A federal judge dismissed one of four charges that neo-Nazi leader William A. White was convicted of in December. “The court finds that there is no substantial evidence which would permit any rational trier of fact to find the defendant guilty,” U.S. District Judge James Turk wrote in an opinion. The jury verdict dismissed by Turk alleged that White had threatened Richard Warman, a human rights attorney from Canada who often brings civil actions against white supremacists. White, the self-proclaimed commander of the Roanoke-based American National Socialist Workers Party, wrote on his Web site that Warman should be killed.
siehe auch: Canadian Jews condemn acquittal of U.S. neo-Nazi. An American neo-Nazi who advocated killing an Ottawa activist and overthrowing the Canadian government by force has been acquitted of uttering threats. William A. White was charged in 2008 after he wrote repeatedly on his website and in his magazine that Canadian human rights lawyer Richard Warman should be assassinated. Apparently angry at Mr. Warman’s successful campaign against racist Internet sites, White called him an “enemy,” wrote that he “must be killed” and provided his home address. (…) Mr. Warman has launched scores of human rights complaints and lawsuits over Internet postings, many of them by far-right extremists. His complaints have resulted in hefty fines but have made him a target. White, 69, who heads a Virginia neo-Nazi group, had also written that Canada was a “petty tyranny” and called for parliament to be stormed and the government executed. “Overthrown your government! Put your Jews to the sword,” he wrote.