FBI busts Atomwaffen terrorists around the country for targeting journalists - 2020-02-26
The foursome—Cameron Brandon Shea, 24, of Redmond, Washington; Kaleb Cole, 24, a former Seattle-area resident now in Texas; Taylor Ashley Parker-Dipeppe, 20, of Spring Hill, Florida; and Johnny Roman Garza, 20, of Queen Creek, Arizona—were arrested this week for targeting journalists and others with threatening posters delivered to them warning that "You Have Been Visited By Your Local Nazis."
According to the complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, the four were all Atomwaffen Division members who met online and formed a discreet working group that organized online through the chat platform Wire. The main ringleaders were Shea and Cole, the latter of whom resided in suburban Snohomish County until a warrant was issued for his arrest by King County authorities in December on weapons possession charges, based on an incident in Texas.
Another leading Atomwaffen member, John Cameron Denton of the Houston, Texas, area, was also arrested on Wednesday by the FBI. He was charged with attempting to terrorize the New York newsroom of Pro Publica, which published a major expose of the group in February 2018, and the journalist who was its primary author.