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U.S. white nationalist leader, three others charged with inciting riots

By Dan Whitcomb

 

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Aaron Eason, 38, of Riverside County community of Anza, currently being sought by federal authorities, is seen in this U.S. Attorney's office image released in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 24, 2018. Courtesy U.S. Attorney Central District of California/Handout via REUTERS

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The leader of a California-based white nationalist group and three others have been charged with attacking demonstrators and conspiring to incite riots at political rallies across the state, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

 

Robert Rundo, 28-year-old founder of the Rise Above Movement, was taken into custody on Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport.

 

Two other members of the group, Robert Boman, 25, and Tyler Laube, 22, were arrested on Wednesday morning, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles. Aaron Eason, 38, remains at large.

 

"The allegations describe an orchestrated effort to squelch free speech as members of the conspiracy travelled to multiple locations to attack those who hold different views," U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said in a statement.

 

Rundo, Boman, and Laube are accused of attacking counter-protesters and two journalists at a March 25, 2017 "Make America Great Again" rally in Rundo's hometown of Huntington Beach, California.

 

Rundo, Boman and Eason are also charged with violence at a demonstration in Berkeley on April 15, 2017 and an "Anti-Islamic Law" protest in San Bernardino.

 

They are also charged with using the internet with the intent to "organise promote, encourage, participate or carry on riots."

 

Rundo was ordered detained pending trial at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles earlier this week, Mrozek said. Boman, of Torrance, and Laube, of Redondo Beach, were still awaiting court appearances.

 

Earlier this month, four other California men described by prosecutors as members of the Rise Above Movement — Benjamin Drake Daley, Michael Paul Miselis, Thomas Walter Gillen and Cole Evan White — were indicted on federal riot and conspiracy charges stemming from violence they were accused of instigating during last year’s Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

Neo-Nazi sympathizers and counterprotesters clashed at that event and President Donald Trump was criticized at the time for appearing to equate the actions of the white nationalists, who carried Nazi flags, with those of counterprotesters.

 

On Wednesday, Trump denounced the suspected bombs mailed to former U.S. President Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and other high-profile Democrats.

 

“And I just want to tell you that in these times, we have to unify, we have to come together, and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America," he said at a White House event.

 

Earlier this year, Rundo and two of the men charged in the Charlottesville case travelled to Europe to celebrate Adolf Hitler’s birthday and to meet with members of other white supremacy extremist groups, according to prosecutors.

 

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; editing by Jonathan Oatis, Bill Tarrant and Tom Brown)

 
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"...U.S. white nationalist leader, three others charged with inciting riots..."

 

And, a few days ago, Trump self-identified as a 'Nationalist'.

 

I have said it before and (sadly) need to say it again;

 

Donald Trump is an ever-expanding cloud of toxic waste that defiles everything it touches.

 

God help us all.

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Earlier this year, Rundo and two of the men charged in the Charlottesville case travelled to Europe to celebrate Adolf Hitler’s birthday and to meet with members of other white supremacy extremist groups, according to prosecutors.

 

Examples of "good people", right?

 

2 hours ago, webfact said:

On Wednesday, Trump denounced the suspected bombs mailed to former U.S. President Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and other high-profile Democrats.

 

“And I just want to tell you that in these times, we have to unify, we have to come together, and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America," he said at a White House event.

 

"We have to unify..." Interesting turn-around for the President who's "Nationalist" (and anti-patriotic) drumbeat has been to divide.

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What is this absolute sh!te being promulgated about being "nationalist"?  Where is it written that to be a nationalist is by definition (to quote H Clinton) "uncivil"?

My Nationalist friends in Scotland and Wales would be outraged if the English started calling them fascists or bigots cos they hold the opinion that being in control of your own country is a desirable aim in life.

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Just now, blazes said:

What is this absolute sh!te being promulgated about being "nationalist"?  Where is it written that to be a nationalist is by definition (to quote H Clinton) "uncivil"?

My Nationalist friends in Scotland and Wales would be outraged if the English started calling them fascists or bigots cos they hold the opinion that being in control of your own country is a desirable aim in life.

Apples and oranges. America is in control of it's own country. The US government is elected by US citizens and only US citizens. Not so with Scotland and Wales.

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54 minutes ago, DoctorG said:

and people try to assert that Reuters is not biased. Pfff.

It is a very factual report of what happened and why. Where is the bias?

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1 hour ago, DoctorG said:

and people try to assert that Reuters is not biased. Pfff.

Actually I assert the opposite, they have, IMHO displayed there bias (and convenient inaccuracies) many many times in reports about Thailand)

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25 minutes ago, stevenl said:

It is a very factual report of what happened and why. Where is the bias?

Bias can also be in what you choose to omit. ie nazi flags but no antifa flags.

I watched the rally footage and it is obvious to all those that care to watch anything other than MSN that the "counter-protestors" instigated the confrontation.

