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Facebook defacer unmasked as white supremacist KKK member

One of the men responsible for the grotesque defacing of Facebook tribute pages, including that of dead Melbourne teen Cameron Lowe, is a high-ranking Ku Klux Klan member who served two years in jail for viciously beating a 16-year-old Latino boy.

Jarred Hensley, 28, from Cincinnati, Ohio, outed himself to a pair of Australian vigilantes on a website chat room used by his group to organise and gloat about desecrating scores of Facebook tribute pages.

This week, the group was responsible for vandalising the pages of Cameron, 17, who died after being punched in the head, and Chantelle Rowe, 16, from Kapunda, north of Adelaide. Chantelle and her parents, Andrew and Rose Rowe, were stabbed to death.

They harassed grieving family members through private messages and published obscene images on the tribute pages.

Facebook has removed the images and banned the users responsible but the largely US group is outside the reach of Australian law.

But two concerned Australians decided to visit the forum where the vandals congregate and infiltrate their chat room. They purposely baited Hensley on the chat room and he appeared there on webcam to give them the finger.

Eight arrested in KKK-related killing, police say

KKK dumbos Eight people were arrested Tuesday, one on a charge of murder, in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman at a remote Louisiana campsite during what police say was an initiation ceremony for the Ku Klux Klan.

The group’s leader, identified as Chuck Foster, 44, was charged with second-degree murder. The others were charged with lesser crimes related to trying to conceal the killing, Bonnett said.

KKK on the rise?

After a static period, the Ku Klux Klan is growing rapidly, fueled by job losses, urban crime, gay marriage and illegal immigration from Mexico, a civil rights organization and a Klan leader say.

Newspaper sues KKK over hate leaflets

GREENSBORO — Tired of hate mail on your lawn, wrapped in the Rhinoceros Times? The Rhino sure is. The weekly newspaper filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan alleging the group engages in “unfair and deceptive” trade practices by rolling racist leaflets within the conservative tabloid and throwing them on lawns. By distributing the newsletters in such a manner, the lawsuit claims, the public gets the impression that the Rhino supports its anti-Semitic and racist principles. The Rhino publishes in Greensboro and Charlotte. “Some people are going to think it’s an advertisement we accepted,” publisher

Former KKK Grand Wizard finds new path

Johnny Lee Clary understands the natural tendency for doubt that some people bring to his claim of a conversion from hatred for all humans not white to absolute love for all humanity — red and yellow, black and white — demanded in the doctrine Christianity. Given the podium for a few minutes, Clary — the past Grand Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan — will chip away at the doubts of even the most skeptical listener. He casts out fear not with tedious theological assertions — his explanation for a life that has swung from

Professor Wants KKK Named Terror Organization

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — University of Louisville professor Ede Warner has a unique plan to keep the Ku Klux Klan off his campus: He wants the school to ban the group, then argue in court that it’s a terrorist organization. “Nobody has ever done that,” Warner said. Klan members started posting fliers on campus early in the spring semester to protest diversity programs sponsored by the school. That stirred debate among faculty and administrators that has taken place on campuses around the country: how far the university can go to keep some groups off campus and how to best deal with unpopular ideas in