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."http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/03/white_supremacist_tom_clements.php?m=1
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