NYT: the US killed the leader of the Ku Klux Klan
NEW YORK, February 14. /Offset. TASS Natalia Slavina/. The leader of the far-right racist organization, the Ku Klux Klan Frank Ancona, previously found by the police dead, was killed. According to the newspaper The New York Times, on Monday, charges were brought against his wife and stepson.
Law enforcement officials described the killing as “tragic and senseless act of violence”. The body of 51-year-old Ancona was discovered Saturday by fishermen on the banks of the Missouri river with gunshot wounds to the head in Belgrade (Missouri).
According to police, he was killed on Thursday last week. According to one version, the murder was committed with a shotgun, another a pistol.
The charges against 44-year-old Malissa Ancona and 24-year-old Paul Jinkerson, include as first-degree murder and a number of other weighty articles.
According to preliminary data, the tragedy occurred after a family quarrel and not connected to Ancona in the organization of the Ku Klux Klan.
According to the newspaper, the victim was a member of a racist organization for more than 30 years. Currently in the U.S. there are almost 30 competing groups, the Ku Klux Klan.
They compete in attracting supporters, donations, media attention and the title of the true successors of the first members of the Ku Klux Klan.
Group Ancona is not considered particularly large and influential in the country, although it has quite many supporters and activists.
During the riots in Ferguson in 2014, which broke out in connection with the murder of police 18-year-old unarmed African-American, the organization killed sided with the police and distributed flyers calling for an end to protests.