|October 21st, 2005||#1|
Chronological Record of Controlled Media Reaction to The Aryan Alternative
This thread will contain a complete record of reaction to TAA, including photos and articles, and listings of any radio interviews. (Only approved posters in this thread. If you see an article we don't have yet, post in the other reaction thread.)
Reference - http://www.thearyanalternative.com
|October 21st, 2005||#3|
10/21/05, Cleveland Jewish News
Supremacist newspapers delivered to Shaker residents
By: DOUGLAS J. GUTH Senior Staff Reporter
Hundreds of Shaker Heights residents awoke Monday morning to a message of hate on their doorsteps in the form of a white supremacist newspaper called The Aryan Alternative.
The tabloid-style newspaper, which promotes hatred toward black people, Jews and Mexicans, was found by residents living along Shaker Blvd. and surrounding streets, says Shaker Heights police chief Walter Ugrinic.
According to its masthead, The Aryan Alternative is published in Kirksville, Missouri. The tabloid claims that Jews started both world wars and includes talk of “hanging Jews.”
Although he is “appalled” by the hate-filled publication, Ugrinic says its distribution is not illegal. However, because of the paper’s threatening tone, he will be sending copies to the FBI’s terrorism task force.
Ugrinic doesn’t believe there is a direct connection between the paper’s distribution and the white supremacist march in Toledo.
“It’s just another agitating tool,” he remarks. “My advice to people is don’t read it.”
|October 21st, 2005||#4|
10/21/05, The Benton County Daily Record [Ark.]
Distributor: Police can’t interfere with Aryan newspaper
By Brook Reinhard Staff Writer [email protected]
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005
ROGERS — The distributor of a whites-only newspaper called The Aryan Alternative said Thursday he plans to continue delivering the newspaper in Benton County, despite objections from neighbors and the Rogers Police Department. "We don’t pretend to be objective, and we don’t pretend to be a newspaper for all citizens," said Glenn Miller, distribution director for the 45,000-circulation tabloid based in Missouri. "We work for the interests of white people. Blacks, Jews, Hispanics all have hundreds of newspapers that work solely for their interest. And they don’t pretend to be objective either."
Miller said he distributed about 700 papers in Benton County this week. Some neighbors complained to the Police Department, saying they did not ask for the paper to appear on their doorsteps.
Rogers Police Department spokesman Cpl. Kelley Cradduck said he respects the First Amendment rights of Miller and The Aryan Alternative, but warned that delivering an unwanted product to Rogers residents could be a crime. "The statute of harassment specifically says it’s something in print (that) annoys, alarms or harasses another person," he said. "We can’t stop him from writing what he wants as long as it’s not threatening someone. But some of the stuff in there was obviously very offensive, and not just to African Americans. We will do everything we can to make sure our citizens are free of harassing, annoying and alarming material."
The distributor said he won’t be cowed by the police. "Since the police are trying to intimidate us, … tell them I’m coming back with an even bigger batch to saturate the area with the newspaper," said Miller, adding that anyone who interferes with the rights exercised by a U.S. citizen is committing a felony. "They’re trying to intimidate us. They’re trying to intimidate us from passing out a newspaper."
The newspaper, started last October and published in Kirksville, Mo., is in its fourth issue, Miller said.
The paper has about 100 distributors and more than 200 financial supporters, and delivers or mails to communities in 28 states.
He doesn’t publish the paper himself, but as distribution director and a member of the board of advisers, the retired U.S. Army master sergeant said he spends several hundred dollars each month promoting his beliefs as a white separatist and survivalist. "I believe the white race should have a right to survive, for crying out loud. It’s the most basic right imaginable," he said, adding that he views his mission as "to secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
Since passing out the tabloid in Benton County, Miller said he’s received four favorable responses and three negative ones from readers.
