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Charge Against Neo-Nazi Dropped

By Sonia Scherr on July 21, 2009 - 4:59 pm, Posted in Neo-Nazi

A judge has dismissed a felony charge against neo-Nazi Bill White in connection with his alleged encouragement of violence against the foreman of a Chicago jury.

White, the leader of the American National Socialist Workers Party, had been scheduled for trial next month in federal court in Chicago. He was charged with soliciting violence against the foreman of the jury that in 2004 convicted white supremacist Matt Hale of soliciting the murder of U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow.

Carol Blue, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, confirmed the dismissal this afternoon. “We are reviewing the opinion, and we will consider our options,” said Blue, who declined to elaborate.

“I think the judge did the right thing, applied the appropriate law, to show what Bill did was protected by the First Amendment,” Nishay Sanan, a lawyer for White, told Hatewatch.

Added Chris Shepherd, also a lawyer for White: “To me, the First Amendment is at its best when it protects unpopular speech. If the First Amendment only protects speech that everyone agrees with, then the First Amendment becomes meaningless because that kind of speech is in no need of protection.”

White, of Roanoke, Va., allegedly posted the name, home address, phone numbers and other personal information of the “Gay, Jewish, anti-racist” juror last September. White wrote that the juror “played a key role in convicting Hale.”

White still faces seven counts in Virginia of threatening people, including a Canadian civil rights lawyer and a well-known newspaper columnist. No trial has been scheduled.

  • http://splc Terry

    People get so open minded their brains fall out !

  • Allen

    Sad to say, but this scum will probably only see the inside of a jail cell when his rants cause someone’s death.

  • NICH

    I do believe that further action needs to be taken and this man must be stopped from spreading his racists views to this nation and the evil works that he is doing. There was evidence in this case more than enought to prosecute this man but others must not let this setback them from putting him behind bars.

  • Allen

    OK, I had to look that one up, because I could not believe it was there. Of course, this obvious neo-nazi quoted out of context. Jesus was speaking to the Pharisees when he said this. Other than this, I don’t argue with retards. It just makes them think their arguments are valid and encourages more retarded statements.

  • Karenie

    “The ADL and it’s anti-freedom Communist sympathizers have trampling Americans rights for 100 years.”

    It seems the SPLC is no different.

  • John

    Now, maybe the courts could spend some time going after the real criminals that have been looting the country since 1913. And I guarantee you, one will not find any “neo-Nazis” in that crowd! The ADL and it’s anti-freedom Communist sympathizers have trampling Americans rights for 100 years. They just want to silence those who speak-up and attempt to awaken Americans who have been asleep as to the true villians. Remember what GOD said about the JEWS in John 8:44 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies”. How much longer must America tolerate The “people” who claim to “God’s Chosen”.

  • daemonesslisa

    Well, I certainly hope the free-speech absolutists are happy.

    A dangerous neo-nazi can now continue to post the home addresses of his perceived enemies so they can be targeted–and possibly killed–by rabid fellow neo-nazis. People’s lives can be put in danger. But, my god, NEVER take away the rights of neo-nazis! Because that’s just wrong, isn’t it!

    Unbelievable!!

    (Still, it could be far worse…Billy Boy could be backed by major corporations like Perverted Justice is for doing the same s**t!)