Former white supremacist and shooting victim's son form unlikely friendship
MILWAUKEE - It took a terrible tragedy to bring Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Kaleka together, but they've since formed an unlikely bond.
Michaelis spent years as a white supremacist. Kaleka's father was killed by a white supremacist in the Oak Creek shooting at the Sikh Temple.
Kaleka wanted some answers, so he reached out to Michaelis who had joined a life after hate group.
The North Shore Presbyterian Church invited both men to share their Serve 2 Unite message.
“If we take those painful experiences and turn them into something positive, we can not only learn from it but we can also try to keep it from happening to other people,” said Kaleka.
Both men say they'll continue to share their message of hope to schools and churches as long as anyone is willing to listen.