21 years ago today

Excerpt from the memoir by Revolution and Beer’s WC Turck “Everything for Love.” Dedicated to my wife of 21 years…41e+6tsee9L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX324_SY324_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA346_SH20_OU02_

We hope, we hope, we hope. We hope, because it is the Knight that does battle with the cold and agonizing emptiness that surrounds and fills us. It is that emptiness which, in the absence of hope, is poised to crush and devour us. Only hope, and its cousin, love, defends us. They are comfort to our hearts and a curse to our intellect. They are our salvation and our burden. We need hope to exist, and therefore we drink it in madly. Hope was in desperate supply in Sarajevo, and it was the one thing I was determined to give Ana, but I wondered if it was proper to offer such a thing. It felt like a fertile branch floating upon an uncertain ocean. Was there a promise of approaching shores or of the unrelenting sea?

There were few sights that spoke of the siege as graphically as the hillside cemetery above the soccer stadium. Then thousand wooden markers, ten thousand mounds of earth, ten thousand dead nearly bisected the city. It was a community in it’s own right, if one defines a community by its common bonds and needs. Bound by death, their only need was remembrance, for they had long ago lost the need for justice. New graves quickly overtook the old ones and replaced the grove of tall willow, pine and maple that once shrouded the cemetery. The bones of those older graves lay scattered on the muddy ground. The city of the dead was slowly taking over the places for the living.

I detoured among the graves that evening on the way to Ana’s. I often walked among them trying to find some commonality among them: between them and me. I read the names, if there were any, and the dates of their births and deaths. Some were decorated with curiously personal trinkets, flowers, poems, letters, children’s toys and more. Many were simply forgotten, or were simple mounds with no marker or name. BOSNIA-SARAJEVO FOOTBALL STADIUM

Near the stadium I found the grave of IRMA GRABOVICA, born 1982 and died 1993. Nearby lay HUSEIN KAROVICH, born in 1938. Beside the grave of twenty-two year old IZET BEGICH were two anonymous graves. Further on PAVO BLAZHEVICH, A Catholic Croat lay beside ZLATIMIR TEZICH, a Serb, and KASIM MEZHUR, a Muslim. Kasim and Zlatomir’s graves were so close together I wondered if in life they were friends.

It was quite dark when I reached Ana’s building. The night was brisk and moonless night. The Milky Way was bright and splashed across the sky. Ana waved from the window and hurried downstairs and into my arms. She was eager for me to meet a friend who had been crippled in the first days of the war. A battle erupted northeast of the city and spread along the lines. Despite the fighting we headed for Bare, a working class neighborhood on the northern edge of the city.

Bare was in a fold two blocks below Ana’s building. It was pressed between a communist-era hillside cemetery and the Serb lines on an adjacent ridge. Ana and I were thankful for such a dark night, as the squat, widely spaced apartment blocks were fully exposed to the lines.

We went quietly, never speaking above a whisper and tensed for the punch of a sniper’s bullet that would come quick and silent. There wasn’t much in the way of cover, just the occasional wreck amid trash strewn empty lots.

“Chetniks,” Ana whispered, “no more than three hundred meters. There is no wind tonight. We must be careful. They can hear everything up there.”

“Who are we visiting?”

“My good friend Cico. It is important that you meet him.”

ZIP! A bullet ripped the air close by. Ana and I were instantly racing for the cover of a nearby doorway. The night fell silent once more, but Ana and I refused to move. We were holding tight to one another. I could feel her heart beating madly through her coat. There was terror in her eyes. Her face, half consumed in shadow, was suddenly pale. billturckbosnianwar

“Are you all right?” I asked.

“My nerves. I’ll be fine. I think it’s safe now, but we should hurry.”

Cico’s building was close. The building was dark, but for the flickering glow of candles through translucent UNHCR plastic covering the windows at the back of the building. We ran until we reached the open door. Ana called up and a huge figure appeared at the top of the stairs. Candle poured light across a man’s face.

Even from the bottom of the stairs I could tell that Marko Markovich, Cico’s father, was a good soul, a beer and pretzels sort of guy. The candlelight painted the map of a difficult life upon his simple face. He leaned over the rail to help light our way with the candle. A welcoming smile came to him when he recognized Ana.

“Hey, Ana! Kako ste? Shta ima?” His rich deep voice filled the stairwell. Woven within was the elation of a man momentarily rescued from despair.

“Nemam nishta,” nothing much, Ana replied breathlessly. “Kako ste vi?”

“Dobro sam,” very well, he nodded meeting us on the stairs. He greeted Ana with a huge one-armed hug, nearly lifting her off her feet. “Ah, the daughter I always wanted!”

Ana introduced me. Marko welcomed me with a big handshake and hearty pat on the shoulder.

“Come, come,” he said. “It’s warmer inside. You must forgive me but I have nothing to offer.”

The apartment was tiny, much smaller than Ana’s. It was cluttered like most wartime apartments, and a bit of a mess, for which the sweet-natured Serb kept apologizing as he lumbered around the place. We found a seat on an old couch. Beautiful red and black Oriental blankets were thrown and tucked over the most worn places. The room had a strange character, as though it was as much a memory of someone that had passed as anything else. There was an air of clumsy preservation, in which a woman’s touch had been staged or recreated. That sense hid at the edges of the candlelight, like a memory fading with time. Ana was expectant, less about Cico and more as if there was something she needed to confirm here.

He said something about the last place being wrecked by a missile, and they had not settled into this place yet. Ana and I shared a smile. Marko was as awkward as a schoolboy with a crush.

“You will have some tea, both of you,” he said, leading us by candlelight through a narrow hall into the living room.

“Please, no,” said Ana. “You have much too far to go for water here.”

“Nonsense. It’s freezing outside.”

“A small cup then,” she relented.

Ana and Cico were friends before the war, but not as close as they were now. They lost touch for a while. It was then that Cico’s life changed forever.

The first weeks of the war Cico was riding in a car with some friends. One of them was playing with a gun when it went off and blew away part of Cico’s left foot. It was a terrible wound, but at the hospital it hardly compared with those missing arms and legs, with guts hanging out or faces shredded. There were dozens as badly wounded as Cico and dozens more that were hurt much worse, with casualties mounting by the hour. What remained of the hospital staff was hopelessly overwhelmed. The best he could hope for was a simple bandage. Infection set in quickly and the doctors did their best to save as much of the leg as possible, but without the proper medicines all they could do was amputate more and more of his leg in a vain effort to stay ahead of the infection. After the last operation doctors told him he should be prepared to lose the entire leg.

I looked around the room and remarked how sad it seemed. It was as if another soul was in the room with us.

“It’s Cico’s mom. You could feel her even stronger in the last place. She died when he was small of kidney failure. She was in terrible agony…I just can’t imagine.”

