Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Police foil 'racist plot to assassinate Obama', gang had links to Aryan Nation a White Supremacist Group and Outlawed Biker Group "Sons of Silence"

PLOT TO KILL OBAMA IN DENVER, IT WAS REAL, THE METH HEADS WERE ARYAN NATION AND HAD SNIPER RIFLES. Police foil 'racist plot to assassinate Obama', Paul Thompson and Danny Brierley, Evening Standard 26.08.08 Suspects: (from left) Shawn Adolf, Tharin Gartrell and Nathan Johnson, this was a serious hit team, sniper with spotters.

Four people are being questioned about a suspected racist sniper plot to assassinate US presidential candidate Barack Obama.


Three men and a woman have been arrested and FBI and secret service agents are investigating claims that there were plans to use a high-powered rifle with a telescopic sight to shoot Mr Obama at the Democratic Party's four-day convention in Denver. All three men belong to Aryan Nations, according to Victor Ross, the police chief in Glendale, a suburb of Denver where one of the suspects was arrested. The other two were held in Aurora, another suburb.

US law enforcement sources said one of the suspects had admitted travelling to Denver to kill the first African-American to be nominated for president. The shooting was allegedly planned for Thursday, when the White House hopeful will be in the city to formally accept his party's nomination for the November elections. Adolf said he would specifically use a Ruger 22-250 sniper rifle and high powered scope, (see photo here of same rifle) and find high ground to set up and shoot Obama," according to a federal criminal complaint filed today. The documents say Johnson said Gartrell came to Denver with Adolf specifically to kill Obama. The factory-loaded .22-250 Remington cartridge can propel a 55 grain spitzer bullet at 3,680 ft/s with 1,654 ft·lbf of energy, having effective energy for use in hunting at great distance.

His speech is due to be made at the 75,000-seat Invesco stadium and the shooting would have been from a distance of at least 750 yards in front of almost 100,000 people. The alleged plot was thwarted by local traffic police on a routine patrol. It came to light on Sunday when the officers stopped a pick-up truck driving erratically in Aurora, less than 20 miles from the Democrats' convention venue.


Two high- powered rifles with telescopic sights, a Remington Model 721-270 bolt action rife, a Ruger M77, Mark II 22-250 bolt action rifle, boxes of Remington and Winchester ammo were found when police searched the rented Dodge truck, which was being driven by 28-year-old Tharin Gartrell. They also found camouflage clothing, walkie-talkies, a bulletproof vest, licences in the names of other people and the drug methamphetamine. One of the rifles was listed as stolen from the Sherman County Sheriff's Office in Goodland, Ka. in 2005, according to court records released today.. Gartrell is being held in the Arapahoe County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond and has a felony criminal record.

Police then went to Gartrell's room at the Cherry Creek Hotel in Aurora to arrest a second man. As officers closed in, the man - said to be 33-year-old Shawn Robert Adolf - jumped from a sixth-floor window, landing on an awning before falling off and breaking his ankle. Adolf has a very lengthy criminal record. Adolf was listed on the "Most Wanted" list of the Weld County, Colo., sheriff's department for burglary, larceny, aggravated motor vehicle theft and other charges, forgery, and possession of a controlled substance. Adolf was wanted on seven outstanding warrants totally more than $1 million. Adolf has an extensive criminal record. He was sentenced to eight years in prison in 1997 for drug and illegal-weapons charges. He also served sentences for assault, forgery and numerous theft charges.

Police said he was wearing a ring with a Nazi swastika and had links to Aryan Nation - a white supremacist group classified as a terrorist threat by the FBI.
The men may also have ties to outlawed biker group "Sons of Silence" in Colordao Springs.
Three members of the "Sons of Silence Biker Gang" are in the Florence Federal Supermax Prison, the worst of the worst, see below.

TMZ puts their usual spin on things, Bike Gang: Stop Riding Us Over Obama Plot; A rep from the Denver chapter of the Sons of Silence motorcycle club told TMZ, "Those guys have nothing to do with our organization whatsoever. Nothing. None of our guys know who they are. We heard one of them was wearing a Sons of Silence support t-shirt, but you can buy that online or at any of our swap meets."TMZ.com - Your official site for the latest entertainment news, celebrity gossip, Hollywood rumors, etc.

