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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012, 12:05 P.M.

Boise On Alert For Skinhead Festival

The Hammerskin Nation's planned series of concerts has raised concern with police and the city of Boise, even though the festival's exact venue isn't known. An online poster for the event simply names Boise as the event's location. Also unclear is why the Hammerskins chose the Treasure Valley. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the country, calls the Hammerskin Nation "one of the oldest, most violent and most dominant skinhead groups in the United States." The center identifies Wade Michael Page, who in August opened fire at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, killing six, as a member of the organization/Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Had you ever heard of Hammerskin Nation before now?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.