Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, the suspect identified in media reports as the man who shot and killed three people, including two at a Jewish community center outside Kansas City, Mo., had previous ties to the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina.
Miller, who also used the alias "Cross", lives in Missouri but previously was a leader of the White Patriot Party, formerly the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in North Carolina.
“I would try to emulate Hitler’s methods of attracting members and supporters,” he wrote in his autobiography, "A White Man Speaks Out." “In the years to come, for example, I placed great emphasis on staging marches and rallies. It had been successful with Hitler.”
Miller was listed in the Southern Poverty Law Center database intelligence files as a former “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights, which operated mostly out of North Carolina.
In North Carolina, Miller tried to run on the Democratic Party's 1984 ticket for governor; and the Republican Party's 1986 ticket for the U.S. Senate.
The White Patriot Party was implicated in the 1980s a plot to kill a leader of the Southern Poverty Law Center. His father, Frazier Glenn Miller Sr., lived in Dillon, SC, and died in 2001.