We could hear Cico on the stairs. He was hollering at Ana for interrupting the best pool game he’d had in weeks. He clumsily negotiated the clutter in the hall on a pair of silver metal crutches. He was tall with thick dark hair and bright playful eyes. Cico had a huge grin on his face. It dissolved the moment he saw me sitting beside Ana. Our introduction was no less awkward. He was very obviously jealous.

They caught up with neighborhood gossip. One girl was a refugee in Germany, and a kid from school had been killed on the line a few days earlier.

There was shelling to the south. The dull rumble drew concentric rings across the surface of my tea. Now and again Ana would touch my leg and ask if I was all right in English. Each time Cico took note. He leaned to Ana.

“Why don’t we hit the American over the head and steal his money,” he smirked in Bosnian. Ana fought the urge to laugh.

“Really?” she replied.

“And why not?”

“Cico, he understands everything you say.”

His eyes went wide with surprise. “Everything?’

“Everything,” she said. He looked sharply at me and blushed as I nodded.

“I, uh, I only joke,” he stammered.

“That’s okay,” I winked. “Ana suggested we mug you if you won big in pool!”

From that moment Cico and I were friends. Ana seemed terribly relieved and went back to her conversation. Gossip was the only real entertainment left in the city, and the scandalous stuff he had about who was sleeping with who was golden. For my part I marveled at Ana and the intensity she brought to every relationship. In her embrace I knew I could forever be safe from the treachery of the world. As for Ana and Cico, what passed between them was rich and pure, and much deeper than simple friendship. For Cico, by the way he looked at her and hung on every word, I knew it was nothing short of love.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray with Jack Hammond and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Does God Hate Breakfast?

I’m having some trouble with the Bible. If it truly is the word of God, why does he leave so many of the most important lessons in life out? For example, my dad is one of the toughest and bravest guys I know. He was a union guy, in a factory and a volunteer fireman, but he couldn’t accomplish anything without a cup of coffee in the morning. But nowhere in the Bible is there a story that starts with, “After his morning coffee the lord went forth and smote…”

For that matter, my whole life I have been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and yet, the Bible, Torah and Koran are all silent on this subject. Why? Wouldn’t it be a great lesson to kids if David’s mom was heard to say, “Goliath can wait until you’ve had breakfast. How are you going to slay a giant and you haven’t had breakfast? Oh, and don’t forget your helmet and knee pads!”michael-crawford-david-and-goliath-and-david-s-personal-trainer-rolf-new-yorker-cartoon

Then again, David would have also benefitted from exercise, right? Maybe a few pushups, jog a little, lift some heavy stones. Yet, he isn’t even described as practicing the slingshot. That seems fundamental. There is more to learn from the golfing scene from the 1970s comedy Animal House with John Belushi regarding practice than in any holy book. but exercise should be a given, right? Jesus walked the desert for who knows how long, but no where does it say to the rest of us, get your big butts up and go for a walk. The only downside I can see is that with all those healthy hot looking people in Mosques, Temples and churches, singles bars and e-harmony might go out of business. To quote Jim Gaffigan, as you turn to an attractive neighbor in church, “Peace be with you, and an extra piece for you…”

The commandments fall short as well. Unless I’m a peasant shepherd, a few of them just are sort of irrelevant. A few suggestions, if I might, would update the commandments, such as, Don’t fart in a crowded elevator, hilarious though it may be if you are the farter, not the fartee. How about, Thou’t shall not flip other drivers off, or drive like a jerk when entering and leaving a place of worship. That’s right, gold Toyota, you know who you are. Maybe not playing with food would be a good one for kids. I got smacked and grounded for that all the time, and yet never needed the Thou shall’t not kill rule.

Finally, we are warned of deviant sexual acts by clergy and throughout holy texts (insert your own jokes here). Marriage, we are also told, is sacred, and yet not much in the way of real world marriage advice. The idea that a woman shall be subservient to her husband has caused us nothing but trouble, while real world advice is missing. After 900 years of marriage -that’s how old they say Noah was in the Bible- I’m guessing relations between he and Mrs. Noah(No last name here? That seems a bit presumptuous. I have like 8 friends named Bill) were getting a bit, shall we say, predictable. Perhaps a bit of advice on how to liven up the captain’s quarters aboard the Ark a bit would have been in order. The first real Love Boat! I’m thinking a bit of role playing perhaps. I can hear Noah’s wife saying, “I’ll be the milk maiden tonight, and you be the lost shepherds boy…”

Along those lines, and I’m just throwing this one out there, you can all decide for yourselves, but isn’t S & M truly the consensual adult embodiment of the Golden Rule? Do onto others, and all that? Just sayin’…
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Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray with Jack Hammond and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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The Coming Genocide in America.

Walsh cut me off quickly. For months he has refused to debate me on Islam. He is a liar, and now, along with people like Pamela Geller, he is an agent in a coming genocide in the United States against Muslims. He thanked god for the second amendment, and after grossly misleading and largely invented numbers, asked what his listeners were prepared to do. The insinuation to violence appears most obvious. I am catholic. Walsh has never been in combat. I have.ResizeImageHandler

The Left is too weak and ill-informed to recognize the Right is rushing the country towards violence. 20 years in the Balkans, including 3 during the various wars as Yugoslavia broke apart, and a front row seat to the Rwandan Genocide, with hundreds of interviews and two decades of study; I have learned the mechanics of Genocide. I have seen this before. The Right isn’t inventing something new: the template always works.

The cornerstone of any genocide is the media. Control of the media and the message are paramount. It is the carrying system of the nationalists. There are 14420 radio stations in the United States, excluding FM booster and low power stations. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 opened the door for wholesale media consolidation. With that consolidation, conglomerates tied directly to right wing agendas and candidates own more than 90% of radio stations. Profitable and successful shows like Stephanie Miller have been cancelled and replaced with unprofitable programming. FOX News, in order to gain market share lost hundreds of millions for years, something that shareholders for companies owning MSCBC and CNN would not have tolerated. That is a takeover.

How influential is radio in the United States? Radio reaches daily about 80% of the US population, generating annual revenue of about $20 billion, more than double since 1990. Rush Limbaugh was paid 400 million through 2016, or about $38 million annually. It is virtually impossible to find a prominent Right wing talk show host who is not a millionaire. Speaking for “everyman,” Sean Hannity makes $30 million annually, with a net worth twice that. Revenue through 2020 for radio is forecast at $13.5 billion annually in the US alone, against online radio revenue worldwide, according to Radio Internet Advertising News(RAIN) of $1.5 billion in 2017.

