A 32-year-old man who the Anti-Defamation League describes as a “risky white supremacist-accelerationist” was arrested Tuesday morning in south Florida for allegedly being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, authorities stated.
Paul N. Miller, 32, was arrested at a residence in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. by legislation enforcement officers with the FBI, the Fort Lauderdale Police Division, and the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Activity Pressure.
The Anti-Defamation League’s Middle on Extremism has investigated Miller’s alleged ties to right-wing extremists and shared “important intelligence” with legislation enforcement as a result of his “more and more radical and violent rhetoric, in addition to his on-line show of varied weapons and real-life extremist associated actions.”
“By early October 2020… [Miller] started posting movies of himself clad in physique armor, flashing weapons and giving Hitler salutes whereas delivering ideological tirades that included calls for a race warfare,” the ADL wrote in a weblog Wednesday.
Miller amassed 1000’s of followers on social media platforms akin to DLive, Twitch and Bitwave.Television, the place he streamed offensive and profane content material, in response to the ADL.
A evaluate of his Telegram web page, the place he goes by “Gypsy Crusader,” reveals a every day stream of racist and antisemitic content material for his greater than 42,000 followers.
He posted a selfie final month with the caption, “It is a white energy kinda day.”
On Tuesday, a message was posted to his Telegram web page asking for donations that may go in direction of Miller’s “in depth future authorized charges.”
Final 12 months, he dressed up as supervillain comedian ebook characters The Riddler and The Joker, then harassed individuals on the web site Omegle, a free chat room platform.
“Riddle me this earlier than you go. I’m loud and obnoxious. I like music that rhythms. I’m a fraction of the inhabitants however commit half the crimes. What am I? I’m a [racial slur],” he would inform unsuspecting Omegle customers, in response to the ADL.
Miller is initially from New Jersey however lately moved to south Florida, the place he was arrested Tuesday.
“We noticed him come exterior. They took him out of the home and had been strolling him round and so they ended up taking him again and took him away and everybody was all in uniform,” one in every of Miller’s neighbors informed WTVJ. “We began seeing them come exterior with containers. One field undoubtedly appeared like both a shotgun on the entrance or an AK.”
Miller was beforehand convicted on drug manufacturing/distribution costs in New Jersey greater than a decade in the past, in response to the Miami Herald.