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White Supremacist Gang Members Busted in Portland

By Bill Morlin on August 28, 2013 - 2:43 pm, Posted in Extremist Crime, Racist Prison Gangs

Eight alleged members of three white supremacist gangs are in custody in Portland, Ore., following a police raid.

The arrests came after an investigation into drug and weapons trafficking, the Oregonian reported. During the raid at a triplex in northeast Portland, police seized six firearms, drug paraphernalia and packaging materials, drug-sales records and approximately 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine packaged for street sales, the newspaper reported.

The two living units where the raid occurred last week were identified by police as a “central location and gathering place” for known white supremacist gang members from European Kindred, Brood and FBK. European Kindred is a prison-based gang, while Brood also operates behind the walls but primarily on the outside.

Those arrested on various charges, including parole and probation violations, were identified as Joshua Ryan Sparks, 35; Anthony Staggs, 42;  Kenneth Wellman Jr., 48; James Dean Phillips, 45; Jesse Jermone Phillips, 34; Jamie Coleman, 43; Sarah Dunn, 32, and Danielle Palen, 22.

Two other women were questioned and released, police said.

Meanwhile, in another case involving a white supremacist prison gang, the Denver Post reported this week that Evan Ebel – suspected of killing Colorado prison chief Tom Clements and a pizza delivery man – may have been paying back a favor to the neo-Nazi prison gang known as the 211 Crew. The newspaper quoted an unidentified source that it said had access to details contained in sealed court documents

While in prison in Colorado and after his release in January, Ebel was “firmly entrenched in the 211 Crew, founded by ‘shot caller’ Benjamin Davis,” the newspaper reported.

Ebel was targeted for reprisal by a rival gang at the Sterling Correctional Facility, possibly after he fought with another inmate in February 2011 and was placed in administrative segregation.

After the prison chief was fatally shot at his home in March, Ebel was involved in a high-speed chase and shootout with police in Texas, resulting in his death.  Investigators have concluded that Ebel was driving to the home of a paroled 211 Crew member, who lived south of Dallas, the newspaper account said.

  • shay robinson

    Indiana Area HS in Indiana, PA needs hate crime, children at risk, tolerance education. There are alot of biracial children up here that are being subjected to racial slurs and isolation. My son has now dropped out of his third year of electrician education due to the instructor, principle, and superintendant of the ICTC ignoring the numerous complaints. We originally moved here from TX where we did not have this ignorance. Going to the NAACP office located here was a sham. What do you have to do to get help???

  • Lone Wolf

    Asatru appears to be the religious arm of the white supremacist movement and it is more user-friendly than European Kindred or Aryan Nations. An Asatru group from Whidbey Island is currently looking at Spokane WA for recruits and to establish an eastern Washington chapter. They don’t worship Odin or the Norse gods, they worship Methamphetamine and the profits, from their sales. Methamphetamine lubricates their ceremonies and future movement. No doubt, the end, before they flourish.

  • Linnea

    What is it with Portland, Oregon and white supremacists? This was the same city where Aryan Nations members murdered an Ethiopian immigrant back in the 80s.

  • Aron

    Those eight people most certainly represent the best the white race can produce! It is like looking at Aryan perfection!!!

  • Reynardine

    Yeah, the cream of the white! We should really be breeding from these!