Saturday, August 28, 2010

The "Half-Millionaire Nazi

Times are tough all over and even tougher for the loons on the right. Hal Turner didn't fare too well last week, and it looks like along with being incarcerated, Bill White is now on his way to the poor house.

In a civil suit that was heard this week, a jury found in favor of the plaintiff's awarding them over a half-million in Bill's ill-gotten green-backs. It just goes to show you that not all speech is protected.

The Roanoke Times

© August 28, 2010

By Laurence Hammack

Neo-Nazi leader William A. White, serving prison time for racially motivated threats, lost a civil lawsuit brought by five women victimized by his diatribes and, along with the American Nazi Party, must pay them $545,000, a federal jury decided Friday.

The jury of seven white men held White liable for compensatory damages of $265,000 and the American National Socialist Workers' Party for $280,000.

In a trial that began Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke, five black tenants from a Virginia Beach apartment complex claimed White harassed them in May 2007 after learning of a discrimination lawsuit they had filed against their white landlord.

As the commander of a now-defunct neo-Nazi organization in Roanoke, White became so angry when he learned of the lawsuit that he fired off letters to the women with racial epithets.

It was a tactic White - described by one hate watch group as perhaps America's loudest and most obnoxious neo-Nazi - employed for years before he was jailed in 2008 on charges of making racially motivated threats.

White is serving a 2-1/2-year prison sentence.

During the trial, the women described their reactions to the letters.

One said she began to suffer seizures. Another developed an ulcer. All said they live in fear of White and his followers.

Annette Reddick testified that she no longer lets her 10-year-old grandson outside to play or ride his bike alone.

"I didn't know what was around the corner waiting for us," she said.

White, 33, did not testify or present any evidence.

White, who moved to Roanoke in 2004, once owned about 20 houses in the West End neighborhood. He claimed nearly $2 million in assets at one point but ended up filing for bankruptcy protection in 2008.

Because the jury found White's actions to be willful and malicious, the $545,000 judgment against him will stand regardless of the bankruptcy proceedings.

After deliberating about three hours Friday, the jury awarded damages to Reddick, her daughter Tasha Reddick, Arlene Carter, Tiese Mitchell and Crystal Lewis. White was ordered to pay the women amounts from $45,000 to $65,000. His now-defunct organization, the American National Socialist Workers' Party, was found liable for another $280,000.

The jury chose not to impose punitive damages.

After hearing from the women, the jury watched a videotaped deposition of White taken two years ago.

He yawned often and spoke in a flat tone when questioned by lawyers for the plaintiffs and the U.S. Justice Department.

"I don't like people who lie," he said when asked why he wrote the letters.

"The complaint is so obviously false; it's clearly make-believe. If you read it, it looks like the kind of thing blacks make up. Blacks like to make up crazy stories that make them look like victims when they are wrong."

He described blacks as animals and Jews as demons.

"You may find Mr. White reprehensible," his attorney, John Weber, told the jury. "But you still have to decide this case under the rules of the law."

Weber had argued that the women had not proved their case, in part because they chose to stay in the apartment complex after receiving White's letters.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The "Downsizing" of a neo-Nazi

The "Millionaire Nazi" may just have to downsize. After all of his time in prison, attorney's fees, court costs, and now a civil suit, Bill White might very well find himself on the dole. Of course, this trust-fund sociopath might still be able to tap Mom & Dad for another hand-out. That is...until he takes them to the poor house with him. Karma bites, Bill.

Neo-Nazi Bill White faces financial hit in civil trial

The jailed racist goes on trial for slurring Virginia Beach apartment residents

By Laurence Hammack
The Roanoke Times

U.S. v. William White

Read complete coverage from White's Roanoke trial, as well as previous William White coverage

Neo-Nazi leader William A. White, already serving prison time for making racially-motivated threats, is now facing the possibility of financial punishment.

In a civil trial that began today in U.S. District Court in Roanoke, a group of black tenants from a Virginia Beach apartment complex is claiming that White harassed them in May 2007 after learning of a discrimination lawsuit they had filed against their white landlord.

As the leader of the Roanoke-based American National Socialist Workers Party, White sent the tenants letters adorned with swastikas and addressed to "Whiney Section 8 N-----."

Following a rant about blacks on welfare, White concluded: "You may get one over on your landlord this time, and you may not. But know that the white community has noticed you, and we know that you are and never will be anything more than a dirty parasite — and that our patience with you and the government that coddles you runs thin."

After hearing testimony about White’s actions in December, a federal jury convicted him of threatening several residents with the intent of intimidating them into dropping their lawsuit.

White, 33, is serving a 2½-year prison term for that and two other threats. He also faces charges in Chicago of encouraging violence against the foreman of a jury the convicted a fellow white supremacist, a charge that was dismissed on free-speech grounds and later reinstated on appeal.

The civil trial that began today is scheduled to last three days. The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

Friday, August 13, 2010

3rd Time A Charm


Hal Turner was convicted today after only a two-hour jury deliberation.

Turner's mom and teenage son gasped and sobbed as the jury found the Internet shock jock guilty of a single charge of threatening to murder the judges - a charge that carries up to 10 years in prison.

An ashen-faced Turner stripped off his tie and belt and handed his wallet to a clerk before he was led out of the courtroom in downtown Brooklyn.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Is The Third Time A Charm?

Well, the third time is usually a charm. Let's see what the prosecution does with this one. One thing is for certain - they really want to put poor little Hal behind bars badly. I just wonder how much all of this has cost the taxpayers and just what will happen if the jury gets hung for a third time.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Last updated: Tuesday August 10, 2010, 1:01 PM


The Record


Jury selection got underway this morning in a

federal courtroom in Brooklyn where Hal

Turner, the ultra-right-wing shock jock and

former FBI informant, is facing his third trial

on charges of threatening to assault or

murder three appellate judges last year.

