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Citizen Greenwald, the Leaderless Resistance Strategy and the Kansas Slayings

The Turn­er Diaries and Hunter, pub­lished by Green­wald’s client, the Nation­al Alliance

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COMMENT: Recent news has offered up a grim­ly instruc­tive jux­ta­po­si­tion. As Glenn Green­wald and his asso­ciates in the Snow­den “op” gar­nered jour­nal­is­tic prizes, Fra­zier Glenn Miller, a vet­er­an neo-Nazi and asso­ciate of The Order [alleged­ly] killed three at a Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty cen­ter in Kansas.

As we have seen in FTR #754 and sev­er­al posts, Green­wald was a fel­low-trav­el­er of some of mur­der­ous Nazi and white suprema­cist groups. In addi­tion to defend­ing Matthew Hale against solic­i­ta­tion  of murder charges, Green­wald ran inter­fer­ence for the “lead­er­less resis­tance strat­e­gy.”

Lead­er­less resis­tance is an oper­a­tional doc­trine through which indi­vid­ual Nazis and white suprema­cists per­form acts of vio­lence against their per­ceived ene­mies, indi­vid­u­al­ly, or in very small groups. Act­ing in accor­dance with doc­trine espoused by lumi­nar­ies and lead­ers in their move­ment, they avoid infil­tra­tion by law enforce­ment by virtue of their “lone wolf” oper­a­tional strat­e­gy.

What Miller [alleged­ly] did is pre­cisely the sort of thing advo­cated by the “Lead­er­less Resis­tance” strat­e­gy.

The advo­cates of this sort of thing, such as Cit­i­zen Greenwald’s client The Nation­al Alliance (pub­lisher of  The Turn­er Diaries,” which pro­vided the oper­a­tional tem­plate for Miller’s bene­fac­tors The Order) have been shield­ed (to an extent) from civ­il suits hold­ing them to account for their mur­der­ous advo­cacy.  

We can give thanks to Green­wald.

Nation­al Alliance’s books are specif­i­cal­ly intend­ed as instruc­tion­al vehi­cles. Hunter is ded­i­cat­ed to Joseph Paul Franklin, who was close to Miller. The shoot­ings of which Miller is accused were on Franklin’s birth­day. 

Although not legal­ly liable for such killings, Green­wald does bear polit­i­cal, moral, philo­soph­i­cal and “karmic” respon­si­bil­i­ty. The syco­phants and fools who cel­e­brate him enjoy sim­i­lar sta­tus.

Miller is also an admir­er of Ron Paul, the Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice for Green­wald’s bene­fac­tor Eddie “the Friend­ly Spook” Snow­den. The “Paulis­tin­ian Lib­er­tar­i­an Orga­ni­za­tion” is at the foun­da­tion of the Greenwald/Snowden milieu.

Idle thought num­ber 219–“old Ger­man fam­i­lies” in Latin Amer­i­ca helped finance The Order, which gave mon­ey to Miller (among oth­ers).  Matthews’ group cer­tain­ly robbed armored cars and gained finan­cial sup­port in so doing.

In that regard, we won­der to what extent The Order may actu­al­ly have been a vehi­cle for laun­der­ing funds from those “old Ger­man fam­i­lies in Latin Amer­i­ca?”

1988: Neo-Nazi Group Founds Pub­lish­ing House, Pub­lishes Book to Inspire White Assas­sins; His­tory Com­mons

