Hackensack Man Accused of Threatening Fellow Passenger in Bias Incident on Bus; Suspected Gunmen in Colorado School Shooting Charged; Indiana Man Who Threatened Abortion Clinics Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison
An Ohio man awaiting sentencing on state-level convictions in Virginia pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes for driving his car into a crowd of people at a white supremacist rally. James Alex Fields, 21, admitted to one count of a hate crime act that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer and 28 counts of hate crime acts that caused bodily injury and involved an attempt to kill other people in the crowd, according to prosecutors on March 27.
A Florida man admitted in federal court to mailing a total of 16 packages with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to the Camden office of US Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and other Democratic figures around the country. Cesar Sayoc, 57, pleaded guilty to 65 felony counts on March 21, including using a weapon of mass destruction, interstate transportation of an explosive, conveying a threat in interstate commerce, illegal mailing of explosives with intent to kill or injure another, and carrying an explosive during the commission of a felony.
A US Coast Guard Lieutenant arrested on weapon and drug charges is accused of planning a domestic terrorist attack that targeted politicians and journalists. Federal prosecutors said Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is a self-identified white nationalist who began stockpiling weapons and researching information on members of the media and Democratic Party, including US Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, in 2017.
Authorities arrested a Roxbury (Morris County) man on February 4 who they said showed a homemade bomb to a woman before detonating it near a lake. Christopher Faschan, 31, faces charges of possession of an explosive device with the purpose to use it unlawfully, aggravated assault, and terroristic threats.
A Holland, Ohio, man is charged in connection with a plot to kill worshippers inside a synagogue in support of ISIS. A federal grand jury indicted Damon M. Joseph on January 29, charging him with attempting to provide material support to ISIS, attempting to commit a hate crime, and possessing firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence.
A Baltimore man admitted killing a black man with a sword in New York City in an attack intended to incite a race war. James Jackson, 30, faces life in prison without parole after pleading guilty on January 22 to first-degree murder in furtherance of an act of terrorism, second-degree murder as a crime of terrorism, second-degree murder as a hate crime, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.