supremacist gets 32-year prison term for planting bomb - car alarm remote control

by:Kingcobra     2019-11-01
supremacist gets 32-year prison term for planting bomb  -  car alarm remote control
SEATTLE (Reuters)-
On Tuesday, a white supremacist was sentenced to 32 years in prison for placing a shrapnel bomb on Martin Luther King's Road.
Celebrations in Washington state almost a year ago.
The verdict was the highest sentence for Kevin Harpham, 37, who was sentenced. S.
The soldier, could have accepted his plea of guilty to federal weapons and hatred on September --
Criminal charges related to the attempted explosion
The Justice Department said Hamm would spend the rest of his life under court supervision after his release.
Judgment of the United StatesS.
The district court in Spokane, Washington, after Hamm tried to withdraw his plea, the judge refused his request.
On March 9, Harpham was arrested at his home in Colville, Washington, and about two months ago, the bomb he placed in his backpack was found unattended by three city workers on a sidewalk bench in downtown Spokane.
The device, with visible wires, was placed along a parade route in the eastern city of Washington on January 17, which planned to commemorate the birth of the murdered civil rights leader.
The workers who found it informed the authorities about 30 minutes before the start of the march, and about 2,000 people took part in the event, when bomb-handling technicians were summoned and safely neutralised the device, was quickly diverted.
The FBI said no one was injured, but the bomb could cause serious damage or death once it exploded.
A shrapnel bomb described as an "improvised explosive device (
Improvised Explosive Device
In court documents, a steel pipe with gunpowder and a fishing heavy object coated with an anti-agent used in some rat medicine.
The device was manipulated and detonated remotely using the car alarm key fob.
According to the document outlining his plea agreement, a camera seized during the Harpham home search contained the deleted digital photos of the parade, including some of the photos taken by Harpham himself, two charges were dismissed.
Investigators also found Harpham's racist messages and comments on the white supremacist website Pioneer News Network Forum, written in a pseudonym "Joe Snuffy.
Harpham, according to the document, "told others about his racist beliefs as a white supremacist and a white separatist . ".
Harpham, who served at the Lewis Fort army base near Tacoma, Washington, from 1996 to early 1999 as a fire --
Southern Alabama Poverty Law Center identified support experts
Based in civil rights groups as a member of the new human rights organization
Nazi national union at the end of 2004
Mark Potok, director of the Legal Center, said Hamm's case illustrates the existence of a "very dangerous radical right" element in the United States.
"Many Americans think the only real threat comes from Muslims outside the country," Potok told Reuters . ".
"But this case shows that neo has a very real threat --
Nazi white supremacist
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