Editorial: white hate criminals slip through loopholes

August 19, 1999
In Novemeber 1998, Buford O. Furrow pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon in Seattle.
      This was a felony offense, yet he received a hand-slap sentence of five months probation, even though it was known that he had cavorted with ``The Order,'' one of the nation's most murderous white supremacist groups. Furrow then skipped off to Los Angeles to send his ``wake-up call to America to kill Jews.''
      But his is hardly a unique case. In April, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold delivered their own terror-filled wake-up call with their murderous rampage at Columbine High School in Colorado. The next month, Benjamin Nathaniel Smith did the same with his murder spree in Illinois and Indiana.