He said homes for distribution were chosen by picking middle- and upper-income neighborhoods and stressed he wouldn’t be giving the paper to blacks, Jews or Hispanics if he could help it. "Your neighborhoods are highly integrated," he said. "Do you expect me to go knocking on every door and find out if it’s white? … I prefer not to distribute to minority houses because we’re not trying to recruit them. We’re not trying to teach them anything."
Cradduck said he heard many complaints from minorities who felt targeted by the newspaper and didn’t believe Miller wasn’t targeting minorities. "Either he’s the unluckiest person in the world or he’s not telling the truth," Cradduck said. "He sure picked some pretty specific areas that weren’t right next to each other in town. I don’t think anybody with good common sense would assume it was an accident."
|October 21st, 2005||#5|
10/21/05, WTVF, Nashville, Tenn. (NBC affiliate)
White Separatist Newspapers Hit Lawns of Belle Meade Homes
Posted: 10/21/2005 4:00:00 PM
Updated: 10/21/2005 5:19:25 PM
The newspapers were delivered to several homes in Belle Meade and were filled with hate toward minorities and Jews.
Police are investigating the delivery of the newspaper called "The Aryan Alternative." It is published by an anti-semitic group out of Missouri.
Belle Meade Police believe dozens of the newspapers were delivered all over the affluent neighborhood. Some residents called police, but there's not much the police department can do.
“They did go from house to house and did deposit paperwork that the people did not request or didn't ask for. They left it which in Tennessee is littering,” said Tom Sexton of the Belle Meade Police Department.
The detective said the only way to charge anyone with littering is to catch them do it. Metro Police are also investigating.
|October 21st, 2005||#6|
10/20/05, The Benton County Daily Record [Ark.]
Aryan newspaper’s distribution garners complaints in Rogers
By Brook Reinhard Staff Writer [email protected]
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2005
ROGERS — A white supremacist newspaper distributed unsolicited literature to dozens of homes in Rogers on Tuesday, drawing complaints from a number of neighbors. "Just hateful, full of hate stuff," said Cpl. Kelley Cradduck of the Rogers Police Department in describing the material.
The Police Department spokesman said several homes owned by black families or that are next door to black families were targeted, as well as the entire 2300 block of West Hemlock and the 3000 block of West Margaret. "We had a white lady, a Hispanic, an African American complain — nobody wants this in their neighborhood," Cradduck said. "Nobody."
The newspaper, called The Aryan Alternative, is published out of Kirksville, Mo. Cradduck said an off-duty police officer saw a man in his 50s distributing the papers but didn’t think anything of it at the time.
If the man distributing the papers is located, he might be charged with a misdemeanor for harassment, Cradduck said. While the content of the paper is probably protected under the First Amendment, distributing unsolicited copies may not be. "The difference is the communication is offensive," he said, referring to a harassment statute that makes it unlawful to "harass or cause alarm" to anyone through anonymous or direct communication.
The paper has plenty to say about Jews, Mexicans, blacks, civil rights and hate crimes. It depicts Jews in a caricature evoking Nazi propaganda — older unshaven males with huge hook noses and shifty eyes — as it includes reminders for the reader to "keep yourself pure, keep yourself white." "The contents of this publication are 100 percent protected by the First Amendment, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a publicschool victim, a jew or a misinformed cop," the paper states on Page 2.
One Rogers resident who received the paper said he was surprised by its contents but said he wouldn’t want to see criminal charges brought against anyone for distributing it. "I thought it was a piece of trash because we pick up the trash on Tuesday," said Coleman, who didn’t want his last name used.
A father of four and an African American, Coleman lives off Walnut Street. "It was kind of shocking at first, then I started thinking about it: It’s the First amendment; they can write whatever they want," he said. "I believe in the First Amendment right. I believe people should be able to say anything they want in America. I would die defending that right.
" I don’t agree with what they have to say, and I don’t want to read their literature, so if it comes again, I’ll just throw it away. "
|October 21st, 2005||#7|
10/20/05, The Benton County Daily Record [Ark.]
