Officials say Osceola hate group planned, trained for race war

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — New documents obtained by WFTV show detailed information about an alleged white supremacist group whose compound was raided in Osceola County over the weekend.
Marcus Faella, 39, Patricia Faella, 36, Paul Willard Jackson, 25, Kent Ryan McLellan, 22, Diane Stephanie Stevens, 28, Mark McGowan Jr., 29, and Jennifer McGowan, 25, were arrested over the weekend, all charged with hate crimes.

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Three others were arrested shortly after, including Richard Adam Stockdale, 23, Dustin Ryan Perry, 20, and Christopher John Brooks, 26.

According to the police affidavit, Marcus Faella is a member of a group called American Front (AF), a militia-styled, anti-Semitic, white supremacist, skinhead organization.
The arrests were made after investigators uncovered plots to create violent chaos in central Florida, including targets like Orlando City Hall, “so the media would report on it and bring new members." The information came from an informant who had infiltrated the group for two years, reporting everything he saw back to the FBI.

The affidavit claims, Faella “has been planning and preparing the AF for what he believes to be an inevitable race war.”

WFTV learned that investigators believe the group was involved in paramilitary training that included weapons like AK-47s, and they also trained inhand-to-hand combat. According to the police affidavit, Faella was conducting those training exercises, along with other members.
“Faella views himself and the other members of the AF as the protectors of the white race,” the warrant states.

According to the affidavit, Faella believes the race war will take place in the next few years, and his intentions are to kill Jews, immigrants and other minorities.
During their investigation, police found that Faella had fortified the property, reinforcing walls and cutting firing ports into the sides of his trailer.

The report also describes how some alleged members are convicted felons who didn’t want to be caught carrying guns, so they carried sharpened screwdrivers instead.
And the group is also accused of attempting to make ricin, a chemical considered a weapon of mass destruction.

WFTV has learned the charges, which include paramilitary training with intent to cause a civil disorder and conspiracy, each carry a possible five-year sentence. The sentences can be even longer when a hate crime enhancer is added.

Neighbors said they heard the commotion as some of the arrests were made over the weekend.

"Loud booms ... and the (words) 'Sheriff's Department search warrant,'" said neighbor Dale Koehler.
The mother of one suspect said agents are wrong about what's been going on at a remote piece of property.

Mark McGowan Jr.'s mother, Norma Black, spoke with WFTV reporter Nancy Alvarez about a wooded area in St. Cloud that she said was a meeting place for bonfires and target practice.

"What did they do out there on that property?" asked Alvarez.

"They just go out there to have fun," said Black.

During the interview, Black insisted her son was not violent but admitted he shares her views about minorities.


"I don't like illegals, and I don't like these troublesome blacks," said Black.

"Is your son a white supremacist?" Alvarez asked.

"No, none of them are," said Black. "They don't belong to any group. It's just friends having fun."


The AF group's leader was killed in California lastyear. Since then, much of the group's operation has moved to Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The agency tracks hate crimes across the country and now it said it has seven more faces on its radar.
A spokesperson said they've tracked suspects Mark and Patricia Faella for years, as allegedly violent white supremacists.

"He was the head of the Melbourne Florida chapter of another very violent skinhead group, this one called Confederate Hammerskins. So Faella is a movement guy. He's someone who's been around for the better part of 20 years," said the spokesperson for the Southern Poverty Law Center.
WFTV found out that there are more than 1,000 known hate groups across the U.S.
Fifty-five of the groups are in Florida and 13 of them are in central Florida.

In 2010, there were 149 hate-related crimes reported statewide. That was up slightly from the year before.

Crimes based on race made up the majority of cases with 46 percent, followed by crimes based on sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity.

The Ninth Circuit State Attorney will review the investigation and will file the appropriate criminal charges.

On Monday, Patricia Faella, already out on bond, responded quickly when WFTV showed up at her property.

She told our crews to leave and posted a "no trespassing" sign.

"Have a great day! See you tomorrow," she said.

WFTV learned on Tuesday that arrest warrants have been issued for two other men, Verlin Lewis and

Dylan Rettenmaier, who are not in custody. Investigators said they could be arrested at any time, while other members of the group remain at the Osceola County jail.
These are clearly not good people but I don't see what they were doing that was illegal. I guess if they are going to fight preemptive wars, they may as well also start going after people for crimes they may commit. And why isn't it a crime when groups like Blackwater are training?
 

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You seem to have missed parts towards the top

According to the police affidavit, Marcus Faella is a member of a group called American Front (AF), a militia-styled, anti-Semitic, white supremacist, skinhead organization.
The arrests were made after investigators uncovered plots to create violent chaos in central Florida, including targets like Orlando City Hall, “so the media would report on it and bring new members." The information came from an informant who had infiltrated the group for two years, reporting everything he saw back to the FBI.
And the group is also accused of attempting to make ricin
So, conspiracy to commit illegal and violent acts doesn't seem illegal to you?
Or the manufacture of highly potent poison?
 