Were the tiki torch crowd morons? Probably. But those morons had a permit to march and express their freedom of speech.

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1 hour ago, blazes said:

What is this absolute sh!te being promulgated about being "nationalist"?  Where is it written that to be a nationalist is by definition (to quote H Clinton) "uncivil"?

My Nationalist friends in Scotland and Wales would be outraged if the English started calling them fascists or bigots cos they hold the opinion that being in control of your own country is a desirable aim in life.

What nation are American ‘Nationalist’ trying to gain US independence from?

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10 minutes ago, DoctorG said:

Bias can also be in what you choose to omit. ie nazi flags but no antifa flags.

I watched the rally footage and it is obvious to all those that care to watch anything other than MSN that the "counter-protestors" instigated the confrontation.

Were the tiki torch crowd morons? Probably. But those morons had a permit to march and express their freedom of speech.

A very factual report is given, with information from the prosecutors. Since you accuse the article of being biased, I presume what you really mean is 'US authorities are biased against right wing demonstrators'.

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Only three guys, but here's how it works: They attack a corner of the protesting group, which causes commotion, movement, noise. This is when the police move in with truncheons and pepper spray or more, not on the attackers but the protesters. Then the Donald gets to call the protesters a "a mob". 

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4 hours ago, DoctorG said:

and people try to assert that Reuters is not biased. Pfff.

Reuter’s is a world renowned and respected news outlet. 

 

They make mistakes and when they do they acknowledge them. 

 

To say they are biased is just nonsense. They investigate and report based on the facts available. 

 

And that is exactly what they have done in this report. 

 

Where are you seeing biased reporting?

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2 hours ago, disambiguated said:

Precisely.  Antifa-infested DoJ.

Great to know the DOJ is strongly anti fascist.

 

Makes me believe there is hope for us all after all. 

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2 hours ago, Chomper Higgot said:

Well if he hasn’t got any ‘African American’ in him, he will have not long after being tossed into the slammer.

Maybe not...   everybody knows those guy's are full of <brown stuff>.

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4 hours ago, blazes said:

What is this absolute sh!te being promulgated about being "nationalist"?  Where is it written that to be a nationalist is by definition (to quote H Clinton) "uncivil"?

My Nationalist friends in Scotland and Wales would be outraged if the English started calling them fascists or bigots cos they hold the opinion that being in control of your own country is a desirable aim in life.

There is a world of difference between a nationalist as you describe in wales and Scotland and “white nationalists”.

 

The former are seeking independence for their nation and all born within it. 

 

The latter are racist bigots. 

 

No rational person would confuse the different meanings implied in the use of the word

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9 minutes ago, Bluespunk said:

There is a world of difference between a nationalist as you describe in wales and Scotland and “white nationalists”.

 

The former are seeking independence for their nation and all born within it. 

 

The latter are racist bigots. 

 

No rational person would confuse the different meanings implied in the use of the word

Correct.  Normally the term "white nationalist" might be attributed to some kind of KKK guy.  However, it is a term invented by the media to make Trump guilty by association of some terrible sin like being "white" and also being a "nationalist" (which is what Trump quite properly claims to be).  

Incidentally, it's about time Whites stopped allowing the PC tribes to make being white seem somehow to be a sin against the Constitution.  Perhaps the Constitution soon will be challenged since it was put together by a bunch of white men.

 

There are many nationalist movements worldwide that are tarnished by this insistence on making them seem something characteristically white.  Which they are patently not.  See Ho Chi Minh or Gandhi or Mandela etc etc.  

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10 minutes ago, blazes said:

Correct.  Normally the term "white nationalist" might be attributed to some kind of KKK guy.  However, it is a term invented by the media to make Trump guilty by association of some terrible sin like being "white" and also being a "nationalist" (which is what Trump quite properly claims to be).  

Incidentally, it's about time Whites stopped allowing the PC tribes to make being white seem somehow to be a sin against the Constitution.  Perhaps the Constitution soon will be challenged since it was put together by a bunch of white men.

 

There are many nationalist movements worldwide that are tarnished by this insistence on making them seem something characteristically white.  Which they are patently not.  See Ho Chi Minh or Gandhi or Mandela etc etc.  

Nobody is making it a “sin against the constitution” to be white. 

 

The men this story is about are racist fascists and the term “white nationalist” is appropriate to describe them and those who support their repellent views. 

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7 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

"...U.S. white nationalist leader, three others charged with inciting riots..."

 

And, a few days ago, Trump self-identified as a 'Nationalist'.

 

I have said it before and (sadly) need to say it again;

 

Donald Trump is an ever-expanding cloud of toxic waste that defiles everything it touches.

 

God help us all.

 

and I suppose that's exactly why this one is being labeled a nationalist by the press.

if Trump had not identified as a nationalist, the guy would have been labeled a white supremacist or a fascist.

 

in politics every inch gets exploited

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