation is not protected by the First Amendment, and so we reverse White’s acquittal and reinstate his conviction. Also, because White is not entitled to a new trial, we remand for sentencing.

Juror A was previously identified publicly as Mark Hoffmann, a gay Jew who was involved in a homosexual relationship with a Negro male. White now faces an additional prison term of up to 10 years, though a sentencing date hasn't been set. He is currently serving the last months of a prison term that arose from a separate conviction for intimidation as well as three additional months for violating parole, and had expected to be released by July 2013.

White's attorney Nishay Sanan sharply criticized the ruling, saying the judges were swayed by his client's widely reviled racial and political views rather than sound legal theory. He believes the judges were influenced by personal hatred of his client. Sanan favors an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying he would argue that the First Amendment protects Internet postings such as White's. But he said White would make the final decision about further legal action.

How in hell Bill White's supposed to raise the money necessary for a Supreme Court ruling is beyond imagination, since White has been virtually bankrupted by his legal troubles so far. With as much trouble as Don Black has in raising $7500 every month for Stormfront's operation, do you really think White racialists are going to contribute funds for the defense of the much less popular Bill White?

Oh, and let's not forget that according to a letter by Bill White dated October 9th, it was Hal Turner who set all of these events in motion. White said that Turner, out of personal spite, contacted the U.S. Marshals and, with the help of other informants, falsely claimed he was going to assassinate Barack Obama with a truck bomb in order to cause White's arrest on false pretenses. The Feds told White they wouldn't press charges if White rolled over and became a snitch, but White refused. The rest is history.

The Bill White Trial blog has published their own analysis of the ruling. No reaction from White himself has been published yet.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

From the Bill White trial blog:

"No matter what Bill wrote, the Overthrow readers did not harm anybody.

In fact, if anybody was going to be killed due to something Bill wrote, it probably would have been Bill White. The stuff he wrote about the other white nationalists made his targets loathe HIM."

Yes, Bill just LOVED bashing other WNs. His "sensationalist tabloid style" website was full of mud-slinging at racial activists. Yeah, some deserved it, like that rat Turner. But genius Billy-boy fashioned himself as some kind of authority, wise, holier than thou type.

Yeah, he's being unfairly treated by ZOG, we know how WNs are treated by the injustice system. But I cant help believe that Bill did a lot to set himself up for this.

His "antics" were bound to bring him lots of attention from ZOG. For him NOT to realize that shows that he was either naive or just blinded by his own arrogance.

Anonymous said...

Thank God that the system does the NS/WN movement an occasional favour, by removing these creatures from our ranks. Something that for some reason unknown, we seem unable to do ourselves. Thank You Yahweh!

Anonymous said...

If Rocky had gone after ZOG like he has white nationalist, he'd be sitting in a prison cell right next to White. What a coward! He'll only attack those that would go straight to prison if they ever retaliated. Kids, remember one thing: anyone who has been around for 20 or 30 years with no legal problems is either a rat or the walking definition of ineffectual.

Anonymous said...

Just for the record, I have never met Bill White and from what I have read about him, I've never had a high opinion about him. However, this man does not deserve to be treated this way (whatever faults he may have).

Anonymous said...

So an individual has to have a "rap sheet" to be effective or real? Ive got news for you the struggle isn't a bad prison movie. Whats ineffectual is commiting crimes that only hurt the well meaning and sincere in the movement. What good are you in zogs dungeons, none. It takes self control and discipline to act responsibility while at the same time serving your folk. Going to prison is not a badge of honor and no your not a "political prisoner" for being a dumbass. Ian 88

Anonymous said...

11:53AM Rocky hasn't gone after "White Nationalists", he's successfully exposed HUMAN GARBAGE that infests the WN movement, for what they are. Not everyone who has a "swazi tattoo" or screams "white power" is a sincere NS/WN. If you think they are, your confused or naive. Do you REALLY think prison is a "badge of honor"? If so, I feel sorry for you.

Anonymous said...

Perfect Bill White, blame all your trubles on someone else, in this case Hal Turner. Sure, Turner was a scumbag, but was Tabloid Bill any better? Turner got PAID for trying to incite WN, White supposedly did it on his own. If anyone HAD followed up Billy Boys incitements, and got arrested, would he have cared? No, he would have crowed about it on his nasty website. What goes around, comes around...

Anonymous said...

Rocky, is your reading skills as bad as your writing skills? Hal Turner snitched on Bill White with a false story. It isn't the snitches fault? I'm really starting to wonder about you.

Does anybody else notice how groups like Rocky's always seem to crop up around election time or whenever there is a reason to distract people from real activism?

Anonymous said...

