Neo-Nazi charged with posting data on Hale juror

U.S. COURT | Urged harm against panelist in '04 white supremacy trial: feds

Chicago Sun-Times/October 19, 2008

A neo-Nazi who long operated a hate Web site has been arrested for posting online the name and home address of a Chicago juror who served in the trial of white supremacist Matthew Hale.

William A. White was arrested Friday in Roanoke, Va., and is expected to appear in federal court in Virginia as early as today on civil rights charges. He will then be transferred to Chicago, sources told the Sun-Times.

White's Web site -">, which authorities have shut down - recently posted the headline "Kill This N-----?" next to a photo of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

In another post, the site called for the lynching of six black teenagers charged with assault in a civil rights case in Jena, La.

White, the self-proclaimed leader of the American National Socialist Workers Party, described by authorities as a hate group, is charged under a new law that was an outgrowth from the killings of two family members of a Chicago judge.

White allegedly posted the phone number and address of a juror he called a "gay, Jewish anti-racist" who voted to convict Hale in 2004. White is alleged to have advocated harm against the juror, authorities said.

On Oct. 10, FBI agents raided White's offices, seizing computers and other items related to White's Web site.

Hale is now serving a 40-year sentence in a maximum-security prison. His case centered on charges that he solicited a hit on U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow after the Chicago judge ruled against him in a civil case.

The following spring, Lefkow's husband and mother were killed by a disgruntled litigant not tied to a hate group but who was able to track down her home address. After the killings, the judge went before Congress and pleaded for more safeguards for judges - including restricting the publication of personal information about them online.

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