Anyone thinking of becoming involved with these "superior" beings needs to be in treatment. Whether on the inside or the outside of prison walls - they turn on each other. Loyalty and honor? Think again. When you look at the slide show, come back and tell me which one of these numbnuts you would let date your daughter.
TO THE ORIGINAL STORY
Jonathan Humbert, Reporter
Victim of Racist White Supremacist Gang Speaks Out
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July 14, 2007 12:37 AM CDT
Kory Crossman's friend said he's a victim of guilt by association.
The gang of white supremacists is accused of running an elaborate scheme of drug trafficking and racketeering. An indictment alleges 14 members would get positions of authority in order to torment their enemies with fear and violence.
Friday, seven of the 14 indicted in this dangerous group said they are not guilty. While all are behind bars for vicious stabbings, drug trafficking and even murder, they claim they are not involved in the federal racketeering they are accused of.
View a slideshow of 10 of the indicted Warriors
A close personal friend and love interest of Kory Crossman says he got caught up with the wrong crowd inside the prison walls.
"I just think it's guilty by association," said Lori Wallis. You have to survive, and if you know one person, then they're doing to them. They're charging them all as a group. None of us were really bad kids. We just did stupid things."
Now one of the victims of that group who told his story to the grand jury is now telling it to Eyewitness News.
This is a disturbing story of power, control, race, corruption and influence. The victim's identity has been hidden. Tommy, as we're calling him, testified to the grand jury that brought these indictments forward, and he says he fears for his life because of what the Aryan Warriors have already done to him.
"I don't know where it's safe to go and where it's not safe to go," he said. The masked voice. The pitch black silhouetted face. The sign of a marked man with a troubled past. Tommy isn't his real name -- because sharing that could be a death sentence.
"I guess I fear for my life. I don't want anyone knowing where I'm at," he said.
But he says he's suffered at the hands of these men and their group, the white supremacist gang the Aryan Warriors. He has a tale that has to be told.
Tommy's story reads like a gritty prison drama. Already a target because he's a gay man behind bars, Tommy says he witnessed a Warrior's knife fight a few months into his sentence. They think he ratted them out. He didn't.
"And I knew what happened to people like that," he said.
Tommy echoes a lot of what's in the 20-page indictment. The Aryan Warriors infiltrate the prison system with bribes and violence. They control information, drugs and power.
"I know there's staff involvement because I was forced into a cell change that I did not want. That put me in with one of the leaders, and two days later, I'm almost dead," he said.
Tommy says that Warrior leader wanted him as a sex partner. Tommy's refusal nearly sealed his fate.
"While I was asleep, he pulled me off, choked me out, pulled me off my top bunk and pounding my head and face into the concrete floor." He wouldn't show us the scars left behind, but they are still there and won't ever go away.
"Just about every bone in my face and head was busted including skull fractures and major blood loss," said Tommy.
After four days on life support, Tommy was eventually shipped to another prison to end out his sentence. He testified before a grand jury, telling this tale again. This time, he wants to give the Warriors a true taste of vengeance by bringing the organization to its knees.
"Apparently, they can do what they want; they can run anything that they want to run and nobody says anything."
But now someone has said something -- even if it means this man in black has a target on his back. Tommy says he fears to live anywhere in the state, and he hopes bring some closure. But with the massive street program controlled by the Warriors still out there, he doesn't know if he can ever be safe.