The nationalists are led by a small number of individuals with other designs. Genocide is a means to an end, not the end itself. The end is the control of the nation, its wealth and the elimination of adversaries and critics . the set up begins much earlier. The formula is time tested, from medieval European dynasties through to Kemal Atta Turk and the Armenians to the Nazis, Saddam and the Kurds, Rwanda, Bosnia and every other nationalist movement. It is nakedly transparent in virtually everything on rightwing radio, the GOP and their current crop of presidential candidates. The corporate angle cannot be overstated here.
There must be an idealized and largely fictitious ethnic, religious or racial group, an internal betrayer and an eternal enemy. For the Third Reich, it was the so-called Aryans that were idealized, with Soviets as the external enemy, and Jews/Bolsheviks as the internal betrayers. The Serbs, fictionalizing the 12th Century invasion by the Ottoman Turks described Bosnians as the betrayer. During the Rwandan Genocide, it was the media that drove and directed the slaughter of 800,000 mainly Tutsis. In Bosnia a Serb dominated press actually broadcast kill lists of Muslims. Right wing talk host Michael Savage support has offered support for the Serbian cause, which saw the cumulative slaughter of more than 150,000 Muslims in Bosnia and Kosovo. It works every time, and it is coming to American at warp speed.

The tragedy in garland was a staged event. In the opinion of the writer, Pamela Geller was likely hoping something would happen, though she is unlikely to ever admit that sort of dastardly intent. I witnessed at the start of the Bosnian conflict how the Serbian Press would conflate the mundane or manufacture events to feed nationalist and genocide narratives.

Walsh’s invocation and pretend chicken hawk outrage regarding the second amendment solution to his listeners is haunting to someone who has seen two genocides, and whom is married to someone who survived a genocide. The messaging is becoming increasingly provocative daily on right wing talk radio. The intent is to control and incite when the time comes.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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You’re Invited. Pamela Geller announces Reclaiming the N-Word festival

On the heels of her successful Draw a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad event in Garland Texas, Free Speech heroine Pamela Geller announced today the next great leap forward in Free Speech rights has invited you to a nationwide “Reclaiming the N-word!” event. Join Pamela Geller, Amy Jacobson, Representative Joe Walsh Rand Paul and WLS morning host John Howell, as well as the entire GOP and the great patriots of Garland Texas as White people refuse to have their freedoms abridged.

“Drawing cartoons intended to offend Muslims was just the beginning,” said Pamela Geller. “We are reclaiming the freedoms that made America great.” She was speaking from her posh Manhattan apartment amid some of the $50 million she has received from secret sources to continue her brave efforts.

Among the groundbreaking civic work Geller hopes to accomplish, is making it okay again for White people to use the N-word when and where they please. Geller Hopes to move onto the Mexican and Hispanic community with the S-word, and the C-word for Chinese. Other groups she hopes to reclaim freedom against their desire for respect in America are the Japanese, Slavs, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Inuit, Indigenous Americans, the handicapped and the poor.

Walsh, who suffered a doubly embarrassing blow in the last election to both a woman and an Asian American, but found solace in mocking a crippled veteran’s wounds, said the loss of terms historically used to reaffirm oppression and power structures, which supported slavery, intimidation and genocide, of these “banned” words represent a cornerstone of American freedoms.

“Once coloreds and immigrants, especially the brownish ones,” Walsh said proudly to an audience of 7 upstanding American patriots who tapped their canes and rattled oxygen tanks in support, “we lost some of our god-given freedoms.”

Walsh was referring to upstart minorities who unilaterally decided so-called “derogatory” terms were offensive. That, Walsh and Geller agree, is a slippery slope. What’s next, Rand Paul told FOX host Sean Hannity, yesterday; Voting for everyone? Respect? Civil society?

“Ban the N-word,” said Amy Jacobson, settling into the AM1680 morning show, with her new male minder and verbal abuser, Dan Proft, “and little by little it’s mind police.”

When asked whether or not there would be an event to take back the K-word for Jewish Americans, Geller called the question anti-Semitic and deeply offensive , then stormed out of the interview.

For details on how you can get on the invitation list for this seminal event in the cause of defending American freedoms write to or call:
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25 NW Point Blvd. Suite 400
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Or Email Pamela Geller directly and tell her what minority you would like to abuse, and ask how to schedule the event with her:
Email me at pamelageller@gmail.com

A note:
The author believes that parody and sarcasm of the above piece are integral to the perverse political climate of rightwing hate currently paraded under terms such as “Freedom.” In keeping with their penchant for twisting reason and discourse to the detriment and division of civil society, the intent of this piece was to use their assertion that all offense speech is protected under the First Amendment, the author asserts that and their position then excludes any legal or personal offense as an attempt to curb my First Amendment rights.


Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His new book “A Tragic Fate: is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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#JeSuisCharlie: The Paris Attack

mohYou will hear a great deal of spin, propaganda and lies, particularly from the gun pornographers in the NRA. They will tell you French police do not carry weapons and that gun ownership in France is banned. The responding police to the Charlie Hedbo attack were not the Gendarmerie Nationale, but civilian Police nationale, or Surete (Sur-ay-tay), like our civilian police here in the US. All Surete are issued and carry a Swiss SIG Saurer Pro-series semi-automatic pistol 9mm pistol, and many carry rifles and/or shotguns in their vehicles like US domestic police.

By domestic standards, crime is violent rare in Paris and France as a whole. Terrorism and extremist attacks are rare as well. The Surete has excellent SWAT, anti-terrorism and rapid response units. Communication and coordination between Surete and the Gendarmerie is excellent as well. The first police responded in Paris within 3 minutes. Video from today’s attack show that the police were surprised while responding, facing combat hardened gunmen with assault weapons and possibly body armor before they could even draw their weapons.

Two officers were killed. One was hit in a hail of bullets and wounded. The attackers then finished the officer off moments later. Will FOX News televise their funeral hour by hour as well, or will they forget this story when Michelle Obama makes a remark about bacon or vegetables or school lunches in a few days? imagesYOXYKALI

Gun ownership in France is permitted, but is licensed. Stock piling bullets for pistols is not permitted. Owners of small arms may keep 20 rounds at any one time. Hunters, sportsmen and rifle owners are permitted to maintain 1000 rounds. Guns can be owned legally with appropriate and reasonable permits. Ownership of guns in France is common and easier than in many other European countries. However, with the EU, there are no border customs control. Buying guns legally or illegally in Eastern and Southern Europe, or Turkey and transporting them throughout Europe is as simple as buying guns at an Indian gun fair and driving them to the south side of Chicago.

As for reaction by Muslims to the attack, apparently for Charlie Hedbo’s cartoon depictions of the prophet Muhammad, The Arab league in Cairo and Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious, organizations, Canadian Muslim leaders, Saudi Arabia and British Muslim leaders immediately and strongly condemned the attack. It is the same for ISIS as well, with many Muslim leaders and nations condemning the group.imagesSIRRUYDA

Finally, a leading Muslim cleric in Britain remarked on the BBC that “Journalists are free to produce those cartoons in a free society, and we as Muslims are free to peacefully oppose them…We Jews, Muslims and Christians must come together and unify against this threat.” The journalist responsible for the cartoon is Stephanie Charbonnier. He was killed in the attack.

