American Terror

April 22, 1997 Fort Worth, TX 

Three Ku Klux Klan members are arrested in a plot to blow up a natural gas refinery outside Fort Worth, Texas, after local Klan leader Robert Spence gets cold feet and goes to the FBI. The three, along with a fourth arrested later, expected to kill a huge number of people with the blast — authorities later say as many as 30,000 might have died — which was to serve, incredibly, as a diversion for a simultaneous armored car robbery. Among the victims would have been children at a nearby school. All four plead guilty to conspiracy charges and are sentenced to terms of up to 20 years. Spence enters the Witness Protection Program. Carl Jay Waskom Jr. is released in 2004, while Shawn and Catherine Adams, a couple, are freed in 2006. Edward Taylor Jr. is released in early 2007

From:
The Second Wave: Return of the Militias
Southern Poverty Law Center Special Report

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10 Responses

  1. Um, that is one over-the-top “diversion.”

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    • Sounds like they took to heart the American maxim “Think big if you want to succeed!”

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      • Go big, or go home!

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        • They went big and then went home to a six foot by ten foot home with nice comfy bars on the door.

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          • Is it bad to pray they get shanked so we don’t have to pay to feed, clothe, and house their sorry asses?

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            • Yes.

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            • Crap. I thought as much.

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            • It’s a Commandment: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s shanking. I forget which number.

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            • Oh yeah. I forgot which number too, but it follows Thou shalt not wish Conservatives’ deaths on the Sabbath.

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            • Yeah, that one. But I think Wednesdays might be okay.

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