Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Two Mid-South men with strong white-supremacy beliefs are in custody In Memphis, Tennessee after planning a state-to-state killing spree that included assassinating Barack Obama, the two also targeted 88 black citizens and beheading 14 blacks. The numbers 88 and 14 have special significance within the 'White Power' movement.
Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., near Jackson, and Paul Schlesselman, 18, of Helena-West Helena, Ark., hatched their plan after they met on the Internet last month and discussed their shared interest in "White Power" and "Skinhead" philosophies.
Schlesselman states that they planned to drive their vehicle as fast as they could toward Obama, shooting at him from the windows. Both individuals stated they would dress in all-white tuxedos and wear top hats during the assassination attempt. Both individuals further stated they knew they would and were willing to die during this attempt. They wrote racially motivated words and symbols on Cowart's vehicle, including a Swastika and the numbers 14 and 88. The numbers are symbols in skinhead culture, referring to a 14-word phrase attributed to an imprisoned white supremacist: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children" and to the eighth letter of the alphabet, H. Two 8's or H's stand for "Heil Hitler.
The two men are charged with making threats against a major candidate for the office of president, conspiracy to rob a federal firearms licensee and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. They were arrested Wednesday in Crockett County, appeared in federal court Monday in Memphis. They are in custody and have a hearing Thursday when a judge will determine whether to set a bond.
Its Gonna Be Bedlam In Memphis !!!