Arson

Robert Doggart was improperly convicted of solicitation to commit federal arson for his planned attack on a mosque in New York because the religious building was not used in interstate commerce, as required by the underlying arson statute, the Sixth Circuit ruled. From his home in Tennessee, Doggart plotted to burn down the mosque, plans he shared with an FBI confidential informant. 

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Son of Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested After 3 Black Church Fires

Holden Matthews, the white, 21-year-old son of a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy, was behind bars Thursday, accused of torching three century old African American churches during a 10-day period in and around Opelousas. The city of 16,000 people was set on edge by blazes, which evoked memories of civil rights terrorism.

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Civil Rights Center Finds ‘White Power’ Symbol After Arson

It’s the organization that taught the Civil Rights movement to sing “We Shall Overcome.” Leaders in the Civil Rights movement attended its leadership schools. And now, the staff of The Highlander Research and Education Center say arson reduced its main building in New Market, Tennessee, to a pile of ash and blackened frames over the weekend.

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