Friday, March 22, 2013

White Supremacist Eyed In Murder Of Tom Clements | TPMMuckraker

This just reminded me of how the right-wingers screamed bloody murder about DHS tracking right wing hate groups back in those halcyon days of 2009.  No idea what will ultimately turn out with this case, but yeah, white people are also capable of terrorist acts and political murder. 

Mark Potok, a senior fellow at The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, told TPM on Friday that the center did not have any prior knowledge of Ebel or his reported involvement with the 211s. In a blog post on the center's Hate Watch blog, Potok wrote that the gang tied to Ebels is called the 211 Crew, also known as the Aryan Alliance, "a particularly vicious regional white supremacist prison gang whose size has been estimated at somewhere between several hundred and a thousand members, all in Colorado."

"A major, four-year racketeering investigation of the group culminated in 2007 with the arrests of 32 gang members and associates," Potok wrote. "One of them was Benjamin Davis, who started the gang in 1995, and was ultimately convicted of racketeering, assault and conspiracy and sentenced to 108 years in prison."

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