The National Alliance Takes Another Hit
As regular readers of this blog no doubt know, the National Alliance (NA) has of late fallen on hard times. At one point, it was the largest and best organized neo-Nazi group in the country. A series of management blunders and petty squabbles has resulted membership dropping to less then 200 persons, and the organization is regularly mocked and attacked by other groups within the racist right. The final nail in the NA’s coffin may have been driven this week with the arrest of the group’s leader, Shawn Walker, on federal civil rights charges. According to the indictment, Walker and two other individuals carried out several assaults on minority persons at bars and restaurants in the Salt Lake City area while Walker was the NA unit leader in that city. The feds claim that these assaults constituted a deliberate campaign to intimidate minority persons into avoiding certain establishments; thus the civil rights charge. Most white power people out there feel that the case is fairly flimsy, and is politically motivated. I would tend to agree. But given that Walker has dedicated his adult life to spreading the gospel of Adolph Hitler, he may find little sympathy from a jury.