FBI arrests neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen’s leader on swatting charges

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a founder of violent neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, charging him with making interstate threats during a “swatting” campaign. John Cameron Denton allegedly joined a ring of racists who made hoax calls against a university, a church, and many other targets. He’s also been described as Atomwaffen’s leader by ProPublica — which Denton is accused of swatting in retaliation.

Denton — known online as “Rape” or “Tormenter” — is the second known member of the swatting ring. According to an FBI affidavit, Denton actively participated in campaigns alongside John William Kirby Kelley, who was arrested earlier this year. A third member is cooperating with state law enforcement, but their name has…

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