"Sons of Silence" biker gang are "1 percenters" see list of members currently in lockdown (prison) Click Here. ..Most of the "Sons of Silence Bikers" are in The United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, CO. which is a Supermax prison, USA. It is unofficially known as ADX Florence. About 22% of Florence Supermax inmates have killed fellow prisoners in other correctional facilities; 35% have attempted to attack other prisoners or officers. As a result, most individuals are kept for at least 23 hours each day in solitary confinement. Most cells' furniture is made almost entirely out of poured concrete, including the desk, stool, and bed. Each chamber contains a toilet that shuts off if plugged, a shower that runs on a timer to prevent flooding, and a sink missing a potentially dangerous tap.

List of prisoners at ADX Florence
A). Omar Abdel-Rahman, 34892-054, Islamist terrorist, nicknamed "The Blind Sheik"; involved in World Trade Center bombing planning in 1993
Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso, 16802-050,underboss Lucchese crime family
Wadih el-Hage, 42393-054, 1998 United States embassy bombings
Matthew F. Hale, 15177-424, white supremacist leader
Robert Hanssen, 48551-083, FBI agent; convicted of spying for Russia
Larry Hoover, 86063-024, leader of the Gangster Disciples Nation
Theodore Kaczynski, 04475-046, the "Unabomber"
H). Juan Matta-Ballesteros, 37671-133, drug trafficker.
Zacarias Moussaoui, 51427-054, conspirator September 11, 2001 attacks
Terry Nichols, 08157-031, Oklahoma City Bombing conspirator
Richard Colvin Reid, 24079-038, Islamist terrorist, "Shoe Bomber"
Eric Robert Rudolph, 18282-058, Christian Identity, Olympic Park bomber
Dwight York, 17911-054, leader of the Nuwaubianists
Ramzi Yousef, 03911-000, 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Timothy McVeigh (deceased), Oklahoma City Bombing
Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, 26301-053, an American drug trafficker
H. Rap Brown, 99974-555, convicted of murder
Thomas Silverstein, 14634-116, convicted of murder
Luis Felipe, 14067-074, founder New York chapter of the Latin Kings
Howard "Pappy" Mason, 24651-053, drug trafficker.
Barry Mills, leading member of the Aryan Brotherhood.
Jose Padilla, 20796-424, convicted of aiding terrorists.

See prior article on "Sons of Silence Biker Gang" 37 arrrested in raids on Sons of Silence DENVER - One of the state's largest federal undercover operations has resulted in the arrests of at least 37 motorcycle gang members and their associates on suspicion of drug trafficking and possession of illegal weapons. More than half of those arrested were Colorado Springs residents, according to documents released Friday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. During the searches, about 20 pounds of methamphetamine, 35 guns, four hand grenades, two silencers, cash and motorcycles were seized from members and individuals involved with the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club.

A third man arrested at another hotel in Denver told police there was a plan to kill Mr Obama when he made his acceptance speech. He has been identified as Nathan Johnson, 32. Adolf and Johnson were today being held on drugs charges. Newspaper reports in Denver said Johnson's girlfriend Natasha Gromack was also arrested in connection with the alleged plot.

Gartrell has been charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon and methamphetamine. He was being held at the Arapahoe county jail on £27,000 bail and is due in court on Thursday. Detective Marcus Dudley, of Aurora Police, would not say what tied the men together but said more arrests were possible. He said federal officials had been alerted because of heightened security surrounding the Democratic convention. Sources tell NBC two of the men had tattoos and jewelry popular with white supremacists.

"Clearly we found there are federal implications - otherwise we would not have notified them," he said. " The weapons clearly would cause great concern."
A US government official familiar with the investigation said: "It could also turn out that these were nothing but a bunch of knuckleheads, meth-heads."

Last month a man was arrested in Miami after making threats to assassinate Mr Obama. Raymond Geisel had reportedly told others at a bail bondsman's class that he wanted to kill the Illinois senator.

Bill Warner
Private Investigator

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