Oregon Racist Prison Gang Founder Guilty of Firearms Offense

  • August 17, 2009

The co-founder of an Oregon-based racist prison gang has pleaded guilty to an illegal gun sale charge.

On August 10, 2009, David Patrick Kennedy, 41, and his girlfriend Christina Marie Allen, 30, pleaded guilty in federal court in Portland, Oregon, to knowingly providing a firearm to a convicted felon.

Kennedy, who has a tattoo reading "white to the bone," co-founded the European Kindred (EK) racist prison gang in 1998 while incarcerated at the Snake River Prison in eastern Oregon. 

Kennedy claims to have officially founded the EK on April 20, Hitler's birthday.

Kennedy has numerous prior convictions for robbery and burglary, including a 2003 robbery during which he punched a 67-year-old woman in the face. 

On August 5, a federal grand jury indicted Kenney and Allen of illegally selling a .357-caliber handgun to a known felon in 2007, and a trial was scheduled for October.

The judge ordered Kennedy to remain in custody pending his November 2 sentencing, at which he faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison.

The Metro Gang Task Force, made up of law enforcement personnel from the ATF, FBI, Portland, Vancouver, Gresham, Milwaukie, Beaverton and Hillsboro Police Departments, carried out the investigation.