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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-14-08 06:06 AM
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Sunday night's murder shows that the group we mock is still armed
The Ku Klux Klan, even on its decline from white supremacy's clandestine enforcers to modern-day laughing stock, has never been completely defanged. Sunday's murder of a female Klan initiate in rural St. Tammany Parish is a reminder of the group's violent philosophy.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain says 43-year-old Cynthia Lynch of Tulsa, Okla., tried to leave an initiation ceremony held by the Bogalusa-based Sons of Dixie Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. When she she tried to leave, Strain said, she was killed by Raymond Foster, the group's imperial wizard.

Foster was booked with second-degree murder. Seven others, including his son, were booked with obstruction of justice for what officials describe as a bungling attempt to cover up Lynch's murder. Raymond Foster tried to dig the .40 caliber bullet out of Lynch's body with a knife, authorities said. His son Shane Foster and Frank Stafford went to a Circle K in Bogalusa and asked a clerk how to get blood out of their clothing.

The clerk recognized them and called authorities, who tracked them down quickly and arrested them. Soon, all eight suspects were in custody.

Apparently referring to the group's inability to cover up the murder, Strain said, "I can't imagine anyone feeling endangered or at risk from these kooks. This Sheriff's Office will not allow it. We're not going to tolerate it in St. Tammany."
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