Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in Neighboring Police Force

Bart Alsbrook resigned last year after local media outed him as the former leader of a neo-Nazi group. Now he has a new job—in the police force of a nearby town.

Bart Alsbrook resigned as interim police chief of an Oklahoma town late last August, after he was revealed as the former leader of a neo-Nazi group. One year later, he has a job at a different police department 15 miles away.
Alsbrook, 50, is the former Texas coordinator of Blood & Honour USA, a racist skinhead group with neo-Nazi ties. He also ran a pair of neo-Nazi video and music companies and a skinhead website glorifying pictures of racist beatdowns, and was charged with the attempted murder of another skinhead—but had his case dropped when the alleged victim refused to testify. Those ties came to light when Alsbrook was named interim police chief of Colbert, Oklahoma last year, leading him to resign under pressure. Now he’s landed another job in a nearby police department. And this town says he’s there to stay.
Alsbrook did not return a request for comment.
Alsbrook was named Colbert’s interim police chief on August 22, 2017. The appointment was unfortunately timed for him. Just 10 days earlier, white supremacists had held a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompting the hate-tracking group the Southern Poverty Law Center to release a map of known hate groups in America. Colbert’s local TV KXII found one local hate group: a neo-Nazi record label registered to the area.
Calling itself the voice of the skinhead hate group Blood & Honor USA, the site sells openly neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan music, as well as Nazi and Confederate paraphernalia. The company was registered to Alsbrook, KXII found.
What’s more, in 2005, the SPLC reported that Alsbrook had attended a gathering of racist skinhead groups. At the time, he was Blood & Honour USA's Texas coordinator, and ran the skinhead video production company NS88 Videos. The company name is neo-Nazi code, with “NS” often referring to “national socialism” and “88” symbolizing “heil Hitler.”Web registries also revealed Alsbrook’s Nazi ties dating back to at least 1996, when the Dallas Morning News reported that Alsbrook had registered a gruesome “Skinheads USA” website.

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