William Hagen, Orange County, Ca.'s Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon, was arrested last week in North Carolina in connection with the stabbing of another Klan member, reports OCWeekly.com.
The stabbing took place before a Trump victory parade in Roxboro, N.C., according to the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office in N.C.
Hagen, along with Chris Barker, another national Klan leader, allegedly stabbed klansmen Richard Dillon at Barker's home after a verbal altercation turned violent.
We don't know Barker's leadership status. Maybe he's baby-Klan. Scrappy-Doo Klan. JV Klan.
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Both men are charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury, Rose said. They are both being held in the Caswell County detention center in lieu of bail.
Hagen is the “Grand Dragon,” or state leader, of the Loyal White Knights faction of the Klan in California, according to Carla Hill, an investigative researcher with the Anti-Defamation League, which tracks members of hate groups. Barker is the “Imperial Wizard,” or national leader, of the Loyal White Knights, a faction of between 150 and 200 white supremacists across the country, Hill said. Dillon, the person who was stabbed, is also a known Klan member from Indiana, she said.
Hill said many Klan members had traveled to North Carolina to participate in the pro-Trump rally. Hagen, who also goes by the name William Quigg, often travels to attend Loyal White Knights rallies and was spotted at a white supremacist gathering in Georgia earlier this year, she said.
According to OC Weekly, Hagen was one of five Klan members involved in a violent brawl in Anaheim’s Pearson Park in February. Rational people who don't abide white supremacists that uphold a legacy of lynching black people and burning black churches allegedly attacked "first" even though the very presence of the Klan should be considered a hate crime.
Orange County prosecutors determined that Hagen and his fellow bigots were acting in self-defense.
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