June 4, 2009
Radio host has strong connections to Sean Hannity
(ChattahBox)—”It is our intent to foment direct action against these individuals personally. These beastly government officials should be made an example of as a warning to others in government: Obey the Constitution or die,” wrote neo-nazi Hal Turner on his blog last week, referring to two Connecticut officials.
Combined with other incendiary statements and a promise to publish the home addresses of Connecticut officials, the Capitol police in Hartford, CT. arrested Turner in his New Jersey home on Wednesday, before someone rose to Turner’s call for violence.
Turner was charged with inciting injury to persons or property and is in jail awaiting extradition to Connecticut. The remainder of his post reads: “If any state attorney, police department or court thinks they’re going to get uppity with us about this, I suspect we have enough bullets to put them down, too.”
Capitol Police Chief Michael J. Fallon described Turner’s statements as “…above and beyond the threshold of free speech.”
Turner’s statements were designed to incite others to commit acts of violence and now finally, law enforcement officials are holding Turner criminally accountable. Turner has built a career based on hate, racism and anti-Semitism.
This recent controversary involved a local Catholic church in a legal dispute with Bridgeport state ethics officials, claiming the Church violated lobbying laws. Turner became involved, essentially rallying Catholics to take up arms against the state ethics officials.
For over two decades, Hal Turner focused most of his energy into neo-nazism, race-baiting, denying the Holocaust, promoting various White Supremacist causes, including the Nationalist Movement and worked as an activist in New Jersey’s Republican Party. He has called for the murder of illegal immigrants, raged against “bull-dyke lesbians,” “savage Negro beasts” and “filthy mongrels.”
And he has threatened the lives of public officials before, publishing their home addresses. In 2005 he published the names and home addresses of three federal judges and in 2006 Turner wrote on his website, “”We may have to ASSASSINATE some of the people you elect on Nov. 7! This could be your LAST ELECTION CHANCE, to save this Republic…”
Again in 2008, Turner threatened a school superintendent for establishing a curriculum for gay students, calling for parents to use force and violence against the school official for supporting…”disease-ridden sodomite lifestyles.” Ironically, of course, Turner has admitted in the past that he has homosexual tendencies.
Why it took so long for police officials to finally arrest Turner is a mystery, or maybe it isn’t. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported it had evidence that Turner was a FBI informant.
The dirty back-story to the rise of Hal Turner in hate circles is the helping hands he received along the way, namely from Pat Bucchan and Sean Hannity. Turner worked as the Northern New Jersey coordinator for Pat Buchanan’s 1992 presidential campaign.
Buchanan, the hero to angry white men, with his anti-immigrant ideologies, anti-Semitic views and frequent racist statements, found the perfect campaign coordinator in Turner.