When the word came down that Gabe Carafa and Craig Orler intended to bomb Daryle Lamont Jenkins' home we were stunned and greatly angered. As I have said here at Citizens Against Hate quite often - we don't take threats lightly - and this is precisely why. Carafa and Orler are now behind bars, but there are other members of that group out there - and they really had better listen up. An attack against one of us by one of you is an attack against us all. We aren't going to play your bullshit games and we aren't going to roll over and play dead. It's one thing for people to oppose each other and our ideology - it is quite another to make threats or to plan attacks. It doesn't deter us, in fact, it makes us more deliberate and steadfast in our resolve to fight back. Consider it done.
ONE PEOPLE'S PROJECT ALMOST GOT BLOWED UP REAL GOOD!
Written by Administrator
Sunday, 25 June 2006
So over the past year we have been talking about these two boneheads here in New Jersey, Gabe Carafa and Craig Orler of the Florida-based bunch of jackasses the Hated, and how they were busted last year on weapons charges and for trying to get a bomb made. We covered everything about these guys, from when Orler showed us all why we call them boneheads by trying to escape from a fifth story window, to their eventual guilty pleas which will put them away for about twenty years or so. The one thing that has been particularly elusive was this: What the hell did they want the bomb for? Law enforcement wasn't sure, and the newspapers reported that no one knew. Well we just found out, and we were told by law enforcement who felt we needed to know what was up. Can you guess why? That's right, apparently Carafa and Orler let it out back in March 2005 that in addition to the Delaware Memorial Bridge and perhaps a tunnel or two in NYC, they wanted to have a little ammonium nitrate fertilizer charged up and sent to DLJ! Now as you can tell, we can laugh a little at this, especially since those two are not going to be able to do jack when they are sentenced in August, but it is a serious matter, and we are taking it that way. As it was, it didn't look like the two idiots were a real threat, and DLJ's name was only mentioned once (they were pissed about the Rogues' Gallery entry of one of their friends). We still have to take into consideration the fact that we did receive a death threat on our voice mail saying someone was going to bomb our homes, and the fact that their people are still out there. Don't worry. We will handle our affairs, and if anyone thought that we would stand down if someone made a move, we are doing exactly the opposite. We are stepping up everything now. When we first got the information, a number of people close to us were more than a little pissed to say the least, and to them we say thanks much for all the support. For them as well as us, this episode has made everything all the more clearer: things just got real.
By One People's Project
When boneheads Gabriel Carafa and Craig Orler were arrested May 2005 on weapons charges, there was also the matter of them soliciting others to construct a bomb. At the time news reports said that law enforcement did not know what the bomb was intended for. Earlier this month, One People's Project has learned that the two members of the neo-Nazi bonehead crew The Hated named a number of targets, among them OPP founder and spokesperson Daryle Lamont Jenkins.
According to reports, early in 2005, Carafa and Orler acquired sixty pounds of fertilizer, the same type used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, allegedly from a burglary. They then approached an individual who later turned out to be a federal informant asking him if he knew how to make a bomb. When the person asked what the bomb was for, the two named a number of targets, among them the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and possibly one of the tunnels going into New York City. They also named "that asshole Jenkins" as a target because of One People's Project's Rogues' Gallery entry of their friend, ex-con bonehead Walter Zilinski. The other targets still came up from time to time, but Jenkins was never mentioned again by either of them after this. On March 2, 2005, however, a message on the One People's Project voice mail noted that someone was going to "bomb your homes".
Despite their overtures, Carafa and Orler's plans did not constitute an imminent threat because they only had the fertilizer, no real components to make a bomb. They also did not have enough to bring down the targets they routinely spoke of, and as Jenkins' name seemed at the time to have been said in passing, that was basically forgotten. On the other hand, law enforcement felt they needed to move on them quickly before all of this changes, and they cut short a five-month long investigation arresting Carafa and Orler was on weapons charges. Later, Orler tried to jump out of a cell window five stories up in an escape attempt, but was caught.
One year after they were arrested, Carafa and Orler pled guilty to weapons charges and can see upwards to 20 years in federal prison Carafa's sentencing date is August 10, while Orler's is scheduled for the 29th of the same month. On June 16, Jenkins received a phone call from a federal prosecutor informing him that his name was mentioned during the investigation and that it was as a possible target for the bomb Carafa and Orler planned. In a recent interview, Jenkins was undeterred. "Needless to say, it's something that I have come to expect, he said. "It's nothing that's going to slow me down. But it's definitely something to stay mindful of in this line of work."
Over the years there have been a number of threats directed not just towards One People's Project, but antifa in general. All are taken seriously, but some more than others. Hal Turner often communicates threats on his website and internet radio program, but in every instance that he is confronted on those threats, he has backed off, as was the case with antifa who turned up at his house in 2003 when Turner dared them to. Turner is due to appear in court on July 10, after engaging in an April 11 scuffle with Jamie Vazquez, a former councilman and deputy mayor of Jersey City, NJ, when he protested outside Turner's home. The Hated, however, is a group based out of Florida, but they have members in Maryland Pennsylvania, and other states on the East Coast. Carafa and Orler were the two known members in New Jersey, and Carafa was also a member of Matt Hale's Creativity Movement. The tattoo on his forehead is the group slogan RAHOWA, which is an acronym for RAcial HOly WAr. The two groups would be considered more of a concern, but to date have not made a serious move on anti-racist activists in years, although they have engaged in violence against others, including their own.
In light of this, One People's Project plans to step up their activities in the hopes that any threats such as the one Carafa and Orler reportedly imposed are at a minimum. The second annual Anti-Racist Convergence will be held in late August or early September at a location to be determined in the next two weeks. The purpose of the Convergence will be to encourage local communities to get involved with efforts to stifle the activities of white supremacists in their area. As was the case with last year's Convergence held in Orange, NJ, this is expected to generate more interest in anti-racist work.