A white supremacist and Trump supporter and who reportedly forced the emergency stop of an Amtrak train in Nebraska was planning on committing criminal acts or acts of terrorism, court documents show.
But now the FBI says that Wilson, of St. Charles, Mo., has ties to a white supremacist group and has shown interest in “killing black people,” and committing terrorism on the train and other places.
Documents state that Taylor M. Wilson, 26, of St. Charles, Missouri, reportedly breached a secure area and triggered an emergency stop control panel when the train was traveling through Furnas County, Nebraska on Oct. 22
Wilson was detained by the train engineer and other Amtrak personnel once the train stopped.
It took roughly an hour for the nearest deputy to arrive on scene, and upon arrival witnessed the train engineer and the passengers holding Wilson on the ground, the documents state.
Wilson was handcuffed, and a fully loaded speedloader and a fully loaded .38 caliber handgun were discovered in his waistband.
A backpack on the train belonging to Wilson was searched, and three additional speed loaders, a box of .38 ammunition, a hammer, a knife, and other objects were found.
Wilson was arrested and charged with use of deadly weapon to commit a felony and felony criminal mischief. He was lodged in the Furnas County Jail.
On Dec. 11, Wilson was released on bond from Furnas County Court.
He is now facing charges of terrorism and violence against railroad carriers in District Court in Lincoln.
As the FBI began investigating Wilson, they say they found that he had attended an August white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. That rally left one woman who was demonstrating against the white supremacists dead.
On Dec. 21, a search warrant for Wilson’s residence in Missouri was obtained, and “a tactical vest, 11 AR-15 ammunition magazines with approximately 190 rounds of .223 ammunition, one drum-style ammunition magazine for a rifle, 100 rounds of 9mm ammo, white supremacy documents and paperwork, several additional handgun and rifle magazines, gunpowder, ammunition reloading supplies, and a pressure plate ” were located inside a hidden compartment behind his refrigerator.
On Dec. 22, Wilson was ordered to have a competency evaluation and competency hearing, and he was deemed competent to proceed.
ICE Barricades Entrances to Prevent Protestors from Entering Government Building
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers barricaded an employee and visitor entrance Wednesday to prevent activists from performing an “occupation” of the agency’s D.C. headquarters.
Several dozen activists had intended to enter the building to protest Trump administration deportation and border detention policies, but arrived to find temporary fencing and a line of officers blocking their way.
Amid heavy rain, activists chanted slogans anyhow, including “quit your jobs!” at Department of Homeland Security guards and ICE employees who peered from windows.
The protest was organized by Movimiento Cosecha and was advertised in a press release as a demonstration by “undocumented activists and allies,” as similar protests occur in other cities.
NRA Weird Starts Political Campaign Ads Against Ocasio-Cortez
Claiming that 22 year old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a threat to America, the NRA has started pushing political ads that attack candidates that they don’t support.
“Left-wing socialists have infiltrated our nation and want to fundamentally change the country we love,” NRATV host Grant Stinchfield warns. “The socialist movement in America is real. It is dangerous. And it is more powerful than you may think.”
“The socialist movement in America is real, it’s dangerous… The election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who openly despises the very system that makes America the greatest country in the world proves we must take every election seriously.” —@stinchfield1776 #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/C25QwWsgRv
— NRATV (@NRATV) June 27, 2018
WATCHDOG: NRA Russian Dark Money Funded Pro-Trump Ads Illegally
Watchdogs say an unknown amount of Russian dark money funneled through the National Rifle Association helped Donald Trump win the presidency.
The NRA is claiming they only received a few donations from Russia, but refuses to allow its books to be audited.
Robert Maguire is an investigator with the Center for Responsive Politics, which runs opensecrets.org. He said the dark money loophole that allows nonprofits to take limitless donations without reporting the source means we can’t really tell how much foreign money was spent in the 2016 presidential election.
“It’s safe to assume that what we’re seeing is the tip of the iceberg,” Maguire said. “The problem is that there’s no way to track that.”
But that figure does not include large payments from U.S. subsidiaries of companies owned by Russian oligarchs. Investigators have found such payments went to others in Trump’s orbit.
Direct foreign funding of American campaigns is illegal and could be politically toxic.
Maguire said the problem is that it might also be invisible.
And he pointed out that in the 2016 presidential race, the NRA spent three-times what it had supporting Mitt Romney in 2012 – and the money came just as big GOP donors were distancing themselves from Trump.
“The NRA spent more money than it has in any previous cycle,” Maguire said. “Without the NRA stepping into that vacuum, it would have severely impacted the chances that he would have won the election.”
Maguire said the NRA got what it paid for. After the Parkland shooting, Trump said he might back some gun-control measures – until the National Rifle Association got involved.
“The NRA in a matter of weeks had two private meetings with the president,” Maguire observed; “and we saw those sort of initiatives kind of fade away.”
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