November 11, 2015 / by emptywheel


Kansas to Execute White Supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller

While the focus on racial justice has been on Columbia, MO in recent days, a Judge in Kansas sentenced the white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller to death for his murder of three people he presumed were Jewish.

A judge has sentenced a white supremacist to death for the killing of three people at two Jewish centres.

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr, 74, targeted the sites in Kansas last year and will be put to death by lethal injection.

Johnson County District Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan said: “Your attempt to bring hate to this community, to bring terror to this community, has failed.”

Miller responded to the sentence, by shouting “heil Hitler” before he was removed from the courtroom.

This is why I don’t support the death penalty: because even when you argue it should only be used for the worst of the worst, like Miller, it usually ends up allowing those people to claim to be martyrs. That’s especially true in Miller’s case–he’s old and ill and would die alone and forgotten in prison otherwise, but now gets to claim to be martyred.

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