I’ve been following a story that broke last week–not only because of the unusual and sensational allegations that a prosecutor raped a teen witness but also because a name mentioned is familiar to me. The familiar name is not the accuser or the alleged perpetrator. Rather it’s the defendant who was on trial at the time of the alleged sexual assaults. The story is described in detail in a civil complaint filed last week in Utah. It involves behind-the-scene activities during the 1981 trial in Salt Lake City of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin. Franklin was being tried for two of the many murders he committed between 1977 and 1980 in an attempt to start a race war. On August 20, 1980, Franklin fired at four people as they were at a crosswalk–two black men and two women–one…

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