As authorities begin to dissect what motivated Glenn Frazier Cross, it is now being revealed that the Kansas City Jewish community center shooter is a former Ku Klux Klan member and a noted white supremacist. The man who also goes by the names of Glenn Miller and Frazier Glenn Miller is also known to have in the past championed anti semitic thoughts as well as run anti semitic ad campaigns.
Kctv reports that Glenn Frazier Cross from from Aurora, Missouri made headlines in his 2010 campaign run for office when he ran racist and anti-Semitic campaign ads. Federal law mandated broadcast stations to air the ads despite the deep distress they caused at the time.
Jpost is reporting that Glenn Frazier Cross quit high school and became a member of the elite Green Berets, serving two tours in Vietnam. However, he was forced to retire in 1979 because of his Klan affiliation.
Cross later became active in a neo-Nazi group called “The Order” that advocated violence against Jews and African Americans.
The gatewaypundit notes that Cross presented a seminar on White Nationalism and Jewish Supremacism at Missouri State University in 2012: On January 10th, 2012, longtime White racial activist Frazier Glenn Miller gave a presentation on White nationalism and Jewish supremacism to a religious studies class at Missouri State University in Springfield. Most students were reportedly attentive and respectful, and about half seemed genuinely interested.
The Southern Poverty Law Center which tracks white supremacists, notes Cross is an avowed white supremacist who ‘has been in the movement all his life.’
In Aurora, Mo., neighbors of Miller called him a loner and a white supremacist.
Nevertheless despite the man’s history and noted allegiance as a former grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, authorities are at this moment hesitant to call the triple murders a hate crime.
To date , cops told that the murders took place at two locations. The first shooting was in the parking lot of Kansas City’s Jewish Community Center. That shooting claimed the lives of two victims, including that of a 14 year old teenage boy, Reat Griffin Underwood and his grandfather, Dr. William Lewis Corporon whilst a second shooting soon there after took place at nearby community, Village Shalom in Leawood, Kansas, where an elderly woman was killed.
During the second shooting, Cross took aim at two other individuals but missed.
Two police officers would later find Cross in the parking lot of a nearby elementary school and arrested him ‘without incident.’
Ironically the two deceased at the first shooting were not Jewish but Methodists.
Media outlets have reported witnesses telling as the man was led away by police smiling and screaming ‘Heil Hitler.’
Witnesses told at the first shooting, Cross asked his intended victims if they were Jewish before shooting them dead.
Offered Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass: ‘We have no indication he knew the victims,’
‘As you might imagine we are only hours into this investigation. There’s a lot of innuendo and a lot of assertions going around. There is really very little hardcore information.’
Reiterated Rabbi Herbert Mandl: ‘Asking someone if you are Jewish before shooting sounds very much like a hate crime.’
Authorities continue to interview the man and continue to take statements as they try to understand why he targeted the two particular centers he did and if his intent was that of a hate crime.