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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #150 on: January 18, 2020, 12:45:40 »
No doubt some other groups affiliated and not affiliated will be learning from this particular case.
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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #151 on: January 18, 2020, 14:43:32 »
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/fbi-arrests-reveal-shocking-details-in-case-against-former-canadian-reservist-patrik-mathews/ar-BBZ58qE

Explosives expert Patrik Mathews described as incompetent, stupid and lazy. Former Nazi Base buddies thought about killing him. Guess they should have read his PERs before inviting him on down to star in a race war.

That's got to hurt, I guess he will be happy to testify against them.

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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #152 on: January 19, 2020, 22:15:57 »
Here are some pictures of him showing off his supplies and skills:
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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #153 on: January 20, 2020, 02:00:57 »

like Sean Bean’s character in Ronin...
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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #154 on: January 22, 2020, 10:00:15 »
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Ex-reservist wished he had booby-trapped his home to blow up RCMP officers: U.S. court document

'I could really wish they f---ing all started searching my place, accidentally trip a pin, and boom,' the documents quote Patrik Mathews as saying

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Published on: January 21, 2020 | Last Updated: January 21, 2020 10:41 PM EST

A Canadian ex-soldier and alleged white supremacist told cohorts in the U.S. that he wished he had booby-trapped his Manitoba home before RCMP searched it last year so the officers “got f—ing exploded,” say dramatic new court documents filed by American prosecutors.

Patrik Mathews and fellow alleged members of the hate group The Base also talk graphically about shooting civilians and police at an event in Richmond, Va., this week, the Canadian suggesting they could “be literally hunting people,” says the bail motion.

Unspecified intelligence about possible violence at a Richmond gun rally Monday prompted the state’s governor to declare a state of emergency around the demonstration.

Mathews, 27, and two co-defendants were arrested last week just days before the event started, with another three members of The Base picked up a day later in Georgia. Despite the presence of thousands of protesters, many toting firearms, the rally unfolded peacefully

The new court document submitted by a U.S. Attorney’s office in Maryland also details one of several videos allegedly made by Mathews. Wearing a gas mask, the former Manitoba-based reservist promotes derailing trains, murdering people and poisoning water supplies as part of a “revolution” to save the white race.

Mathews and alleged accomplices Brian Mark Lemley, 33, and William Bilbrough, 19, appear in court Wednesday for a bail hearing. Prosecutors indicate in the motion they want the trio be kept behind bars until their trial.

“The defendants in this domestic terrorism investigation must be detained,” said the memorandum. “No condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure the appearance of any defendant or the safety of any other person.”

Mathews was exposed as an alleged member of The Base – a new but seemingly burgeoning group that espouses trying to trigger a race war – last August after a Winnipeg Free Press reporter infiltrated the organization.

He had been a combat engineer with a Winnipeg-based reserve unit but was released by the Armed Forces after the allegations surfaced.

RCMP later searched his home in Beausejour, Man., and briefly detained him. Soon after, he disappeared. His whereabouts were a mystery until his arrest last week.

The freshly filed motion provides more detail about the extensive U.S. police investigation, which included a “sneak-and-peak” warrant that allowed officers to enter the apartment where Mathews and Lemley stayed until their arrest.

They also installed a hidden camera and microphone in the apartment, which allegedly captured Mathews’ discussion of the RCMP raid of his home last Aug. 19.

“I could really wish they f—ing all started searching my place, accidentally trip a pin, and boom and the whole house goes boom,” the document quotes him as saying. “Boy, wouldn’t that be terrible, a bunch of f—ing RCMP search experts got f—ing exploded.”

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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #155 on: January 22, 2020, 11:11:42 »
I hope that guys parents aren't recieving any harassment or abuse over his stupidity.

Really gotta wonder how someone becomes such a shitty human being.
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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #156 on: January 22, 2020, 11:31:48 »
Really gotta wonder how someone becomes such a shitty human being.

By spending all their free time on internet sites that only support their warped world view, and rejecting even countenancing any other views.

