The killings of three people near Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ters in Kansas City on April 13 were sense­less, but inves­ti­ga­tors have gath­ered the alleged shooter’s inten­tion was clear. The Southern Poverty Law Center said that sus­pect Fra­zier Glenn Miller, who went by the alias Fra­zier Glenn Cross when he was arrested, was a former grand dragon in the Ku Klux Klan and “raging anti-​​Semite” who spent the past sev­eral decades advo­cating for the exter­mi­na­tion of Jews.

Miller spewed hate in over 12,000 posts on the anti-​​Semitic, white suprema­cist web­site the Van­guard News Net­work, using slurs to refer to Jews and blacks and calling the U.S. fed­eral gov­ern­ment the JOG, or the Jewish Occu­pied Government.

Thank­fully, America is not teeming with Fra­zier Glenn Millers. Hate crime overall is declining in the U.S., according to the Fed­eral Bureau of Inves­ti­ga­tions. In 2012, law enforce­ment agen­cies reported 5,796 total hate crime inci­dents, accounting for 6,718 offenses, down from 6,222 inci­dents of hate crime and 7,354 offenses in 2011.

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