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Man With Racist Face Tattoos Arrested After Jaywalking (Photos)

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A California man was arrested on Oct. 17 after an alleged altercation with police after they tried to stop him for jaywalking.

The accused, 41-year old Anthony Leon Rushing, also has a face full of white supremacist tattoos, reports the Daily Mail.

Rushing was charged with resisting the police and violating parole in Rancho Cordova, California.

The incident unfolded when police with the Rancho Cordova crime suppression unit say they saw Rushing "commit an infraction relating to improper use of the crosswalk," police said in a statement.

When police confronted him, Rushing took off running, but they "caught up with him in a nearby strip mall, where he engaged the officers in a violent confrontation."

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During the ensuing fight, Rushing and the two officers fell to the ground, and one officer sustained a minor injury when Rushing punched him in the face, according to police.

Rushing was ultimately subdued with a stun gun and taken into custody.

Police say a knife was recovered at the scene, which they say Rushing dropped as he fled the scene.

Rushings racist tattoos are evident in his mugshot.

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The phrase "Natural Born Killer" is inked on his forehead, directly above the SS lightning bolt logo of the Nazi's Shutzstaffel paramilitary force.

His eyebrows have runes, early European alphabet symbols, which are popular with white identity movements.

Someone named "Jessica" is honored in flowing script below Rushing's right eye. "Shera," presumably the name of another lucky lady, is written on a scroll across his neck.

The number "14" is inscribed on his right cheek, which is understood to signify the 14-word slogan, "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."

Another number, "88," is thought to be a reference to the eighth letter of the alphabet, a code for "Heil Hitler," the Nazi greeting and salute.

The words "Blood" and "Honor" are inked above Rushing's lips, and his chin features the Othala rune, a symbol adopted by the National Socialist Movement in America to replace the swastika.

Rushing is currently being held without bail.

The Southern Poverty Law Center defines hate groups as those that "have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics."

According to the organization, there has been "an explosive rise in the number of hate groups since the turn of the century, driven in part by anger over Latino immigration and demographic projections showing that whites will no longer hold majority status in the country by around 2040."

Hate group activity increased after the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, the SPLC adds, and since 2016 has risen again, "in part due to a presidential campaign that flirted heavily with extremist ideas."

The SPLC documented 917 active hate groups in the U.S. in 2016.

Sources: Daily Mail, Southern Poverty Law Center / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Rancho Cordova Police Department via Daily Mail, Daily Mail

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