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A convicted felon and white supremacist is running for sheriff in idaho.
04-13-2012, 11:13 AM
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White Supremacist Running for Sheriff in Idaho

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In this photo taken March 28, 2012, white supremacist Shaun Winkler, who is running for Bonner County sheriff, is shown in Rathdrum, Idaho. The white power activist is running as a Republican in the May 15 Bonner County primary to become the top law enforcement officer. Winkler said despite the white supremacist beliefs he holds as a KKK imperial wizard, his brand of justice would be color blind. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

SANDPOINT, Idaho—He has been an Aryan Nations member and Ku Klux Klan leader, and now Shaun Winkler wants to be the sheriff in a rural Idaho county near the Canadian border.

The white power activist is running as a Republican in the May 15 Bonner County primary to become the top law enforcement officer. Winkler said despite the white supremacist beliefs he holds as a KKK imperial wizard, his brand of justice would be color blind.

"In the event I was elected sheriff, I would not act on racial profiling," Winkler said. "Being in the white power movement, I know how it feels to be profiled by law enforcement."

Rather, Winkler is running on a platform that includes coming down hard on sex offenders and meth manufacturers, and reducing the impact of federal law enforcement at the county level.

Cornel Rasor, chairman of the county Republican Central Committee, doesn't see much appeal to Winkler's candidacy.

"The seven people that like him will vote for him," Rasor said. "I don't think he has a chance.'"

Bonner County is heavily Republican, with a large Tea Party following. But "there are very few Aryans here," Rasor said.

A human rights group leader urged local voters to reject Winkler.

"If the voters of Bonner County will turn out in large numbers to oppose Winkler's candidacy, they will be sending a clear message of opposition to all those who come to our great state to promote hate-filled ideologies," said Tony Stewart of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, which, along with the Southern Poverty Law Center, put the Aryan Nations out of business with a lawsuit more than a decade ago.

Winkler, 33, was for years an associate of Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler, who ran for mayor of Hayden in 2003, the last time an admitted white supremacist appeared on a ballot in northern Idaho. Butler received only about 50 of the 2,300 votes cast in that election, Stewart said.

Winkler is running in the GOP primary against Sheriff Daryl Wheeler and Ponderay police officer Tim Fry. The winner will face independent Rocky Jordan in the November election.

Sandpoint, the county seat, is built along the shores of spectacular Lake Pend Oreille, and has a thriving tourist economy built around outdoor recreation and the arts. It shows up regularly on lists of the best small towns in the West.

But the area also has a history of radical and anti-government activism. The infamous Ruby Ridge standoff occurred about 20 miles north of here, and the Aryan Nations compound was about 30 miles south.

Kate McAlister, president of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce, said Winkler is free to run for office, but his views do not reflect the majority in the area.
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frumpy white supremacist not amused, along side of shaun winkler.

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still at it

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the good ole days

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Shaun Winkler stands next to Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler during a 2001 Idaho protest (AP/Jason Hunt)





Convicted Felons can Seek Office

Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012 10:00 am

Convicted felons can seek office By KEITH KINNAIRD News editor Bonner County Daily Bee

SANDPOINT — A felony conviction is not necessarily an impediment to seeking elected office in Idaho.

Those convicted of a felony offense can have their political rights restored if they satisfy all the court-ordered obligations in their case, said Bonner County Clerk Marie Scott.

The question of a convicted felon’s eligibility to run for political office was raised when white supremacist Shaun Patrick Winkler announced he was challenging incumbent Sheriff Daryl Wheeler for the Republican party nomination in the May 15 primary.

Ponderay Police officer Tim Fry is also in the hunt for the GOP nod for sheriff. The victor in the primary will face former deputy Rocky Jordan, who’s running as a constitutionalist in the Nov. 6 general election.

Winkler, 33, was charged in Kootenai County with witness intimidation in 2004. Along with the felony offense, Winkler was also charged with misdemeanors for battery on a law officer, obstructing an officer and assault.

The charges stemmed from an altercation with a former Aryan Nations colleague, an Associated Press report said.

The misdemeanor charges were dismissed and Winkler pleaded guilty to the intimidation count, according to the Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository. He was ordered to serve up to two years in prison. The court retained jurisdiction in the case, which qualified Winkler for release after six months.

Scott said she verified Winkler’s eligibility to run for sheriff through the Bonner County Prosecutor’s Office.

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04-13-2012, 10:59 PM
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airdrop'm in north waziristan,they'll never come back

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04-13-2012, 11:02 PM
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LMAO his name's Winkler LMAO

If they vote him in, they deserve him.

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04-14-2012, 12:29 AM
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I wouldn't vote for him.

Can you tell us what that red circle is about in the first photo?

I can't make out what the sign says that the man is holding.
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04-14-2012, 12:35 AM
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I don't think it's the sign that's important so much as the man holding it.

I'm just guessing, but I reckon the sign says: "May the gays be plenty more sexy -- Matt shags donkeys"

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04-14-2012, 12:41 AM
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(04-14-2012 12:29 AM)AliShibaz Wrote:  I wouldn't vote for him.

Can you tell us what that red circle is about in the first photo?

I can't make out what the sign says that the man is holding.

besides a scope target.... it just identifies him. Smile

@ leanne... this is actually part of a larger argument. i just knew i could post it here and get an honest discussion.

i am what you would call a 'horrible warning' as i can never be a good example. i don't believe in race, culture or religion. i simply believe in unity.

to me... the fact that his beliefs are not the same as mine are not of consequence... the fact that he is a convicted felon (cite:witness intimidation) is.

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04-14-2012, 12:46 AM
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Felony convictions rule you out of public office in Australia -- but then, so do conflicts of business interest and any number of things it seems not only possible, but obligatory, to get away with in the USA.

However, I must stress my own belief that white supremacists deserve to be held up to public ridicule loudly and often. They are grown men acting like schoolchildren afraid of catching black germs.

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04-14-2012, 12:53 AM
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(04-14-2012 12:46 AM)Leanne Wrote:  Felony convictions rule you out of public office in Australia -- but then, so do conflicts of business interest and any number of things it seems not only possible, but obligatory, to get away with in the USA.

However, I must stress my own belief that white supremacists deserve to be held up to public ridicule loudly and often. They are grown men acting like schoolchildren afraid of catching black germs.


i feel the same way... but, i believe in freedom and justice for 'all,' no matter what. civil rights don't just get ignored due to one's personal beliefs.

the law says this man can run for office... so be it. hopefully the voters will not allow this man to hold the office.

you know... i actually don't even know what to say about this. i'm no fan of the system... i just can't find my equilibrium anymore.

can i change the topic kinda?

how about: "when is it appropriate to ignore justice in order to maintain equality."

ugha...

lol... yeah, i been drinking... but i've never actually felt so clear before in my life.

we must not teach people what to think... simply teach them how.

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04-14-2012, 01:06 AM
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Quote:we must not teach people what to think... simply teach them how.

Damn straight.

As to when it's appropriate to ignore "justice"? When that "justice" also contravenes human rights and equal opportunities. Yes, a white supremacist has the right to hold office (that's equal opportunity), but once holding that office, does not have the right to use the platform to infringe on anyone else's human rights. Can Mr Winkler (Smile) manage to refrain from being a racist arsehole when he has the power to make people's lives miserable to fulfill his own misguided ideological agenda?

I am somewhat skeptical.

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04-14-2012, 01:15 AM
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i need to find a song... stand by... Big Grin

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