FBI arrests notorious white supremacist live streamer
The FBI announced on Tuesday that they arrested a notorious white supremacist livestreamer after conducting a raid on his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Paul N. Miller, also known as ‘The Gypsy Crusader,’ was taken into custody without incident and charged with illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, the FBI said in a press release.
A grand jury indicted Miller on the firearms charge on Feb. 25, according to court records unsealed Tuesday. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison on the firearm charge.
According to The Daily Beast, Miller has over 40,000 followers on Telegram, a social media messaging app. His videos show him dressed as comic book characters while using racial slurs and sometimes holding a firearm.
“Gypsycrusader clips are funny but his actual streams are total cringe, dude takes himself way too seriously,” a Twitter user said in response to the arrest.
“He often waved a gun around on his stream,” another user noted.
According to The Daily Beast, after Miller’s arrest, other internet extremists groups raised fears that they may also face charges. Extremists worry that the FBI could have access to their names and addresses after purchasing merchandise from Miller that promoted his channel.
Hilary Sargent, an extremist researcher, captured messages from Miller”s supporters worried that they could soon become FBI targets themselves, The Daily Beast reported.
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