Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Arizona White Supremacist And Border Vigilante J.T. Ready Identified As Perpetrator In Mass Shooting

Update: The Anti-Defamation League has uncovered Ready’s final on-line messages, revealing that, even in the final hours before he took his own life and the lives of those closest to him, he was busy spewing hatred and anti-Semitism. 

The Arizona Republic reported on May 2 that the perpetrator behind a shocking mass shooting in Gilbert, Arizona, was J. T. Ready, a prominent neo-Nazi and border vigilante activist.  Ready reportedly shot and killed four people, including his girlfriend and an infant child, before killing himself as well.

Information is still emerging about the shooting incident itself, which will make headlines in the Phoenix area for weeks to come, but what is certain about J. T. Ready is his notorious past.  For almost a decade, J. T. Ready has been significant as a key nexus between the white supremacist movement and the extreme wing of the anti-immigration movement, able to move freely within both spheres.

J. T. Ready stepped onto the public stage in 2004 as an anti-immigration activist, associated with Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce as well as the border vigilante Minuteman Project. His ability to gain mainstream support suffered considerably after April 2007 when the Phoenix New Times and the Anti-Defamation League outed Ready as a white supremacist and neo-Nazi. Following this, he became openly involved with the National Socialist Movement, a prominent neo-Nazi group.

More recently, Ready parted with the NSM to concentrate more on anti-immigration and border vigilante activities, forming his own group, the U.S. Border Guard, which conducted numerous armed vigilante patrols along the Arizona-Mexico border.  These patrols attracted neo-Nazis from as far away as California. 

The Border Guard’s web page prominently quotes Ready as saying “Some of us have our fingers on the triggers; Soap box. Ballot box. Ammo box. These were given to us by our founding fathers and mothers.  We have just about depleted the first two options.”


Anonymous said...

This racist bigot got away with murder. The people of Arizona like this type of attention. People like Rusell Pierce, Jan Brewer, The sheriff and The gilbert Police Department should be held responsible for what happen they knew about that fool JT redding and what a criminal he was Boycott Arizona forever.

Anonymous said...

Ironic, every other culture in this country promotes pride affiliated with their own culture, be it cinco-de mayo or black history month, but if ANY white man affiliates pride in his/her culture they are racist...any one who truly knows history and the TRUTH knows exactly what is going on, I will never hide my pride in my heritage, nor should any other white man..Open your ears and educate your family on the truth.. Proud White Man..

Anonymous said...

Best universities? Wall Street ? Where their brainwashed minds teach young whites to hate themselves and displace poor white folks with the cheapest labor they can find. Boy ..those whites are great.
How about those black flash mobs?

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