Hawke was the leader of a fledgling Internet-based organization called the "Knights of Freedom" while a student at Wofford College in South Carolina. He turned to spamming full time when the white-supremacist movement didn't take an interest in him.
In the last few days, the war of words between the mayor and the public service unions has increased. Using ads in major newspapers, the dispute has elevated to the national level. Two unions has resolved contract disputes, but the majority of the 32 public service unions are still working without contracts. This tied in with recent developments with the public transportation system are threatening the entire convention.
It is now getting to the point where public outrage is becoming visible.