February 14, 2001 |
The Aryan Nations compound that for 20 years spawned some of the nation's most violent neo-Nazis was sold to a mother and son whose lawsuit bankrupted the group. Victoria and Jason Keenan were the only bidders in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court sale of the 20-acre property near Hayden Lake. The Keenans paid $250,000 and plan to sell the wooded property, possibly to a human rights group. As the major creditors of the Aryan Nations, the Keenans would be in line to get the money back.
October 29, 2000 |
Bedraggled but defiant under a light rain, Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler and two dozen supporters carried banners and swastika flags through the streets Saturday, vowing that northern Idaho will remain a haven for the white race. Facing a $6.
October 1, 2000 |
APART FROM THE FACT THAT THEY CAN HATCH WITHIN MINUTES AFTER contact with water, brine shrimp are unappealing creatures. They're ant-sized and translucent and bear a striking resemblance to sperm. Yet brine shrimp packaged as "Sea Monkeys" are currently sold as children's companions, and portrayed on their boxes as pink, pear-shaped simian creatures with spindly legs, paunches and coy smiles. They are one of the most impressive achievements in the annals of marketing.
September 23, 2000 |
In a blow to hate groups that have made the Northwest their clubhouse, the founder of the Aryan Nations has agreed to give up his Idaho compound to satisfy a $6.3-million verdict against the white supremacist organization. Richard Butler, 82, has agreed to hand over the 20-acre property no later than Oct. 25. Under the agreement, he must also give up the property's contents--Nazi and Confederate flags, Third Reich posters, a silver bust of Adolf Hitler and stained glass swastikas.
September 19, 2000 |
A defense lawyer sought a new trial for the white supremacist Aryan Nations, which could lose all its assets as a result of a $6.3-million civil judgment. Edgar Steele, who represents the group and its leader, Richard Butler, argued that his clients did not receive a fair trial before the Sept. 7 verdict. Among other things, the motion alleges juror misconduct.
September 10, 2000 |
Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler vowed Saturday that he will not leave northern Idaho, despite a $6.3-million judgment against his organization. At a news conference on the 20-acre Aryan Nations compound, Butler said he did not have the $960,000 cash bond that would be required for him to appeal the judgment issued Thursday by a civil jury. But he said his neo-Nazi sect would continue, even if, as he expects, the compound is seized to pay the judgment.