by Moody Adams Wade Michael Page, the gunman in Sunday’s Sikh temple shooting, had a history of problems with alcohol and white supremacy. Alcohol cost him his military career and, more recently, a job as a trucker. He killed six and wounded three, including the police officer who killed him, in a house of worship Sunday.
After losing his job driving trucks, Page ran into financial trouble. He lost his home to foreclosure in January.
Page’s online postings had titles like “Definite Hate” and “End Apathy.” There were also frequent references to the number 88, the code for “Heil Hitler.” His pro-Hitler songs included: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White Children.” And, “Because the beauty of the White Aryan women must not perish from the earth.”