|Timeline of Far Right Activity
by Brad Heavner, April 1996
VIOLENCE & ATTEMPTED ATTACKS
October 31, 1993, Reno, NV
The Bureau of Land Management building is bombed, causing
major damage to the roof.
A Missouri highway patrolman is shot to avenge the arrest
of an anti-government activist.
October 29, 1994, Washington, DC
Martin Duran opens fire on the White House in an attempt
to assassinate President Bill Clinton.
After Karen Mathews, a county recorder in northern
California, told an area resident that she lacked the authority to dismiss a charge
against him, she finds a pipe bomb under her car.
Two members of the Minnesota Patriots Council are
convicted on charges of planning to use a lethal biological poison called Ricin to kill
federal employees and law enforcement agents.
March 30, 1995, Carson City, NV
A pipe bomb damages the U.S. Forest Service office.
April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City, OK
The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building is bombed with 4800
pounds of an ammonium nitrate and fuel oil mixture (ANFO). 168 people, including 19
children, are killed in the blast, and one nurse is later killed in the rescue effort.
Federal agents uncover a plot by Michael Gray, who
reportedly has ties with Aryan Nations, to blow up the U.S. courthouse in Spokane, WA,
with a fertilizer bomb.
Police officer Matt May stops motorist Michael H. Hill,
who is driving with a homemade license plate that reads "MILITIA." Officer May
shoots and kills Hill when he allegedly pulls a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun. Hill
is a member of the Unorganized Militia of Ohio.
August 4, 1995, Carson City, NV
A pipe bomb destroys the car of Guy Pence, Forest Service
November 11,1995, Muskogee, OK
Four extremists are arrested for plotting to bomb the
offices of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Ray Lampley,
one of the four, is found to be the leader of the Oklahoma Constitutional Militia.
"God won't be mad at us," Lampley says. "He will probably reward us."
November, 1995, Opelika, AL
A package bomb explodes in the trunk of a car across the
street from a retired ATF agent. A note is found, saying "Alabama to unite against
the ATF conspiracy." Mike Schnatterly, an Episcopalian priest, is injured by flying
December 7 , 1995, Fayetteville, NC
A black couple is murdered in a racially motivated attack
by three Army soldiers involved in racist organizations from nearby Fort Bragg.
December 18, 1995, Reno, NV
A 30-gallon plastic drum filled with ANFO mixture is found
outside the IRS building. The detonating device had failed.
April 8, 1994, Darby, MT
Calvin Greenup calls supporters to his ranch in defense of
a suspected raid, telling them to bring guns and be prepared to shoot law enforcement
officers. They lay down plans to hang all people they say are guilty of treason throughout
the state. In their late night escape to Idaho four days later, they vow to shoot any
officers they encounter.
January, 1995, Garfield County, MT
Bill Stanton leads a group of "freemen" who post
a notice of a bounty of $1 million for Garfield County Attorney Nick Murnion. Stanton
tells Murnion that he would be charged, prosecuted, sentenced, and then hung from a
April 28, 1995, Roundup, MT
Frank Ellena orders Musselshell County Justice of the
Peace Robert Mihalovich, who was to hear an arms violation case against him, to appear
before his own makeshift court, warning him: "Proceed at your own peril."
July, 1995, Columbus, OH
Jon Spahr, Chairman of the Ohio Judicial Conference,
receives an anonymous call saying that citizens had lost at the jury box and the ballot
box, so the only thing left "is the cartridge box."
December 14, 1995, Osage, AR
Stewart Waterhouse, lieutenant colonel of the 7th Division
United States Constitutional Militia, threatens retaliation against the Muskogee County
Jail if Willie Ray Lampley is mistreated. "We have already authorized any and all
militia units in or around the area of Oklahoma to take any action necessary (within the
laws and customs of war) to protect militia interests in this matter."
QUOTES FROM THE FAR RIGHT
"How many of your agents will be sent home in body
bags before you hear the pleas of the people?" - Joe Holland, to Montana Attorney
General, December 20, 1994.
"Go up and look legislators in the face, because some
day you may be forced to blow it off." - Samuel Sherwood, leader of the U.S. Militia
Association, March 2, 1995
"We have a militia of 10,000, and if we can't beat
you at the ballot box, we'll beat you with a bullet." - Unidentified man to Ellen
Gray, an official with the Pilchuck Audubon Society in Washington
"Yes, the militia are involved. They are the last
resort of enforcement for the common-law courts." - Bill Ellwood, acting chief
justice of Our One Supreme Court, a citizens' "court" in Columbus, OH