• At 5:08 p.m. Tuesday, a caller in the 3000 block of West Locust Street reported he had received an unsolicited newspaper called The Aryan Alternative.
• At 5:42 p.m. Tuesday, a caller in the 2000 block of Patty Lane reported he had received an unsolicited newspaper called The Aryan Alternative.
|October 21st, 2005||#8|
10/19/05, KHBS/KHOG (40/29) [Ark.]
[Story and video report (through link) from Mike McCormick, who did a phone interview with Alex Linder.]
Police Inquiring About Rogers Publication
POSTED: 5:00 pm CDT October 19, 2005
UPDATED: 6:42 pm CDT October 19, 2005
ROGERS, Ark. -- Police are searching for the messenger behind a batch of discriminating deliveries.
Rogers residents found white separatist newspapers in front of their homes, and the police department took calls from people who found the newspapers and said they don't want them in or near their yards.
The paper is called the "Aryan Alternative," and it's in its third issue.
Police said residents reported seeing someone in a burgundy car throwing the newspapers into neighborhoods along West Hemlock Street, Margaret Place, North 29th Street, Patty Lane and West Locust Lane.
Officers said those neighborhoods are home to several African-American families. However, the paper prints white separatist sentiment against African-American, Hispanic and Jewish people.
Police said they're checking with the Benton County prosecutor to see if any laws were broken by the delivery of the paper. In the meantime, police said they don't want the appearance of the paper to change the perception of Rogers.
"Rogers is not a place where this happens," said Rogers Police Department Cpl. Kelley Cradduck. "We have families of all races and colors living here, and for the most part, we all get along really well. So, I hope this is not something that will discourage people from coming living here, visiting here or get a negative perception of our town."
The paper's publisher said his paper's content is protected by the First Amendment and that they sell the paper in batches to their followers, encouraging them to distribute the paper anywhere and everywhere.
The publisher also said his publications is the only place where white men and woman can learn about issues not reported in the media.
|October 21st, 2005||#9|
10/20/05, The Morning News (Springville, Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, Ark.)
[Dailey phone interview with Linder.]
White-Supremacist Publication Lands In Yards
By Don Dailey
The Morning News
ROGERS -- Lucille Sederstrom found a very different newspaper in her Rogers driveway from the one she was expecting Wednesday morning.
Instead of comics, classifieds and news, she found the Aryan Alternative, a white-supremacist publication with stories and pictures denigrating people based on their race and ethnicity.
Sederstrom and three people from other neighborhoods called police to report the pamphlets had been placed in their yards, but it appeared that whoever distributed the material was within his rights.
"Was there a crime committed? We don't even know," said Cpl. Kelley Cradduck, police spokesman.
Cradduck said about 100 of the 12-page, tabloid-style publications were left in the yards of homes on Patti Lane, West Hemlock Street, North 29th Street, North 27th Street and West Locust Street.
Several of the people who got the newspaper are black and Hispanic, Cradduck said, but there was no way to determine if they were specifically targeted.
One of the black recipients told The Morning News he didn't believe he got the publication because of his skin color, because it appeared all the houses in his neighborhood got copies.
"It's 2005 and we're still dealing with things we shouldn't have to deal with," said the man, who didn't want to be identified.
The newspaper is published in Kirksville, Mo., by Alex Linder, who operates a Web site called Vanguard News Network. Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, he said he doesn't decide where the newspaper is distributed and did not know the papers had been delivered in Rogers.
Volunteers are given the newspapers in return for a donation and they distribute where they see fit, he said.
Linder said it was the third edition of the paper, and 50,000 copies had been printed.
"We tell people what they aren't getting from their Jew-controlled papers," Linder said.
Katherine Shurlds, a journalism instructor at the University of Arkansas who teaches media law, said courts have upheld the rights of people like Linder to publish such material and distribute it on public property.
"If the government is making a regulation on speech it can't be based on the content of the speech," Shurlds said. "As long as the distributors were standing on and placing the material on public property they should be OK."
