RACIST Hate Group loses in Idaho

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**Aryan Nations Was Negligent** (Idaho)

The Aryan Nations white supremacist group was negligent in the operation of its security force, a federal judge has ruled, clearing the way for a jury to assess punitive damages. The group appointed a security director who was known to be unstable, dishonest and was suspected of using methamphetamine, U.S. District Judge Charles Hosack said Friday. If the judge had ruled otherwise, the jury would have been limited to considering only compensatory damages for plaintiffs Victoria Keenan and her son, Jason.

The Keenans seek unspecified damages for a 1998 incident in which they were chased by three Aryan Nations security guards, shot at and assaulted after stopping in front of the group' s headquarters north of here. If the jury awards compensatory and punitive damages, the Keenans could demand the Aryan Nations' assets, mainly the 20-acre compound at Hayden Lake and the group' s buildings. Their lawyer, Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center has said he hopes to bankrupt the Aryan Nations.

The judge said Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler and his former staff director, Michael Teague, were negligent in appointing Edward Jesse Warfield as security chief without checking his criminal past. Warfield and other security guards got drunk, had access to automatic weapons and were " impulsive and irresponsible" under Butler and Teague' s supervision, Hosack ruled. He said he made the finding without regard to the views or philosophy of the Aryan Nations, and would do the same whether the defendant was a " tire factory or a bank." Warfield and former guard John Yeager were convicted of assaulting the Keenans and are serving prison sentences. Butler, 82-year-old founder of the Aryan Nations, would not comment as he left the courtroom on the fifth day of the trial.


-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), September 03, 2000


Why did you type the word RACIST in all caps? Is that a word you are particularly fond of?

-- (creeper@mental.basketcase), September 03, 2000.

I suppose there must be some point to this particular article being posted on this particular forum. I wonder if even CPR knows what it is.

-- King of Spain (madrid@aol.cum), September 03, 2000.

Perhaps CPR wanted to "make our day". Thanks, cpr.

-- jumpoffjoe (jumpoff@echoweb.net), September 03, 2000.

What do you want to bet that the plan is to attempt to confiscate the group's land and other property through the vehicle of this lawsuit and thus provoke a confrontation that the Feds can escalate into more Waco-style violence? I wonder how many millions Morris Dees is worth today, even before he collects on this one? I'm no friend of the white supremacists, but this is what I see in the cards.

-- Lurker2 (L2@lots.to.lurk.for), September 03, 2000.

Hey, "spain" you are pretty LOUD MOUTHED for someone who made a total ASS of him/her self over Y2k Computer problems.

Do you really think anyone has forgotten what a TWIT you are or does the mud impair your thinking that much?

-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), September 03, 2000.

Hey CPR, a LOUD MOUTHED kike like you is going to be real easy to find down there in the land of true patriots. You better grow a pair of eyes in the back of your head friend.

-- Whitey (nazis@aryan.nation), September 04, 2000.

Who let Whitey out of the sewer? Please close the manhole cover behind you when you leave, Whitey.


-- jumpoffjoe (jumpoff@echoweb.net), September 04, 2000.

Are you the same White from the Leave It To Beaver Show? If so can I have your autograph?

-- Butt Nugget (catsbutt@umailme.com), September 04, 2000.

Drunken skinheads on meth,with automatic weapons.Maybe Charles will take it upon himself to enlighten them as to the error of their ways.

-- Sam (wtrmkr52@aol.com), September 04, 2000.

cpr focuses on the RACIST, and whitey focuses on the minorities, just like Morris dees planned.

-- KoFE (your@town.USA), September 04, 2000.

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