Monthly Archives: March 2012

W. Seattle teen beaten bloody in possible hate crime | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News

A 16-year-old boy from West Seattle says he was held hostage and beaten for hours, all because of the color of his skin.

Shane McClellan says two men kicked and whipped him at gunpoint – and told him they singled him out because he is white.

Tim McClellan, Shane’s father, says he barely recognized his son after the brutal assault.

“I didn’t know if he was alive or dead,” Tim McClellan said.

The incident happened as Shane McClellan was walking home from a birthday party at a friend’s house Tuesday around 2 a.m.

via W. Seattle teen beaten bloody in possible hate crime | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News.

Mich. militia members cleared of charges that accused them of plotting war against government – The Washington Post | Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Forum

A federal judge on Tuesday gutted the government’s case against seven members of a Michigan militia, dismissing the most serious charges in an extraordinary defeat for federal authorities who insisted they had captured homegrown rural extremists poised for war.

U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said the members’ expressed hatred of law enforcement didn’t amount to a conspiracy to rebel against the government. The FBI had secretly planted an informant and an FBI agent inside the Hutaree militia starting in 2008 to collect hours of anti-government audio and video that became the cornerstone of the case.

via Mich. militia members cleared of charges that accused them of plotting war against government – The Washington Post | Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Forum.

U.S. News – Police report details alleged attack on Zimmerman

The man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, setting off a nationwide outpouring of anger, told police that Martin knocked him down with a single punch and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times — an account that police said witnesses have corroborated, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

via U.S. News – Police report details alleged attack on Zimmerman.