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2:48 am - 04/07/2012
Armed Neo-Nazis Now Patrolling Sanford, Say They Are "Prepared" For Post-Trayvon Martin Violence

Neo-Nazis are currently conducting heavily armed patrols in and around Sanford, Florida and are "prepared" for violence in the case of a race riot. The patrols are to protect "white citizens in the area who are concerned for their safety" in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting last month, says Commander Jeff Schoep of the National Socialist Movement. "We are not advocating any type of violence or attacks on anybody, but we are prepared for it," he says. "We are not the type of white people who are going to be walked all over."

Because nothing diffuses racial tension like gun-toting racial separatists patrolling an already on-edge community.

Schoep, whose neo-Nazi group is based in Detroit, tells Riptide the patrols are a response to white residents' fears of a race riot.

A group called the New Black Panther Party recently offered $10,000 for a citizens' arrest of George Zimmerman, Martin's shooter. Schoep said the bounty is a sign that "the possibility of further racial violence... is brimming over like a powder keg ready to explode into the streets."

The patrols are comprised of between 10 and 20 locals and "volunteers" from across the state, including some from Miami, he added. He couldn't go into specifics on what kind of firepower, exactly, the patrols had with them.

"In Arizona the guys can walk around with assault weapons and that's totally legal," Schoep said, referring to the group's patrols of the US-Mexico border. "What I can tell you is that any patrols that we are doing now in Florida are totally within the law."

Asked if the patrols wouldn't just make things worse -- spark a race riot, for instance -- Schoep insisted they were simply a "show of solidarity with the white community down there" and "wouldn't intimidate anybody."

"Whenever there is one of these racially charged events, Al Sharpton goes wherever blacks need him," Schoep said. "We do similar things. We are a white civil rights organization."

He went to great lengths to contrast his organization with the New Black Panther Party, who he blamed for scaring local whites and spurring the need for NSM patrols. Schoep admits that the NSM and the Black Panthers are actually alike in that they are both racial separatists. But he sees a double-standard in the government's treatment of the two groups.

The Black Panthers have been offering bounties and all that," he says. "But if we called for a bounty on someone's head, I guarantee we'd be locked up as quick as I could walk out of my house."

Schoep was also quick to clarify that he isn't taking sides in Trayvon Martin's controversial shooting. "That's for the courts to decide," he says. Besides, Schoep says, Zimmerman's not even white.

"I think there is some confusion going on," Schoep says. "A lot of people think that this guy who shot Trayvon was white... but he's half Hispanic or Cuban or something. He certainly doesn't look white to me."

To some, sending in the storm troops seems like a sure way to incite -- not prevent -- a race riot. But Schoep says that's way off base.

"We don't wish for things like that," he says. "But there have been race riots in Detroit and L.A... So we know those types of things happen."

"You can either be prepared or you can be blindsided," he adds. "This way, if something were to touch off a race riot, we'd already be in the area."

How reassuring.

Source: http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2012/04/heavily_armed_neo-nazis_patrol.php

Yes, because nothing will inspire a sense of safety in people like seeing jack-boot skinheads armed to the teeth patrolling the streets.
jocelyncs 7th-Apr-2012 02:04 pm (UTC)
*sporfle!* dude, I live in Sanford and this is news to me! All the rallies have been peaceful, if passionate, and we're hardly on the verge of anarchy.
vanishingbee 7th-Apr-2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
:S jfc I hope this doesn't precipitate violence
astridmyrna 7th-Apr-2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
Yup, these guys are just here to "protect" white folks. And by protect I mean looking for a fight.
bmh4d0k3n 7th-Apr-2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
Ugggghhhhh. Isn't shit like this basically the reason Trayvon was shot in the first place? They're probably just looking for an excuse to shoot some black kids.
wrestlingdog 7th-Apr-2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't want the white people to get scared, now would we?
lykomancer 7th-Apr-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
I wonder how many white people also feel scared of these helpful "white civil rights" guys, too, though. Obviously not to the extent that POC must feel, which I can't even begin to imagine 'cause holy Jesus the whole this is nuts...but the idea of those gun-toting racists in my neighborhood would give me some serious heebie-jeebies.
nesmith 7th-Apr-2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
Seriously. I would feel a whole hell of a lot safer around black protestors than a bunch of white assholes with guns.
freuen 7th-Apr-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
I would think that Jewish people would be quite scared as well given the name and ideology of the group in question.