While respect and sensitivity to diverse perspectives in the community, freedom of expression must be paramount throughout society. Charlie Hebdo clearly carried that to an extreme, but in their defense the magazine was an equal opportunity offender. That is why we have published a cross-section of those offending covers, with apologies to all of our friends who might take offense. The freedom of expression and of journalism, however is much larger that individual sensitivities. We will likely never post them again, but out of duty in defense of expression and freedom, and to honor the memories of the dead, not only in Paris, but for those oppressed by any censorship, including American corporatist censorship and self-censorship, Revolution and Beer will not waver from its responsibility. Charia-Hebdo-couverture-Charlie-Hebdo

Rest in peace truth warriors. Rest assured that others shall carry that torch against all extremism, fascism and forces of control who would oppress, conceal or attack the real truths in this world.

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Listen Saturday’s from 11am-1pm to WC Turck, Brian Murray and guests on Chicago’s real alternative media, AM1680, Q4 radio, streaming at www.que4.org.
CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


The Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is a conservative think tank with offices in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, and member of the State Policy Network. IPI is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. IPI is also a member of ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force and Education Task Force. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst, Amanda Griffin-Johnson, presented model legislation (the “State Employee Health Savings Account Act”) to the HHS task force at ALEC’s 2011 annual meeting.[4] Collin Hitt, Director of Education Policy, is a private sector member of the Education Task Force representing IPI. He sponsored the “Local Government Transparency Act” at the ALEC 2011 States and Nation Policy Summit. In its 2006 annual report the Cato Institute states that it made a grant of $50,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank founded by Charles G. Koch and funded by the Koch brothers.

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Turkey a terrorist State?

Is it time to expel Turkey from the EU? This week Turkey’s Prime Minister, in yet another move by his government towards despotism announced that Muslims had discovered America three centuries before Columbus. http://news.yahoo.com/erdogan-says-muslims-not-columbus-discovered-americas-162759161.html Never mind that Columbus did not discover anything, but instead trespassed and then helped steal someone else’s land. The claim might be dismissed as foolish if it had not come with a string of other extremist acts and policies.

Erdogan’s heavy handed policies against protesters earlier this year demonstrated a fundamental lapse in domestic policy, but Erdogan’s ruling Islamist party continues to lead Turkey down a dangerous and isolationist path. That path carries he and his nation further away from the ideals and inclusiveness of the European Union and closer to groups like ISIS.

Indeed, Erdogan has engaged in a dangerous waltz, threading a line between the advantages of Europe and membership in NATO while, according to a number of reports engaging in direct actions that lend material and financial support to ISIS. In fact, Turkey may already be one of the largest trading partners with the terrorist group through the illegal purchase of black market oil sold well below regular market prices. Turkey has all but looked the other direction over smuggling of illicit oil into Turkey.

While British and American hostages were being executed by ISIS militants, Turkey, in an exchange still shrouded in mystery managed to swap 49 Turkish nationals for ISIS militants. F. Michael Maloof reported in September at wnd.com that “At the recent Paris meeting of Western powers to discuss how to defeat ISIS, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made clear that Turkey’s first priority wasn’t the elimination of ISIS but to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad”

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/turkey-backs-isis-to-eliminate-assad/#7SbXvBCs0zKhmMf0.99

Their reluctance, and resistance to allow US and NATO forces to operate from bases in Turkey, or to overfly the country should have immediately drawn the ire of EU , US and NATO leaders. But it was Turkey’s complete refusal to assist Kurdish fighters threatened with annihilation by ISIS forces in the border town of Kobani last month which should have sparked debate over sanctions or more against an increasingly belligerent Turkish leadership.

Recently Erdogan led an effort to consolidate power within the government. There are some who believe that his sympathies with ISIS and that grab for additional power are not disconnected. Whatever the case, it is time to take a tougher stance with the Erdogan government, which has abandoned, attacked, imprisoned and beaten their own citizens. Not it is becoming a pariah internationally. Time to call them on their duplicity.


CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com


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America’s Slide Towards Genocide: A Place of Refuge

I am declaring my home a refuge should the hate-mongers and bigots in this country threaten my Muslim friends and neighbors.

The day after September 11th 2001, I went over to a Mosque on the northwest side of Chicago and met with an Imam and several other members of the Mosque. After witnessing the genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda, and learning how a society descends into acts of genocide I was concerned for my Muslim friends and neighbors. To them, for fear of what this country might do to a minority, I offered my home as a sanctuary, vowing to give my life to protect and defend my neighbors. Never again and not in my name meant, and still means something to me.

I was to learn that an event like September 11th, in a nation without any real understanding of Islam would not undertake a serious pogrom. It was bittersweet when only a hand full of incidents occurred. Most people ignored the chicken-little hate-mongering against Muslims by FOX news and the Rightwing media. There were no internment camps during the criminal war in Iraq for Muslims as this country employed for Japanese citizens and immigrants during the Second World War. By the way, ask yourself why there were no such camps for white German Americans? But the media-fed bigotry descends upon the soul like a fog, eventually settling deep.

Genocide is a process. It needs a fertile soil; and base to grow from. That soil has been cultivated since September 11th. The idea of radical and extremist Islam has been constructed, feeding a self-fulfilling prophecy in ISIS, as this country has created an enemy as a means of legitimacy and control. Hard to believe? You now routinely surrender your constitutional rights for the illusion of protection and security. You accept banality and snarkiness as journalism. The government has more control in your lives thanks to the patriot act and the war on terror. It scrutinizes your emails and conversations and fondles you at airports. As long as your favorite shows are on cable TV and the fast food place on the corner remains open and you can walk into Target with a gun, freedom prevails!

Radical Islam must exist for the war profiteers and their media salespersons. Obama says we could be at war with ISIS for years to come, at a million dollars a cruise missile, or $300 thousand for a laser guided bomb; But the video is awesome! The oligarchs and their subordinates in government, including Obama and Tea party and Republican and Libertarian cohorts as well, amass great fortunes over gas and oil. Western companies do business with ISIS-without a single head being cut off. Western nations purchase oil from ISIS. ISIS, like America is at war with the poor and the weak. See a pattern yet?

But genocide is more a social affliction than a political one. It runs away with a society properly primed by the politic and its media. So the media today is filled with plots against New York, a workplace beheading by a deranged individual in Oklahoma and ISIS threatening to attack the American mainland. we have been fed the crime in the beheadings of Americans in stylish videos. next comes the investment of threatened terror at home. The third component will be an American shot down over ISIS territory. The hysteria of the media will increase to a din. They are on the verge. I saw it in ex-Yugoslavia, and I still have copies of the lists and reasons the Hutus in Rwanda read over the radio calling Tutsis cockroaches and detailing why they should be killed.