EXCERPT: . . . .William Pierce, the founder of the neo-Nazi Nation­al Alliance (see 1970–1974) and the author of the inflam­ma­tory and high­ly influ­en­tial white suprema­cist nov­el The Turn­er Diaries (see 1978), over­sees the cre­ation of a pub­lish­ing firm for the Alliance, Nation­al Van­guard Books. It will pub­lish a num­ber of works, most promi­nently a reprint of The Turn­er Diaries and Pierce’s sec­ond nov­el, Hunter, which tells the sto­ry of a white assas­sin who kills minori­ties, par­tic­u­larly inter­ra­cial cou­ples. He ded­i­cates Hunter to Joseph Paul Franklin, con­victed of the sniper mur­ders of two African-Amer­i­can men (see 1980). Pierce will lat­er tell his biog­ra­pher that he wrote Hunter as a delib­er­ate moti­va­tional tool for assas­sins, say­ing, “From the begin­ning with Hunter, I had this idea of how fic­tion can work as a teach­ing tool in mind.” In 2002, the Cen­ter for New Com­mu­nity will write, “Like The Turn­er Diaries, the book has inspired sev­eral real-life acts of racist ter­ror” (see Jan­u­ary 4, 2002 and After). In 1991, Nation­al Van­guard will expand into releas­ing audio­tapes, which by Decem­ber 1992 will spawn a radio show, Amer­i­can Dis­si­dent Voic­es. In 1993, it will begin pub­lish­ing com­ic books tar­geted at chil­dren and teenagers. . . .

Broth­er­hood and Mur­der by Thomas Mar­tinez; Google Books; p. 234.

EXCERPT: . . . .The per­former also said ” . . . Some very old Ger­man fam­i­lies [in South Amer­ica] were giv­ing Bob [Matthews, leader of The Order] some mon­ey.” . . .

. . . For exam­ple, as long ago as 1978, Man­fred Roed­er, who head­ed the rem­nants of the Ger­man Nazi Par­tytrav­eled to Brazil, where he met with Josef Men­gele and oth­er Nazi lead­ers. Imme­di­ately after­ward, Roed­er trav­eled to the Unit­ed States, where–according to the ADL–he met with Dr. William Pierce, among oth­ers. . . .”

“Bul­lets, Blood and Then Cry of ‘Heil Hitler’ ” by Steve Yac­ci­no and Dan Bar­ry; The New York Times; 4/14/2014.

EXCERPT: . . . . In recent years, Mr. Miller has also been a devot­ed pen pal to incar­cer­at­ed white suprema­cists, among them Joseph Paul Franklin, a con­vict­ed mur­der­er who was exe­cut­ed in Mis­souri in Novem­ber. Ms. Beirich, of the law cen­ter, said that Mr. Miller was very close to Mr. Franklin, whose birth­day was Sun­day, the day of the shoot­ing. . . .

“Fra­zier Glenn Miller”; South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter

Date of Birth:
Spring­field, Mo.
Ku Klux Klan

Fra­zier Glenn Miller, also known as Fra­zier Glenn Cross, is the for­mer “grand drag­on” of the Car­olina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which he found­ed and ran in the 1980s before being sued by the South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter for oper­at­ing an ille­gal para­mil­i­tary orga­ni­za­tion and using intim­i­da­tion tac­tics against African Amer­i­cans. After sub­se­quently form­ing anoth­er Klan group, the White Patri­ot Par­ty, he was found in crim­i­nal con­tempt and sen­tenced to six months in prison for vio­lat­ing the court set­tle­ment. He went under­ground while his con­vic­tion was under appeal but was caught by the FBI with a weapons cache in Mis­souri. He served three years in fed­eral prison after being indict­ed on weapons charges and for plot­ting rob­beries and the assas­si­na­tion of SPLC founder Mor­ris Dees. As part of a plea bar­gain, tes­ti­fied against oth­er Klan lead­ers in a 1988 sedi­tion tri­al. On April 13, 2014, Miller was arrest­ed in the shoot­ing deaths of three peo­ple at a Jew­ish com­mu­nity cen­ter and near­by retire­ment com­mu­nity in Over­land Park, Kansas.

