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  • Jurors in the murder trial of John William King, a white supremacist convicted of the capital murder of an African-American man, are considering today whether King will be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. James Byrd, 49, was dragged for three miles from the back of a pickup truck last year.
    Feb 25, 1999 | Story
  • Bill King, the white supremacist convicted of dragging James Byrd to his death, heads to death row today in Huntsville, Texas. King is the first white person condemned for killing an African-American in Texas since the 1970’s. King spent his first night as a condemned man in a diagnostic unit in the prison where he will await his execution.
    Feb 26, 1999 | Story
  • In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a white supremacist convicted of a hate crime for helping beat a man was cleared by an all-white jury of a more serious charge involving the victim’s son. Jules Fettu, former state director of the World Church of the Creator, was convicted Wednesday of battery as a hate crime against Willaim Salas, a 42-year-old man of Cuban descent who lives in Miami. The six-member jury found that Fettu, of West Palm Beach,...
    Jul 30, 1999 | Story
  • At a dinner last week in Germany, President Clinton’s evening went up in smoke when German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder offered him a box of Cuban cigars.
    Jun 06, 2000 | Story
  • Hundreds of police in riot gear patrolled the streets of Oldham, England this morning, arresting 18 whites and 3South Asians as racial unrest continued.
    May 29, 2001 | Story
  • It was one of the most horrifying and unforgettable events in this country’s recent history. In the pre-dawn hours of June 7, 1998, a black man named James Byrd Jr. was walking home from a party in Jasper Texas, when he was stopped by three white men. John William King, Lawrence Russell Brewer and Shawn Berry were cruising and drinking beer, and they offered Byrd a ride home. He got in the bed of their pickup truck, but they didn’t...
    Jul 09, 2002 | Story
  • A student with ties to Neo-Nazi groups tried to assassinate French President Jacques Chirac in Paris Sunday during Bastille Day celebrations. He fired a single shot at the President’s motorcade with a hunting rifle, but missed.
    Jul 16, 2002 | Story
  • Some 4,500 people gathered in Lewiston, Maine on Saturday to rally in support of the Somali community. Three miles away, the white supremacist group World Church of the Creator held a rally of their own. David Stearns told the crowd: "These people (Africans) are the enemy. Make no mistake. If they get the chance, they will probably slit your throat."
    Jan 13, 2003 | Story
  • Biographer Wendy Leigh reveals Arnold’s father voluntarily became a Nazi brown-shirted stormtrooper and how the gubernatorial candidate once publicly made Hitler-like gestures. Meanwhile the Southern Poverty Law Center outlines the links between U.S. English (where Arnold serves on the board) and right-wing hate groups. [includes transcript]
    Aug 26, 2003 | Story
  • Austin began a yearlong prison term last week. Federal officials charged that he had illegally distributed information about how to build Molotov cocktails on his website. We speak with his mother Jennifer Martin.
    Sep 09, 2003 | Story