The Law Catches Up with the Loebs

Barbara Loeb was sentenced to one year in jail on weapons possession charges; she served at least nine months of her term in New...

More COTC Violence: The Saga of George David Loeb

On May 17, 1991, George Loeb, 36, a COTC "reverend," killed Petty Officer 3rd Class Harold J. Mansfield, Jr., 22, an African-American Persian Gulf...

The Search for a New High Priest

To round out the picture of C0TCs leadership struggle, the following is a review of efforts by Klassen and his chosen successors to maintain...

The Tacoma Plot

On July 26, 1993, police arrested two Washington state residents. Jeremiah Gordon Knesal (a reported leader of the COTC) and Wayne Paul Wooten, both...

The Los Angeles Plot

On July 15, 1993, federal and local police agents in Los Angeles, California, arrested eight individuals, some of whom had ties to COTC. These...

Charges of Extreme Violence

Two recent cases on the West Coast are worthy of examination in order to illustrate the nature and consequences of the COTC program of...

Death of the High Priest

The sale of the COTC property was virtually the last public act by Klassen; for the last six months of 1992, he limited his...

Other Extremist Links to the COTC

Beyond Ben Klassen's financial ties to William Pierce, the COTC's path has intersected with assorted other white supremacists and right-wing extremists over the years. Principal...

Growing Recognition in the Hate Business

As Klassen cranked these writings out, the COTC name grew within the white supremacist movement -- particularly among its youngest and most violence-prone adherents...

A Moving Experience

Thereafter, in May 1982, COTC announced the construction of new headquarters in Mulberry, North Carolina, three miles from the Georgia state line. Klassen chose...