Wednesday, February 1, 2023

'Filthy Fuhrer' and others off to jail for life

Five members of a white supremacist gang were sentenced in Alaska to life in prison without parole for racketeering, including murder in aid of racketeering, kidnapping, and other offenses. Timothy Lobdell, 46, who changed his name to “Filthy Fuhrer”; Roy Naughton, aka Thumper, 46; Glen Baldwin, aka Glen Dog, 41; Colter O’Dell, 30; and Craig King, aka Oakie, 57, were convicted at trial. They were memebers of 1488s, a violent, prison-based Neo-Nazi gang that operated inside and outside of state prisons throughout Alaska. The 1488s use Nazi-derived symbols to identify themselves and their affiliation with the gang.
The 1488 patch which depicts an Iron Cross superimposed over a swastika is awarded to members who gained full membership by committing acts of violence on behalf of the gang. The gang enforced discipline through written rules and a code of conduct, including “the only currency we recognize is violence and unquestionable loyalty.”