Racists? Not a problem?

carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

In the face of directly contradictory evidence, of course.

Glad they'll be going away for a long time...

https://www.newsweek.com/white-supremacists-prosecutions-total-820-years-1487518

"Sixty-four white supremacists have been sentenced to a combined total of 820 years' imprisonment in what is believed to be the largest collective prosecution of white supremacists in the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas.

On Thursday, Garry Cody Jones, 51, was sentenced to over 11 years in prison for his role in a drug dealing scheme, marking the 64th and final hearing in the second round of sentencing for a series of kidnapping and drug-related conspiracies involving hate groups.Jones' lawyer did not return a request for comment.

"Not only do white supremacist gangs endorse repugnant ideologies, they also facilitate a violent drug and gun trade, putting our citizens in grave danger," U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox said in a press release. "We were alarmed – but not necessarily surprised – at the quantities of drugs and firearms recovered during this investigation. The U.S. Attorney's Office is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to dismantle these organizations, disrupt their criminal activities, and put their members behind bars."...

...According to federal prosecutors, the defendants routinely distributed methamphetamine and other narcotics, occasionally using firearms to safeguard their dealings, which is also a crime.

Overall, the defendants trafficked more than 1,600 kilograms of methamphetamine, 59 firearms and other drugs including cocaine and heroin over a three-year period beginning in 2015, the Justice Department said.

The defendants also had a combined 587 convictions for prior crimes before their prosecutions in this case.

White supremacy and related forms of hate have become a pronounced public policy concern over the last several years.

According to Uniform Crime Reporting statistics published annually by the FBI, 2018 saw the number of violent hate crimes rise to its highest level in 16 years. The majority of hate crimes in America are perpetrated based on racial animus. Of those incidents, almost half are directed towards African Americans.

In recognition of the growing tide of white supremacy, FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress in early February that his agency believes racially motivated extremist groups pose a risk to the public that is "on the same footing" as the risk posed by foreign actors such as ISIS."

Will we see the oh-so-predictable responses that these guys are all Democrats?

SaveComment9Like2
Comments (9)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Forgot to add the headline:

64 WHITE SUPREMACISTS PROSECUTED BY DOJ RECEIVE TOTAL 820 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON

Save    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bob_cville

Waiting for Trump to wade in or instruct Barr to do so, to lessen their sentences or set aside their convictions or pardon them entirely. After all they are probably very fine people, and are the heart of Trump's most ardent support. Plus for the most part they were just exercising their Second Amendment rights with the guns, and as far as trafficking in drugs -- every single person they sold drugs to is a criminal and therefore they don't really deserve any rights, and if the buyers would only take personal responsibility and stop buying illegal drugs, these fine people wouldn't have been caught up in the dastardly drug trade, they are the real victims here.

(Did I hit all the usual Right Wing talking points?)

6 Likes Save    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
woodnymph2_gw

Nailed it, Bob....

1 Like Save    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Joaniepoanie

64 fewer votes for Trump!

2 Likes Save    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
queenmargo

LOL joaniepoanie- you must know them personally to know who they would vote for.

Save    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

they also facilitate a violent drug and gun trade

Can't possible be true; Trump told us that Mexican immigrants do these things.

Yet another case of gaslighting by Trump?


2 Likes Save    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mudhouse

This was the second round of sentences in the country's largest prosecution of white supremacist gang affiliates.

“Not only do white supremacist gangs endorse repugnant ideologies, they also facilitate a violent drug and gun trade, putting our citizens in grave danger,” said U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox. “We were alarmed – but not necessarily surprised – at the quantities of drugs and firearms recovered during this investigation.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndtx/pr/64-white-supremacists-sentenced-combined-820-years-federal-prison

The first round of sentencing in August of 2017 was even bigger; the largest US case ever prosecuted against white supremacy gangs, leading to the conviction of 89 people.

Combined, the 89 defendants had been previously convicted of 736 crimes. Of the 736 previous convictions, 234 were drug-related offenses; 76 were violent offenses; 36 were gun offenses; 37 were burglaries; ...and one was a murder conviction. Fifteen of the defendants were deemed “career offenders” under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. Some defendants had as many as 25 prior convictions. In fact, only six of the 89 had no prior convictions.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndtx/pr/largest-case-prosecuted-us-focusing-white-supremacist-prison-gang-members-swift-justice

Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl was in charge of these both prosecutions. I'm sure I'm not alone in being grateful we have skilled professionals like Meitl and other dedicated law enforcement officers, working over periods of years, to put these criminals in prison, where they belong.

Save    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Joaniepoanie

Haha....I think it’s a safe bet that if a white supremacist votes, they ain't votin’ Dem!

1 Like Save    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
HamiltonGardener

Just spent two days interviewing potential tenants for one of my rentals.

One woman came in, we didn’t even get out of the front room before she launched into an explanation that she was suing her current landlord because, well, he’s a Jew and you know what THOSE people are like, and he always sends his property manager to talk to her instead of talking face to face.... and so on.

How did she know we weren’t Jewish?

And why would she think that badmouthing a current landlord be a good thing to tell a prospective landlord?

4 Likes Save    
Browse Gardening and Landscaping Stories on Houzz See all Stories
Most Popular Houzz Guide: How to Set a Table
Here’s everything you need to know to prep your table for a get-together
Full Story
Houzz Tours 13 Character-Filled Homes Between 1,000 and 1,500 Square Feet
See how homeowners have channeled their creativity into homes that are bright, inviting and one of a kind
Full Story
Working With Pros Contractor's Tips: 10 Things Your Contractor Might Not Tell You
Climbing through your closets and fielding design issues galore, your contractor might stay mum. Here's what you're missing
Full Story