Crim­i­nal His­tory:
In 1986, Miller was con­victed on a fed­eral con­tempt of court charge after vio­lat­ing the terms of a con­sent order that set­tled a law­suit filed against him and his Klan group by the South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter. He was sen­tenced to a year in prison, with six months sus­pended. How­ever, he dis­ap­peared while out on bond await­ing an appeal and was lat­er caught in Mis­souri along with four oth­er Klans­men and a cache of weapons.

In 1987, he plead­ed guilty to a weapons charge and to mail­ing a threat through the mail. He had been indict­ed along with four oth­er white suprema­cists for con­spir­ing to acquire stolen mil­i­tary weapons, and for plan­ning rob­beries and the assas­si­na­tion of SPLC founder Mor­ris Dees. In an agree­ment with fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors, he received a five-year prison sen­tence in exchange for his tes­ti­mony against 14 white suprema­cist lead­ers in a sedi­tion tri­al. He served three years of that sen­tence.


Fra­zier Glenn Miller is the founder and for­mer leader of both the Car­olina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patri­ot Par­ty, both of which were oper­ated as para­mil­i­tary orga­ni­za­tions in the 1980s.

Miller quit high school as a senior to join the U.S. Army. In 1979, he retired from the Army as a mas­ter sergeant after 20 years of active duty, includ­ing two tours in Viet­nam and 13 years as a mem­ber of the elite Green Berets.

Miller claims he read a racist news­pa­per for the first time in the ear­ly 1970s when his father gave him a copy of The Thun­der­bolt, pub­lished by Ed Fields of the racist, anti-Semit­ic Nation­al States’ Rights Par­ty. Accord­ing to Miller, with­in two min­utes of brows­ing through the tabloid, he knew he “had found a home with­in the Amer­i­can White Move­ment. I was ecsta­tic.” He joined the Nation­al States’ Rights Par­ty in 1973, but soon left because, he lat­er tes­ti­fied, it was “made up most­ly of elder­ly peo­ple who were not that active.”

He then joined the Nation­al Social­ist Par­ty of Amer­ica, a Nazi group whose mem­bers attacked and killed marchers asso­ci­ated with the Com­mu­nist Work­ers Par­ty in Greens­boro, N.C., in 1979. The fol­low­ing year, due to his involve­ment with the Nazi group, the Greens­boro shootout, and death threats against him and his fam­ily, his wife left him and moved with their chil­dren to Chica­go.

Miller was forced to retire from the Army due to his Klan-relat­ed activ­i­ties. He enrolled in John­ston Tech­ni­cal Col­lege in Smith­field, N.C., and also bought a 25-acre farm in Ang­ier, N.C., near Raleigh. It was there, in late 1980, that he formed the Car­olina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and began to amass ille­gal weapons and con­duct mil­i­tary train­ing with the help of active-duty sol­diers. Miller want­ed to mod­el the Car­olina Knights on Hitler’s Nazi Par­ty. “I would try to emu­late Hitler’s meth­ods of attract­ing mem­bers and sup­port­ers,” he wrote in his auto­bi­og­ra­phy. “In the years to come, for exam­ple, I placed great empha­sis on stag­ing march­es and ral­lies. It had been suc­cess­ful with Hitler.”

Miller rep­re­sented a new, mil­i­tant breed of Klan lead­ers in the 1980s, pre­fer­ring fatigues over the tra­di­tional Klan robe and train­ing his troops in mil­i­tary tac­tics. He was not averse to pub­lic­ity and began hold­ing ral­lies and march­es on a near-week­ly basis up and down the Atlantic Seaboard. He announced his goal was to cre­ate a Car­olina Free State, which would be an “all-white nation with­in the bounds of North and South Car­olina.” He said his ene­mies were “nig­gers” and Jews. He boast­ed of hav­ing sup­port­ers at Fort Bragg, the near­by Army base that was home to a large con­tin­gent of U.S. spe­cial forces.

