Hate Is Alive and Well On Planet Earth - II
Klan Sued by SPLC on behalf of beaten teenager
a 16-year-old boy, 5-feet, 3-inches tall and 150 pounds, against two reputed Ku Klux Klansmen, the biggest standing 6-feet, 5-inches and tipping the scales at 300 pounds.
Jarred Hensley - IKA's Grand Titan - one of men who beat and kicked teen with steel toed boots.
.Excerpt from an email:
Led by Imperial Wizard Ron Edwards, the IKA is one of the largest and most dangerous Klan organizations in the country. Each year, Edwards hosts a "white-power" rally at his compound, where he indoctrinates followers in hate and violence through speeches, music and the display of violent, racist imagery. They even bring little children to this festival of hate.
You may recall that our client, Jordan Gruver, was attacked by Klansmen who had attended one of Edwards' white-power rallies and were recruiting for the IKA at a county fair. They thought Jordan was, in their words, an "illegal spic." Jordan, who's a U.S. citizen, suffered serious injuries, including a broken jaw.[...]
Update Day 1 of trial: You can read more coverage of the trial on our blog. (SPLC excerpt)
In this post - Photo of one of the brave "heroes" involved in viciously beating teen aged boy because he had brown skin (a US citizen of Panamanian Indian descent - the haters thought he was a "spic", illegal alien). and continued at:
more details about the case.
Another post about a hate crime although it was prosecuted as a "sexual assault":
Another hate crime, particularly brutal and sadistic. A long post, relating the teenager's horrific suffering, his bravery in testifying in Washington (in vain - vetoed to protect Fundies and other religious groups who might preach against homosexuality - although the crime was racist, not gay. David was Hispanic, not gay).
Labels: hate never ends