Racist Radio Host Hal Turner Arrested

Racist Internet Radio Host: Hal Turner

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Racist Radio Host Hal Turner Arrested
Author Hate Report
Date Created 03 Jun 2009

For almost a decade it appeared as if something was protecting the offensive right wing radio host Hal Turner from law enforcement holding him to task over his outrageous racist threats on various ethnic groups and public officials.

The tide has finally turned, because as of June 3, 2009 4:00 PM Hal Turner has been residing in a New Jersey jail cell, arrested by the North Bergen NJ police for making a public call for the shooting of lawmakers and an ethics officer in the state of Connecticut.

Only a few days ago, Turner posted a photo of of Dr. George Tiller with the word “GOTCHA” over it.

From NJ.com:

“He..{Hal} is scheduled to appear in court here in New Jersey tomorrow to face extradition.

Police say Turner incited his blog readers “to take up arms” against Sen. Andrew McDonald and Rep. Michael Lawlor.

Police say Turner was angry over controversial legislation on Catholic parish finances. Police plan to charge him with inciting injury to persons or property when he is extradited to Connecticut”

Turner’s radio show just recently has been trying to make a come back after an approximately six month hiatus.

His shows are programed for Wednesdays at 9pm off of a blog radio site.

But, this wednesday night there was no show, but there was this post on his controversial hate blog “Turner Radio Network”:

“WEDNESDAY, JUNE 03, 2009
Hal Turner has been arrested…
North Bergen, NJ (TRN) — At about 4:00 this afternoon, Hal received a call from the North Bergen Police telling him to go to the Police Station because they had received a tip from a credible source about a death threat made against him and they needed to talk. He arrived at the station at about 4:10 and was arrested at 4:15. It seems that the state of Connecticut issued a warrant for his arrest for making “Harassing Communications”. There is no other information available at this time. At this point, any and all donations toward his defense would be greatly appreciated.

Quite obviously, the Hal Turner Show will not air tonight. All other shows will run as scheduled. Sphere: Related Content
AT 6/03/2009 04:59:00 PM 0 COMMENTS”

Where the outcome if this case is heading is going to be interesting to follow.

Turner had quite a following for his extremist language on The Hal Turner radio show until 2006.

Turner’s down fall was when he became a target for the internet hacker hive mind “Anonymous” after Turner posted the personal info of underage “Anons” who placed spoof calls during his racist radio show December 20th 2006.

According to Encyclopedia Dramatica, “Anons” and “Channers” gave Turner warning to take the info down, Turner refused and the rest was “epic” history.

There is a very well documented (and “lulzy”) account of what happened from there posted here

The battle between Turner and the internet “Chan/Anon fest” went on for some time until they finally hacked into Turner’s e-mail, found and published an e-mail Turner had sent to the NJ FBI office reporting IP’s of his fan base who were posting in the comment section of his blog.

Turner was then exposed as informing, which his White Power fan base did not care for, his listenership depleted and Turner shut down his show.

Six months later, after the 2008 election, Turner decided to start back up his quest for radio shock jock racism.

Turner has been struggling to gain his extremist listenership back to his old numbers, but has been FAILing to do so.

In trying to post more and more extreme rhetoric, Turner was probably hoping to bring back his old base and to raise the $5000 a month he was once able to convince his followers to send into him.

Turner is hopefully sitting in his jail cell rethinking the direction of his life right now.

Whatever the outcome of his charges are going to be, hopefully he will learn that selling hate has a heavy tax on it’s income.

UPDATE: Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio says Harold “Hal” Turner declined to waive extradition at an initial court appearance Thursday. DeFazio said no date has been set for an extradition hearing.

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