Tuesday, August 18, 2009

White Supremacist Arrested for Virginia Synagogue Vandalism

The Anti-Defamation League reports that White supremacist John Edward Grogan was arrested on August 9 for vandalizing numerous Virginia synagogues in April 2009. Grogan, along with yet unnamed additional suspects, was caught on video placing the stickers on a synagogue, according to authorities.

Grogan has numerous visible tattoos, including the white supremacist acronym ROA, which stands for "race over all" and is the slogan of Volksfront, a neo-Nazi group most prominent in the Pacific Northwest, but which has expanded on the East Coast in recent years. Volksfront's Virginia unit was upgraded from probationary status to full chapter status in August 2008.

For a visual database of extremist symbols, logos and tattoos, see: http://www.adl.org/hate_symbols/default_graphics.asp

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