Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Foe of Somalis in Maine guilty of murder plot| |
CHICAGO — White supremacist leader Matthew Hale, who helped organize an anti-Somali gathering in Maine last year, was convicted Monday of trying to have a federal judge killed. Hale, 32, was found guilty of four of the five charges against him...May the jury give him the maximum and keep this prick from ever antagonizing another community again.
His arrest in January 2003 prevented him from attending the anti-Somali gathering in Lewiston a few days later, where he was scheduled to give a speech titled "The Invasion of Maine by Somalis and How We Can End It." Only 32 people showed up, while more than 4,000 gathered at a counter-rally urging Mainers to reject racism and embrace the state's new wave of immigrants...
Solicitation of murder carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Hale could also get a maximum of 10 years on each of three counts of obstruction of justice.