According to various reports in the corporate media, Gray was standing at an intersection dressed in Klan robes while carrying an American flag. The police were called when Gray refused to leave the property of a local car dealership. After talking with Gray–and reviewing the permit for the handgun that he was carrying–they concluded that he was “harmless” and that there was nothing he can do.
News reports featured a few quotes from Gray, who said:
“white people feel more oppressed. We’re told as white people we can’t have any organizations. We’re ruled by communists. … I can’t allow my country to be ruined. It is not just about Barack Obama, it goes deeper than that. If I have to be the last man standing, why not?”
Unfortunately, while the media and the police determined that Gray was “harmless” the same cannot be said for the racist right that he is politically aligned with. Shortly before the election, two white supremacists were arrested for allegedly planning to assassinate Barack Obama following a racially motivated killing spree. The two men were members of the Supreme White Alliance, a skinhead group active in the Midwest and the Upper South.