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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #157 on: January 22, 2020, 13:57:14 »
I hope that guys parents aren't recieving any harassment or abuse over his stupidity.

Really gotta wonder how someone becomes such a shitty human being.

By spending all their free time on internet sites that only support their warped world view, and rejecting even countenancing any other views.

Toxic/negative internet exposure certainly contributes, but home-grown extremists existed long before Google. I'm of the mind that unless Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder or another identifiable mental health issue is present, home life is a significant cause.

Individuals who grow up in a safe, nurturing, and stable environment with boundaries, healthy displays of respect, and are taught right from wrong, coupled with balanced levels of discipline (or at least taught there's consequences to their actions) don't randomly and/or suddenly decide they're going to go on a shooting spree, wish severe harm upon others, or blow something up. And in the extremely rare instances where they do, 9 times out of 10, the individual was showing warning signs of underlying behavioural issues long before they acted out. The parents either blew them off, were afraid to intervene and/or couldn't discern the line between giving their kid(s) a certain amount of privacy vs perhaps seeing what they're doing when gone for hours at a time; not knowing with whom, or constantly locked in their room.

I'm no picture-perfect parent, but kids don't turn into disrespectful, violent a-holes on their own. And if they're susceptible to negative influences for whatever reasons, things can usually be traced back to where the deficiency began...     
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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #158 on: January 22, 2020, 15:30:41 »


Really gotta wonder how someone becomes such a shitty human being.

A number of reasons - lack of guidance from adults as a child, brain function, perhaps a mental disorder?

Added - researchers think Traumatic Brain Injury suffered as a child MAY have an effect on one's behaviour as one ages. Also, researchers think that a damaged amygdala my contribute to the behaviour of serial killers.
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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #159 on: January 22, 2020, 18:48:28 »
A number of reasons - lack of guidance from adults as a child, brain function, perhaps a mental disorder?

Added - researchers think Traumatic Brain Injury suffered as a child MAY have an effect on one's behaviour as one ages. Also, researchers think that a damaged amygdala my contribute to the behaviour of serial killers.

Upbringing. Like minded people gravitate to each other.

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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #160 on: January 22, 2020, 19:59:25 »
Upbringing. Like minded people gravitate to each other.

That's only one part of the equation.
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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #161 on: January 23, 2020, 12:25:46 »
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A former Canadian Armed Forces reservist plotted with other members of a white supremacist group to carry out “essentially a paramilitary strike” at a Virginia gun rights rally, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan agreed to keep Patrik Mathews, 27, detained in federal custody pending a Jan. 30 preliminary hearing.

Mathews leaned back in his chair and quietly laughed when the magistrate read aloud a transcript of a video in which the Canadian national advocated killing people, poisoning water supplies and derailing trains.

“This is a very dangerous person,” the magistrate said during Mathews' detention hearing in Maryland. “He espouses very dangerous beliefs.”

Later Wednesday, Sullivan refused to set bail for another defendant arrested in the FBI's investigation of The Base. A prosecutor described William Garfield Bilbrough IV — a 19-year-old pizza delivery driver who lives with his grandmother in Denton, Maryland — as a leader of the group who was seen as a “prophet” by Mathews and the third man arrested in the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Windom showed the judge a photograph recovered from Bilbrough's phone that shows him holding up the severed head of a goat he had killed in a “ritual sacrifice” at a training camp in Georgia for members of The Base. Bilbrough initially tried to kill the goat with a knife but failed, so he borrowed a gun to shoot it, Windom said.

Mathews, Bilbrough and Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, of Elkton, Maryland, were arrested Thursday on federal felony charges in Maryland and Delaware, just days before the pro-gun rally in Virginia’s capital. Federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday that a hidden camera captured the men discussing “the planning of violence” at the rally and expressed hope that bloodshed could start a civil war. Monday's event attracted tens of thousands of people and ended peacefully.

