Mark Potok

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Expert: Aryan Brotherhood of Texas are "Dumb Ol' White Boys" Who Wouldn't Kill a D.A.

    When I spoke to Terry Pelz late yesterday afternoon, he sounded hoarse and exhausted. "I'm just about talked out," he said. Pelz is a former prison warden at the Darrington Unit who now runs a criminal justice consulting firm in Missouri City, about 20 miles southwest of Houston. He's been in high ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Membership Is Climbing In North Texas, Law Enforcement Officials Say

    Every law enforcement agency in North Texas has descended on Kaufman County in the past several days following the murder of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, at their home. The couple was found by a concerned friend around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday night, according to a search war ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Report: Anti-Government "Patriot" Groups Are Multiplying, and Texas is Leading the Way

    The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate and extremist groups in the United States, has found "stunning" growth in what they call the "anti-government patriot movement," conspiracy groups whose primary focus is opposing the federal government. And much of that growth has been here. Texa ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    July 6, 2009

    As Rainbow Lounge Raid Story Spreads Across Country, Many Interviews with Chad Gibson

    Courtesy KXAS-Channel 5Chad Gibson, hospitalized for a week after the Rainbow Lounge raid in Fort Worth, tells local TV stations he wants the officers involved prosecuted.More than a week later, the Rainbow Lounge raid continues to make national headlines.Yesterday, The New York Times revisited the ... More >>

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    April 14, 2006

    Potok It Up

    The listener-supported, commercial-free radio station WPKN-FM, based out of Bridgeport, Connecticut, produces a weekly public-affairs show called Between the Lines; it's lefty of the dial, as it were, and good stuff. This week, the show featured an interview with Mark Potok, director of the Southern ... More >>

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Soldiers of Misfortune

    Ranch Rescue’s paramilitary posse may have guns and camo gear to keep the border safe, but what they need is a good lawyer

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    June 20, 2002

    Echoes of Hate

    Bobby Frank Cherry is one of the most notorious racist killers in American history. To Tom Cherry, he was just "Dad."

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    March 1, 2001

    Forget Me Not

    Harrison Ocie Jones born 1920 – lynched 1951

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    July 1, 1999

    Southern fried

    What's in a name? A lot of ugly history, at least when it comes to Jefferson Davis Elementary.

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    November 12, 1998

    Wayward son

    The Irving stepmother of a man linked to the shootings of abortion doctors wrestles with questions about his involvement