White Supremacist Becomes Victim Of Racist Attack For Black Heritage
Has North Dakota’s most infamous white supremacist been targeted due to his African heritage? Craig Cobb, who is currently campaigning to make the North Dakota town of Leith an all-white haven, recently discovered that he is 14 percent black after taking a DNA test on The Trisha Show. Shortly after the show aired, Cobb was the subject of a racist graffiti attack on his home.
A former white supremacist ally spray-painted “BACK IN BLACK” on his house and left town the next day. Cobb and the man reportedly had a “falling out” the day after the test results were revealed; a local prosecutor for the incident said that the man “was not really mentally stable.”
Cobb is currently being held in a local jail without bail after going on a gun-toting neighborhood patrol over the weekend in Leith. He and an accomplice reportedly terrorized residents with guns; he texted the local newspaper beforehand and told them the patrols were necessary “because of the many violences and harassments” against him and his handful of supporters. Cobb also said he plans to represent himself in court.
But if he’s convicted, his plans for an all-white town will likely come to an end. The Bismarck Times reports that five of the seven counts of terrorizing he’s being charged with carry sentences of two years each because they involve guns. “It’s a great feeling,” said a city council member. “This could be a notch in the beginning of the end.”