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Inside a Florida KKK murder plot: 'Grab him up, take him to the river'

White Supremacists Law Enforcement
Posted at 10:08 AM, Jul 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 10:08:17-04

PALATKA, Fla. (WTXL) — In 2015, three Ku Klux Klan members hatched a plot to murder a Black man who had been recently released from a state prison.

But the FBI eventually got wind of the scheme. A confidential informant had infiltrated the group, and his recordings provide a rare, detailed look at the inner workings of a modern klan cell and a domestic terrorism probe.

The Associated Press has reconstructed the story of the failed murder plot by klansmen who also worked as Florida prison guards using one and a half hours of the FBI informant’s secret recordings, thousands of pages of public records, field reporting and interviews.