Neighbors knew of suspect’s racist views
AURORA, Mo. (AP) — A neighbor says, “It’s crazy that someone can be so likable but be full of this kind of hate.”
Mitzi Owens, who lives near the southwestern Missouri town of Aurora, is talking about Frazier Glenn Cross, who’s been identified as the suspect in the shootings that killed three people yesterday at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City. She said he has always seemed friendly, but that locals are well aware of his racist leanings.
The terror monitoring group SITE describes the suspect as a vocal anti-Semite who frequently calls for genocide against Jews. It says he’s posted thousands of messages on the website of a neo-Nazi forum -- the most recent of which came Saturday.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, Cross has been involved in the white supremacist movement for most of his life.
The former Ku Klux Klan leader was jailed in yesterday’s shootings on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder.
155-a-17-(Mark Potok, senior fellow, Southern Poverty Law Center, in AP interview)-“bomb making materials”-Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center says Miller is no stranger to violence. (14 Apr 2014)
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154-a-16-(Mark Potok, senior fellow, Southern Poverty law Center, in AP interview)-“so and so”-Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center says Miller has been a “scary” individual for a long time. (14 Apr 2014)
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APPHOTO MOSPL201: This 2006 photo shows Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, in Marionville, Mo. Cross, a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt, is accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The Springfield News-Leader, Dean Curtis) NO SALES (23 Oct 2006)
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