Call them “The Terrorist Next Door” or “The Enemies Within”. The last one of note here in the Coatesville area was David Wayne Hull; the self declared Imperial Wizard of the Pennsylvania chapter White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. He intended to blow up the Peach Bottom Power Plant. The attention to detail by Coatesville PD Detective Martin Quinn led to the infiltration of his organization by PA State Police and his arrest and conviction.
Local police receive awards
Daily Local News
GINA ZOTTI , Staff Writer
"In addition to the anonymous trooper, whose name is not being released because of his undercover status at a Chester County state police barracks, West Goshen Detective Sgt. Gregory Stone and Coatesville Detective Martin Quinn were recognized for their investigative work that led to the guilty pleas or convictions of a number of violent local criminals.
'The local police and local prosecutors are and must be the first line of defense in defeating crime in Chester County," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas P. Hogan Jr. "Chester County residents are incredibly lucky to have such good police officers taking care of them on a day-to-day basis.'...
Hogan said the white supremacist cell was meeting on a regular basis in western Chester County -- in the Honey Brook and Parkesburg areas -- as well as over the border into Lancaster County for years before their arrests in 2002.
'The frightening thing about Hull is not just that he hates people because of their race and not just that he wants to be violent, but that he’s teaching people how to hate and how to be violent,' said Hogan. 'He’s telling people how to make bombs, where to put them and where they’ll do the most damage."
When Parkesburg terrorist bomb maker David Wayne Hull was arrested the assault weapons ban was in effect. The preferred weapon of terrorists is no longer a bomb, it’s assault weapons.
"LACEY TOWNSHIP – A 42-year-old Mercer County man was arrested Sunday after police allegedly found him in the Greenwood Forest Wildlife Management Area with an assault weapon, a handgun and various forms of ammunition…
After speaking with the two subjects and determining their activities to be suspicious, the officers then discovered an AK-47, a Walther P38 9mm handgun, eight 30-round high-capacity magazines, and one 100-round drum magazine, and various forms of ammunition at the scene, Paprota said."
By Rob Spahr | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on May 16, 2016 at 11:31 AM, updated May 16, 2016 at 5:05 PM