NJ Neo Nazi Radio Host Accused Of Being An FBI Informant Calls It Quits
New Jersey radio host Hal Turner [NOT pictured, above] is well known as one of the most vicious neo-Nazis in America, a man who routinely suggests killing his enemies. Railing against President Bush, he told his audience last June that “a well-placed bullet can solve a lot of problems.” He has written that “we need to start SHOOTING AND KILLING Mexicans as they cross the border” and argued that killing certain federal judges “may be illegal, but it wouldn’t be wrong.” In 2006, after he published an attack on New Jersey Supreme Court justices that also included several of their home addresses, state police massively beefed up security for the members of the court, checking on one justice’s house more than 200 times. Hal Turner is one serious extremist. He may also be on the FBI payroll.
On Jan. 1, unidentified hackers electronically confronted Turner in the forum of his website for “The Hal Turner Show.” After a heated exchange, they told Turner that they had successfully hacked into his server and found correspondence with an FBI agent who is apparently Turner’s handler. Then they posted an alleged July 7 E-mail to the agent in which Turner hands over a message from someone who sent in a death threat against Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.). “Once again,” Turner writes to his handler, “my fierce rhetoric has served to flush out a possible crazy.” In what is allegedly a portion of another E-mail, Turner discusses the money he is paid.
On Thursday, as the E-mail exchange was heatedly discussed on a major neo-Nazi website, Turner suddenly announced he was quitting political work. “I hereby separate from the ‘pro-White’ movement,” he said, adding that he was ending his radio show immediately. “I will no longer involve myself in any aspect of it.” [via SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER]
WIKIPEDIA: Turner’s website and radio program is largely devoted to a digest of news concerning crimes committed by minorities, which Turner describes using racist epithets. He supports strict limits on immigration; advocates the hunting and killing of illegal immigrants ; promotes anti-Semitism (including rounding up and killing Jews); and opposes the existence of the State of Israel.  He also writes and promotes Holocaust denial Turner advocates political assassination and overthrowing the government, because, he says, the current United States government is corrupt beyond repair. His website serves as a virtual meeting place for fellow white supremacists, via its comment pages.
LOCAL CONNECTION: Turner not only called open season on African Americans and Hispanics two years ago as MLK day approached, he issued the equivalent of fatwahs on national politicians and judges. One of those judges sits on the New Jersey Supreme court and lives in Haddonfield. Cops had to go to Judge Roberto A. Rivera-Soto’s house 200 times, according to the Star Ledger, after Turner threatened him.
RELATED: In his Oct. 25  broadcast, hours after the justices ruled that gay couples are entitled to form marriage-like civil unions, Turner said “And if some very angry people were to go down to some of those judges’ houses and tune them up, oh sure, they might get thrown in jail, but that would send a shock wave to the rest of those (expletive) in black robes that they can be gotten to.”
NIP TUCK: American Apparel CEO Sued For Man Thong
Dov Charney, founder and chief executive of casual fashion giant American Apparel, acknowledges that he has appeared in his underwear many times in front of male and female employees. And yes, on a few occasions during work meetings, he donned a skimpy garment that barely covered his genitals. But those events, he said, have to be understood in the context of the fashion industry. As early as next week, Charney may find out how his explanations play in court, when trial starts in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging sexual harassment and wrongful termination. The case is the fourth against him alleging sexual harassment. One was dismissed. Two others were combined and settled. He has denied the charges in all of them. Charney’s eccentric behavior in and out of the workplace has become legendary. Most notably, he masturbated in front of a magazine reporter interviewing him in 2004. [via LA TIMES]
METER IS RUNNING: Time-Warner Starts Charging By The Megabyte For Internet
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable will experiment with a new pricing structure for high-speed Internet access later this year, charging customers based on how much data they download, a company spokesman said Wednesday The company, the second-largest cable provider in the United States, will start a trial in Beaumont, Texas, in which it will sell new Internet customers tiered levels of service based on how much data they download per month, rather than the usual fixed-price packages with unlimited downloads. Company spokesman Alex Dudley said the trial was aimed at improving the network performance by making it more costly for heavy users of large downloads. Dudley said that a small group of super-heavy users of downloads, around 5 percent of the customer base, can account for up to 50 percent of network capacity. [via ASSOCIATED PRESS]