Timeline of Security Incidents ---
- Murder of Marley Lion Saturday, June 16, 2012 Charleston South Carolina:
- 1 arrest, several pipeline explosions June 22, 2012 Ason Chi Gas Sovereign Citizen Pipeline Bomber
- 1 killed 2 injured 4 homes destroyed in deliberate explosion 26 June 2012 Oldham UK home explosion
- June 28, 2012 Fort Bragg Commander Shooting
- Vietnamese Computer Expert Arrested For Helping Al Qaeda June 29, 2012:
Murder of Marley Lion Saturday, June 16, 2012 Charleston South Carolina: At 4 a.m. officers responded to a shots fired call in the Ardmore subdivision in the Yew Street area. Marley Lion, a recent graduate of Academic Magnet High School who played basketball and lacrosse, was sleeping in the back of his car after driving late when a surveillance video shows a gunman approaching his door. He aimed a gun at the window where Lion was sleeping. The alarm of the vehicle was set off and the gunman briefly retreated. The gunman then returned again and opened fire, killing him. Before dying he told police that two black males approached his car and one shot him several times. The gunman's cover story was that it had nothing to do with race because he was planning to rob a nearby bar when he came across Lion instead. In July, Charleston police arrested four in connection with the shooting when they found a suspect selling the gun that had been used in Marley’s murder. The case went viral on the internet comparing it to the Trayvon Martin case, but Snopes established it was not a racial bias case worthy of national attention.
1 arrest, several pipeline explosions June 22, 2012 Ason Chi Gas Sovereign Citizen Pipeline Bomber the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Chi after a series of suspicious explosions near midnight on the night of June 17–18, 2012, near a gas pipeline in a residential area of Plano, Texas. Chi allegedly told police he had been hit by a car, but the police concluded that he was trying to tamper with a natural gas system and that a homemade bomb detonated in his possession, and found a bomb lab, terrorism books and more bombs in his home. Chi was indicted by a Federal grand jury on a charge of possession of a destructive device in violation of the National Firearms Act. On June 3, 2013, Chi pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to destroy a natural gas pipeline used in interstate commerce, and to a charge of possessing an explosive device not registered with the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. Chi is projected to serve over 20 years in federal prison.
Chi was a member of the Sovereign Citizens movement with strong anti-government and anti-police views. He was not a white supremacist, but of Asian origin according to his self-published book "Yellow on the Outside, Shame on the Inside: Asian Culture Revealed" in which he disclosed frustrations with his parents and allegedly threatened to kill himself
1 killed 2 injured 4 homes destroyed in deliberate explosion 26 June 2012 Oldham UK home explosion A house on Buckley Street in Shaw, a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, England exploded at 10:40am. Thirteen neighbouring houses were damaged in the blast amounting to £1.2m of damage. 175 homes were evacuated. A two-year-old boy was killed and one man injured. The two-year-old was later named as Jamie Heaton and the man as Jamie's neighbour; 27-year-old Andrew Partington On 28 November 2012, Partington appeared via video link in court and pleaded guilty to causing the death of Jamie Heaton along with eight charges of destroying neighbouring houses after deliberately allowing his home to fill with gas.
Thursday June 28, 2012 Fort Bragg Commander Shooting Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale, commander of the 525th Brigade Special Troops Battalion at Fort Bragg was shot and killed by Army Spc. Ricky G. Elder, who was one of his soldiers during a safety briefing who then shot himself. Another soldier was wounded. Tisdale was he was a highly-decorated veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Elder wrote on Facebook he had been diagnosed with dementia. He had been charged with stealing a $1,700 tool kit was pending court-martial. In his hometown, he was to sentenced for a 2010 incident in which a woman was punched in the face at a local sports bar.
Vietnamese Computer Expert Arrested For Helping Al Qaeda June 29, 2012: Minh Quang Pham, 29 Pham was wanted in the US for terrorism related offences and was arrested in the UK. Pham swore an oath of allegiance to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) after leaving Britain to join the terrorist group in December 2010. He received military-style training and met with the American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan who were producing online propaganda for AQAP including the notorious on-line magazine called “Inspire” before returning to Britain eight months later. Pham is of Vietnamese heritage but had been living in New Cross, South London since at least 2005 where he ran his own computer company. Vietnam has 63,146 Muslims according to the 1999 census, less than one per cent of the population, mostly from Cham ethnic group, who are related to Malays