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Intelligence Report
1998
Fall Issue
December 15, 1998

Long-time Klan leader Samuel Bowers has been sentenced to life in the 1962 murder of civil rights worker Vernon Dahmer Sr., in a firebombing attack on the Dahmer home.

Intelligence Report
1998
Fall Issue
December 15, 1998

A sixth man in the alleged plot to blow up the Center and assassinate co-founder Morris Dees has been convicted on federal conspiracy charges. Klansman Wallace Scott Weicherding, a 64-year-old former prison guard and the only one of the group not to plead guilty, faces sentencing later this year.

Intelligence Report
1998
Fall Issue
December 15, 1998

The murder of a gay university student has raised alarms among educators who fear that hate crimes on and around college campuses may be growing in the wake of a wave of recent bias crimes.

Intelligence Report
1998
Fall Issue
December 15, 1998

The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has lost another battle in its bid to paint itself as a benign group merely interested in doing good for white Christians when a federal magistrate denied the Knights to underwrite 'All Things Considered' on National Public Radio.

Intelligence Report
1998
Fall Issue
December 15, 1998

White supremacist Johnny Bangerter has been sentenced to six months in jail on weapons charges.

Intelligence Report
1998
Fall Issue
December 15, 1998

Prosecutors drop a felonious assault charge against Mark Koernke, the militia activist who is accused of attacking a court official attempting to serve him with a subpoena in late 1997.

Intelligence Report
1998
Fall Issue
December 15, 1998

Dynamite bombs found outside two North Carolina abortion clinics that had earlier been the targets of arson attacks were defused in October.

Intelligence Report
1998
Fall Issue
December 15, 1998

Despite a national outcry over the gruesome murder a gay Wyoming university student, efforts to pass a strengthened federal hate crime law this year appear doomed.

Intelligence Report
1998
Fall Issue
December 15, 1998

James Wickstrom warned a gathering of extremists in Pennsylvania of the end-times battle he expects in the year 2000 — a battle he believes will be set off by the so-called "Y2K" computer bug.

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