White supremacist planned to kill Obama with death ray

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    old fashioned lynching has lost its charm...

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    A New York white supremacist was convicted by a federal jury on Friday of plotting to use a remote-controlled radiation device he called “Hiroshima on a light switch” to harm Muslims and President Barack Obama.

    After less than three hours of deliberation in US district court in Albany, New York, the jury unanimously found Glendon Scott Crawford guilty of all three charges against him.

    Crawford, 51, wearing a gray suit and eyeglasses, showed no emotion as judge Gary Sharpe read the verdict.

    He was convicted of use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to build and use a radiological dispersal device. He was also convicted of distributing information with respect to a weapon of mass destruction.

    “Glendon Scott Crawford was a terrorist who attempted to acquire a weapon of mass destruction and to use it to kill innocent members of the Muslim community,” said Richard Hartunian, US attorney for the northern district of New York.

    Hartunian credited the public with giving tips to law enforcement that led to an investigation of Crawford.

    At his sentencing on 15 December, Crawford faces a mandatory minimum of 25 years to life in prison and a $2m fine for the radiological dispersal device charge, up to life in prison for the weapon of mass destruction charge and up to 20 years in prison for the distribution of information charge.

    In the trial’s closing arguments, assistant US attorney Rick Belliss said the scheme was “very real, very viable and very deadly”.

    Crawford, 51, is a Ku Klux Klan member from Galway. The KKK is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an American hate group.

    Summing up the five-day trial, Belliss played videotapes in which Crawford said he planned for decades to create the device and unleash it on his enemies – Muslims and the White House. Belliss said one target was “a certain liberal politician” who Crawford said was in the White House.

    Defense lawyer Kevin Luibrand told jurors Crawford had been entrapped by the government, and he blamed undercover Federal Bureau of Investigations agents for creating the device.

    In his closing argument, Luibrand said if “Crawford is guilty of anything, it is proliferating information” but said the government was responsible for creating what the media dubbed the “death ray” machine.

    Crawford went to North Carolina to discuss funding his project with Chris Barker, KKK imperial wizard of the Loyal White Knights, who turned out to be cooperating with the FBI.

    Belliss held up a glass-enclosed metal “X-ray tube” that he said was similar to the device, saying it was proof that Crawford did “more than hand out pamphlets”.

    Luibrand also played several video clips of meetings between two undercover FBI agents and Crawford, who admitted he did not have the technical knowledge to make or operate such a device.

    “The government is not allowed to encourage someone to commit a crime,” Luibrand said.
     
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    A white dude named Glen Crawford?
     
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    Yeah, just like the Boy Scouts.







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    At this moment, Gov Cuomo is modifying the SAFE act to include death rays.
     
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    Convicted

    A New York white supremacist was convicted by a federal jury on Friday of plotting to use a remote-controlled radiation device he called “Hiroshima on a light switch” to harm Muslims and President Barack Obama.

    After less than three hours of deliberation in US district court in Albany, New York, the jury unanimously found Glendon Scott Crawford guilty of all three charges against him.

    Crawford, 51, wearing a gray suit and eyeglasses, showed no emotion as judge Gary Sharpe read the verdict.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...convicted-plot-to-kill-obama-death-ray-device
     
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    Hmm. Howard should get a similar hairpiece.
     
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    so far we have learned that (1) the KKK has to stop recruiting the children of sibling parents, (2) some people watch way too many shows on the CW, and (3) the justice dept cannot resist taking advantage of the mentally defective?
     
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    Is nothing sacred anymore?
     
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    Richard Hartunian, US attorney for the northern district of New York.


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    it's a deep cut :eek:
     
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    Not so smart girl glasses.
     
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    I think it will be overturned on appeal, it seems similar to the "cannibal cop" case
     
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    so what flag are we gonna ban this time?
     
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    The portable X-ray weapon that two upstate New York men are accused of trying to build to secretly sicken Muslims and enemies of Israel isn't feasible, radiation scientists say, calling it "the stuff of comic books."

    Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight were charged with conspiracy to support terrorism in an indictment unsealed this week. Authorities say they built a remote-control switch they planned to attach to a van-mounted, industrial X-ray machine to secretly radiate people who would get sick or die days later.

    However, radiation safety experts at the University of Rochester and University of New Mexico said there were several problems with the plot: Any device to accelerate radiation would take massive amounts of electricity, the weight would probably crush most vans and victims would have to remain still to face prolonged exposure from radiation at close range.


    "There is no instant death ray. ... It's not feasible. It's the stuff of comic books," said Dr. Frederic Mis, radiation safety officer at the University of Rochester Medical Center, after reading the criminal complaint describing their plan. "That's going to be the interesting thing for the court to face because their designs would not have worked."
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Maybe he can fund his appeals by selling the technology to Mexicans so they can overthrow their continually corrupt government without having to take any risks like we did in the revolutionary war.
     
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    For the record, the Southern Poverty Law Center is a left-wing smear-machine. They are right about the KKK, obviously. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. In closing, fuck the Southern Poverty Law Center. Thank you, and good night.
     
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    This guy is a shithead, no doubt.
    And a menace. And up to no good.
    But this doesn't really sit right with me.
    Seems like FBI agents tricked this idiot into thinking he had a death ray?
    Am I missing something?
     
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    It's a shame about Ray.
     
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