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The Klan Alive, but Hurting in thier Wallet

In Crime, legal issues/law/ courts, racism, television on November 15, 2008 by Editor Z

The Ku Klux Klan has unfortunately been one of the most painful and hateful legacies in our nation’s history. Like terrorists groups such as Al-Queda do to try and justify their cause by perverting and distorting Islam, the Ku-Klux Klan does by carrying out acts of violence, their faces knotted with hate concealed behind bed linens; in the name of America and the name of Christianity when what they are really doing is soiling the fabric of both. I am white, but its deranged militants like these who are fueled by hate that make me embarrassed to call them fellow human beings at times. Many see the Ku Klux Klan as a shameful relic of the past, but unfortunately that is only half true. They are in fact shameful, but while their influence may have waned and they have been rightfully labeled as the tangled mass of stupidity, they are still in operation.

Just this week, a horrifying story, about a woman murdered at a Klan rally in Louisiana.

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — After a Ku Klux Klan initiation at a Louisiana campsite went awry, authorities said, a recruit who tried to back out was shot dead. The body of the woman, who traveled from Oklahoma, was dumped on a rural roadside and covered with brush. Her belongings were set aflame.

But the cover-up was stillborn: The body was found Monday, a day after the shooting. By Tuesday, a local Klan leader sat in jail on a second-degree murder charge, and seven others were charged with trying to help conceal the crime.

“The IQ level of this group is not impressive, to be kind,” St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said Tuesday.

The woman, whose identity was not released, was recruited over the Internet to participate in the ritual and then return to her home state to find other members for the white supremacist group, Strain said.

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This is horrific. It is the 21st century and it is abhorrent that some narrow minds remain cemented in the prejudices that have haunted this country for over two hundred years. The Ku Klux Klan may say they are for the so called “purity of the white race” and “white woman hood” but this is them. They are against not only minority groups but those who don’t subscribe to their twisted and warped view.

However, in another KKK related story, the Southern Poverty Law Center has dealt a crushing blow to the Imperial Klans of America. Here is More:

The Southern Poverty Law Center today won a crushing jury verdict against one of the nation’s largest Klan groups for its role in the brutal beating of a teenager at a county fair in rural Kentucky.
The $2.5 million verdict will likely cripple the Imperial Klans of America, which has 16 chapters in eight states.

“The people of Meade County, Kentucky, have spoken loudly and clearly. And what they’ve said is that ethnic violence has no place in our society, that those who promote hate and violence will be held accountable and made to pay a steep price,” said SPLC founder and chief trial attorney Morris Dees, who tried the case. “We look forward to collecting every dime that we can for our client and to putting the Imperial Klans of America out of business.”

The SPLC brought the lawsuit on behalf of Jordan Gruver, who was 16 when he was attacked in July 2006.

The jury deliberated for approximately five hours before delivering the verdict against IKA Imperial Wizard Ron Edwards and two former IKA members, Jarred Hensley and Andrew Watkins, both of whom served two years in state prison for assaulting Gruver. The SPLC earlier reached settlements with Watkins and one other Klansmen.

This is the way to hit them the hardest. Don’t only go directly after those who break the law, but drive the groups into bankruptcy. Now that is hitting them hard.
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