In 1983, after a black prison guard, Bob­by Per­son, filed a dis­crim­i­na­tion suit against the North Car­olina prison sys­tem, mem­bers of the Car­olina Knights began to intim­i­date the plain­tiff. They also harassed, threat­ened and intim­i­dated oth­er African Amer­i­cans in the area. The SPLC, led by Mor­ris Dees, sued Miller and his group in June 1984 – demand­ing they stop their cam­paign of intim­i­da­tion and cease all para­mil­i­tary activ­i­ty.

The SPLC lawyers did not know it at the time, but Miller had ties to The Order, a white nation­al­ist ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion whose mem­bers assas­si­nated Den­ver talk show host Alan Berg just 13 days after the SPLC filed suit. The leader of the group, Robert Math­ews, had giv­en Miller $200,000 in cash that was part of the $3.8 mil­lion stolen dur­ing an armored car rob­bery. It was lat­er revealed that Dees was at the top of The Order’s hit list. Miller tes­ti­fied in the 1988 tri­al of oth­er white suprema­cists that Math­ews told him “they were think­ing about killing” Dees.

In Jan­u­ary 1985, the SPLC reached a con­sent agree­ment with Miller that pre­vented the Knights from oper­at­ing as a para­mil­i­tary group and from harass­ing, intim­i­dat­ing, threat­en­ing or harm­ing any black per­son or white per­son who asso­ci­ated with black per­sons. A month lat­er, how­ever, Miller announced the for­ma­tion of a new Klan group, the White Patri­ot Par­ty. His goal was the same: the “uni­fi­ca­tion of white peo­ple.” He vowed to oper­ate peace­fully – unless the fed­eral gov­ern­ment infringed on his rights, in which case he would resort to “under­ground rev­o­lu­tion­ary tac­tics … with the armed resources at our dis­pos­al.”

It took less than a year for Miller and the White Patri­ot Par­ty to vio­late the con­sent order. The SPLC obtained pho­to­graphic evi­dence of active-duty Marines help­ing train his mem­bers. In a July 1986 tri­al, in which Dees act­ed as a spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor to assist fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors, Miller was found guilty of crim­i­nal con­tempt. One wit­ness tes­ti­fied he had pro­cured weapons and explo­sives, includ­ing 13 armor-pen­e­trat­ing anti-tank rock­ets, from mil­i­tary per­son­nel on behalf of Miller, after the set­tle­ment. He also said he received a duf­fel bag full of cash as pay­ment to con­duct train­ing intend­ed to help “cre­ate a para­mil­i­tary guer­rilla unit for lat­er use in estab­lish­ing a White South­land.” Miller was sen­tenced to a year in prison, with six months of that term sus­pended. He was also ordered to dis­as­so­ci­ate him­self from the White Patri­ot Par­ty and avoid con­tact with white suprema­cists.

In Octo­ber of that year, while out on bond await­ing an appeal of his con­vic­tion, Miller wrote to North Carolina’s gov­er­nor, ask­ing for an appoint­ment to the Governor’s Task Force on Racial, Reli­gious and Eth­nic Vio­lence and Intim­i­da­tion. He said he would be will­ing to pub­licly dis­cour­age racial vio­lence and act as a liai­son to “the many White groups in North Car­oli­na.”

But, in 1987, while still out on bond, Miller dis­ap­peared and went under­ground. He mailed a “Dec­la­ra­tion of War” to sup­port­ers, exhort­ing “Aryan war­riors of The Order” to kill “our ene­mies,” and estab­lished a point sys­tem for each kill. The tar­gets were: “Nig­gers (1), White race trai­tors (10), Jews (10), Judges (50) Mor­ris Selig­man Dees (888).” He signed the state­ment “Glenn Miller, loy­al mem­ber of ‘The Order.’”

