Finally the Feds Crack Down on Right-Wing Terrorists
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For several years after that, Mahon, like many white supremacists, laid low. "After the bomb went off in Oklahoma City, the White Knights completely collapsed," Mahon told the Kansas City Star. "They were scared to death. They just went down the hidey-hole." But by 2004, Mahon had moved to Arizona and, according to the investigation, he was ready to take up the cause again.
The indictment says that in February that year he helped to construct a bomb, disguised it in a cardboard box, and mailed it to Scottsdale's Office of Diversity & Dialogue. When the director, an African American named Don Logan, opened the package, it exploded in his hands. Five years later, Mahon was apprehended by the feds. The big question looming over the case is: What took them so long?