USA v. Holzer, Richard
Federal Hate Crime
[DCO] Richard Holzer was charged with a federal hate crime for plotting to blow up the Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo, Colorado. After visiting Temple Emanuel and observing Jewish congregants, Holzer, who self-identifies as a skinhead and a white supremacist, told undercover FBI agents that he wanted to do something that would tell Jewish people in the community that they are not welcome in Pueblo, and they should leave or they will die. The affidavit states that during a meeting with the undercover agents, Holzer repeatedly expressed his hatred of Jewish people and his support for RAHOWA, shorthand for a racial holy war. Holzer went on to suggest using explosive devices to destroy the Synagogue and "get that place off the map."