The FBI caught up with Miller and four oth­er Klans­men in Spring­field, Mo., where he was tear-gassed out of a mobile home. Author­i­ties found hand grenades, auto­matic weapons, thou­sands of rounds of ammu­ni­tion, the explo­sive C‑4, and $14,000 in cash. He and the oth­ers were indict­ed for con­spir­acy to acquire stolen mil­i­tary weapons, explo­sives and equip­ment, and for plan­ning rob­beries and the assas­si­na­tion of Dees. Miller plead­ed guilty to a weapons charge and to send­ing a threat through the mail. He served three years in fed­eral prison, most­ly in Otisville, N.Y. As part of his plea deal, he agreed to tes­tify against 14 lead­ing white suprema­cists in a sedi­tion tri­al.


Miller has ties to Kevin W. Harpham, a neo-Nazi who was con­victed of attempt­ing to bomb a Mar­tin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Spokane, Wash., in 2011. Although Harpham plead­ed guilty, Miller was con­vinced that Harpham’s lawyers deceit­fully con­vinced him that he would be found guilty regard­less of his inno­cence. Through­out his tri­al pro­ceed­ings, Miller was a reg­u­lar pen pal with Harpham, who was sen­tenced to 32 years in prison.

“LISTEN: Alleged Kansas Gun­man Fra­zier Glenn Miller Dis­cuss­es the Tea Par­ty, Oba­ma, and Ron Paul” by Tim Mur­phy and Dana Liebel­son; Moth­er Jones; 4/14/2014.

EXCERPT: In a 2010 radio inter­view, Fra­zier Glenn Miller, the man sus­pect­ed of killing three peo­ple Sun­day at a Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty cen­ter and a Jew­ish retire­ment cen­ter in Kansas, said he was inter­est­ed in the tea par­ty, voiced sup­port for then-Iran­ian Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ahmadine­jad, and spoke approv­ing­ly of Ron Paul, the Texas Repub­li­can con­gress­man and pres­i­den­tial can­di­date. In late April 2010, Miller, a for­mer Ku Klux Klan Grand Drag­on, was a guest on The David Pak­man Show, a nation­al­ly syn­di­cat­ed left-of-cen­ter radio and tele­vi­sion pro­gram. At the time, Miller was run­ning for US Sen­ate as an inde­pen­dent in his home state of Mis­souri with the slo­gan “It’s the Jews, Stu­pid,” and Pak­man pressed Miller on his extreme views. . . .

. . . . Not sur­pris­ing­ly, Miller den­i­grat­ed most Amer­i­can politi­cians, but cit­ed one pos­i­tive­ly: “If I had my way [all US sen­a­tors] would be in jail right now for trea­son, if not hung from a stur­dy oak tree…Ron Paul is the only inde­pen­dent politi­cian, rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Wash­ing­ton.” . . . .



2 comments for “Citizen Greenwald, the Leaderless Resistance Strategy and the Kansas Slayings”

  1. http://nypost.com/2014/04/19/kansas-gunman-gave-anti-semitic-rant-to-ny-rabbi-before-slay/
    Kansas gun­man gave anti-Semit­ic rant to NY rab­bi before slay

    By Tara Palmeri

    April 19, 2014 | 4:07am

    The anti-Semi­te charged with fatal­ly shoot­ing three peo­ple out­side of Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty cen­ters in Kansas last Sun­day rant­ed to a Man­hat­tan rab­bi days before he opened fire about “get­ting rid of every Jew.”

    Fra­zier Glenn Cross, 73, called the hot line for a char­i­ty that pro­vides secu­ri­ty to Jews in the con­flict-torn areas of Ukraine and was con­nect­ed to Rab­bi Men­achem Sie­gal, direc­tor of the Unit­ed Jew­ish Com­mu­ni­ties of East­ern Europe and Asia.

    Cross, a for­mer Ku Klux Klan leader, blast­ed Sie­gal for rais­ing mon­ey for Jews because they “cause all of the prob­lems” and “destroyed the whole econ­o­my in the Unit­ed States and the world.”

    “He start­ed going on a ram­page and said Hitler should have fin­ished off the job in Europe by com­ing to the Unit­ed States and get­ting rid of every Jew,” Sie­gal told The Post of their March 30 con­ver­sa­tion.

