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William A. White

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As if more depressing news is required, just in from Canada:

“An American neo-Nazi who advocated killing an Ottawa activist and overthrowing the Canadian government by force has been acquitted of uttering threats.

William A. White was charged in 2008 after he wrote repeatedly on his website and in his magazine that Canadian human rights lawyer Richard Warman should be assassinated.

Apparently angry at Mr. Warman’s successful campaign against racist Internet sites, White called him an “enemy,” wrote that he “must be killed” and provided his home address.

A jury convicted White of threatening Mr. Warman but this week a U.S. District Court judge in Virginia overturned the verdict, ruling his actions did not amount to threats.

Mr. Warman has launched scores of human rights complaints and lawsuits over Internet postings, many of them by far-right extremists. His complaints have resulted in hefty fines but have made him a target.

White, 69, who heads a Virginia neo-Nazi group, had also written that Canada was a “petty tyranny” and called for parliament to be stormed and the government executed. “Overthrown your government! Put your Jews to the sword,” he wrote.

Unbelievable.

Written by modernityblog

06/02/2010 at 22:18

7 Responses

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  1. Well, William White may well be a loathesome Nazi who in fact did threaten Richard Warman. But Warman is a loathesome creep who he uses the petty tyrrany of Canada’s speech laws to enrich himself.

    mesquito

    06/02/2010 at 22:34

  2. There’s a big difference between enriching yourself (and I’ll take your word for that), being a neo-nazi and wanting someone dead.

    If the former was a crime, then the US jails would be full to the brim and then some with Wall Street exec, business men, ordinary Americans, etc

    So a big difference between the two eh?

    modernityblog

    06/02/2010 at 22:48

  3. Not only has Warman enriched himself, mod. He has engaged in some pretty shady and distasteful tactics in so doing. Including stealing a totally innocent woman’s identity and using it it to sign onto a hate-site and leave vile messages, in the hope of finding someone else to sue. In so doing he and the Candanian government have become, under the screen names like “Jadewarr” the most prolific purveyors of Hate in Canada. Sometimes, he an “investigator.” Other times he’s a “plaintiff.” There is precious little distinction between the two.

    http://www.macleans.ca/canada/opinions/article.jsp?content=20080402_88987_88987

    mesquito

    06/02/2010 at 23:06

  4. And apparently White did cross some kind of line:

    “The judge upheld three other convictions against White stemming from intimidation and threats. White is to be sentenced on April 14 and faces up to 30 years in prison.”

    That’s federal time, mod. The Real McCoy.

    mesquito

    06/02/2010 at 23:12

  5. Mesq,

    We ain’t going to agree on this, I don’t know Warman, but if he’s made a few neo-nazis lives worse then I ain’t going to cry.

    modernityblog

    06/02/2010 at 23:21

  6. Well, mod, I’m just happy he found an actual, live Nazi for once. Usually his victims are pathetic fringe Christians or conservative journalists who shine day light on his creepy tactics.

    http://ezralevant.com/2008/04/richard-warman-has-sued-me-and.html

    mesquito

    06/02/2010 at 23:25

  7. Yes I read that about 5 mins ago, doesn’t read true tho.

    This seemed more balanced:

    http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=7704be24-8e3a-4090-b4f3-a5a4909e1d54&p=1

    modernityblog

    06/02/2010 at 23:27


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