(Though depending upon one's definition of Jewish identity, it is entirely possible that some of the Jewish people living in Sanford and the surrounding area may not identify as white.)
tabaqui 7th-Apr-2012 07:56 pm (UTC)
*raises hand*
Nutjobs with an agenda and a 'cause' + weapons scare the crap out of me. I don't want people like this anywhere near me, my family, or my neighborhood.
hinoema 8th-Apr-2012 04:39 am (UTC)
My neighborhood was full of Minutemen for a while and yeah, we did not like it. That was back when Brisenia Flores was killed by these types.
_meathook 7th-Apr-2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
Wasn't an armed citizens patrol what got us into this mess in the first place?
jocelyncs 7th-Apr-2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
No, just one armed racist scumbag followed by a biased police force. Now we're ADDING "citizen patrols," who also happen to be armed racist scumbags ... yeah, that'll end well.
iamduvet 7th-Apr-2012 04:04 pm (UTC)

From my experience such so called "protectors of white people" often prey on the very people they propose to protect.
The sooner they get the boot, the better.
tabaqui 7th-Apr-2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
If i lived there and saw these assholes 'patrolling' my neighborhood, I'd be kicking them out and/or calling the cops. WTF. These asshats are going to make this situation 100 times worse and probably end up killing someone else.
tabaqui 7th-Apr-2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my FUCKING GOD - please add 'don't read the comments' to the tags. Jayzus christ.
beoweasel 7th-Apr-2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
I haven't read the comments, do I want to know?
iamduvet 7th-Apr-2012 04:37 pm (UTC)


No, you do not...trust me.
seishin 7th-Apr-2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
SECONDED. Tap dancing Christ it's vile. And I only read the first TEN comments.
tabaqui 7th-Apr-2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
You really, really don't. Basically take all the apologists for Zimmerman and add a ton of racist rhetoric + bad spelling and poor grammar.

Jayzus.
4o5pastmidnight 7th-Apr-2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
All I needed to know I gathered from seeing that a commenter was going by the alias "WiggerTime"
cuterabbit33 7th-Apr-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
So begins the countdown to their first 'justified' murder. I'm already afraid for what's to come.
sihaya09 7th-Apr-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
We are a white civil rights organization...

I rolled my eyes so hard I think I pulled something.
emofordino 7th-Apr-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
MTE. jfc i don't even have any words for the shit.
beoweasel 7th-Apr-2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
My eyes rolled so hard, they fell right out of my skull.
yamamanama 7th-Apr-2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Defending their right to shoot anyone not white enough for their tastes.
mirhanda 7th-Apr-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Dear Lord this is terrifying. Can't the police do something about armed thugs roaming the neighborhoods?
nekokonneko 7th-Apr-2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
They didn't bother to arrest one the first time. Why would they bother to arrest a gang?
chimbleysweep 7th-Apr-2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
They're probably bffs with some of the members.
mirhanda 7th-Apr-2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
You know, I had it in my mind that these were out of state people coming in. I didn't realize they were local. Since that's the case, they probably have some of the PD riding along with them :(
chimbleysweep 7th-Apr-2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
Genuinely really truly armed thugs with a history of being armed thugs who have historically killed people = still not as dangerous as Skittles in the hands of a black kid!
4o5pastmidnight 7th-Apr-2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, but I gotta quote this from the comments:

Anyway, there's a good chance that the white people who came to the New World in the 17th century were RETURNING to land that belonged to their ancestors 20,000 years ago, land that first belonged to white people, who lost a continental race war with Asiatic immigrants between 12,000 and 8000 years ago. If that's true, then whites have a better claim on the Americas than the Jews have on Palestine, since even before Abraham led the Hebrews out of Sumer, c. 2000 BC, there were already Palestinians/Canaanites in the land now called Israel.

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu--
jocelyncs 8th-Apr-2012 02:08 am (UTC)
*blink*...

*blink*...

Bwa-GAH?! Idja-WHA?

What the eff are wrong witchoo?! Is there a name for the planet you weirdsmobiles inhabit?!
babysinclair 8th-Apr-2012 04:21 am (UTC)
What?
seishin 9th-Apr-2012 01:09 am (UTC)
THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?!

Seriously. I feel like my IQ dropped a bunch of points reading that.
celtic_thistle 10th-Apr-2012 05:03 am (UTC)
Jesus. Tapdancing. Christ.

How...how on EARTH do people like this function on a daily basis? What. Just...what.
hinoema 8th-Apr-2012 04:35 am (UTC)
Well, if one person gts away with murder, why shouldn't they try?

I guess no one thought of potential precedents, either.
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