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June 15, 2009 | Associated Press
The son of James von Brunn said Sunday that his father, who is accused of killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, had long burdened his family with his white supremacist views and that he wishes his father would have died in the shooting instead. Von Brunn, 88, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Stephen T. Johns, who was black. "I cannot express enough how deeply sorry I am it was Mr.
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November 10, 2009 | JONAH GOLDBERG
Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan demonstrated many things when he allegedly committed treason in the war on terror. For starters, he showed -- gratuitously alas -- that evil is still thriving. He demonstrated that being a trained psychiatrist provides no immunity to ancient hatreds and religious fanaticism, nor does psychiatric training provide much acuity in spotting such things in others. For example, the London Telegraph reports that, in what was supposed to be a medical lecture, Hassan instead gave an hourlong briefing on the Koran, explaining to colleagues at Walter Reed Army Medical Center that nonbelievers should be beheaded, have boiling oil poured down their throats and set on fire.
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July 30, 2009 | Associated Press
A federal grand jury indicted an 89-year-old white supremacist Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Hate crime charges were added to the case against James von Brunn, who has been hospitalized since the shooting. He could face the death penalty. Officials say Von Brunn shot and killed museum guard Stephen T. Johns on June 10. Von Brunn was shot in the face by other guards.
OPINION
September 16, 2009 | David A. Lehrer, David A. Lehrer is the president of Community Advocates Inc. (cai-la.org), a human relations organization based in Los Angeles that is chaired by former Mayor Richard Riordan.
Earlier this month, James von Brunn, the 89-year-old bigot charged with killing an African American security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, appeared for a hearing in a Washington courtroom. Von Brunn, who faces charges including first-degree murder, hate crimes and gun violations, "appeared frail and sat quietly in a wheelchair," according to news reports. The hearing presented evidence that he was on a "suicide mission," driven to "send a message to the Jewish community" that the Holocaust is a hoax.
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September 3, 2009 | Del Quentin Wilber, Wilber writes for the Washington Post.
The 89-year-old white supremacist accused of killing a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in June had planned the attack for months and was on a suicide mission, a federal prosecutor said in court Wednesday. The disclosure came during a brief hearing in Washington federal court during which the suspect, James von Brunn, spoke publicly for the first time since the June 10 shooting. "The Constitution guarantees me a speedy and fair trial," Von Brunn said in a halting voice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2009 | Steve Chawkins
Monterey County officials knew James W. von Brunn as a difficult man, a distraught father who insisted in numerous e-mails that the county had bungled its investigation into the death of his 55-year-old son. Now they know Von Brunn, 88, as the alleged shooter at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a raging anti-Semite and racist who is charged with killing a security guard at the crowded site June 10. Authorities have not found any connection between the two incidents.
NATIONAL
June 12, 2009 | Josh Meyer
James Wenneker von Brunn had double-parked his 2002 red Hyundai outside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum at lunchtime Wednesday and was approaching the entrance when security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns "was kind enough to open the door" for him, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Thursday. Von Brunn, 88, then raised a .
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June 16, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
James von Brunn, the white supremacist accused of killing a black security guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum last week, is unable to appear in court because of the injuries he suffered in the incident, a judge said. Von Brunn, 88, who was shot in the face by other guards, is in critical but stable condition, prosecutor Nicole Waid told U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola. The matter was adjourned for a week to see if his condition improves.
OPINION
November 10, 2009 | JONAH GOLDBERG
Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan demonstrated many things when he allegedly committed treason in the war on terror. For starters, he showed -- gratuitously alas -- that evil is still thriving. He demonstrated that being a trained psychiatrist provides no immunity to ancient hatreds and religious fanaticism, nor does psychiatric training provide much acuity in spotting such things in others. For example, the London Telegraph reports that, in what was supposed to be a medical lecture, Hassan instead gave an hourlong briefing on the Koran, explaining to colleagues at Walter Reed Army Medical Center that nonbelievers should be beheaded, have boiling oil poured down their throats and set on fire.
OPINION
September 16, 2009 | David A. Lehrer, David A. Lehrer is the president of Community Advocates Inc. (cai-la.org), a human relations organization based in Los Angeles that is chaired by former Mayor Richard Riordan.
Earlier this month, James von Brunn, the 89-year-old bigot charged with killing an African American security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, appeared for a hearing in a Washington courtroom. Von Brunn, who faces charges including first-degree murder, hate crimes and gun violations, "appeared frail and sat quietly in a wheelchair," according to news reports. The hearing presented evidence that he was on a "suicide mission," driven to "send a message to the Jewish community" that the Holocaust is a hoax.
NATIONAL
September 3, 2009 | Del Quentin Wilber, Wilber writes for the Washington Post.
The 89-year-old white supremacist accused of killing a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in June had planned the attack for months and was on a suicide mission, a federal prosecutor said in court Wednesday. The disclosure came during a brief hearing in Washington federal court during which the suspect, James von Brunn, spoke publicly for the first time since the June 10 shooting. "The Constitution guarantees me a speedy and fair trial," Von Brunn said in a halting voice.
NATIONAL
July 30, 2009 | Associated Press
A federal grand jury indicted an 89-year-old white supremacist Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Hate crime charges were added to the case against James von Brunn, who has been hospitalized since the shooting. He could face the death penalty. Officials say Von Brunn shot and killed museum guard Stephen T. Johns on June 10. Von Brunn was shot in the face by other guards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2009 | Steve Chawkins
Monterey County officials knew James W. von Brunn as a difficult man, a distraught father who insisted in numerous e-mails that the county had bungled its investigation into the death of his 55-year-old son. Now they know Von Brunn, 88, as the alleged shooter at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a raging anti-Semite and racist who is charged with killing a security guard at the crowded site June 10. Authorities have not found any connection between the two incidents.
NATIONAL
June 16, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
James von Brunn, the white supremacist accused of killing a black security guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum last week, is unable to appear in court because of the injuries he suffered in the incident, a judge said. Von Brunn, 88, who was shot in the face by other guards, is in critical but stable condition, prosecutor Nicole Waid told U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola. The matter was adjourned for a week to see if his condition improves.
NATIONAL
June 15, 2009 | Associated Press
The son of James von Brunn said Sunday that his father, who is accused of killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, had long burdened his family with his white supremacist views and that he wishes his father would have died in the shooting instead. Von Brunn, 88, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Stephen T. Johns, who was black. "I cannot express enough how deeply sorry I am it was Mr.
NATIONAL
June 12, 2009 | Josh Meyer
James Wenneker von Brunn had double-parked his 2002 red Hyundai outside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum at lunchtime Wednesday and was approaching the entrance when security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns "was kind enough to open the door" for him, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Thursday. Von Brunn, 88, then raised a .
NATIONAL
June 11, 2009 | Josh Meyer, James Oliphant and Andrew Zajac
An elderly Maryland man with a long history of ties to neo-Nazi organizations walked into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday and opened fire, killing a security guard and sending visitors scrambling for cover, law enforcement officials said. An FBI official said the shooter had been preliminarily identified as James W. von Brunn, 88, who was described by the Anti-Defamation League and other watchers of hate groups as a longtime white supremacist and anti-Semite.
OPINION
June 12, 2009
Re "Museum shooting suspect no stranger," June 11 Remember the recent report from Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano about possible danger from domestic terrorism? It warned of possible violence from right-wing extremists dedicated to single issues. The right-wing spin machine chattered about it for days. Then came the murder of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas, and now a "longtime white supremacist and anti-Semite" apparently shoots up the Holocaust museum. Extremist voices on the right aid and abet these acts of terror.
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