The papers were mostly found lying next to mailboxes, which are generally on easements granted by homeowners to the city.
Shurlds said cities can require a permit for the distribution of written material on private property, but the requirement can't be based on the content of the material.
Although Rogers requires door-to-door salespeople to get a permit, distributors of free written material aren't bound by the same ordinance.
|October 21st, 2005||#10|
10/19/05, WAFF (48, NBC affiliate) [Alabama]
[Rosanne Riesenman phone interview with Alex Linder.]
Newspaper filled with racial slurs found in Valley neighborhood
Oct 19, 2005, 06:25 PM
A newspaper is stirring anger among people in one Valley neighborhood.
It's called the Aryan Alternative and is published in Missouri.
The paper is filled with messages targeting people of color.
The newspaper is circulating across town in predominantly black neighborhoods.
"Keep yourself white and they talk about the white safety zone," reads Reverend R.L. Shanklin.
Just thumbing through the paper, you'll come across one racial slur after another. All targeting people of different races.
"They listen to negative and write negative material against blacks and Jews and people of color. A paper like this has no business in our community," says Shanklin.
Reverend Shanklin is president of the NAACP in Huntsville. He says the paper's main goal is spreading hatred and division.
"We are a community of togetherness. That's what we want to be about not separatism. It tells me that hate groups are still alive and well. Racism is alive and well in communities. They can say anything they please but spreading hatred is against the law because sooner or later someone is going to get hurt," Shanklin said.
We talked toAlex Linder, the publisher of the Aryan Alternative. He says their message is not to promote hatred but to support their opinion that races don't mix.
|October 23rd, 2005||#11|
10/21/05, Benton County Daily Record [Ark.]
Just More Garbage
Benton County Daily Record
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005
Being an American is mostly upside. Only rarely are we forced to contemplate the negatives. But there is some unpleasantness built into this citizenship thing. For example, we sometimes have to tolerate the attitudes and activities of our most offensive, hate-mongering countrymen. As much as we’d like to ship them out, these people are Americans too. They enjoy the same set of freedoms as the rest of us — including the freedom to express themselves. In addition to tolerating them — and this is where the real downside lies — we sometimes have to take the extra step of defending their right to speak freely.
All that being said, there’s a line between exercising one’s right to free speech and using hate-fueled propaganda expressly to harass other people. And that line may have been crossed by the recent distribution of a racist newspaper called the Aryan Alternative in parts of Rogers. If it’s determined that it was — and if the people responsible can be apprehended — Rogers police could try making a harassment charge stick.
Is it worth the effort? Being slapped with even a light charge — harassment is a misdemeanor — might be enough to discourage these supremacist paperboys from taking on any future routes. We doubt that.
On the other hand, a trip through the criminal justice system might bring them a lot of publicity and could even lend a sort of checkered validity to their shabby little venture. Who knows? An arrest might be just what the publishers of Aryan Alternative are hoping for.
We understand the desire on the part of police to find a way of punishing people who disseminate this sort of trash. But unless someone really feels threatened by the publication and how it’s been distributed, this is the sort of thing cops and the residents of Rogers shouldn’t dignify with a response.
Again, being an American isn’t all bubble gum and cotton candy. Sometimes it means putting up with people like this, who are bound and determined to spread vile sentiment.
One of the keys to dealing with it is understanding that — more often than not — this isn’t something police and the courts are meant to deal with. It doesn’t rise to that level. It’s simply what trash bins are for.
|October 23rd, 2005||#12|
10/22/05, Benton County Daily Record [Ark.]
Benton County Daily Record
Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2005
Voicing a view
I’m the white fellow who distributed copies of The Aryan Alternative newspaper in your area on Oct. 18. Our paper is also on the Internet, by the way. It’s simply a newspaper for white folks. We present news and commentary of interests to white people that the system Jewish controlled newspapers refuse to print. We are pro-white. They are antiwhite. I’m a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant who served two tours in Vietnam and 13 years in the Green Beret paratroopers, 64 years young. But if Arkansas cops want to arrest me for exercising my constitutional rights of freedom of speech and the press, just have them phone me at 417-258-7785 and I’ll be happy to come there and turn myself in.