“This is a domestic terrorist investigation,” Windom said Wednesday ...
More details here (U.S. media) or in attached bail document referred to in other stories.
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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #162 on: January 23, 2020, 13:21:25 »
A prosecutor described William Garfield Bilbrough IV — a 19-year-old pizza delivery driver who lives with his grandmother in Denton, Maryland — as a leader of the group who was seen as a “prophet” by Mathews and the third man arrested in the case.
Supremacist all right.          :rofl:

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Re: Former MCpl Patrik Mathews: accused of being a White Supremacist.
« Reply #163 on: January 23, 2020, 13:35:25 »
Supremacist all right.          :rofl:
Still, best outta 3's still best - of sorts, anyway ...
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The family's reaction to all this.  Mom was "flabbergasted when she first heard reports that her son was deeply entwined with The Base" and Grandma was" “just baffled” that Mathews had become a high-profile face of North America’s growing white-supremacy movement."

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/alleged-manitoba-white-supremacist-had-an-african-canadian-girlfriend-his-mother-says/ar-BBZgoEr?ocid=ientp
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The latest ...
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Ex-Canadian reservist Patrik Mathews faces up to a maximum of 60 years in U.S. prison if convicted, after he and two other members of The Base, a violent neo-Nazi paramilitary group, were indicted by federal grand juries in Maryland and Delaware this week.

Mathews, 27, who is originally from Beausejour, Man., was arrested in Delaware earlier this month after he fled the country when he was outed as an alleged recruiter for The Base in August.

Alleged Base members Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, and William Garfield Bilbrough IV, 19, were arrested this month in Maryland.

Mathews and Lemley Jr. each face several firearms charges, including transporting a firearm and ammunition with intent to commit a felony, and one count of destroying their cellular telephones with intent to obstruct justice.

If convicted, Mathews faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in U.S. federal prison for transporting a firearm and ammunition in interstate commerce with intent to commit a felony offence, and being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He faces another 40 years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of an unregistered firearm, and obstruction of justice.

Lemley Jr. and Bilbrough are charged with conspiring to transport an alien and transporting an alien. Lemley is also charged with transporting a machine gun in interstate commerce.

The 12-count Maryland indictment was returned Monday and unsealed on Tuesday. The six-count Delaware indictment was returned Tuesday ...
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A bit of Canadian follow-up ...
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Canada's military is still defining the term "hateful conduct" as it grapples with how to better detect and discipline white supremacists in its ranks.

In a recent wide-ranging interview with CBC News, military leaders said they have identified areas of improvement and are working toward change. They hope to announce details in the coming months.

"I do understand that sometimes from the outside we might look opaque, but that is due to privacy reasons that we can't divulge specific information," Brig.-Gen. Sylvain Menard, the chief of staff operations for military personnel, said at DND headquarters in Ottawa.

"I think the fact that we're here today trying to demystify and explain what we're doing is our attempt to say, 'No, we are open and transparent.'"

The military has been grappling with a prominent example of extremism in its ranks, following the high-profile arrest of Patrik Mathews, a former Manitoba-based reservist, as part of an FBI undercover operation into a violent white supremacist group called The Base.

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The Canadian military began investigating Mathews in the  spring of 2019, after someone reported comments "incompatible with the Canadian Forces." At the time, he was a former combat engineer with the 38 Canadian Brigade Group in Winnipeg, with training in explosives.

The military fast-tracked his request to be released from the reserves. That officially came through on Aug. 30, 2019.

"It takes a while to conduct these investigations. We have to follow due process, every Canadian has the same right, where innocent until proven guilty, and at the time of release, we just didn't have enough to do anything about Mr. Mathews," Menard said.

"I think it's a success story that we were investigating the member, even though we did not have a chance to fully close the loop." ...
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A former Canadian Forces reservist at the centre of an alleged white-supremacist plot to trigger a race war in the United States pleaded not guilty to weapons charges Tuesday as his lawyer indicated he plans to use the First Amendment of the U.S. constitution to defend his client.

