On Tuesday, Cameron Shea a neo-nazi campaigner who threatened journalists and Jewish activists in three states was sentenced to three years in prison.
A member of the 4-person neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, Shea was charged last year for having cyber stalked and sent Swastika-laden posters to journalists and an employee of the Anti-Defamation League, telling them, “You have been visited by your local Nazis,” “Your Actions have Consequences,” and “We are Watching.”
Apologizing for what he did and claiming that he was now a changed man, Shea, 25, wrote a letter to Judge John C. Coughenour of the U.S. District Court in Seattle, saying, “I cannot put into words the guilt that I feel about this fear and pain that I caused. The only reason I disliked the media was because I was partaking in things I didn’t want to be known to the public, because on some level I knew the things I was involved in were wrong.”
He also added that the challenges of homelessness, addiction, and dealing with a friend’s death resulted in him researching neo-Nazism. But later mentioned that his worldview changed when he interacted with inmates.
Shea pleaded guilty in April in U.S. District Court in Seattle to two of the counts in the five-count indictment: a conspiracy charge that carries up to five years in prison and interference with a federally protected activity, which carries up to 10.