Latest Neo-Nazism News

Florida House condemns Democratic Socialism in resolution

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House took the unusual step of denouncing democratic socialism Tuesday with the sponsor of a non-binding resolution invoking the name of the country’s most prominent champion of the ideology, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, in calling it a threat to American...

Prosecutors seek 5-year term for ex-leader of neo-Nazi group

Apr. 11, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Virginia are seeking a five-year prison sentence for a former neo-Nazi group leader who pleaded guilty to conspiring with other far-right extremists to threaten dozens of targets, including a predominantly African American church, a sitting U.S....

Neo-Nazi pleads guilty in journalist threat case

Apr. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An organizer of a neo-Nazi campaign to threaten journalists and Jewish activists in three states has pleaded guilty in federal court in Seattle. Cameron Shea was one of four members of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division charged earlier this year with...

High court: Charlottesville can remove Confederate statues

Apr. 01, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highest court ruled Thursday that the city of Charlottesville can take down two statues of Confederate generals, including one of Robert E. Lee that became the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017. The state Supreme...

London police officer convicted of neo-Nazi group membership

Apr. 01, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A rookie London police officer was found guilty Thursday of belonging to a banned neo-Nazi organization, the first time a British police officer has been convicted of membership of an outlawed far-right group. After more than 32 hours of deliberation, the...

No prison time for transgender ex-neo-Nazi in threat case

Mar. 31, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge declined to impose prison time Wednesday on a former member of a neo-Nazi ring that threatened journalists, finding that the 21-year-old — who concealed his transgender identity from his co-conspirators — had already suffered enough in his young life. ...

Lawyer: FBI enlisted Proud Boys leader to inform on antifa

Mar. 30, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

FBI agents recruited a Proud Boys leader to provide them with information about antifa networks months before he was charged with storming the U.S. Capitol with other members of the far-right extremist group, a defense attorney says. Proud Boys “thought leader” and...

Arizona GOP wants felony for protesters who damage statues

Mar. 26, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in the Arizona Legislature are reacting to last year's wave of damage to Confederate monuments by civil rights protesters here and across the nation by working to make it a felony to damage or destroy any public or private monument or statue. ...

Australia lists neo-Nazi Sonnenkrieg Division as terrorists

Mar. 22, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday made the neo-Nazi group Sonnenkrieg Division, also known as SKD, the only right-wing outfit designated by the government to be a terrorist organization. SKD joins 26 Islamic militant groups designated under Australian...

White supremacists' fake bomb threats net 3 years in prison

Mar. 15, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A former Old Dominion University student who joined up with white supremacists in a swatting conspiracy that targeted a Black church, his own university and a Cabinet officer, among others, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Monday. ...