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A new neo-Nazi group in Spokane harkens back to era of virulent extremism in the Northwest

On a video monitor in a Spokane County Superior Court courtroom, Raymond Bryant, left, gives a not guilty plea during his arraignment to Judge Julie McKay, not pictured on lower right, on the charge of harassment stemming from racist graffiti found on Temple Beth Shalom, Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. (Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review via AP) WASPO101 WASPO101

The arrest of a Spokane-area man on suspicion of vandalizing a synagogue has put a spotlight on a new neo-Nazi group, whose beliefs and appearances remind experts of an era of virulent, violent extremism in the Inland Northwest.

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