It makes sense that at some point, a bunch of Ku Klux Klan members would be so angry, violent, and out of their minds that they couldn’t even remember who they hate.
William Hagen is the grand dragon of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which covers a lot of the western United States, though he is based in California. Hagen and a man named Chris Barker got into a fight early Saturday morning with a guy named Richard Dillon, stabbing him several times in the chest at a Klan meeting in East Yanceyville, North Carolina. Both Barker and Dillon are KKK leaders in their communities. Despite his wounds, Dillon made it to a police department, where he collapsed. He was treated at a nearby medical center, then released.
Why were these KKK guys so hype? The meeting took place the night before a march celebrating the election of Donald Trump, and extended into the wee hours. I don’t want to besmirch the characters of vile racist creeps, but I suspect there may have been some drinking going on. Both Barker and Hagen were arrested at different points in the parade and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. They’re being held in lieu of a secure bond.
[Photo: Caswell County Sheriff Office]