[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/01/16/obama.white.supremacists/art.security.afp.gi.jpg caption="U.S. Capitol Police check observation positions in advance of Tuesday's presidential inauguration."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hate crimes experts and law enforcement officials are closely watching white supremacists across the country as Barack Obama prepares next week to be sworn in as the first black president of the
So far, there is no known organized effort to express opposition to Obama's rise to the presidency other than a call by the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan for its members to wear black armbands as well as fly the U.S. flag upside down on Inauguration Day and Obama's first full day in office.
As Tuesday approaches, when Obama stands outside the Capitol to take the oath of office, experts expect anger about the new president to spike. But they don't expect it to go away.