Prosecutors say that Sarah Beth Clendaniel believed the violence was necessary to push for societal collapse. A white supremacist who plotted to destroy the Baltimore power grid, believing doing so would “break down society”, is facing up to twenty years in prison. Sarah Beth Clendaniel, 36, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring to “lay this city to waste” by damaging or destroying electrical facilities in Maryland. Clendaniel worked with a co-defendant and another person on the plot which would have seen them shoot up multiple electrical substations to cut off the power to the city, in order to push for “societal and governmental collapse”. Prosecutors say that the Catonsville woman and Brandon C Russell, from Florida, became acquaintances in 2018 when they were both serving jail time in separate prisons. According to the Department of Justice, both believe in a white supremacist ideology called “accelerationism”, which means they see the current system as irreparable unless violent action is taken.

via independent: White supremacist who plotted attack on Maryland power grid pleads guilty

siehe auch: Woman Pleads Guilty In Neo-Nazi Plot To Attack Baltimore Power Grids Sarah Clendaniel plotted with Brandon Russell, founder of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen, to destroy the power grids. A Maryland woman has pleaded guilty for her role in a neo-Nazi plot to attack power grids in Baltimore. Sarah Beth Clendaniel, 36, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiracy and felony possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Clendaniel conspired with Brandon Russell, founder of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen, to target electricity substations around the Baltimore area in the hopes of creating chaos and starting a race war.