Glenn Miller / Springfield, Mo
|October 23rd, 2005||#13|
10/20/05, KFSM, Fort Smith-Fayetteville [Ark.]
NEWS Fort Smith-Fayetteville
Dena Drabek Reports
Rogers residents receive unsolicited Aryan newspapers
Oct 20, 2005, 06:28 AM
ROGERS - Dozens of Rogers residents received unsolicited copies of an Aryan newspaper Tuesday night. The papers contain derogatory articles about several different ethnic groups.
Police started getting calls Tuesday night when three African-American families found the newspapers on their lawns. The calls continued Wednesday morning and investigators discovered about 100 copies of the newspapers had been distributed overnight on Tuesday to targeted areas in Rogers.
Police say most of the targeted residents woke up Wednesday morning to find The Aryan Alternative in their front yard.
“It's derogatory, it uses names and stories to portray every other race besides their own in a negative spotlight,” said Cpl. Kelley Cradduck.
Police say Hemlock and Margaret Streets in Rogers were targeted in the newspaper distribution. Investigators say the racial make-up of the neighborhood is varied.
“We had African-American families, white families and Hispanic families calling about this. There is not anyone in our community that wants to be a part of this,” Cradduck said.
Investigators say about 100 copies of the 16-page newspaper were distributed in Rogers, but the publication is based in Missouri.
“It's obviously something that is organized and put together and distributed on a routine basis, we've never seen it in our area before,” Cradduck said.
Police say they hope the Rogers community never has to see the newspaper again.
“We'll continue to investigate it, to see who did it, why and make sure they know it is unacceptable to be doing it in the future or they will be arrested if it happens again,” Cradduck said.
Investigators say a white man in his late 50s, driving a 4-door, burgundy Geo Metro or Geo Storm was spotted distributing the newspapers. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Rogers Police.
Police say the suspect could face harassment charges, because it is considered unwanted contact for the people who received the newspaper.
Publishers of The Aryan Alternative claim 50,000 copies of the newspaper were printed and distributed nationwide.
|October 26th, 2005||#14|
Join Date: Dec 2003
Benton county daily record 10/26/2005
10/26/05, Benton County Daily Record [Ark.]
Newspaper distribution to continue in Rogers
By Brook Reinhard Staff Writer [email protected]
Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2005
ROGERS — The distributor of a whites-only newspaper will continuing to deliver unsolicited papers to people’s doorsteps without interference from law enforcement, barring a city ordinance that restricts the distribution of unwanted publications.
Glenn Miller of Missouri showed up at the Rogers Police Station on Tuesday in a dramatic gesture to turn himself in, after police spokesman Cpl. Kelley Cradduck said last week if Miller kept passing out papers he could be arrested for harassment.
Miller came ready to fight, brandishing a newspaper and a highlighted section of the U.S. Constitution, but Police Chief Steve Helms said he’d only be arrested if he trespassed or was giving the incendiary paper to people who said they didn’t want it. "All I’m trying to do is let white people know that they do have the right to speak their minds," Miller said as he handed out a copy of The Aryan Alternative.
The fourth and latest issue blasts Jews, blacks, Hispanics, liberals, the National Football League and the public schools system. Miller said he distributed 700 copies of the newspaper to northwest Arkansas last week and planned to do it again Tuesday. He said he doesn’t target specific homes but looks for upscale neighborhoods.
The paper drew multiple complaints last week from homeowners who said they didn’t want "trash" in their yards. James Gosserand II, a business owner and member of the Rogers Planning Commission, said Tuesday he’d like to see the city consider legislation to limit the distribution of unwanted literature to people’s homes.