    “I was like shocked, he sound­ed like an old man. I start­ed talk­ing to him and he said he was from Spring­field, Mis­souri.”

    Cross rant­ed that there were too many Jews in the Mid­west, adding, “We have to get rid of them.”

    “He kept call­ing me, ‘You Jews.’ He said, ‘You Jews are the ones that destroyed the whole econ­o­my in the Unit­ed States and the world’ and he said, ‘You guys con­trol all of the mon­ey.’?”

    “Then he said ‘you have the audac­i­ty to even raise mon­ey, you guys cause all of the prob­lems and you’re going to suck more mon­ey out of the coun­try.’?”

    Sie­gal pro­vid­ed a copy of the call log and caller ID for the con­ver­sa­tion that last­ed 10 min­utes.

    Cross ref­er­enced Hitler five times in the con­ver­sa­tion, but did not hint to the rab­bi that he planned to go on a killing spree.

    The Depart­ment of Jus­tice is inves­ti­gat­ing the phone call as part of its probe.

    Cross alleged­ly killed three peo­ple, includ­ing a 14-year-old boy, dur­ing two shoot­ings in Over­land Park. All three vic­tims were Chris­t­ian.

    Posted by Vanfield | April 20, 2014, 12:28 pm
  2. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/04/accused-kansas-shooter-was-protected-federal-witness-but-hateful-ways-continued/

    Ex-KKK Leader Was Giv­en a New Iden­ti­ty Years Before Shoot­ing

    By James Hill
    Fol­low on Twit­ter
    Apr 24, 2014 4:44am

    Fra­zier Glenn Cross, the man accused of mur­der in the shoot­ings of three peo­ple out­side Jew­ish facil­i­ties in Kansas last week was, for all prac­ti­cal pur­pos­es, born at the age of 49.

    The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment gave him that name when he was released from prison in 1990, along with a new social secu­ri­ty num­ber and a new place to live, not far from the Mis­souri Riv­er in west­ern Iowa.

    The idea was to erase any con­nec­tion to the man he had been before: Fra­zier Glenn Miller. White Nation­al­ist leader. Spew­er of hate. Fed­er­al infor­mant.

    “I joined the fam­i­ly in Sioux City, Iowa,” Miller wrote lat­er in his self-pub­lished auto­bi­og­ra­phy. “I enrolled in truck dri­ving school…and I’ve been truck­ing ever since. And I love it. After prison, the free­dom of the open road is glo­ri­ous­ly exhil­a­rat­ing.”


    Less than three years ear­li­er Miller had been a fugi­tive from jus­tice, the sub­ject of a nation­wide man­hunt after he had declared war on blacks and Jews, exhort­ing his thou­sands of fol­low­ers to vio­lent­ly over­throw the very gov­ern­ment that would soon become his pro­tec­tor.

    “Let the blood of our ene­mies flood the streets, rivers and fields of the nation,” Miller wrote. “[R]ise up and throw off the chains which bind us to the satan­ic, Jew­ish con­trolled and ruled fed­er­al gov­ern­ment. Let the bat­tle axes swing smooth­ly and the bul­lets wiss [sic] true.”


    In the ear­ly morn­ing hours of April 30, 1987, more than three dozen fed­er­al and state law enforce­ment agents sur­round­ed a mobile home in Ozark, Mis­souri. A van recent­ly pur­chased by Miller in Louisiana had been spot­ted out­side by an agent the day before.

    A vol­ley of tear gas was fired and then, just after 7 a.m, four men emerged and gave them­selves up.

    Among them was Miller, the founder of Car­oli­na Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the para­mil­i­tary White Patri­ot Par­ty in North Car­oli­na. The Unit­ed States Mar­shals Ser­vice had issued a nation­wide bul­letin seek­ing Miller’s arrest after he dis­ap­peared while appeal­ing his con­vic­tion for crim­i­nal con­tempt.

