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NCJ Number: 200203 Find in a Library
Title: Intelligence Report: Hate Takes a Hit
Journal: Intelligence Report  Issue:109  Dated:Spring 2003  Pages:1-73
Editor(s): Mark Potok
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 74
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue of The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report focuses on the status of hate groups in America.
Abstract: The articles in this edition focus on the upheavals that have recently occurred in hate groups, including the July 23, 2002, death of neo-Nazi National Alliance leader William Pierce and the deportation of British neo-fascist Mark Cotterill. One article discusses vigilante violence in response to an increase in Mexican immigrants illegally crossing into the United States in the southern Arizona desert. Extremist leaders from around the country are gathering in Arizona to wage war against immigrants while local law enforcement seems to be turning a blind eye to their brand of violent vigilante justice. The following article offers an interview with a newly-elected Arizona congressman regarding racism and anti-immigrant vigilantism. Another article discusses the recent shake-up within the ranks of the World Church of the Creator, a neo-Nazi hate group headed by Matt Hale. Hale has recently been imprisoned on charges of obstruction of justice and solicitation to murder a Federal judge. Also included in this edition are a geographical representation of hate groups in America, a listing of all the hate groups active in the United States during 2002, a listing of hate group Web sites, a listing of active “patriot” groups in 2002, and a listing of “patriot” Web sites. An article about neo-Nazi leader David Duke follows these listings. The article discusses Duke’s recent guilty plea to corruption charges and his long career as a con man. The following article examines the legal record and misleading fundraising efforts of the North Carolina-based Southern Legal Resource Center, which claims to be the defender of “Confederate Southern Americans.” Finally, this edition reviews several books on David Duke, offers a legal brief on New Jersey’s attempt to ban wearing symbols to school, and a record of apparent hate crimes and hate group activities from across the Nation.
Main Term(s): Bias related violence; Hate Crimes
Index Term(s): Group dynamics; Groups; Prison Gangs/Security Threat Groups; Race relations
Note: For related articles see NCJ-200204-05.
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