SANDPOINT, Idaho â€” He has been an Aryan Nations member and
Ku Klux Klan leader, and now Shaun Winkler wants to be the sheriff in a rural
Idaho county near the Canadian border.
The white power activist is
running as a Republican in the May 15 Bonner County primary to become the top
law enforcement officer. Winkler said despite the white supremacist beliefs he
holds as a KKK imperial wizard, his brand of justice would be color
"In the event I was elected sheriff, I would not act on racial
profiling," Winkler said. "Being in the white power movement, I know how it
feels to be profiled by law enforcement."
Rather, Winkler is running on a
platform that includes coming down hard on sex offenders and meth manufacturers,
and reducing the impact of federal law enforcement at the county
Cornel Rasor, chairman of the county Republican Central Committee,
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