No Major Event at White-Supremacist Music Fest
MELBA, Idaho (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they didn’t hear of any incidents occurring at a white-supremacist music festival held on Saturday. The Idaho Statesman reports that members of Hammerskin Nation celebrated their 25th anniversary on private property in remote Canyon County without apparent violent altercations that had been feared. Canyon County Sheriff’s Corporal Bill Jarrett says the event was “pretty uneventful, overall.” Jarrett says the exact location of the event wasn’t completely clear, but believes it was held just north of Melba, a small farming community about 30 miles from Boise. The Statesman reports that the event’s Facebook page thanked attendees — as well as law enforcement that respected the group’s rights to assemble and play white supremacist-tinted music.