A billboard rising along Interstate 10 near Baytown, Texas, recently solicited thousands of passing motorists for help finding Robert J. Ring, an ex-convict and alleged white supremacist prison gang member who disappeared earlier this year while on parole.
“Wanted,” it read beside the giant mug shot of Ring, taken by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
A few months earlier, a similar billboard was used to solicit tips on the whereabouts of Danny Ray Ferguson Jr., another alleged member of the Aryan Circle prison gang.
Only two other Aryan Circle members have been the target of such a publicity push since 2012, when law enforcement agencies launched the Houston’s Most Wanted Gang Fugitive program.
The billboards cast a new spotlight on the Texas-born white supremacist prison gang, which has stayed in the shadows the last few years but hasn’t gone away, experts say. And it has a hefty presence in Houston.
“They are large, they are dangerous, and they are in your neighbourhood,” (more...)
The Aryan Circle: Dangerous white supremacist prison gang creates havoc as it moves rapidly across U.S.