Gosserand said the idea has nothing to do with his work as a planning commissioner, but as a private citizen he said something should be done to condemn the paper and speak out against it, even if it turns out that there’s no way to stop Miller from delivering it. "Most intelligent people, most thinking people, most people that believe in God vehemently disagree with this guy," Gosserand said. "I think that it is sad and shocking that in 2005, especially in one of the highestgrowth areas in the country, that we have people like this dividing us, spewing hatred. The battle is not between races: It is between good and evil."
The Rogers citizen said he’s proud of his own multi-ethnic heritage, and doesn’t mind Miller being proud of his heritage, but stressed that having a sense of identity and pride shouldn’t lead to hatred of other groups or forcing that hatred onto others through a newspaper. "I don’t want pornography on my doorstep. If someone did that, I’d be offended," Gosserand said. "I feel the same way about this type of material. It’s like any other unwanted junk."
City Attorney Ben Lipscomb said there’s little the city can do in regulating The Aryan Alternative specifically, besides charge Miller for littering if he distributes a paper to a homeowner who has already specifically said he or she does not want the material. "As long as he’s standing in the public right-of-way and throwing a publication — and I hesitate to use the word ‘publication’ because it’s crap — the only statute I can think to charge him on would be the litter statute," Lipscomb said.
However, the attorney added, the Council could pass an ordinance banning the distribution of unsolicited materials, but that ban would include free shopper publications and other unsolicited material. "The Supreme Court has said you can limit protected speech in ‘time, place and manner, ’" he said, although content can not be limited.
Mayor Steve Womack said he wouldn’t want to regulate the content of a paper, no matter how objectionable. He said limiting unsolicited material could be considered but warned that in general, legislative remedies can sometimes create more problems than they solve. "Is there a way to make a ‘ Do Not Call’ list for distribution?" he said. "That’s something I’d have to talk with my attorney about, but it might be possible."
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|October 28th, 2005||#15|
Join Date: Apr 2004
Whites-only paper hits NN lawns
10/28/05, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
Whites-only paper hits NN lawns
Some city residents are angered by the distribution of a white-supremacist publication.
by Justin Walden
October 28, 2005
NEWPORT NEWS -- Barbara Tippit didn't like what landed on her lawn Thursday morning.
Someone doing masonry work on her Hidenwood property brought her a copy of The Aryan Alternative, a white-supremacist publication delivered to at least two Newport News neighborhoods.
Tippit is blind, so a neighbor read her some articles. "It's pure filth," she said. "I'm so infuriated by the whole thing."
The 16-page tabloid was delivered in Hidenwood and Meredith Woods either late Wednesday or early Thursday. Police spokesman Lou Thurston said one person complained to the Police Department.
The paper is published in Kirksville, Mo. A local resident should have distributed about 1,100 copies in Newport News, said Glenn Miller, the paper's main distributor. It was the publication's third edition. Miller said the fourth would come out in December and would be delivered in Newport News. He said he tried to target white people in middle- to upper-class neighborhoods. "We don't force our newspaper on anybody," he said.
The paper briefly mentions the January slaying of James City County teenager Brittany Binger.
Several Newport News residents said Thursday they couldn't get rid of the paper fast enough.
"I was just flabbergasted, and so were many of my neighbors," Tippit said. "They slandered as many people as they could slander."
Kathy Webster of Meredith Woods said she picked up the paper, quickly realized what it was and decided to throw it away.
"This is horrible," Webster said.
"I looked at the headlines and thought, 'What in the world ?' "
|October 28th, 2005||#16|
Join Date: Dec 2003
Friday, October 28, 2005
10/28/05, News Virginian [Waynesboro, Va.]
Area gets Aryan wake-up call
Michael Owens and J. Todd Foster
News Virginian Staff
Friday, October 28, 2005
Craig Cobb came to Waynesboro this week to spread the word - of white supremacy.
“It’s a beautiful place,” the Frost, W.Va., grocer said after touring the city Wednesday. “I will recommend it to every racist I know.”
