Florida man: Self-proclaimed “Antifa Hunter” Jailed for On-line Threats

first_imgA Florida man who calls himself “the Antifa hunter” will spend the next three years in prison for making on-line threats to those who opposed his white supremacist ideology and who possibly sympathized with Antifa…or those who are opposed to fascism and other forms of extreme right-wing ideology.Daniel McMahon, 32, of Brandon, Florida, pleaded guilty in April to using social media to threaten black activist, Don Gathers, in attempts to prevent him from running for office in Charlottesville, Virginia. McMahon also admitted that he threatened to sexually assault the young autistic daughter of a North Carolina woman who protested against white nationalists.During a video conference Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Norman Moon in Virginia sentenced McMahon to three years and five months in prison.McMahon pleaded guilty to cyberstalking and bias-motivated interference with a candidate for elective office. Judge Moon wasn’t bound by sentencing guidelines that called for a prison term ranging from two years and nine months to three years and five months.Judge Moon accepted prosecutors’ recommendation to impose the maximum under the guidelines, saying McMahon’s conduct was “as egregious as it could be.”“It may not have been physically violent, but it couldn’t have been more violent to one’s mental health or feeling of well-being,” the judge said.Defense attorney Jessica Phillips asked the judge to sentence McMahon to a year and a half in prison and give him credit for time served since his Sept. 18, 2019, arrest.Phillips said her client made “bad choices” but is remorseful and took full responsibility for his crimes. She attributed McMahon’s behavior to an untreated mental health disorder, alcohol abuse and a “lack of social stability.”“While he did not realize the impact of his words at the time, he certainly does now,” Phillips wrote in a court filing.Gathers told McMahon that “a new day, a different day, is coming” for those who share his “pitiful views.”“Like it or not, Black lives matter,” he said.last_img read more

Dominant performance by Nassib still not enough for Syracuse to pull out victory

first_img Related Stories ONE TOO MANY: Costly mistakes by Syracuse waste comeback bid in 42-41 lossSyracuse loses to Northwestern 42-41Cohen: In return to field, Sales proves he can be counted on to be consistent weapon for 2012 seasonNorthwestern running back Mark powers rushing attack; Smith, Gulley give Syracuse strong performances out of backfield Published on September 1, 2012 at 9:11 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img The cloak was lifted yet nothing appeared different. Months of secrecy — a quarantine on spring practice and a preseason camp held partially at a military base more than 75 miles from Syracuse — gave way to more of the same.Fans still grumbled, the Carrier Dome stayed barren and the brand new scoreboards showed an age-old scenario with the Orange trailing by 22 points midway through the third quarter.“Did anyone in this room expect us not to fight back?” Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone asked in his postgame press conference.Truthfully, the answer was yes. History makes it so.And just as his promises of a new, exciting, gun-slinging offense teetered on the edge of unfounded propaganda, Marrone’s team came to life. Syracuse rode the right arm of Ryan Nassib almost exclusively in the second half, surging all the way back to take the lead behind a brilliant 470-yard, four-touchdown performance from its senior quarterback.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut in an ending that has become painfully consistent for Orange fans, SU (0-1) wound up on the wrong end of a 42-41 thriller with Northwestern (1-0) despite racking up 596 yards of offense and setting a handful of new school records.The result was a strange postgame atmosphere that oozed disappointment despite having just compiled the most prolific offensive performance since 2003.“People are trying to cheer me up with what we did, but I can’t get cheered up,” Syracuse offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. “There’s so much more we can do, and so much better we can get.”Hackett’s statement is a surprising one considering the stagnant offense that played a part in the five-game losing streak that brought the 2011 season to a forgettable end. And when applied to 2010, Nassib’s first year as the starting quarterback, it’s unfathomable.He set school records for pass attempts (65), pass completions (44) and passing yards (470) on Saturday as he engineered a 28-point swing over a 14-minute span.This coming just two years after he went 5-for-15 for 63 yards against West Virginia and one year after he failed to eclipse 300 yards passing against a Division-I opponent.“He threw for 470 yards?” running back Jerome Smith said when informed of Nassib’s total. “Congrats to him. Sheesh. That’s big for our offense.”Nassib reconnected brilliantly with Marcus Sales (11 catches, 117 yards, 1 touchdown), who played his first game in over a year after he was suspended for the 2011 season, and their seven-yard connection with 2:21 remaining in the third quarter marked the beginning of Syracuse’s comeback.From there he led the Orange on three consecutive scoring drives, each of which was more than 70 yards.The I-formation and single-back sets that were a staple of the Syracuse offense a year ago were replaced with four and five wide receiver sets that afforded Nassib a multitude of options on each play — including tailbacks Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley out of the backfield. He distributed the ball beautifully to nine different receivers while operating almost exclusively out of the shotgun and exploiting an increasingly fatigued Northwestern secondary.A blend of deep passes — see the 50-yard touchdown heave to Jeremiah Kobena — and shorter passes, like the seven-yard scoring strike hauled in by Kobena on the next drive, provided the balance that a traditional running game usually offers.“When you have good receivers and a good offensive line, it makes my job easy,” Nassib said. “With the playcalling, Coach Hackett put me in the right spot to make some good throws. I was fortunate enough to connect on some plays.”And after a pump fake froze the defense on a third-and-2 play deep in Northwestern territory, Nassib connected on the biggest shot of all. His high-arching pass nestled into the hands of 159-pound speedster Christopher Clark to give Syracuse a 41-35 lead with less than three minutes remaining.It nearly capped what would have been a win for the record books were it not for a late Northwestern touchdown with 44 seconds remaining.Instead, the game that ushered in a new offensive era for Syracuse yielded an all-too-familiar end result: a loss.Said Smith: “Let’s get 800 yards. Obviously 600 wasn’t enough.” Commentslast_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 quick takeaways from Syracuse’s 90-61 victory over Georgia Tech