3:38, if voting was effective, it would be illegal. If you do anything effective, ZOG is going to push back and hard. Rocky has never amounted to shit but hot air or else he works for the feds. He always sides with ZOG when they can a real white activist. The teenagers he preaches to need to take heed and be warned of that. They have a front row seat when he talks out of both sides of his mouth. If ZOG has never gone after you in 20 years, not once, something is bad wrong. Don't fall for his horseshit about ZOG only arresting those who are criminals. Oh, but Taylor Bowles is the except to the rule as always, right? My advice is to go play Nazi by yourselves and be very wary of someone like Rocky. Real White activism is a difficult road to follow. Anybody like Rocky offering a short cut is very suspect.

Anonymous said...

9:30AM So if a WN ran under the radar for a local office in a small town, and got elected to public office, hence gaining some power within this system, and if this was done across America, it wouldn't be effective? David Duke managed to get elected to the State Senate, campainging openly, this couldn't be done again? This is what Rocky and the ANP are advocating and I believe its a lot better than street marches and pitiful rallies. You must be a real piece of trash, stating that because Rocky hasn't been incarcerated, he's not for real. I've never been busted for anything in my life, yet I'm a vet, have a family and have worked my entire life. I have also been involved in WN for almost two decades as well. Perhaps I'm a not the real deal either! LOL Most of the people inside, put themselves there, by following a leader who was a piece of crap, or their own stupidity. Someone like you. Rocky apparently tries to avoid getting his followers locked up, by his own example, which seems to be working. I guess like attracts like, the ANP attracts quality, intelligent people, some of these other orgs like NSM, attract low-life white trash like Jeff Schoep. Most normal White Americans are like Rocky and myself, we're not prison bait. Lloyd Brandon 88!

Anonymous said...

9:30, I agree with your general attitude about our "great dumb-o-cratic process." Like this "presidentianl selection" farce next week. At that level, I think we know what a joke it is. Heads ZOG wins, tails we lose.

However, I agree with 11:17 about WNs running at the local level. That is the way to go. "All politics is local" the old saying goes. This is much more realistic and effective than some "White Power Presidential Campaign" that is not much more than a publicity stunt/ego stroke. We dont need any more of those, not those of us who are serious about this struggle.

I also agree with 11:17, just because ZOG hasnt "nailed" you doesnt mean you are not for real. Yes, many in our movmement have been unjustly persecuted by ZOG. But others give ZOG a big "invite" with their own criminal behavior. Then after they get sent up the river, claim to be "political prisoners." Same kinda crap the negros pull. Like when some "Black Panther" murders a White person, the nig who did the killing makes it a political case, and ignores the physical evidence clearly showing they did it. Then the jew Bob Dylan writes a song about it. LOL.
We SHOULD be better than blacks, shouldnt we?
Im sure as hell not gonna make excuses for Stroms perversion, or Ron Edwards and his thugs beating up some spic kid, or Bill White publishing a magazine with a cover advocating the homicide of a very famous politician, or Shawn Walker getting into a bar fight with dirty Mexicans, Duke's gambling away political donations... The list goes on. Say what you want about Pierce, I dont think he ever would have put himself in a position like Walker did to get himself into ZOGs gulag.

Im not gonna talk BS about Rocky and say he's a fake because he hasnt been in prison. That makes NO sense whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

Rocky has never been sued, been arrested on trumped up charges, had his assests seized or anything of the sort. He is the first one to side with ZOG against anything they charge our people with. You do the math.

Anonymous said...

I would have to say that Rocky is a step above all these others who do get busted. you know, most of the normal white population isn't busted by zog either. Rocky is apparently one of them. Whereas, many of these lowlifes that get busted, ARE lowlifes. Its just that simple. Kind of odd that you would find normal living strange.

Anonymous said...

So your saying that since Rocky is against race-mixing, adultery, sexual predators, and all the other 'belessings' that afflict our White people, that somehow HE's suspicious? I'm sure that he's had plenty of tribulations over his 40+ years of involvement in our struggle, perhaps he's more of a man not to cry about it, and by now knows that it goes with the territory of being a real White resister. Seems I read once, that he lost his career after 25 years, because of his involvement in WN, I think thats a pretty big sacrifice in itself. That he's kept his family together, and continued to fight all these years, says something positive about the man. Brenda D.

Anonymous said...

By now, everyone must see the difference between true National Socialists, and hollywood nazi's. Bill White was clearly the latter.

Anonymous said...

4:53PM Are we to take it that YOU have been "sued, set up by zog on trumped up charges and sent down the river, and had your assets seized by zog"? If not YOU must be a fraud too... I'll have to admit that I've never faced any of that, but I've been active for years.

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