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Racism and Violence Increasing in Splinter Groups

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posted on Oct, 21 2006 @ 09:47 PM
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An increase in the violence surrounding the Skinhead and White Supremacist Movement is being attributed to divisions in the ranks as the violence seems to be centered among the different factions.
 



today.reuters.com
By Matthew Bigg

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Violence by skinhead gangs in the United States is on the rise because of splits in the extreme right movement, a U.S. watchdog group said on Friday.

The Hammerskin Nation gang has long dominated the skinhead scene, but in the last two years other gangs like the Outlaw Hammerskins and the Vinlander Social Club have rebelled against them, said Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project.

"When these small groups are trying to prove themselves you see an upsurge in extreme violence," said Potok who estimated that tens of thousands of people belonged to U.S. skinhead gangs.


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Once postulated to be the result of a loss of identity, now being associated with the internet, music and racial inequities, the Skinhead and White Supremacist Movements are splintering and engaging in a sort of infighting.

This can and frequently does evolve into an increase in violence perpetrated against innocent, uninvolved citizens. These groups routinely have initiation ceremonies that involve violence being committed against racially targeted individuals.

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[edit on 21-10-2006 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 01:43 AM
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The Hammerskins are a MAJOR group....but yes there are several other factions which are becoming active. Smaller more compact cells are begining to spring up in part because of the internet. But Free Speech is Free Speech.

People arent looking at the underlying issues on why these groups are gaining support.

Our immigration policy is a joke....

Middle class (mostly white) are being disenfranchised and forced to work lower wage jobs as outsourcing becomes more prevalent. This class is the working class and the backbone of america because they are the Tax base. Rich and poor people dont pay taxes...at least not in fair proportions.

Racially charged crimes against whites by minorities isnt helping the situation either, not to mention the fact that mnay hispanics will not integrate into american culture. They refuse to speak english and want everything in two languages. They wont even pledge allegiance to the american flag.

The reason these groups are perceived as more of a threat is because they are highly organized, Intelligent group of people who are just pissed off and their base grows ever larger.



posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 06:10 PM
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I'm not sure that "Gaining Support" is what is happening.

I believe the article is concerned with the groups splintering and the initiation of new members causing an increase in violent behavior.


Semper



posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
I'm not sure that "Gaining Support" is what is happening.

I believe the article is concerned with the groups splintering and the initiation of new members causing an increase in violent behavior.


Semper


Increased crime rates and the immigration is going hand and hand. If we dont start adopting better immigration policies we are going to have a problem. You cant have immigrants coming to the US and bringing their home countrys with them. If they refuse to integrate it isnt called immigration, its called INVASION!

They have openly stated that this is their goal.....:shk:



posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 06:28 PM
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Granted,

However...

The article and this thread is concerning "Skinheads" and "White Supremacist".


I just have never observed many Mexicans among their ranks....


Semper



posted on Oct, 23 2006 @ 05:32 PM
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Hammerskins, pecker (giggle)woods, etc... are a sign of young and not-so young people, mostly undereducated, who in the process of going no where in their lives, and no prospect of doing so anytime soon, lash out at a scapegoat, namely minorities, and of course, the dreaded Jew. They see everything bad that happens to them as someone elses fault.



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