June 16, 1993 |
In a case hinging on the question of who fired first, a federal jury heard closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of two white separatists charged with murder and conspiracy stemming from the bloody federal siege of their remote mountain cabin last year.
September 2, 2000 |
Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler conceded Friday that he is the absolute authority at the white supremacist sect's headquarters but said he had no knowledge of his security guards' actions when they shot at and assaulted a woman and her son. Butler's testimony began the final day of plaintiffs' witnesses in Victoria and Jason Keenan's civil rights case against Butler and his Aryan Nations church. The defense is expected to begin laying out its case Tuesday.
September 8, 2000 |
In a verdict likely to bankrupt one of the nation's most violent white supremacist organizations, an Idaho jury Thursday returned a $6.3-million civil judgment against the Aryan Nations and its founder, Richard Butler--the rural Idaho pastor who has been called "the elder statesman of American hate."
September 7, 2000 |
A lawyer for a mother and son who were attacked as they drove past the Aryan Nations' headquarters asked jurors Wednesday to award $11.26 million in damages. After six days of testimony, lawyer Morris Dees asked the jury to "send a message" to hate groups across the nation. Dees, of the Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center, suggested the jury award $1.26-million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages.