JCC shooting suspect's violent, anti-Semitic past

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The suspect in this weekend's fatal shooting at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller,  had a lengthy history of violent, white supremacist behavior. 

He served in the United States Army for 20 years and retired as a master sergeant. In the 1980s, he began publishing white supremacist literature and organizing paramilitary groups in North Carolina. He was ultimately named “Grand Dragon” of the Carolina KKK.

After he was sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center in the early 80s for harassing black families, he agreed to stop the training camps. However his white supremacist behavior did not stop there.

On April 30, 1987, federal SWAT teams and U.S. marshals raided a rented mobile home in a trailer park in Ozark, Mo.

Forty federal officers fired tear gas into the home and Miller and three accomplices surrendered. Inside the home, those investigators found plastic explosives, dynamite, pipe bombs, hand grenades, fully automatic M-16 and AR-15 machine guns, sawed  off shot guns, pistols cross-bows and almost a half-ton of ammunition.

The FBI arrested the men on weapons charges for conspiring to acquire stolen military weapons.

Miller served three years in federal prison; he later received a lesser charge of mailing harassing communication for agreeing to testify against the others in the case, earning him a reputation in the white supremacist community as a federal informant.

In 2010, Miller ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate. He aired campaign ads on Kansas City radio stations asking "white people to unite" and "take our country back."

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