My, My, My...
It seems that Hal's a busy little bee on the Internet. A quick Yahoo search of his IP address (188.8.131.52) shows a complete list of all the domains he's visited on every given day going back to March 2 of this year. Following one of his domains led me to this fascinating link to a joint Congressional hearing from May last year in which Harry was specifically and copiously mentioned by name by Mark Potok of the SPLC in a hearing about "Hate in the Information Age". Said Mr. Potok:
There's another fellow who's very adept at this kind of thing named Hal Turner.
He's a kind of independent Internet radio show host out of North Bergen, New Jersey. This very week, as I started to say, he's got something up on his site. He's talking about all three presidential contenders and his contention is, quote, "a well-placed bullet can change the world."
This is hardly the strongest thing that Hal has done. Hal Turner posted at one point the home addresses of all justices of the New Jersey Supreme Court. This was taken so seriously by the authorities in New Jersey that they, in fact, provided police protection for close to a year at the homes of these justices.
Turner also boasts quite a lot about the fact that he once posted the home address of a judge, a U.S. district judge in Chicago named Joan Lefkow, who had presided over a case involving a white supremacist group. He published her home address. About two years later, as I recall, her husband and her mother were, in fact, murdered in her home.
As it turned out, it's quite certain that the killer had nothing to do with the Web site. He was not a neo-Nazi at all. He was a kind of disgruntled person who'd been in her court years before.
But Turner has taken advantage of the fact that there was this incredibly horrible murder to say on his Web site again and again, "See how effective I am? See?"
And so Turner does all kinds of things like that. He recently -- I know he's being looked at by the authorities for recently posting a very explicit threat against a school superintendent in Lexington, Massachusetts, who introduced a kind of diversity curriculum to his schools.
You know, it goes on from there. I mean, my own home address and those of many of my colleagues have been posted, along with suggestions about what might be done to us. You know, this fellow, Bill White, posted something recently saying -- it was headlined, "Kill Richard Warman, man behind human rights tribunals abuses should be executed."
Richard Warman is actually a personal friend of mine, I'm sure of many of my colleagues here, a former Crown attorney in Toronto and Canada, who has been responsible for filing a lot of the complaints before the Canadian human rights tribunal.
You know, this posting was accompanied by Richard's home address, needless to say. Warman has tried very hard to get the U.S. authorities to act on this threat. You know, from the Canadian point of view, you can imagine that it's a complete outrage that the Americans will do nothing, but, in fact, that's the case.
I will simply recite one last instance with where I think -- you know, I mean, we've looked at all of these cases. I worked at a place that is teeming with lawyers who are interested in bringing cases around these kinds of events. Almost none of them, at least in the opinion of our own lawyers, are really prosecutable under American law.
However, there was a case in which Hal Turner about a year ago posted something -- posted the following. There was an anti-racist activist, a man who had been in a hate group and who has spoken for many years since then against hate groups.
He had been invited to Newark, New Jersey, to speak. That's near Hal Turner's home. And Hal Turner posted something -- and also said this on his radio show -- he said, "I have gathered together a group of friends of mine" -- this is a paraphrase -- "who are going to intercept this person" -- Floyd Cochran is his name -- "and I am here to tell you that if Floyd, in fact, shows up at this event, that I'm quite certain he will end up in University Hospital."
Bottom line: Turner's dangerous only in a theoretical, hypothetical sense, sort of like dropping a banana peel on the sidewalk and waiting for someone to actually get killed by it. And when Turner's initiatives and calls for murder don't achieve fruition, as they never seem to do, then the mere appearance of being efficacious and catalytic (That means, Harry, being able to bring shit about) will do.
This man is a buffoon and he doesn't even cover his tracks well. Lord knows how a joint session of Congress hearing his name and a short but memorable laundry list of his evils, plus the FBI, Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies still, combined, has not resulted in one arrest. But the great thing about luck is that the law of averages will eventually will out and even the obscenely lucky will eventually start pumping air.
Hal, you just got back on my radar screen screen again and your days as a human hemorrhoid and herpes sore are numbered. This is just the beginning, Humpty Dumpty.
Let's dance, fat man...