The lone gunman in the temple shooting, Wade Michael Page, apparently had ties to white supremacy groups for decades. One of his fellow soldiers at Fort Bragg, Fred Lucas is OutFront.
We spoke to him on the phone from Bloomington, Indiana and we asked him how he knew about Page's radical views.
CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the ex-girlfriend of the accused gunman, Wade Page who went on a rampage at a Sikh temple, leaving 7 dead including the gunman and 4 injured in Wisconsin.
The gunman from the Sikh temple tragedy died of a self-inflicted wound, according to the FBI. Wade Michael Page, 40, shot himself in the head after a police officer shot him in the stomach at the scene of the crime.
Page’s ex-girlfriend, Misty Cook, was arrested Sunday on a weapons charge. However, authorities say there is no link to the shooting.
“This is a guy who moved around a lot,” said Teresa Carlson, special agent in charge for the FBI in Milwaukee. “We are zeroing in on any possible motives, but right now, we don't have one.”
Even Page’s neighbors were “stunned” with his violent rampage, according to Pete Simi co-author of the New York Time’s article “The Sound of Hate.”
Yet this extremist hate culture claims an “estimated 50,000 adherents nationwide, far more than most people realize,” Simi writes. The white power movement is thriving, but not in ways we would typically think- making it sometimes difficult to tell who is involved in a hate group.
OutFront tonight: Criminologist, Pete Simi. FULL POST
Sikh temple shooting suspect Wade Michael Page's former boss says he found an application for Page to join the KKK.