You think America is immune? We are more susceptible than any other culture on the planet, primarily because we believe we are better. And ISIS would lave for us to do something rash and terrible to our Muslim friends and neighbors to legitimize their brand and to solidify their power. The equation is simple if you are open to it.

That’s why as an American of conscience, who sees the world and people clearly for who and what they are, I am designating my home a sanctuary should this country transpire to some thing inhuman against Muslim friends and neighbors. God forbid that should happen, but if it does anyone threatening or violating this household and all who take refuge here would wish that ISIS was your only enemy.

CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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You had to make it a war against a religion, now look what you’ve done!!!

A new rant from the FILTHY PUNDIT(He ought to have his mouth washed out with soap) Politics, way over the %$#@ing top!………………..been reading quite a bit on ISIS, those shitheads in Iraq created by This country. I won’t even say Righties, because all Americans really are to blame for this one by being fat, stupid and lazy…and worst of all ignorant of what our Muslim friends and neighbors, the vast majority good and decent Muslims were trying to tell us after September 11th…Don’t make it about religion. And it wasn’t. It was about fucking criminals who hid behind religion, sort of like George Fucking Bush who called Iraq a “crusade” and infused all the jerk –off militarism and self-fellating nationalism with Christian evangelical garbage. Same fucking animals in my book. And we are fucking schizophrenic-apologies to a few of my actual, lucid, intelligent and coherent, clinically diagnosed schizophrenic friends- but have you heard our media and Republicans talk about George Bush and the Iraq invasion as if they weren’t fucking cheerleading and economically gang-raping the Dixie chicks through that whole “with us er against us shit? Righties who couldn’t cum hard enough at the thought of fucking up Iraq, and who, like Shaun Hannity still claim there are WMDs hidden there? But unlike the original Iraqis, these ISIS fucks fight and cut off heads, so all the righties are pussing out. And by the way, I just watched a video about ISIS capturing SCUD Missiles but first had to sit through a Bank of America commercial showing fat rednecks and a Chevy truck going to a BBQ/bypass operation. How’s that for fucking disconnection and foreshadowing? And for the eternal hand-ringers for perpetual peace, we created this mess, and it is a mess. We don’t get to walk away from it. You make a mess, you clean it up! Which doesn’t absolve the neighbors there either. Those assholes had better pony up too. It’s like we are all sitting nice and quite in a bar and two guys named George and Dick come in and stir up a mess of trouble, riling up folks otherwise under control, throwing the bartender into the alley and chasing off the bouncer, then leaves you with the tab. Some weird guy in the corner starts fucking shit up, threatening the girls in the bar, stabs a guy and lights a table on fire. You hate the thought of a fight, but you’re the only guy big enough to take this fuck on and straighten the bar back out so you can get back to your quiet beer and the game. What do you do? Pussie out, say you don’t give a shit about the bully and the victims. Maybe you’ll find another bar, rotting inside because you knew you’d pussed when someone really needed a hero. Then again, maybe that weird asshole follows you to the new bar and the one after that. That’s sort of what ISIS is. They’re a little prick, turned bully and now they’ve turned it on full force against the small and the weak, and there ain’t a mirror in the universe that hides the shame of letting it happen when you could stop it cold. There ain’t a grave deep enough to bury all that shame in, but that’s just me…I fucking hate bullies, and these guys are the bullies pulled straight from hell’s rotted asshole. Send ‘em back and do it hard. They’re in a desert for christ’s sake. Ain’t like we’re gonna wreck much else.

CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Where are the moderate Muslims on the beheading of James Foley? A new rant from the FILTHY PUNDIT(He ought to have his mouth washed out with soap) Politics, way over the %$#@ing top!………………..last night on the Joe Walsh show he posed a question I think is on everyone’s mind. This past week American journalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIS terrorists after being held for more than 2 years in Syria, where he was reporting on the conflict. Despite an attempt at rescue by US Special Forces, Foley was butchered, his beheading broadcast on the internet. Walsh, on his show, demanded that moderate Muslims, who claim to be a religion of peace, publically condemn his death. Walsh said no Muslims had condemned the killing, that is except, as I found by Googling “Muslims, ISIS, condemn” British Muslim organizations, American Muslim organizations, the Muslim Council of Britain, Muslim and Christian leaders together in India. In fact, many Muslims publically condemned the killing, from many sources, but somehow failed to get noticed by Walsh and the corporate war Press in America and Australia. Walsh missed Muslim Indonesian Minister Djoko Suyanto who said that ISIS posed a threat to the nation’s religious and cultural diversity. “The government rejects and bans the teachings of ISIS…” or maybe, the Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam, Egypt’s most influential Muslim cleric, or the Arab League. Walsh even tripped past a Reuters story by the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) condemning the “forced expulsion of the Christian brothers of Iraq from their homes, cities, and provinces… These are acts that violate Islamic laws, Islamic conscience and leave but a negative image of Islam and Muslims.” Perhaps he just missed Imams on the BBC. Why, the good bigot, war criminal and scumbag Walsh, who pretends at being a “good” Christian, even missed Vatican Radio and the Secretary General for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madani, with his official statement denouncing the “forced deportation of Christians as a crime that cannot be tolerated.” Don’t hunt. I have all the links below. My question is, where the fuck is Israel’s condemnation for this act? Where are the Bolivians, Monrovians, Iowans, Eskimos, Japanese fishermen (and women)? Our friends the Fijians are suspiciously silent. Texas Governor Rick Perry has not publically condemned ISIS. Why, Rick? There has been a series of burglaries in Walsh’s faggy suburban community, yet Walsh is silent. Why has he not publically condemned them, and if he does now, is it only to deflect his possible part in these terrible crimes against good white people’s property? So why the fuck should “moderate” Muslims, whatever the fuck that means, be the parrots to “extremist” Christians like Walsh(unfounded blind universal angst and hate against a group is extreme? Or is it that the Western and American war-profiteering media and the hysteria generating rightwing is really only interested in endless war for oil, money, power, destabilization and hegemony as a means to a sultry end. The proof is below and all around you, unless you are just content to hate, and perpetuate this shit between religions. In which case you are a giant turd floating in our collective gene pool of evolution.

http://twocircles.net/2014aug19/indian_muslims_unequivocally_condemn_brutal_atrocities_isis.html#.U_XszE0g9Fo

http://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/canada-decent-muslims-condemn-isis-savages/

http://news.yahoo.com/islamic-scholars-condemn-expulsion-iraqs-christian-brothers-120656878.html

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2014/07/25/worlds_muslim_leaders_condemn_attacks_on_iraqi_christians/1103410

http://news.sky.com/story/1298792/british-muslims-unite-to-condemn-evil-isis

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28270296

http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/British-Muslims-Condemn-Barbarity-ISIS/story-22789193-detail/story.html

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-muslim-and-christian-groups-condemn-isis-as-anti-islam-2012168

http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/american-muslim-organizations-condemn-isis-murder-of-journalist-james-foley/0020275

http://rt.com/uk/181836-british-muslims-isis-foley/

http://cbrainard.blogspot.com/2014/08/iraq-syria-war-muslims-condemn-is-isis.html

CAM00236WC Turck is an author, artist, playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. He is currently working on a new book “Shoot Down: An unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17.” His first novel, “Broken” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “Everything for Love,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He partners in a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics with cohost, activist and artist Brian Murray For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit www.revolutioandbeer.com

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Identifying America’s Real Terrorists.

WC Turck is the author of 4 books, including the critically acclaimed Bosnian War Memoir “Everything for Love,” and Broken: One soldier’s unexpected journey home, at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. Turck wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “Occupy my Heart: A Revolutionary Christmas Carol” and “The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden.” He can be heard weekdays from 9-11am, and 1-3pm on the Revolution and Beer show with partner and cohost BL Murray.

“Not all Muslims are terrorists, but almost all terrorists are Muslims,” goes the refrain. Folksy wisdom, but then so is, “not all white people are neo-nazis, but all neo-nazis are white.” Deposed former Republican legislator and loud mouth Joe Walsh stated on his hysterics-based show that 80-90% of terrorists are Muslims. In a verbal spasm over the disbanding of the NYPDs so-called “Demographics Unit,” an innocuous term for their Muslim surveillance unit also stated that the unit helped prevent the Times Square Bombing. Oh, Joe, if I had a nickel for every wrong and stupid thing bubbling from your mouth I’d be a wealthy man. And by the way, “Demographics Unit?” Remember that the Nazis called Dachau and Auschwitz “Labor Camps.” By the way, everybody missed the Times Square Bomber, who walked away expecting the vehicle to explode, which it might have if he wasn’t a screw up, no thanks to law enforcement spy cliques or the NSA.

But, as ole Joe went onto say, is it true that the only religion that beheads people, murders nonbelievers and goes “after people for speaking out against Mohammad are Muslims?” Well first, probably not a lot of Hindus are that sensitive about Mohammad, and second it depends upon your definition of terrorism. And last, what or who is the real threat to Americans regarding terrorism?

AJ Segneri, host of Out Front, weekdays on AM1680, www.que4.org in Chicago from 1-3pm weekdays observed that we never seem to get around to identifying crimes like the Kansas City murders by a White Supremacist at two Jewish centers as acts of terror. But what would you say if I could prove you are in far more danger from white Christians than Muslims? Would you scoff?

Since September 11th dozens and by some conservative estimates, as many as 100 Americans had been murdered by White Supremacists and Neo Nazis. In the last 10 years, Americans killed by Muslims as an act of domestic terrorism is ZERO. In fact, since the election of Barack Obama these groups has skyrocketed. Joe Walsh stood shoulder to shoulder with some of them while recently defending a scofflaw millionaire manager refusing to pay miniscule fees to run his for-profit cattle on tax-payer land. They advocate the violent overthrow of the government, murder innocent victims an public officials, threaten shoot and menace law enforcement, and run all sorts of crimes from bank robbery to drug dealing.

The Ugandan Army of God has murdered thousands in the name of Christianity. Rightwing media in this country routinely and systematically defended or explained away the summary executions and desecration of bodies of Muslims by US Soldiers. Serbs in the late 1990s slaughtered tens of thousands of secular Bosnian and Kosovar Muslims, Croatian Catholics slaughtered thousands of Muslims and the German government alone is looking into the murders of nearly 1000 Muslim and African immigrants by white power groups. In Greece, the Golden Dawn is implicated in dozens of deaths, and perhaps as many as 200 murdered immigrants. By contrast, the media in this country only talks about acts committed by Muslims overseas, reaffirming stereotypes and misinformation.

I have looked at all of the dictionary definitions of the word “terrorism” in the English language. Not one says it is a Muslim offense against white Americans. Not one says that Terrorism is an act committed by Muslims because they hate freedom. Therefore, being an adherent to the language, I must conclude that “terrorism” regards an act of terror. And since we all as human beings can experience terror, then drone strikes on weddings, a wall 3 times the size of the Berlin Wall and overhanded tactics by Israelis against Palestinians can also, under that true definition must be considered acts of terror.

So use this and the list below as a starting point in setting the record straight. That is that no group holds a monopoly over hate and terror and brutality. Indeed, I suspect that once the list is finally complete, what will emerge is not a religions pissing contest but a an intransigent human penchant for cruelty, and that we wield that cruelty by assigning arbitrary reasons to dehumanize and degrade others as a means of concealing our own ignorance, lack of humanity, a penchant to destroy and an inability to create and a fundamental disregard for the god(s) we claim to pray to.