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    A 1987 Unit­ed States Mar­shals Ser­vice “want­ed” poster shows Fra­zier Glenn Miller. (Unit­ed States Mar­shals Ser­vice)

    Agents recov­ered hand grenades, auto­mat­ic rifles, pis­tols and flak jack­ets inside the trail­er, accord­ing to FBI state­ments at the time. Explo­sives experts from near­by Fort Leonard Wood were called in to det­o­nate a box con­tain­ing about twen­ty pipe bombs.

    The author­i­ties also found a Xerox machine and about a thou­sand copies of Miller’s “Dec­la­ra­tion of War.” Dur­ing his 10 days on the run, Miller had mailed his type­writ­ten call to arms to thou­sands of white nation­al­ists, as well as mem­bers of Con­gress and dozens of media out­lets.

    “I real­ize ful­ly that I will be caught quick­ly,” Miller had writ­ten in his let­ter. “[B]ut I will die with con­tempt on my lips and with sword in my hand. My fate will either be assas­si­na­tion or the death penal­ty.”

    But faced with an array of charges that could have put him behind bars for 20 years or more, Miller’s bom­bast was quick­ly reduced to a squeal. With­in days of his arrest, he was sig­nalling his will­ing­ness to make a deal.

    “He stat­ed that it was ‘all a bluff that got out of hand,’” accord­ing to an FBI agent’s notes, obtained by ABC News, of an inter­view with Miller a few weeks after his arrest. “[H]aving spent eight days in jail and hav­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to dry out from exces­sive alco­hol con­sump­tion, he has learned to devel­op tol­er­ance. He stat­ed emphat­i­cal­ly that he would nev­er hurt any­body,” the agent wrote in recount­ing Miller’s state­ments.

    Among those present for the ini­tial inter­views with Miller was then-fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tor J. Dou­glas McCul­lough, now a judge on the North Car­oli­na state court of appeals.

    Steve Daniels, an anchor for ABC affil­i­ate WTVD, inter­viewed McCul­lough this week in Raleigh.

    “He tried to be a lit­tle bit self-serv­ing,” McCul­lough said of Miller dur­ing the inter­view. “Every defen­dant in those sit­u­a­tions usu­al­ly is at first. But he did open up about a lot of things about the White Patri­ot Par­ty. He detailed a num­ber of peo­ple that were involved in ille­gal activ­i­ties that were his asso­ciates. And that’s what we were look­ing for. ”

    In a series of ensu­ing inter­views with fed­er­al and North Car­oli­na inves­ti­ga­tors, Miller nev­er denied his racist and anti-Semit­ic views, but claimed he had always denounced vio­lence and ille­gal activ­i­ty.

    “Miller want­ed noth­ing more to do with the move­ment,” accord­ing to an FBI account of an inter­view in June of 1987. He was “will­ing to turn his back on it in order to return to his fam­i­ly. His prob­lem in the past had been intol­er­ance linked with exces­sive drink­ing.”

    A month lat­er, in an inter­view with the North Car­oli­na State Bureau of Inves­ti­ga­tion, dur­ing which he accused two of his for­mer com­rades of mur­der, he described his time on the run from the law as lit­tle more than a lark.

    “I was on vaca­tion, flirt­ing with girls and drink­ing beer and going red-neck­ing,” Miller told the agents. “I love to go out and drink a beer with rednecks…do the Texas Two-Step. I’m a pret­ty good dancer by the way,” he said.


    In the course of their inves­ti­ga­tion, author­i­ties also learned the stun­ning details of Miller’s arrest a year ear­li­er. Raleigh police offi­cers had caught Miller in the back seat of a vehi­cle, in mid-act with a black male pros­ti­tute mas­querad­ing as a woman.

    “It was pret­ty shock­ing,” says McCul­lough, “because of his per­son­al stances that he had tak­en and what he was now accused on engag­ing in.”

