Floyd County Sheriff's Office.
All three Georgia cell members of the Base were subsequently charged with conspiracy to commit murder at a time when the group began facing the early moments of what became a nationwide FBI crackdown. Joanna Mendelson, the associate director of the Center on Extremism for the Anti-Defamation League told VICE World News that the Base and the Ghostface Gangsters are “quite distinct from each other.” She described the Base as being built on “Hitlerian” principles mixed with white supremacist ideology, whereas the Ghostface Gangsters are first and foremost a violent street gang where “ideology is secondary to their criminal enterprise.”
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This article has been updated to better describe what subset of the far-right Ghostface Gangsters belongs to.