When a blonde hairderer makes $200,000 a year
Posted March 13, 2020 09:20:15It seems like every other month, a blonde hairdresser makes $1 million.
But a woman with a history of working for white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and anti-Semites has made a lot of money doing it, as well as living in a mansion in Florida with a garage and a swimming pool.
Jamell Shaw, a 32-year-old hairstylist from Texas, was arrested in the early morning hours of March 10 for allegedly planning a neo-Nazi rally in front of the State Capitol in Austin, Texas.
Shaw, who has since been charged with conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to possess a firearm by a felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, has been charged on the basis of what law enforcement officials describe as her extensive connections to white supremacists and neo-nazis.
A spokeswoman for the Travis County District Attorney’s office told Reuters that Shaw is currently being held in the Travis Regional Jail, which is a maximum security prison located in the city of Travis.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by Reuters, police arrested Shaw at around 5:30 a.m. local time after receiving information about a planned rally for the rally.
Authorities say Shaw began posting on Facebook about the planned rally, including her plans to dress up as a Nazi and carry a Nazi flag.
She later uploaded a picture of herself dressed in a swastika-themed outfit and wearing the Nazi uniform with a gold necklace and black leather boots, the complaint said.
Police also found a “jailhouse key” to the mansion where Shaw was being held, which they said was used to access the residence.
An Austin police officer testified in court that she recognized Shaw’s photo and knew the woman’s name because she had worked as a hairstylists assistant in the past.
“She is a well known person in the industry,” Austin Police Chief David Brown said of Shaw, who was arraigned Wednesday on four counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.
The Texas Bureau of Investigations says Shaw is the daughter of a well-known neo-Confederate political activist who was convicted of federal hate crimes in 1992 for a racist arson attack.
Austin-based conservative group the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has investigated hate groups in the United States, said Shaw is “known for her extremist beliefs and her violent history of anti-Semitism.”
“While she is a good and dedicated person, she was arrested for doing nothing more than making an undercover video for her own propaganda purposes,” said SPLC Senior Vice President David Cole.
SHAW is also known for her anti-Semitic statements.
In 2009, she said, “There’s no need to use a Holocaust denial to justify killing a Jew.”
In her Facebook post on March 10, Shaw also claimed she had been in contact with members of a neo, neo nazi and white nationalist movement and that she believed she could help them with their problems.
“I am a woman who works for the white supremacist movement, and I have been helping white supremacists in Austin for the last 10 years,” she wrote.
“I know the struggles and difficulties these people go through.
I am able to help.”
According to the criminal complaint, Shaw told police she had also attended meetings of the Texas-based group known as the International Identity League and that in 2015 she helped recruit members for a white nationalist rally in Austin.
Shaw also allegedly told police that she had received death threats and received death and rape threats.
In a phone interview with police, Shaw said she does not have a criminal history.
After the arrest, Shaw’s attorney, Jeff Jones, told the Austin American-Statesman that she has no history of criminal behavior, and that the case is being handled by the Travis District Attorney.
On Wednesday, Shaw pleaded not guilty to all the charges and said she would plead not guilty if convicted.
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