    McCul­lough says he has read the police report of the inci­dent but declined to com­ment on the specifics. “I would rather not go into the details,” he said. “They’re rather sala­cious. I think the facts speak for them­selves and peo­ple can draw their own con­clu­sions about how incon­gru­ous that is.”

    Miller was not charged in con­nec­tion with the pros­ti­tu­tion arrest and no pub­lic record of the inci­dent could be locat­ed. But in a record­ed phone call with the South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter last fall, Miller claimed that he had lured the pros­ti­tute to the meet­ing with the inten­tion of beat­ing him.

    Even­tu­al­ly, McCul­lough, the fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tor, would approve a plea deal with Miller rec­om­mend­ing a five-year prison sen­tence in exchange for his coop­er­a­tion and tes­ti­mo­ny against his for­mer com­pa­tri­ots. He would serve less than three years of that sen­tence at a prison in west­ern New York.

    “I am not cer­tain that we got 100 per­cent of what we want­ed,” McCul­lough told WTVD. “He did tes­ti­fy in a cou­ple of cas­es here in the east­ern part of the state, or agreed to tes­ti­fy where the peo­ple plead guilty know­ing he was going to tes­ti­fy.”

    In 1998, Miller was a key wit­ness in a high-pro­file fed­er­al tri­al that charged more than a dozen white nation­al­ists in an alleged con­spir­a­cy to levy war against the Unit­ed States gov­ern­ment. The Depart­ment of Jus­tice had called it Oper­a­tion Clean Sweep. Miller tes­ti­fied that he had received two pay­ments total­ing $200,000 from a leader of the alleged con­spir­a­cy, but in the end all of those accused were acquit­ted and, incred­i­bly, one of the jurors lat­er mar­ried one of the defen­dants.

    “His tes­ti­mo­ny was extreme­ly weak,” says Leonard Zeskind, who tracked Miller’s activ­i­ties in the 1980′s as research direc­tor for the Cen­ter for the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Renew­al, a civ­il rights group fight­ing Klan activ­i­ties.

    “I believe that Miller was essen­tial­ly play­ing a game with the feds. And I don’t think he had any inten­tion of becom­ing a good wit­ness. The guy was a stone-to-the-bone Nazi,” Zeskind says. “He nev­er gave that up. I am on the record as say­ing the man should have died in prison.”

    But McCul­lough says that noth­ing would have changed what hap­pened last week in Kansas. Even if he had refused to deal with Miller back in 1987, he would have spent no more than fif­teen years in prison.

    “We made the deal that we could make at the time and whether it’s right or wrong, it’s real­ly kind of imma­te­r­i­al at this point,” McCul­lough says. “Human beings are unpre­dictable. I don’t think there is any­body who could know what he was capa­ble of doing,” he said of the shoot­ings in Kansas. “I cer­tain­ly nev­er saw that in his per­son­al­i­ty. He was a blowhard who liked to be in front of a crowd. He liked to whip the crowd up and get the emo­tions run­ning high.”

    Very lit­tle is known of the years Miller spent in Iowa and Nebras­ka liv­ing as Fra­zier Glenn Cross.

    “He asked for pro­tec­tion from both the White Patri­ot Par­ty peo­ple and blacks in prison because he had alien­at­ed both groups,” says McCul­lough. ”Obvi­ous­ly once he served his sen­tence he couldn’t go back to where his old com­pa­tri­ots were because he would be at risk. So we had to put him some­where safe.”

    It’s clear that Cross even­tu­al­ly dis­card­ed his assumed iden­ti­ty pro­vid­ed by the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment and resumed his life as the bel­liger­ent, unapolo­getic white suprema­cist, Fra­zier Glenn Miller.

    And no one, it seems, could pre­dict the trag­ic con­se­quences that would fol­low.

    Posted by Vanfield | April 24, 2014, 10:54 am

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