Thursday, April 28, 2011

White Supremacist Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

A man who told police he was part of a white supremacist group has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for having weapons and explosives.Brandon Lee Hall, 41, was found guilty of several charges related to the weapons.Channel 2 Action News obtained several police reports in which officers listed the items they confiscated from Hall during an April 2010 arrest after someone reported him looking suspicious on Moreland Avenue.The reports lists a machete, handguns, black powder ball bearing rounds, a map of Austin, Texas, and a possible bomb among other items.  Police also reported finding disturbing notes.One read, "Blow the switch yard" at a power facility.Another said, "Mass Evacuation."A third read, "I'll get a chance at being famous."Atlanta police said Hall told them he was part of the Aryan Knights Brotherhood." Any time you have a person walking down the streets with this kind of weaponry on them, that's cause for concern," said Atlanta Police Sgt. Curtis Davenport.Court documents show Hall is a convicted felon, so the recent convictions carry a stiffer sentence.One police report shows Hall told officers he needed the weapons for his personal protection on the streets.