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August 8th, 2012
01:23 PM ET

A closer look at alleged shooter Wade Page's ties to white supremacist groups

Police are still looking for a motive behind the tragic Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Authorities say Wade Page, the man who allegedly killed six and injured four, did not leave behind a note.

However, authorities do know that Page spent his last few weeks in seclusion. He quit his job and moved out of an apartment he shared with an ex-girlfriend.

Page was a member of white supremacist bands and posed in pictures online that showed his sympathy for white supremacist beliefs.

Counterterrorism analyst J.M. Berger joins Starting Point today to explain the difficulties in identifying violent members of skinhead groups and to discuss the prevalence of white supremacists in the military.

"You've probably heard the phrase after 9/11 that processing the intelligence was like trying to drink from a fire hose, and it's the same thing here," Berger explains. "The people who are going to act out violently are often pretty subdued in some of the stuff that they put out there whereas, you know, somebody who - isn't ever going to do anything might talk a very good game and sound very scary."

 


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