Incident Summary:

02/09/2017: Assailants attempted to set fire to the house of Stanley Wesley, the leader of the Respect Our Black Dollars activist group, in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. There were no reported casualties, but the residence was damaged in the attack. In a note and graffiti left at the scene, the assailants identified themselves as members of the Ku Klux Klan.

GTD ID:
201702100037

When:
2017-02-09

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mississippi

City:
Jackson

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Respect Our Black Dollars
Specific Description Residence of Leader: Stanley Wesley
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ku Klux Klan (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"KKK spray painted and fire started at home of Respect Our Black Dollars leader," WLBT, March 8, 2017."