Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Via our distinguished colleagues at Cursor: Last year, white supremacist Matthew Hale of the World Church of the Creator was convicted of soliciting the murder of U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow. On Monday night, Judge Lefkow came home from work and discovered that her husband and her mother had both been slain:
Lefkow had enraged Hale and his supporters when she ordered Hale's group to change its name after it lost a trademark-infringement suit to an Oregon church with a similar name, and later held Hale in contempt and fined him $200,000. More than once since then, someone posted the judge's address on the Web and pasted in a biography and photograph of her husband, Michael Lefkow, 64, a lawyer.

Careful not to push the evidence too far too fast, a police supervisor said Tuesday that investigators are looking in "many, many directions."

"The case is too new. The evidence is still being worked up," said James Molloy, chief of detectives. He said police found much to study at the crime scene near Chicago's lakefront.
And the New York Times reports that:
Experts who have spent years tracking Mr. Hale's organization, now called Creativity, also pointed to the sentencing, recalling that one of his acolytes, Benjamin Smith, went on a shooting spree in 1999 after Mr. Hale, who had passed the Illinois bar exam, was denied a license to practice law.

"We saw what happened the last time Matt Hale got slapped in the face by the system; the price of that was two dead and nine severely wounded," said Mark Potok, director of intelligence for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups. "Now Matt Hale is about to be sentenced, very probably, to most of his natural life to federal prison. It's very possible that a Hale follower or sympathizer has decided to fight back."
Our learned colleague David Neiwert of Orcinus comments on the case here, and takes us on a guided tour of racist websites -- where several of Mr. Hale's acolytes are already theorizing that Lefkow's loved ones were murdered by federal agents looking for an excuse to crack down on white supremacist groups:
So an attorney and a judge's blood-sucking mother are axed. Big whoop! Good riddance. May they be eternally tormented. Too bad the judged wasn't axed as well.

Maybe next time.

More judges need to be shot!

You want your freedom? Retribution is the key.

Believe me when I tell you, the next few days and weeks will be like nothing we've seen in the WN movement so far. EVERY one of us should expect an abrupt visit from the feds. When they come knocking, it won't be friendly. It will be ruthless, arrogant and abusive. They will be looking to incite some type of reaction worthy of arrest from every single one of us. They want us ALL in jail. . . . . yesterday. Whatever it takes to achieve that, they will do.

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