Morris Dees: marked for death
Published: Oct 23, 2011
Morris Dees has been marked for death for decades — long before I wrote about his Southern Poverty Law Center and how he bankrupted Klansmen who weren’t about to be prosecuted for the lynching of a young African American. This month, the SPLC won the appeal of a $1.3 million verdict against a notorious Klan leader — and the SPLC’s security consultant, a former CIA agent, tells Dees that its legal actions "have placed the Center and its personnel in the crosshairs of virulently racist and heavily armed groups." Morris is used to death threats. This appeal is for his staff — he’d like to hire extra security. If you’d like to donate, do it here. And thanks.