I expect the left to milk this for all its worth for years to come.
The man idenÂtiÂfied by law enforceÂment authorÂiÂties as the susÂpected gunÂman in the WisÂconÂsin murÂder spree on SunÂday, August 5, Wade Michael Page, 41, was a white supremaÂcist skinÂhead known to the Anti-Defamation League for sevÂeral years as the leader of End ApaÂthy, a white power music band affilÂiÂated with the Hammerskins.
The HamÂmerÂskins are a longÂstandÂing hardÂcore racist skinÂhead group with a hisÂtory of vioÂlence and hate crimes.Â Page was himÂself a memÂber of the HamÂmerÂskins (he was a “prospect” in 2011), and idenÂtiÂfied himÂself as a NorthÂern HamÂmerÂskin, part of the group’s MidÂwest branch.Â He was preÂviÂously assoÂciÂated to varyÂing degrees with a variÂety of other white supremaÂcistÂ bands.
Page, who someÂtimes referred to himÂself by the pseuÂdoÂnym “Jack Boot,”Â is fesÂtooned with white supremaÂcist tatÂtoos, includÂing a Nazi Death’s Head (Totenkopf) tatÂtoo and a HamÂmerÂskins tattoo.
AccordÂing to an interÂview Page gave to a Hammerskins-associated record label in 2010, he started End ApaÂthy in 2005 and wrote many of its songs, as well as playÂing guiÂtar and singing vocals. In recent years, End ApaÂthy has been a feaÂtured band at many Hammerskin-organized white power music conÂcerts, includÂing the August 2010 “MeetÂ Â &Â GreetÂ BBQÂ &Bands” in North CarÂolina, the HamÂmerÂskins’ St. Patty’s Day Show in March 2011 in Orlando, Florida, and HamÂmerÂfest 2011 in OctoÂber 2011, also in Orlando. (More here)