At its height of popularity, the Scranton Police Department public Facebook group was packed with over 15,000 ardent supporters of the local police. Most members of the online group were local to Scranton, Pennsylvania, or had lived in the area at some point in their lives. The group was founded in early 2012 by Allie Massey, a Scranton resident, who cheerfully administrated the bustling online community.
If you scroll through the content of the page you can view a myriad of Blue Lives Matter Flags, memes calling for prayers and safety of the police, notices of missing people reports and lost pets. You’ll also view a smattering of racist, sexist and anti-Obama content.
Todd M. Taulbee (D.O.B. 04/19/1966) has been identified as an active white nationalist in Pompano Beach, Florida. Taulbee has unique features including long dreadlocks, a goatee and the number 13 prominently tattooed on his throat. Taulbee touts himself as a “WHITE, conservative, christian/Odinist, USA, TRUMP loving, gun owning, pro WALL, anti-immigration, NATIONALIST, pro Ethnic European culture, 14 words following, cis male with dreadlocks. (*Note: The 14 words is a reference to the most popular white supremacist slogan in the world, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”)
Collin Michael Hymes (D.O.B. 06/23/1989) has been identified as a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. Collin’s last known address was purported to be 440 Jefferson St. Sidney, Ohio 45365-2118. His social media pages indicate he is currently employed at Aggressive Concepts located at 202 E. Northern Ave., Lima, Ohio 45801, telephone number (419)229-9824.
For over 60 years Jakiw Palij has lived a mostly quiet life in America. But on June 9th, 2004 Palij was stripped of U.S. citizenship in Immigration Court after he was exposed as a guard at the Trawniki labor camp where over 6,000 Jews were murdered during a massacre in 1943. Palij was found to have lied about his involvement on his subsequent visa application.
On a warm, June afternoon in Marion County, Indiana, Ashley McNeil walked cheerfully home after doing some light shopping at a convenience store near her house. The year was 2001, and the 13-year old McNeil had no idea what was to transpire as she bounded through the door to head home. Shortly before, a 21-year old self-admitted Neo-Nazi named Trevor Thompson (A.K.A. Trey Hooligan, D.O.B. 09/07/1980) had argued on the street with several Black men in the nearby area. Thompson was a habitual methamphetamine user and had been awake for three days straight, spoiling for a fight. To that end, he was driving around the area and targeting people of color (POC) with impunity for his rage. Thompson was and is a career racist, having strong ties to the Hammerskins and the World Church of the Creator World Church of the Creator. However, he failed to gain ground with the adult POC with whom he had argued. Instead, he drove around town looking for easier targets. It was then, that he spotted Ashley McNeil. Perhaps it was the slightness of her teenage frame, or spring in her step that caught his eye? We may never know what caught his attention, but we do know what provoked his ire. Ashley is Black, and so Thompson drove up to where she was walking near Keystone and Hanna, and leaned out of the window of his car. He pointed a gun at the terrified child, and he fired it. The bullet struck Ashley in the hip, missing an artery by only a few inches, narrowly sparing her life.
Neo-Nazi online publication, Daily Stormer, has been shuttered and reopened yet again – this time, opting for a .top domain. It appears Andrew Anglin, the notorious site’s 33-year-old fugitive founder, was forced to move from his previous host’s servers to DNSPod, the self-proclaimed “No. 1 DNS Service provider in China.” It is unclear at this time why GKG.NET INC. has chosen to again allow Anglin to register the domain for his hate site with their company.
In the small city of Gloversville, New York, you'll find a plethora of abandoned factories and homes due to economic downturn. Times have been rough for the residents of this historic city, where glove making was once the center of its economy in a now bygone era.
Fast forward to 2018, and Gloversville is home to a burgeoning group of Ku Klux Klan, terrorizing their LGBTQ and POC neighbors with targeted campaigns of hateful harassment.