It couldn't happen to a nicer guy

White supremacist Kevin Strom is busted:

Jan. 4, 2007 -- A leader of the white supremacist movement was arraigned today on charges of possession of child pornography and witness tampering after being arrested by FBI agents Thursday night at his home in Charlottesville, Va.

Kevin Alfred Strom, founder of the National Vanguard white supremacist group, was considered the leading intellectual of the movement since the death of William Pierce, the author of the notorious "Turner Diaires."

Strom was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, charged with the two counts, and is currently being held at a facility in the city. According to the indictment, he allegedly possessed or attempted to possess "multiple images of child pornography" on his computer's hard drive.

Strom was also charged with witness tampering, which involved physically assaulting and mentally intimidating a witness to his criminal activity.

Last July, Strom took a leave of absence from National Vanguard, citing "family and health matters" and saying that he had "made mistakes, sometimes serious ones," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks white supremacist activity.

"After the death of Pierce, Kevin positioned himself to take over the leadership of the National Alliance," says Mark Potok, the editor of the SPLC's "Intelligence Report." "But he wasn't in the same position as Pierce and he didn't get the same respect. He was a wannabe and he was considered something of a wimp by other supremacists."

Strom wrote frequently about art and beauty, often rhapsodizing about the physical attributes of white women and girls.

Schadenfreude, anyone?

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What's the leader of a white supremacist movement doing in Charlottesville? My little town is about as blue as Boston, that's bizarre.

Anyway, good riddance.

Quitter, you never know who's who until you check their laundry. We had a group near my home on LI which we monitored and identified the members to the point where the members were very unhappy with their next door neighbors knowing who they really were. The group lost membership and appears defunct. We'll be watching on 4/19 for any activity of the leadership.

Good riddance indeed. I had no idea there were people like that here in c'ville.

By meerasedai (not verified) on 09 Jan 2007 #permalink

Schadenfreude, indeed! You're right, Orac - it couldn't happen to a nicer fellow.

By Robin Peters (not verified) on 09 Jan 2007 #permalink

Ha! Im tempted to print this up and read it whenever Im feeling sad.

Strom wrote frequently about art and beauty, often rhapsodizing about the physical attributes of white women and girls

Especially the girls, it would seem...

By Justin Moretti (not verified) on 09 Jan 2007 #permalink

Strom wrote frequently about art and beauty, often rhapsodizing about the physical attributes of white women and girls

Especially the girls, it would seem...

Especially the very young girls - the ones below the age of consent, it would seem...

Wow, what a tragedy...a neo-Nazi nutter going down for child pornography and witness tampering.

I read about these clowns, and periodically, often enough for it to be more than a blip with these jerks, I read about them being nailed for child pornography or child molestation. In some cases, they get caught with little boys.

Such great defenders of the Aryan race and the purity of its ideals. I guess they read that Robert Ley, boss of the Nazi Labor Front, and one of the biggest lushes in the Reich, had a 17-year-old mistress. Of course, Ley also hanged himself while facing trial at Nuremberg.

No sympathy here for Mr. Strom. I advise readers to check out Southern Poverty Law Center's web page and read their 1999 interview with his ex-wife, Kirsten Kaiser, who fled him and the neo-Nazis for a real life.

As for Mr. nymphets where you're going, pal, but you might get to be one!