A pool of 45 residents from Brooklyn,

Queens, Staten Island and Long Island were

summoned before U.S. District Judge Donald

E. Walter who expects to seat a jury of 14 by

this afternoon.

Among the prospective jurors were school

teachers, a supermarket worker, an engineer,

a university dean and an assistant to the

chairman of Barnes and Noble.

The jurors were preliminarily asked about

how they get their news, how they use the

internet, whether they harbor any feelings

about the Justice Department and FBI that

would prevent them from being fair to both

sides, and if they have any close friends or

relatives who are judges.

Other questions of a more private nature

were explored by the judge and attorneys

behind closed doors.

A federal prosecutor will deliver the

government’s opening statement later this

afternoon and the trial will then recess until


Turner’s two previous trials, in December

and March, ended in mistrial after jurors

failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

The 48-year-old North Bergen resident is

charged with a single count of threatening t

hree Chicago-based judges from the 7th U.

S. Circuit Court of Appeals after writing on

his blog in June 2009 that they “deserved to

be killed” for upholding local gun-control


Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Squirrels and Nuts

What's the old saying, "If there's a squirrel, I'm the nut?" Well, that's sort of the story of my life and I have attracted a number of squirrels, but none quite as confused as Hardy Lloyd. First he was a rosy-cheeked, chubby kid worshiping some made-up god and trying to build up a cult-like legion of racist goons. Then he knocked off his girlfriend, beat the rap and emerged claiming to be some sort of bad-assed skinhead and leader of the defunct Creativity Movement. But, even though the Creativity Movement prohibits people of color and would love nothing more than to ethnically cleanse the world of non-whites, Mexicans, according to Hardy, made up most of his army. I not only wouldn't, but couldn't, make this kind of shit up.

So...this Hardy character has this whole love/hate relationship going with me. He sends me messages being all cozy and sweet and crazy then he sets up a blog where he rants about the government, goes on tirades about law-enforcement, threatens me and anyone else who calls him out, boasts about offing his girlfriend and getting away with it, offers to sell her autopsy photos to people on line and praises the killer who was responsible for the deaths of three Pittsburgh police officers.

Yep...he's definitely at the top of my squirrel list.

Last year he finally got arrested again on weapons charges. They say it's because he posted a picture of himself online holding a gun so they checked it out and found a small arsenal - they really don't like it when crazy people have weapons. But...I got a feeling that it had a lot more to do with the online bloggers who brought his outrageous behavior to the attention of those who are in charge. Wanna bet?

By Brian Bowling


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Crafton man whose online praise for an attack on police caught the attention of federal authorities was sentenced Tuesday to two years and six months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm.

Hardy Lloyd, 32, pleaded guilty April 12 to the charge.

Defense attorney John Knorr argued for a lighter sentence but said Lloyd should spend some more time in confinement because he suffers from Asperger's syndrome and only recently started functioning on a 10th-grade level.

Lloyd's illness "is marked by failure to recognize, in truly adolescent fashion, the consequences of his action," Knorr said.

Consequently, he needs to be incarcerated to see why it was wrong to stockpile 10 firearms and ammunition while on probation and to continue treatment, Knorr argued.

Knorr asked U.S. District Judge Gustave Diamond to consider a sentence of three months in a halfway house or community confinement center and three months on home detention. Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Picking argued for a sentence of 24 to 30 months -- within federal guidelines -- because Lloyd continues to be a danger to himself and others.

Lloyd declined to speak on his own behalf.

Anthony Mastroianni, a therapist who has been treating Lloyd for 10 years, told Diamond that Lloyd was under his treatment when he fatally shot his girlfriend, Lori Hann, 41, on Aug. 3, 2004, in Squirrel Hill.

Lloyd claimed self-defense and an Allegheny County jury acquitted him in 2006 of homicide charges but convicted him of carrying a firearm without a license. As a convicted felon, he cannot legally possess a firearm.

In April 2009, the FBI started investigating Lloyd's website because he posted a message praising Richard Poplawski. The Stanton Heights man is awaiting trial on charges he fatally shot three Pittsburgh police officers who responded to a domestic call at his home on April 4, 2009.

The investigation turned up a blog entry in which Lloyd talked about his shotgun. During a search of Lloyd's home, agents found 10 firearms as well as white supremacist literature and Nazi propaganda booklets. Lloyd was on probation from his 2006 conviction of the firearm charge. He is scheduled to be sentenced on the probation violation in September before Common Pleas Judge Lawrence J. O'Toole.

Picking said that stockpiling weapons and exhorting others to commit violence shortly after the police officers were killed show Lloyd remains a danger to himself and others.

Diamond agreed.

"He had a small arsenal of weapons of various calibers and types. He had ammo for all those weapons," the judge said.

Diamond also sentenced Lloyd to three years of probation. During his incarceration and probation, Lloyd is not allowed to host a website.
Now, the subject of Asperger's Syndrome emerges every time Hardy gets himself in trouble. That really pisses me off. As a teen, Hardy's father would follow him around tearing down the racist fliers that Hardy was nailing to poles and generally cleaning up Hardy's messes. When Hardy shot Lori Hahn, a big deal was made about his "condition." I've worked with many kids who had Asperger's, and every single one of them have learned to cope and to function in society without killing anyone.

While Hardy might have been in therapy for the last 10 years, I have dealt with him off and on for at least 8 of those 10 years. I'm here to tell you that Hardy Lloyd DOES know about consequences - and his intellectual functioning is far above most tenth graders I have known. Of course, when daddy is a well-to-do doctor, I guess sociopathy can be explained as anything he wants it to be.