THE LIST (Please add to the list)
1. Frazier Glenn Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross murders 3 in Kansas City
2. Eric Millerberg spoke to the court about his conviction, enraging Alexis Rasmussen he is a member of the gang Silent Aryan Warriors
3. A Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted a reputed white supremacist of first-degree murder today in the shooting death of an African American motorist two years ago on a Foothill Farms street. Brian Keith Jones Jr., 25, did not appear in court as the verdict was read in his killing of Duane Lomax, who was fatally shot in the early morning of Dec. 8, 2012, on Predial Way Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/18/6248412/jury-convicts-reputed-white-supremacist.html#storylink=cpy
4. Joshua Dylan Petrin, 31, was arrested Friday morning at the Regina Remand Centre, where he was being held on first-degree murder charges in the death of Lorry Anne Santos. The 33-year-old mother of four was shot and killed after she opened her door to strangers in Saskatoon on Sept. 12. Police say the gunmen had gone to the wrong house. Petrin is charged with second-degree murder in the 2008 death of Mitchell Chambers, 23, and first-degree murder in the 2012 death of Bryan Gower, 35. Petrin also faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder of two other people.
5. Joseph P. Franklin, a white supremacist who killed at least eight people in a shooting spree from 1977 to 1980 and confessed to being the sniper who wounded the Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt and the lawyer and civil rights activist Vernon E. Jordan Jr., was executed on Wednesday, the Missouri Department of Public Safety said.
6. Two white supremacists are in custody and two more are being sought in the beating death in Tennessee of a volunteer firefighter who authorities say was affiliated with the neo-Nazi Aryan Nations.
At least one of the four suspects is reportedly a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, a prison-based, “whites-only” gang that is known as one of the most violent of its type in the country. In recent years, felons released from prison have increasingly continued to work for the Aryan Brotherhood, which frequently is involved in drug dealing, in the outside world.
John Corey Lanier, 26, and Todd E. Dalton, 39, both of Manchester, Tenn., are currently being held in jail in Franklin County, Tenn., on charges of first-degree murder, authorities say.
David Gordon Jenkins, 46, also of Manchester, and Coty Keith Holmes, 25, of Hillsboro, Tenn., also were charged with murder in grand jury indictments returned Monday. “They are still at large,” Franklin County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Guess told Hatewatch today. He said investigators aren’t certain if the two fugitives have left Tennessee, but warrants for their arrests have been entered into the national crime data system and they are identified as being armed and dangerous.
The four are charged in the death of Corey N. Matthews, 26, whose body was found March 24 on Jackson Cemetery Road in rural Franklin County. Guess said that Matthews, a volunteer for the Keith Springs Fire Department, died of blunt force trauma to the head and upper body, and most likely was killed on the evening of March 23.
7. A 27-year-old woman who joined her boyfriend in a 2011 murder spree to kill Jews and minorities has pleaded guilty in Portland, Ore., in a deal that calls for her to spend the rest of her life in federal prison without the possibility of parole.
Holly Ann Grigsby told Senior U.S. District Judge Ancer Haggerty Tuesday that she did not kill any of the victims, including the stepmother of her boyfriend, David “Joey” Pedersen, the The Oregonian reports in today’s editions.
After the pair were arrested in October 2011 and accused of a murderous crime spree in Washington, Oregon and California, Grigsby told a California newspaper reporter that she had killed DeeDee Pedersen because white supremacists believe that men should not murder women
8. A South Carolina white supremacist and his wife, self-styled vigilantes, say they murdered a couple because the man was a registered sex offender.
“You think I’m here to rob you. I’m not here to rob you. I’m here to kill you because you are a child molester,” Jeremy Moody, 30, said he told his victim before pulling the trigger.
Moody and his wife, Christine, 36, say they planned to kill another before getting arrested Wednesday. They were charged with two counts of murder but might face more indictments if Jeremy Moody’s claim of killing others turns out to be true.
“He indicated he was going on our website looking at sex offenders and randomly targeting individuals off that website,” Union County Sheriff David Taylor said.
Investigators say Moody — who has “Skinhead,””Made in America,” and “White Power” tattoos — admitted to shooting Charles Parker, 59, twice and Gretchen Parker, 51, once with a pistol at close range Sunday.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/white-supremacist-pair-targeted-sex-offender-double-murder-suspects-article-1.1408694#ixzz2z5wzm8yd
9. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A white supremacist accused of a Northwest crime spree that claimed four lives has accepted legal help less than two months after winning the right to represent himself at his upcoming trial, his lawyers said Monday.

Court-appointed attorneys Renee Manes and Richard Wolf confirmed in phone interviews that they are again representing David “Joey” Pedersen.

Pedersen, 32, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 28, are awaiting trial on federal charges of kidnapping, carjacking and murder. They are accused of killing a man on the Oregon coast and another in Northern California.

Pedersen previously pleaded guilty to murder in the slaying of his father and stepmother in Everett, Wash.

Prosecutors say the 2011 killing spree was part of a white supremacist campaign to purify and preserve the white race. Pedersen has a tattoo of a swastika on his chest and an image of Adolph Hitler on his stomach. The blue initials “SWP,” for Supreme White Power, are on his neck.
10. A U.S. District Court jury in Chicago has convicted white supremacist leader Matt Hale for soliciting the murder of a federal judge.
Hale, 32, leader and self-proclaimed “Pontifex Maximus” of the virulently racist and anti-Semitic Creativity Movement (formerly known as the World Church of the Creator), was found guilty on April 26, 2004, of one count of solicitation of murder and three counts of obstruction of justice. He was acquitted of a second count of solicitation of murder.
During the trial, jurors heard recorded conversations of Hale trying to persuade FBI informant Anthony Evola, who acted as Hale’s bodyguard, to kill Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow.
11. law enforcement investigates possible ties between the murders and a white supremacy group.
Mourners fill the First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale, outside Dallas, Texas this afternoon to remember Kaufman County district attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia. The couple was found shot to death inside their home over the weekend. Their murders came two months after the county’s assistant district attorney, Mark Hasse, was shot and killed
12. Amer¬i¬can white suprema¬cists marked the New Year with vio¬lence, open¬ing 2013 with a mur-der in Ken¬tucky and an alleged plot in Ohio. Sus¬pects in both inci¬dents have ties to neo-Nazi groups.
The murder occurred near the small town of Walton, Kentucky, south of Cincinnati, Ohio, on Jan¬u¬ary 9. About a week later, Boone County sheriff’s deputies arrested three men on kid¬nap-ping, mur¬der and abuse of a corpse charges, stating that the suspects had beaten the vic¬tim in two sep¬a¬rate locations and stabbed and strangled him to death at the sec¬ond loca¬tion, then dis¬membered his body and left parts of it in different places. The vic¬tim was a 19-year old drug addict who also allegedly sold heroin to support his own drug habit.
The suspects arrested were Anthony Baumgartner, 23; Jeffrey Allen, 21; and Stephen Harkness, 22. At least one of the suspects has ties to the white supremacist movement. Baumgartner, who has several white supremacist tattoos, was a relatively recent recruit to the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM), with the rank of “Stormtrooper First Class.”
13. Jury selection began today for a reputed white supremacist accused of killing a Colorado Springs woman during a bungled robbery.
Kandin Eric Wilson, 29, is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 27 shooting of Susana Pelayo-Perez in the parking lot of the Shannon Glen apartments at 260 N. Murray Blvd.
Pelayo-Perez, 35, was a passenger in a white Chevrolet SUV when a bullet shattered the left rear window of the car and hit her below the shoulder. She later died at Memorial Hospital.
Wilson and another suspect, Kyle Robert Gray, both of Colorado Springs, were arrested in December
Read more at http://gazette.com/white-supremacist-on-trial-for-murder-in-womans-killing/article/100581#cv1uB8q6ExSsV57s.99
14. James Byrd, Jr. (May 2, 1949 – June 7, 1998) was an African-American who was murdered by three men, of whom at least two were white supremacists, in Jasper, Texas, on June 7, 1998. Shawn Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John King dragged Byrd for three miles behind a pick-up truck along an asphalt road. Byrd, who remained conscious throughout most of the ordeal, was killed when his body hit the edge of a culvert, severing his right arm and head. The murderers drove on for another mile before dumping his torso in front of an African-American cemetery in Jasper.[1] Byrd’s lynching-by-dragging gave impetus to passage of a Texas hate crimes law.
15. On June 7, 1998, Byrd, age 49, accepted a ride from Shawn Berry (age 24), Lawrence Russell Brewer (age 31) and John King (age 23). Berry, who was driving, was acquainted with Byrd from around town. Instead of taking Byrd home, the three men took Byrd to a remote county road out of town, beat him severely, urinated on him and chained him by his ankles to their pickup truck before dragging him for approximately 1.5 miles. Brewer later claimed that Byrd’s throat had been slashed by Berry before he was dragged. However, forensic evidence suggests that Byrd had been attempting to keep his head up while being dragged, and an autopsy suggested that Byrd was alive during much of the dragging. Byrd died after his right arm and head were severed when his body hit a culvert.[10] Byrd’s brain and skull were found intact, further suggesting he maintained consciousness while being dragged.[11]
Berry, Brewer and King dumped the mutilated remains of the body in front of an African-American church on Huff Creek Road, then drove off to a barbecue.
16. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – CBS4 has learned the man shot and killed Thursday night by Englewood Police was Jeremiah Barnum, a white supremacist leader who was convicted in 1999 of murdering a West African immigrant in Denver in a shocking hate crime.
“He went there to engage the officers. He wasn’t shopping at Walgreens,” said Englewood Police Chief John Collins of the Thursday shooting. “As soon as I heard it,
it rang true for me. This does not surprise me whatsoever. They’re all bad actors.”
17. SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio man and a Jourdanton woman, allegedly members of a white supremacist prison gang, have been sentenced to prison for their involvement in the 2008 murder of a prospective member.
The body of Mark Davis Byrd Sr. was found May 4, 2008, in Atascosa County.
Shane Gail “Dirty” McNeil, 34, and Destiny Nicole Feathers, 24, pleaded guilty last August to accessory after the fact in connection with the case.
U.S. District Judge Sim Lake of the Southern District of Texas on Thursday sentenced McNeil to 10 years in prison and Feathers to 6.5 years in prison. Both also were sentenced to three years of supervised release
18. HOUSTON — The head of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas has pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy that included murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking

