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Kentucky Klan Trial Day 2: Bulletin

By Mark Potok on November 13, 2008 - 3:08 pm, Posted in Klan, Lawsuits, Trial Updates

A former member of the Imperial Klans of America (IKA) testified today that the group’s leader led a plot to kill the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), according to The Associated Press.

The AP said that Kale Kelly, who is testifying for the SPLC in a lawsuit against the Kentucky-based IKA, testified that IKA leader Ron Edwards wanted to kill the SPLC’s Morris Dees. Edwards was said to be infuriated by an SPLC lawsuit tried by Dees against another white supremacist group, the Aryan Nations, in 1999.

The SPLC sued the IKA, Edwards, and several IKA members over the beating of a 16-year-old boy at a county fair by two IKA members.

Hatewatch will report fully on these developments later in the day.

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  • Aslan Maskhadov

    Uh sure- you guys remind me of anti-racist skinheads. Just face the facts, the image has been tarred forever.

  • ken mier

    What you dont realize there Mr. communist is that the Klan is initiating a transition from within.
    It is a difficult task to weed out the degenerate beligerate vigilanty types.
    This is why the Alabama Klan is not an enemy of Hatewatch.

  • Aslan Maskhadov

    As a present day Communist I understand the meaning of LULZ.

    Without realizing that the Klan sucks, there will be no end to the trolling.

  • lex

    i am not seeing this on any news channel? trying to find information

  • ken mier

    As a present day Klan leader I understand the meaning of the word change.

    Without forgiveness there will be no acceptance.

  • Joseph V. Bednarsky Jr.

    on November 13th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    As an ex-Klan leader and now Minister in training I will keep this case in prayer and hope that the SPLC wins this case against the Klan.

    I have also posted this on our forum at

    Where there is grace, there is NO race…

    For God’s Glory, Joe