Neo-Nazi convicted of terrorizing journalists

A Texan leader of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen was convicted in a Seattle federal court of threatening journalists. Kaleb Cole and three associates mailed or glued posters to doors of journalists of color with statements such as “You have been visited by your local Nazis” and “Death to Pigs.”(Courthouse News Service, September 30, 2021, by Jared Brown)

The defense argued the group never intended to commit violence. The prosecution contended that the messages was not merely hate messages but “statement[s] of terror.” The victims of the posters had to temporarily leave home, install security systems, and buy guns. One journalist quit her job. (The Associated Press, September 29, 2021, by Gene Johnson)

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