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Maryland music label removes music by temple gunman

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Courtesy: @Label56 Twitter Courtesy: @Label56 Twitter

BALTIMORE (WKOW) -- A Baltimore music label that distributed songs by the gunman in the Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting says it has removed all of the band's music from its website.

Label 56 issued the following statement on Monday:

"Label 56 is very sorry to hear about the tragedy in Wisconsin and our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who are affected. We have worked hard over the years to promote a positive image and have posted many articles encouraging people to take a positive path in life, to abstain from drugs, alcohol, and just general behavior that can affect ones life negatively. Likewise we have never sought attention by using "shock value"/symbols and ideology that are generally labeled as such. With that being said, all images and products related to End Apathy have been removed from our site. We do not wish to profit from this tragedy financially or with publicity.

"In closing please do not take what Wade (the gunman) did as honorable or respectable and please do not think we are all like that."

Authorities say Wade Michael Page, who was killed at the scene of the temple shooting, played in white supremacist heavy metal bands. Page also described himself as a member of the skinhead group "Hammerskins Nation," according to the SITE Monitoring Service, a Maryland-based firm that searches the Internet for extremist activity.

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