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19. Larry Max Bryan pleaded guilty Friday before US District Judge Sim Lake.
Under federal law, Bryan could be sentenced to up to life in prison. The plea agreement calls for prosecutors to recommend the 52-year-old be sentenced to no more than 25. Sentencing is set for Oct. 7.
Bryan was among nearly three dozen people allegedly affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood who were charged in a sweeping indictment unsealed in 2012.
Dozens of defendants have been convicted in an ongoing federal investigation of the military-style gang founded in Texas prisons in the 1980s to offer protection to white inmates.
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21. On March 9, 2012, Maricopa County authorities formally “arrested” Toby Ray Gas¬pard, a member of the Vinlanders Social Club (VSC), a violent racist skinhead group, for the 2005 murder of another racist skinhead, Cory Simpson. The arrest gave notice that detec¬tives had finally cracked a murder case nearly seven years old.
Simpson, 31 at the time of his murder, had been released from prison nearly a year earlier after serving four years on an armed robbery charge. He was one of the leaders of the Canyon State Skinheads (CSS), a local racist skinhead crew. The skinhead scene in Arizona in 2005 was complicated, thanks to the rise of the VSC and its growth through adopting members of local racist skinhead crews, including members of the Canyon State Skinheads.
On December 24, 2005, Simpson attended a party in Mesa for local racist skinheads, held at Gaspard’s home. Gaspard was also a high-ranking CSS member. The party turned ugly when other skinheads confronted Simpson. One of them repeatedly stabbed Simpson, leaving him bleed¬ing on his front lawn. Simpson’s wife and another racist skinhead, Christopher Gromberg, took Simpson to a hospital, but he had been fatally wounded
22. ARANSAS PASS – Two members of a white supremacist gang in the Aransas Pass area are now accused of threatening witnesses in a murder trial. Joshua Davis and John Johnson are charged with obstruction/retaliation.
Both men are being held on $250,000 bond.
Lawrence Mireles’ trial for the murder of 16-year-old Jenna Hernandez is coming up soon in Nueces County. Mireles is accused of shooting the teen and leaving her body on Stedman Island near Aransas Pass in June 2012.
23. COWAN, TN (WAFF) – 2013 Four Coffee County, Tennessee men have been indicted in connection with the murder of a Cowan, Tennessee man.
The body of Corey Matthews was found in a field next to Jackson Cemetery in Cowan on March 24. Investigators said it was a specific and targeted crime related to Matthew’s affiliation with a white supremacist organization.
Investigators said Matthews and all four suspects are members of Aryan Nation.
The Grand Jury returned indictments for first degree and felony murder against 39-year-old Todd Dalton, 26-year-old John Lanier, 46-year-old David Jenkins, and 25-year-old Coty Holmes.
24. 2007 GREENVILLE, N.C. — The investigation into two church arsons has uncovered a group of white supremacists involved in a murder conspiracy, police said Friday.

Two Jan. 13 fires destroyed Memorial Baptist Church and damaged Unity Free Will Baptist Church, both in Greenville. Authorities have determined both fires were deliberately set, but they haven’t yet charged anyone with either arson.

As authorities investigated the arsons, a tip led them to people tied to the Aryan Brotherhood, a self-proclaimed white-supremacist group. Police said the local group members were linked to illegal activities, and an early morning raid Friday on two area homes resulted in four arrests and the seizure of weapons, computers and paraphernalia covered with Nazi and Ku Klux Klan symbols.
25. German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that “the cold-blooded murders of nine immigrant shopkeepers by neo-Nazis is an “inconceivable” crime for Germany and a national disgrace.”[19]
In 2011, the term “Döner murders” (German: Döner-Morde) was named the German Un-Word of the Year by a jury of linguistic scholars, who considered its usage as inappropriate and inhuman.[20]
The Bosphorus serial murders[2] also known as Döner murders, the term often used by the media,[3] were a series of attacks that took place in Germany between 2000 and 2006, leaving ten people dead and one wounded. The attackers called themselves National Socialist Underground (NSU) (German: Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund). The primary targets were ethnic Turks, but one Greek and one German policewoman were also killed.
The victims were mostly small business owners, including doner kebab vendors and greengrocers. They were murdered in daylight with gunshots to the face at close range with a silenced CZ 83 pistol. According to the parents of a Turkish victim who worked in an internet café, the police originally suspected foreign organised criminals. A German policewoman, Michèle Kiesewetter, was also shot and killed and the police officer on patrol with her was critically wounded. Other crimes, including a bomb attack
26. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/germany-neo-nazi-killings_n_4383632.htmlThe 746 cases with no known suspects involved 849 victims and took place between 1990 and 2011. The period spans the time between German reunification and the discovery of a neo-Nazi cell suspected of committing 10 murders.

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