Posted: 6:13 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013

White supremacist gangs becoming increased threat in and outside of prisons

By Tom Beyerlein

Staff Writer


White supremacist prison gangs, such as those under suspicion in the recent murders of Colorado’s prisons chief and two district attorneys in Texas, “increasingly threaten our communities” as their members finish their sentences and continue gang activity in the outside world, a national expert on the organizations told the Dayton Daily News Wednesday.

“We’re living in a moment when these organizations, which formerly were restricted to the prisons, are increasingly spilling out into the streets,” said Mark Potok, senior fellow for the Southern Poverty Law Center of Montgomery, Ala., which tracks hate groups.

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