Hate groups in the U.S., including the Sikh temple shooter
August 9, 2012
Wade Michael Page, the man police say shot up a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on Sunday and killed six worshipers there, was a well-documented participant in the underground white racist extremist fringe of this country. He played in hate-metal bands and is reported to have significant, long-lasting ties to hate groups. Joining us to help explain this world is PETE SIMI, University of Nebraska at Omaha Criminology professor and co-author of “American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement's Hidden Spaces of Hate.” Simi met and interviewed Page extensively as part of his research into the hate-rock music scene in Southern California. Also joining us to help us understand how the Delaware Valley’s racist hate groups fit into the national scene is DARYLE LAMONT JENKINS, founder of The One People's Project, a Philadelphia-based effort to track right-wing hate groups and people. And we're joined by FRANK MEEINK, a former racist skinhead leader from South Philadelphia turned peace educator and author of "Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead."