17 March 2010

Update on November Vandalism of Jewish Centre

A few weeks before the Aryan Guard basically collapsed, individuals whom we speculated were associated with the Aryan Guard vandalized a Jewish centre and other locations with Nazi symbols.

Today, the police have an unnamed suspect:

Unnamed man, 18, wanted for Calgary racial graffiti

CALGARY - Calgary police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for an 18-year-old man in relation to a number of racially motivated graffiti incidents last year.

But police added they cannot name the man, since the crimes were committed while the suspect was 17, thus putting him under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police say they issued the warrants after a thorough investigation on the vandalism at various locations in Woodbine and Pump Hill. Targets, including the Calgary Jewish Centre and the Holocaust memorial, were marked with anti-Semetic slogans and signs last November.

Police say the suspect is facing charges of mischief and hate-related offences.

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We were provided with the name of a suspect a few weeks after the incident took place. This individual was also 17 when the vandalism took place, but turned 18 soon after the new year. If it is that person, he's the one we believe was with Kyle McKee when he was on the run from the police. If tht's the case, that individual may still be in Winnipeg, or he could be back in Calgary. He's also in a leadership position within the Aryan Guard (and is a administrator on the groups web forum) as a result of the older members being in jail, starting the splinter gang W.E.B., or having moved on with their lives.

The other suspect is the youth who was originally arrested with McKee and charged with attempted murder. That youth would also have been 17 when the incident occurred, turning 18 in December of the same year. Because of the publication ban, we can't write anything else.

We suspect the former suspect rather than the later based on information provided to us. We also believe that there was a female involved too. Finally, as a truck was seen in the video stills, we can speculate on the posibility of Kyle McKee's involvement.

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AuntieFa said...

I dunno if y'all have seen this already, I recieved an invitation to this event....

The Courage to Stand Together Against Discrimination

Please join us in drafting a community response toward
eliminating discrimination in the Calgary community.

Monday, March 22/2010
4 – 7 p.m.
Location FCJ Centre
219 – 19 Ave SW
(Parking in back)

Special Guest Speaker:
Sandy Dore

Sandy Dore is a retired teacher and an anti-racism activist who started a campaign to stop racism and the recruitment of youth into white supremacist groups in his hometown of Kelowna.

Best Practices: Learn about anti-racism/anti-discrimination programs in our community*

Calgary’s Response: Concrete steps for future action.

This event is a follow-up to “Responding to Hate Crimes and Groups”, April 28, 2009 and “Calgary Say No to Hate”, November 26, 2009.

Please RSVP to farah@calgarycentreforculture.org

*If you would like to stet up a booth please contact us immediately, space is limited!

Background Information:

A “Responding to Hate Crime and Groups” community forum was held on April 28.2009. This forum assisted in gathering preliminary information and input regarding responding to hate in Calgary from 60 organizational representatives, individuals and panel presenters. This information has been formalized into a report that is accessible on www.calgarycentreforculture.org

The purpose of the 2010 forum is to build a more comprehensive and sustainable strategy and encourage better coordination with allies and supporters.

Sponsored by: Calgary Centre for Culture, Equity and Diversity
Calgary Jewish Community Council

Funded by: Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund

Anonymous said...

Found in Winnepeg, surprise!


Anonymous said...

Looks like he's been arrested: