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Judge: Man linked to white supremacist group to stay in jail

Mar. 31, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man linked by the FBI to a white supremacist group and arrested ahead of a gun rights rally in Virginia must remain in federal custody while he awaits trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Boardman refused to set bond for Brian Mark Lemley Jr., who...

In this image made from a video, Brenton Harrison Tarrant appears in a screen via video link in Christchurch, New Zealand Thursday, March 26, 2020. One year after killing 51 worshipers at two Christchurch mosques, the Australian white supremacist accused of the slaughter has changed his plea to guilty. (TVNZ Pool via AP)

New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

Mar. 25, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday. The attacks targeting people praying at the mosques a year ago shocked the nation and...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, a health care worker prepares to collect a sample to test for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing site in Miami. Thieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as public health officials. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the globe so too do the crimes related to it. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global fear, panic

Mar. 24, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thieves steal surgical masks. A clinic sells fake COVID-19 tests. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as public health officials. Con artists peddle fake cures and financial scams. As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so too do the crimes...

Germany: 8 men convicted of plotting far-right uprising

Mar. 24, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court in eastern Germany has convicted eight far-right extremists who were accused of planning to violently overthrow the state. The regional court in Dresden on Tuesday convicted one of the men on a charge of forming a “terrorist organization” and the other seven of being...

Judge won't free man linked to extremists over virus risk

Mar. 20, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The risk of exposure to the coronavirus in jail does not warrant freeing a 19-year-old Maryland man while he awaits trial on criminal charges stemming from his membership in a violent white supremacist group, a federal magistrate judge ruled Friday. William Garfield Bilbrough IV...

President Donald Trump speaks during press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Washington, as Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma, Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listen (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump dubs COVID-19 'Chinese virus' despite hate crime risks

Mar. 18, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn’t think calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" — or the "kung-flu," as one administration official reportedly called it — puts Asian Americans at risk of retaliation despite growing reports they are facing...

FILE - In this March 17, 2019 file photo, a police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, where one of two mass shootings occurred. According to a report released Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by an organization that tracks far-right extremists, a recent surge in white nationalism in the U.S. has led to a growing threat of violence by factions that embrace bloodshed and advocate for a race war.  The man accused of attacking two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and killing 51 people in March 2019 devoted a section of his manifesto to the concept of accelerationism, a fringe philosophy that promotes mass violence to fuel society’s collapse. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

Report: Surge in white nationalism ramps up violence threat

Mar. 18, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A recent surge in white nationalism in the U.S. has led to a growing threat of violence by factions that embrace bloodshed and advocate for a race war, according to a report released Wednesday by an organization that tracks far-right extremists. The Southern Poverty Law...

Judge denies bond for accused neo-Nazi in swatting scheme

Mar. 13, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal magistrate on Friday denied bond to an accused neo-Nazi who prosecutors say schemed to call in bomb threats to targets including a former Cabinet official and a predominantly black church in Virginia. A lawyer for John C. Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, asked the judge at...

FILE - In this file image from a Jan. 1, 2020, surveillance video released by the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland, Brian Mark Lemley Jr, right, and Patrik Mathews leave a store in Delaware where they purchased ammunition and paper shooting targets. In a court filing Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Lemley, accused of joining a white supremacist group and discussing violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia, is seeking his pretrial release from federal custody.  (U.S. Attorney via AP, File)

Man linked to extremist group seeks release from jail

Mar. 11, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man accused of joining a white supremacist group and discussing violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia is seeking his pretrial release from federal custody. In a court filing Wednesday, defense attorney Ned Smock asked a federal magistrate judge in Greenbelt,...

Judge denies bond for man linked to white supremacists

Mar. 4, 2020 4:44 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal magistrate judge refused to set bond Wednesday for a 19-year-old Maryland man awaiting trial on criminal charges in connection with a white supremacist group. William Garfield Bilbrough IV has been in federal custody since his arrest in January on charges that he helped...