first_img Published on March 4, 2017 at 6:09 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ In a season full of buzzer-beaters, court-stormings and harrowing wins in the Carrier Dome, Saturday’s game was none of the above. Syracuse (18-13, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) demolished Georgia Tech (17-14, 8-10), 90-61, in the Orange’s largest margin of victory in conference play. Andrew White led all scorers with 40 points, capping off a dominant offensive game from the hosts.Here are three reactions to the game.A much-needed winSyracuse and Georgia Tech both entered the regular-season finale with teetering NCAA Tournament chances. Both teams have struggled on the road and both have pulled off surprising upsets at home. With such similar resumes, Saturday’s win was important for the Orange’s resume.Now SU can look toward next week’s ACC tournament with a bit more comfort, facing far less pressure to win a game outside of the Carrier Dome. It remains to be seen who Syracuse’s opponent will be, but Saturday’s win ensured SU earns a first-round bye and will begin the conference tournament on Wednesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhite outIn what could be his final game in the Carrier Dome, White strung together a career-best day against the Yellow Jackets. The fifth-year senior poured in a career-high 40 points, putting an exclamation point on what’s been a dominant offensive season for the sharpshooter. He made 8-of-9 3-point attempts and contributed mightily to a game where SU shot 62.5 percent behind the arc.As Georgia Tech started to chip in to SU’s lead, White was instrumental in a 21-2 second-half run that put the game away. The 6-foot-7 guard buried four 3-pointers en route to scoring 17 of the Orange’s 21 points during that stretch.Georgia Tech’s best chance to stop White was to stop him from shooting. In the midst of his second-half rampage, the Yellow Jackets blatantly fouled White behind the arc, drawing a couple of claps and a wry smile from head coach Jim Boeheim. White made all three of his free throws.It should be no surprise that White keyed a Syracuse win. He’s done it all year, but never as much as he did on Saturday.Jump startAfter taking more than five minutes to make a field goal in its game last weekend against Louisville, Syracuse wasted no time against Georgia Tech. Freshman forward Taurean Thompson buried a long jumper on SU’s first possession, and the Orange proceeded to open an early nine-point lead by making its first five baskets. Freshman guard Tyus Battle poured in three 3-pointers, laying the foundation of his 22-point game.The hot start fueled Syracuse to a 16-point first-half lead, spearheaded by Battle’s 13 points in the opening 20 minutes. The early cushion was vital as SU’s defense started to wear down. The Yellow Jackets scored the last four points of the half before going on a 9-0 run out of halftime to close the Orange’s lead to three. Commentslast_img read more