Patrik Mathews, sporting an orange jumpsuit, unruly hair and a long, reddish beard, stood ramrod-straight in a Maryland courtroom as Judge Timothy Sullivan asked him to state his name and whether he fully understood the charges against him.

“Yes, your honour,” replied Mathews, who has been in custody in the U.S. since he and two of his American cohorts were arrested a month ago by the FBI.

Asked for his plea, Mathews said, “Not guilty, your honour.”

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“We, frankly, intend to vigorously contest the charges in this case,” defence counsel Joseph Balter said after Tuesday’s brief arraignment.

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"The military fast-tracked his request to be released from the reserves. That officially came through on Aug. 30, 2019."

Wondering exactly what this means?  How did they fast-track it?  I have released a reservist within a week so did they complete his in an hour? 
“non-commissioned officer (NCO)” means a member holding the rank of sergeant or corporal.

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"The military fast-tracked his request to be released from the reserves. That officially came through on Aug. 30, 2019."

Wondering exactly what this means?  How did they fast-track it?  I have released a reservist within a week so did they complete his in an hour?
First media report of the man in question:  18 Aug 2019

If the release came through 30 Aug 2019, that's 9 working days (including first and last) - may not be a week, but that's faster than in the old days when I was still in.
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First media report of the man in question:  18 Aug 2019

If the release came through 30 Aug 2019, that's 9 working days (including first and last) - may not be a week, but that's faster than in the old days when I was still in.

I saw one happen in the space of 72 hours - dude went home from work on Friday, come back Monday morning only to be told get your kit together and be escorted around the Base to clear out, handing ID in at the guardhouse by 0930.

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This may not be a record, but it certainly was quick. A certain regular second lieutenant attempted to break into our battery combined mess in the field early one morning. Need I add alcohol was a factor? Anyway, in the process he woke the barman, who took him on. Bang, close arrest until first light. The CO, who had been brought into the situation very quickly, proceeded to Petersville, where, among others, the Adjutant General of the Canadian Army was in attendance observing the exercise. There was a procedure for disposing of unwanted officers called an Adjutant General's Referral. Sunray present one to the great man, and by mid-morning the ex-second lieutenant was standing at the Oromocto Bus Stop with a ticket home and a suitcase of civvies.

For my sins, I was the young gentleman's troop commander, but had been deep in the weeds FOOing with the RHC during all this. On return to our battery bivouac, I was pleasantly surprised to have one less screwup to keep me awake nights..

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The quickest I've seen was accomplished in under 8 hours.  A soldier of dubious quality was released from cells (had done 7 days guardhouse time - not all that unusual back then in the '70s) and the first thing next morning went to the OR and put in his release.  By the time that he returned to the OR after lunch, having reconsidered his rash decision, found that his request had been approved, a release instruction had been cut and received from NDHQ and that a Cpl was waiting to escort him round to do his clearances.  He was out the gate before 1600 hrs.  The Chief Clerk (a man of infinite talents - was later CFR'ed) was heard to comment (after the soldier had put in his release), "No way is he getting an opportunity to back out, he's gone today".
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The quickest I've seen was accomplished in under 8 hours.  A soldier of dubious quality was released from cells (had done 7 days guardhouse time - not all that unusual back then in the '70s) and the first thing next morning went to the OR and put in his release.  By the time that he returned to the OR after lunch, having reconsidered his rash decision, found that his request had been approved, a release instruction had been cut and received from NDHQ and that a Cpl was waiting to escort him round to do his clearances.  He was out the gate before 1600 hrs.  The Chief Clerk (a man of infinite talents - was later CFR'ed) was heard to comment (after the soldier had put in his release), "No way is he getting an opportunity to back out, he's gone today".
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Quickest I seen was a MSE OP at CFB London.
He was detailed to drive the Base RSM to Hamilton for a mess diner.
After dropping off the Base RSM he proceeded to get drunk and write off the staff car.
Now RSM didn't know why his return ride never showed up.
He was shuttled back to London by various police departments.
MSE Op was on his way out of the base Monday, as the staff car was being brought back to CFB London a flatbed.