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These are clearly not good people but I don't see what they were doing that was illegal. I guess if they are going to fight preemptive wars, they may as well also start going after people for crimes they may commit. And why isn't it a crime when groups like Blackwater are training?
You don't see why it's illegal to plan terrorist attacks? Academi are given contracts by the US government, this bunch of scumbags aren't, I would also guess they weren't buying their weapons legally either.
 

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You seem to have missed parts towards the top
So, conspiracy to commit illegal and violent acts doesn't seem illegal to you?
Or the manufacture of highly potent poison?
 

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You don't see why it's illegal to plan terrorist attacks? Academi are given contracts by the US government, this bunch of scumbags aren't, I would also guess they weren't buying their weapons legally either.
How do you buy a weapon illegally if you don't have a record? Do they have a criminal record? Maybe I missed in the article where it says they have a felony, they certainly look like felons. We will see what happens in the trial. The last group the FBI raided was Huttu something and the charges were BS and the judge let them go and said their speech against law enforcement did not amount to a conspiracy. But of course you are ready to hangem high without a trial. That's why they call you Trendypath. Again, clearly not good people, but that's not a crime, so I'm gonna wait to see what the judge says.
 

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How do you buy a weapon illegally if you don't have a record? Do they have a criminal record? Maybe I missed in the article where it says they have a felony, they certainly look like felons. We will see what happens in the trial. The last group the FBI raided was Huttu something and the charges were BS and the judge let them go and said their speech against law enforcement did not amount to a conspiracy. But of course you are ready to hangem high without a trial. That's why they call you Trendypath. Again, clearly not good people, but that's not a crime, so I'm gonna wait to see what the judge says.
It's a crime to conspire to commit terrorist acts you cunt.
 

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No surprise that a TSA worshiper doesn't believe in innocent until proven guilty. To the trendy its guilty until proven innocent.
 

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No surprise that a TSA worshiper doesn't believe in innocent until proven guilty. To the trendy its guilty until proven innocent.
Do you really have to ham it up so much, Kirky Clifton?
 

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How do you buy a weapon illegally if you don't have a record? Do they have a criminal record? Maybe I missed in the article where it says they have a felony, they certainly look like felons. We will see what happens in the trial. The last group the FBI raided was Huttu something and the charges were BS and the judge let them go and said their speech against law enforcement did not amount to a conspiracy. But of course you are ready to hangem high without a trial. That's why they call you Trendypath. Again, clearly not good people, but that's not a crime, so I'm gonna wait to see what the judge says.
You missed this sentence:
The report also describes how some alleged members are convicted felons who didn’t want to be caught carrying guns, so they carried sharpened screwdrivers instead.

No one said they were guilty.
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These are clearly not good people but I don't see what they were doing that was illegal.
We just told you what was illegal and why they were arrested.
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0777/Sections/0777.04.html

First fucking paragraph of the statute:
(1) A person who attempts to commit an offense prohibited by law and in such attempt does any act toward the commission of such offense, but fails in the perpetration or is intercepted or prevented in the execution thereof, commits the offense of criminal attempt, ranked for purposes of sentencing as provided in subsection
 

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I remember years ago when you came across a fully sleeved guy with neck tattoos, you had a genuine bad ass in your midst. He was an ex-con or a 1%'r biker. Now, more and more guys I'm seeing tatted up are nothing more then hipsters covered with what they will soon regret.
 

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No one said they were guilty.
So now you agree with me? Innocent until proven guilty? Tell me this Mr smart pants, why weren't those new black panther people arrested for trying to start a race war?
 

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Faella had fortified the property, reinforcing walls and cutting firing ports into the sides of his trailer.

Some see a simple trailer home. I see a reinforced battle hardened operation base with sophisticated satellite technology such as Direct TV. I laughed my ass off at the reinforced trailer part. Stacking beer cans against the wall does not reinforce a trailer made out of particle board and aluminium, stupid.
 

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So now you agree with me? Innocent until proven guilty? Tell me this Mr smart pants, why weren't those new black panther people arrested for trying to start a race war?
Eh, Obama and Eric Holder come to mind.....or did I miss another world government conspiracy were lizard people want to eliminate white people first.
 

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So now you agree with me? Innocent until proven guilty? Tell me this Mr smart pants, why weren't those new black panther people arrested for trying to start a race war?
Because the president and attorney general support them. You know that.

Let me give you a short law lesson.

For a criminal act to take place, two things need to happen. First, mens rea, which is the mental decision to commit a criminal act. The second element of any crime is actus reus. The act itself.

Conspiracy is an inchoate crime, which means there is no real victim. For example, if you made plans with another person to kill me, that's still a crime. Conspiracy also has additional elements that must be proven. It has to be proven that there was actual planning to commit the crime. Just talking about it isn't enough.

Hope that helps some to understand why this isn't Minority Report.
 

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I remember years ago when you came across a fully sleeved guy with neck tattoos, you had a genuine bad ass in your midst. He was an ex-con or a 1%'r biker. Now, more and more guys I'm seeing tatted up are nothing more then hipsters covered with what they will soon regret.

Never get a tattoo that a judge can see

If you're going to be some type of street level criminal, don't get a tattoo that will make it easier to identify you.
 

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Now who will protect the dignity of the trailer park?