Wednesday, January 9, 2013

European Kindred Gang

European Kindred

The European Kindred was founded in 1998 in the Oregon Prison System by David Patrick Kennedy and another inmate residing at Eastern Oregon's Snake River Correctional Institution. While serving time for a robbery conviction, Kennedy was alarmed at be the increase in hispanic gangs inside prison and wanted to break into the prison economic system so he decided to create a new gang. Like other Aryan groups, the European Kindred exhibit the standard Aryan symbols in various manners to denote their support of white supremacy ideology. In addition to these symbols, their tattoos usually display the initials "EK" in a shield to indicate set affiliation. Members of the European Kindred follow a faith called Odinism. Odinism is a Pagan religion based on Norse mythology. God, such as Thor and Odin, are worshiped, and the European heritage is celebrated. The gang is exclusively for whites, but allows members to be one-sixteenth Native American. Officials claim that it is one of the most powerful gangs in the Oregon Department of Corrections

- Aryan Brotherhood
- Ku Klux Klan

Criminal Activity:
- Extortion
- Assault
- Dog Fighting
- Drug Offenses

- Home Invasions

White represents the white race
Black represents night
Red represents blood

"Through the Blood of Night, We are the Light"

EK shield on a red and black background

Man and woman plead guilty to federal gun crime

by The Oregonian
Monday August 10, 2009, 4:28 PM
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Two people, including a founding member of a white supremacist group, pleaded guilty today in federal court to knowingly providing a firearm to a convicted felon.
David Patrick Kennedy
David Patrick Kennedy, 41, and Christina Marie Allen, 30, face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 2. They were indicted last summer and accused of selling a .357-caliber handgun on Dec. 5, 2007, though Allen was alleged to have done the hand-to-hand sale.

Kennedy is a founding member of the European Kindred gang, which was founded in 1998 in the Snake River Correctional Institution.

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