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Man accused of threatening Raleigh mayor linked to white supremacists

Posted January 17, 2014

— A 27-year-old man accused of threatening Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane posted a death threat to her political website, according to search warrants.

Alec Dane Redner, of 11024 Brass Kettle Road, was charged with communicating threats and threatening an executive, legal or court officer.

Police said Redner posted a message to www.nancymcfarlane.com that read “You make a joke about the U.S. Constitution but soon you will (be) on the other end of the barrel.” In the message, Redner also called the mayor an obscenity and told her to “watch out.”

The name associated with the return email is “AntiZionist,” according to the warrant.

Redner’s criminal record includes several driving offenses and one charge of assault on an officer of state employee In May 2010, Redner avoided a sobriety checkpoint and led Wake County sheriff’s deputies on a chase.

When he was stopped, deputies found an AR-15 rifle, anti-government documents and literature from the Arayan Nation, a white supremacist group, in his vehicle, according to the warrant.

McFarlane declined to comment Friday, saying authorities have asked her not to speak because the investigation is ongoing.


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  • corgimom06 Jan 20, 2014

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    People that throw out terms like Nazi, Facist, Socialist, Communist, etc rarely know what they actually mean and what a goverment under a system like Facisim would truly entail. But it sounds good, so they keep doing it. As for Mr. White Supremist here-I seriously doubt he really understands the US Constitution. Or even why what he did was wrong.

  • Krimson Jan 20, 2014

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    You're talking about WEIN...

  • Vote for Pedro Jan 20, 2014

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    Fascist? You really should research what fascism is, you apparently don't have a clue.

  • Dr Sanchez Jan 20, 2014

    @ whatelseisnew, so what is that makes Raleigh the top city to live in In America year after year?

    This guy needs to be locked up for many years. Just the kind of guy who walks I a theater and starts shooting people.

  • anti-Hans Jan 20, 2014

    He is unemployed, living in his dad's million dollar house. Obviously in need of a dose of reality in real life.

  • whatelseisnew Jan 20, 2014

    While I have no use for the Mayor, threatening people is not the answer. Use the voting booth. Sorry that you live in raleigh and have to abide by all the fascists that have long controlled that city, but either try to get different people elected or consider moving.

  • JustAName Jan 20, 2014

    I thought they said they found a shotgun. Or was the shotgun at his house and the AR-15 in his car?

  • Inside The Beltline Jan 20, 2014

    There will be less comment maker on here now that he's in jail - deservedly so.