When District Attorney Hogan was a federal prosecutor, he worked extensively with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. The prosecutors and agents understood that their job was to stop crime before the bombs went off and the bullets started to fly. The unofficial motto of the group was, “If we succeed, you will never hear about us. If we fail, nobody will ever forget our names.”
The JTTF quietly took off groups that were planning attacks on police stations, places of worship, government buildings, and other civilian targets. This sort of work places extraordinary pressure on law enforcement to keep the public safe. Chester County law enforcement works with local, state, and federal agencies at all levels to monitor and prevent active shooters.
"Residents may not have noticed them, but they were here when they set off pipe bombs, test-fired machine guns and taught bomb-making classes.
They blended right in
‘They look like us. They sound like us. They are us,’ said Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas P. Hogan Jr., assigned to coordinate investigations and prosecute cases with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
During the trial, testimony revealed that Hull was meeting with a cell of Aryan Nations and Klan members in the Parkesburg area and its vicinity, reaching into Lancaster County, where he gave instructional sessions on how to make bombs and use them against their perceived enemies.
"Pop your bulb out here. There’s a couple of metal prods, sit down there with the wire raised to ’em and you take it to your steel wool," Hull explained to the group at a bomb-making meeting in September 2002, complete with diagrams and bomb components, which was taped by a government source who had infiltrated the group.
Hull described leaving the disguised device in a black neighborhood and having an unsuspecting person turn it over and having it blow up.
Hull goes on at that meeting to discuss why the KKK -- a secret society devoted to advancing the supremacy of the white race over all other races -- and Aryan Nations -- an organization devoted to white nationalism and anti-Semitism founded specifically to propagate Neo-Nazi beliefs -- joined forces.
The White Knights of the KKK were a Pennsylvania chapter of the organization. Hull declared himself the leader or Imperial Wizard of that group.
"We got to get together and share resources ... start pointing to common goals," he said.
During the trial, Hull was described as devising plans to bomb abortion clinics, police departments and the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant.
"Chester County thinks they don’t have anything to worry about," said Hogan. "But they do have something to worry about."
He noted the major highways that cross through the county, a large commuter railroad and power plants on each side.
"Those are major targets for terrorists, whether they be domestic or international, that we have to be aware of everyday," he said.
"Statistically, another terrorist attack should have happened by now. The point is, it hasn’t happened and some of the credit goes to law enforcement at every level to cut it off before it happens."
At the September 2002 bomb-making class, Hull also told his members that creating fear in people was their goal.
"But, the whole idea behind terrorism is to terrorize. ... It’s psychological. It isn’t necessarily always the body count. It’s what you’re doing to them psychologically," Hull was recorded as saying.
Included in the jury’s guilty verdict were a number of charges pertaining to a disassembled pipe bomb that prosecutors said Hull gave to a cooperating federal witness and with distributing information about how to make or use pipe bombs.
He was acquitted of charges stemming from incidents where two pipe bombs were set off in abandoned cars on Hull’s property outside of Pittsburgh. The defense argued that there was no evidence the bombs were Hull’s or that he advocated using them in crimes.
During the trial, it was also revealed that Hull met with federal agents, posing as arms dealers, in the Honey Brook area. The group would test-fire machine guns and flash-bang grenades for possible purchase.
Agents also recorded a KKK cross-burning ceremony.
"Bullets, bombs, bloodshed and the Bible. That’s the only way we’re gonna to win this," he preached before the ceremony. "Anybody who goes down to their death fighting for this great cause, it’s a one-way trip to heaven."
Published: Friday, February 25, 2005
By GINA ZOTTI
I doubt that David Wayne Hull is showing people how to make bombs in Texas:
Supervision begin date:
Jan 27, 2017
Supervision end date:
Jan 26, 2019
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