Skip to comments.Feds: KKK Still Very Active in North Carolina
Posted on 06/03/2005 11:19:59 PM PDT by freedom44
(05/26/05 -- DURHAM) There's no confirmation that the Ku Klux Klan was involved in any of the cross burnings Wednesday night in Durham. But Eyewitness News has uncovered evidence that the KKK is still active in our area.
A federal law enforcement source tells Eyewitness News that agents are talking with people who are connected to local hate groups, hoping to get some fresh leads in Wednesday's cross burnings. It's not clear if the Klan itself is responsible or some other group.
The source said the burnings are a very high law enforcement priority and every available resource is being put into the investigation.
Authorities are increasingly concerned about hate groups engaging in what they call domestic terrorism.
James Wickstrom considers himself the "grand chaplain" of the Aryan Nations. Federal officials say his calls to action are similar to those of Osama bin Laden.
In fact, an FBI report obtained by ABC News identifies 22 groups as domestic terror organizations. Those groups are the focus of 338 active FBI field investigations.
Officials say fewer people are showing up in person for meetings and cross burnings. Instead, the Internet has become the principal recruitment tool for hate groups.
Eyewitness News has also learned that many hate groups operating in the western United States, especially in California and Idaho, are working to recruit young people in the South.
Anyone seen Robert Byrd lately?
Feds: KKK Still Very Active in North Carolina
Bull$hit, Bull$hit, Bull$hit!!!
No, but I was in West Virginia last week and drove across the bridge he's named after.
I was just wondering if he had taken back up his old hobby.
I want to see a headline that says:
FEDS: CAIR still very active on college campuses
FEDS: Nation of Islam still very active in prisons
FEDS: ACLU still very active in Washington D.C.
FEDS: MEChA still active in California
Does it shake and go "pretty pretty pretty" ?
Also in the Senate...
LOL! It did, I swear!
Yeah, they must have, like 12 in the state...........
In the country of the land of OZ.................
Have you considered the possibility that no one belongs to the Klan anymore? That would also account for the fact that so very few if any hate crimes actually occur (and if they do, it's black on whatever). If you're looking for a ractist hate group, then the NAACP or MeChA are far more active, are right out there in full view, and pursue as destructive a policy as the Klan ever did. I'll give these two newbies one thing: they simply extort money with the threat of violence. Wonder where they learned that tactic? I'm pretty sure it wasn't the Klan, but then it does rather reek of another semi-underground group, most recently rhapsodized as New Jersey Bada-Bingers.
Personally, I still have a hard time visualizing several white guys, in sheets, driving through Durham with crosses in the back of the pickup, stopping several times, hauling out the crosses, digging holes for them, pouring gasoline on the lot and setting it afire, and getting away...
...with nobody seeing anything in a black neighborhood in blue central.
Really, that is a believable scenario?
Besides, exactly who is/are this/these 'Federal officials'?
When I see a name, I'll believe they're not simply blowing smoke up the reporter's most convenient orifice.
Thanks for what's left of my innocence,
The KKK = 5 FBI agents for every two unemployed janitor.
You're questioning all the wrong things. Who was harmed and how much money and what kind of program is required to make them, their neighbors, their cousins, their cousins' cousins, their dogs, and their cats feel better?
Ho ho ho. (actually smiling - good followup, az)
I do really dislike getting radical but it does appear to me like race nazis are getting pretty active. And you know, just seeing this be settled without having these microphone hogs get any cash would simply make my day. Durham will just have to muddle along with the sales tax on Bulls and Blue Devil tickets. Oh, and maybe for some pots thrown with pretty pix on the sides.