Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
A Texas television station investigating white supremacist hate in their region was startled to discover a website linked to the newly-appointed Colbert, Oklahoma police chief.
It started with all of the attention the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Map” received following the violence in Charlottesville, VA.
Reporter Rachel Knapp of KXII noticed a single hategroup in the Texoma region and began investigating. The website — ISD Records — had filed paperwork in 2004 with the signature of Bart Asbrook.
“We called Alsbrook about that application last week. He denied he was the Bart Alsbrook behind isdrecords.com,” KXII reported. “We searched for another Bart Alsbrook and couldn’t find another person with that name in the United States.”
Alsbrook’s initial denial was suspect after the site was taken offline “within hours” of the reporter’s questioning.
“When we called him back to ask him about it, Alsbrook claimed a group of skinheads stole his wallet and began using his name after a fight at a heavy metal concert in the 1990’s,” KXII reported.
KXII noted that Alsbrook was once charged with attempted murder, but the charge was later dropped. Alsbrook is currently only certified as a reserve officer, which means he will be required to earn his peace officer certification within six months.
In 2005, SPLC revealed that “Blood & Honour USA’s Texas coordinator Bart Alsbrook” had traveled to Ohio for “Blood and Honour” meetings with “skinhead groups from at least eight states.
ISD records sells “Combat 18” patches, which are associated with the “Blood and Honour” skinhead movement. The ’18’ in the name is derived from the initials of Adolf Hitler.
“Throughout the 1990’s Combat 18 was associated with acts of terrorism and violence including arson attacks,” the BBC reported.
Music includes “Hitler was Right” and “Start up the Panzers.”
Watch the KXII report: