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NCJ Number: 154600 Find in a Library
Title: Klanwatch Intelligence Report, March 1995
Corporate Author: Southern Poverty Law Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Southern Poverty Law Ctr
Montgomery, AL 36104
Sale Source: Southern Poverty Law Ctr
400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A number of articles provide information on hate groups and hate crimes in the United States.
Abstract: The opening article notes that Aryan Nations -- once the most violent, radical neo-Nazi group in North America -- had a dramatic growth in 1994 after years of decline. The Idaho-based group emerged in 15 new States last year after being in only three in 1993. The article concludes that with its aggressive recruiting campaign and its new link to the worldwide hate movement, Aryan Nations is poised, as it was in the early 1980's, to assume command of the white supremacist movement. Another article reports on a case in which two Pennsylvania Skinhead brothers have been charged with the murders of their parents and younger brother. The article examines the possibility that the murders were done under the influence of an Aryan Nations leader. A third article documents the decline of the Neo-Nazi Skinhead movement in 1994. A review of 1994 hate crimes reports that although the number of bias-motivated murders decreased from 30 in 1993 to 18 in 1994, assaults prompted by the victims' race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation increased from 183 in 1993 to 228 last year, a nearly 26-percent escalation. Other sections of this issue review the history of the Aryan Nations and activities of militias, followed by a listing of active hate groups in 1994 and summaries of bias incidents reported during 1994.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Bias related violence; Hate Crimes; Ku Klux Klan (KKK); Offense statistics
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