Oklahoma Police Chief Exposed as Alleged Neo-Nazi

A small town in south Oklahoma — Colbert — has found itself in national headlines after a troubling revelation: Its new chief of police, Bart Alsbrook, has been exposed for his connections to neo-Nazi extremist websites and groups.

Not long ago, Alsbrook was appointed as the temporary head of the Colbert police department. But local investigative journalists discovered that the interim police chief apparently owns and operates both a white nationalist website — NS88 Videos — and a record label — ISD Records — which is dedicated to promoting neo-Nazi music acts.

Though no longer online, ISD Records signed bands that included The Klansmen. The group released tracks such as “Hitler Was Right” and “Start Up The Panzers.” The website also sold items like swastika and confederate flags, in addition to patches featuring the Hitler Youth, KKK and SS. Some digging has proven that a Bart Alsbrook does indeed have legal ownership to ISD Records.

The website also had “Combat 18” patches for sale; Combat 18 is a known neo-Nazi terrorist group affiliated with the international white supremacist Blood and Honour organization.

Incidentally, Alsbrook was exposed over a decade ago for his leadership role in a United States-based offshoot of Blood and Honour. He apparently traveled to the group’s multi-state meetings in the past.

When confronted with these accusations, Alsbrook scrambled to find an explanation for his connections to the white nationalist groups. He claims that, in the 1990s, he got into a scuffle with skinheads at a heavy metal concert, during which his wallet was stolen. Since then, Alsbrook says, these people have held a grudge against him and have, via identity theft, spent decades trying to tie him to neo-Nazism.

Curiously, both NS88 Videos and ISD Records were shut down mere hours after Alsbrook was questioned about tem – before any news story was published.

Despite Alsbrook’s claim of identify theft, he has opted to resign as Colbert’s interim police chief. When asked if he planned to seek any recourse for this supposed identity theft, Alsbrook bafflingly remarked “wish I could.”

It seems rather clear that Alsbrook’s defense is a load of hot air. And though it is good news that he will not be in charge of Colbert’s police department, it still begs the question: How did someone who has been rather conspicuous about his neo-Nazi leanings achieve appointment as police chief in the first place — or even remain working within law enforcement at all?

The United States is currently grappling with a handful of crucial civil rights issues, including systemic racism within law enforcement and the resurgence of white nationalism. When both are found to be so closely interwoven, it speaks to the unfortunate reality that this country still has much work remaining to achieve justice.

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33 comments

Margie F
Margie FOURIEabout a month ago

This is why they screen people

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RONALD W
RONALD Walker1 months ago

Oklahoma is the most polluted state in our Country. At one time Oklahoma said People from African could not play at their state University. Now, most of there football team are minority players. WOW, talk about changing their minds. Think Oklahoma EPA prevents pollution and people of color adds versatity to the state!

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Debbi -W-
Debbi W1 months ago

Thank goodness he was found out and didn't get the job.

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Winn A
Winn Adams1 months ago

Glad he didn't get the job.

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Winn A
Winn Adams1 months ago

Petition Signed

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Janis K
Janis K1 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Liliana G
Liliana G1 months ago

Luckily he didn't get the job!

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Liliana G
Liliana G1 months ago

Unfortunate that he got so close to take the job but luckily he didn'but

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Sherry K
Sherry K1 months ago

OMG !

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Anne M
Anne Moran1 months ago

Not good...

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