A former KKK leader and Congressional candidate has been arrested in Kansas City after fatally shooting three people at a local Jewish center and retirement home.
Authorities say 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Ross has been charged with first degree murder after shooting a grandfather and his 14-year-old grandson outside of a Jewish community center and another woman at a Jewish retirement home nearby. The identity of the woman has not been released but officials confirm that the two male victims were Christian.
Police say Cross merely said “Heil Hitler” when he was arrested outside of an elementary school.
Cross had been a “grand dragon” with the KKK and founded the White Patriot Party in the 1980s. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Cross has been a KKK member his entire life and once served a three year prison stint for plotting the assassination of Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees.
Cross also ran for Congress several times, in both North Carolina and Missouri. He also ran for Governor once as a Democrat in North Carolina.
Authorities found hundreds of anti-Semitic writing on Cross’ website, saying things like “He who has learned the jew but refuses to warn his kinsmen of the jewish menace, is an accomplice of the jews, and an accessory in the jewish enslavement and genocide of his own people.”
In an interview with Howard Stern in 2010, he called Hitler “the greatest man who ever walked the earth” and said that “Compared to our Jewish problem, all other problems are mere distractions.”