The mountain scenery, he noted, is hard to beat. The people are polite. Nothing but “yes, sir” and “no, sir” from everyone he met. And, the minority population “is low,” he said.
Few people likely noticed Cobb as he pulled into the city in a silver Buick. Chances are, even fewer passersby took the time to glance past him - sporting a frizzy-haired, mad-scientist persona - and to a front seat stacked with copies of The Aryan Alternative. A reporter for the tabloid, he goes by the moniker “No 1965 Chain Immigrants” or just “Chain.”
He failed to command any attention until after he was gone, when residents stumbled upon the tabloid Wednesday evening or the following morning on their sidewalks and driveways. By then, he would be home, resting from his mission.
“I want to wake up white people,” he said.
He did. Several Waynesboro area residents said they were appalled by the racist literature, which they found folded in a square and bound with rubber bands.
“I was just in total disbelief,” said Augusta County resident Tamika Allen, 27, a New Jersey native who moved in with her parents just a month ago. “It made me feel uncomfortable and not very safe.”
Among the neighborhoods hit were the Nottingham subdivision, off Ladd Road and next to the new Wayne Hills Baptist Church. Cobb also threw the tabloid around the Waynesboro Country Club area.
“I was just appalled,” said one woman, who didn’t want to be named because she lives alone. “I was horrified. I was scared to death it was someone in the neighborhood. I really resent it. The remarks about Jewish people just absolutely knocked me over.
“People of this mentality have no bounds,” she said. “They don’t have any morals. If they had morals, they wouldn’t be printing something like this.”
In the Nottingham subdivision near U.S. 340 in the Ladd area of Augusta County, 12-year-old Eric Kullberg brought the literature into the house and gave it to his father, Domingo.
“I said, ‘this is crap’ and threw it away,” Domingo Kullberg said. “Everybody has the right to say whatever they want, of course, but I don’t think it should be forced on anyone and I don’t think it should be thrown in my driveway for a 12-year-old to pick it up.”
By Cobb’s count, he has distributed about 10,000 copies of the newsletter in the past 10 days.
“We’ve been doing it across the country, and we’ve been giving it to the wealthier people,” he said, noting that he and other Aryan representatives target upscale neighborhoods for distributing The Aryan Alternative.
Cobb pointed out that Middlebrook would make a good stop, too. That’s where someone attempted to torch St. John’s Reformed United Church of Christ in early July.
FBI investigators ruled it an arson while noting that the blaze came a week after the national United Church of Christ voted to endorse gay marriage. Scrawled on the outside of the church were “SINNER,” “LESB HELL” and “GAYS LOVER.”
Federal investigators have stopped short of ruling it a hate crime, however.
“A motive hasn’t been determined,” Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spokesman Bart McEntire said Thursday.
The investigation remains where it did in July, the agent said.
Cobb is nobody’s fool when it comes to the law of handing out the literature of the Vanguard News Network, a pro-white group based in Kirksville, Mo. Don’t step on the lawn or sidewalk. Keep away from the mailbox. That’s a federal offense.
Every so often, he claims a Jewish person hoping to land him in jail will stuff a newsletter found on the lawn into a mailbox and then call police.
When it comes to facts, bits of historic and political trivia or statistics, well, just don’t get him started. The Bolsheviks? The Weimar Republic? Communist and Jewish plots? A loony Christianity that lost its true roots more than a millennia ago?
“I’m longwinded,” Cobb admitted.
He drove into Waynesboro with an estimated 400 copies of The Aryan Alternative, with articles detailing how Jews orchestrated World War II as well as a civil rights movement that has made the white population vulnerable to violent crime.
“I thought about standing out in front of the high school and handing it out to the kids,” he laughed. After weighing the risks of an arrest, Cobb nixed the idea.
A pair of palm-sized video cameras dangled by a chord around his neck. Those were in case police officers hassled him as he exercised his right to free speech.
The Waynesboro police already were on to him, he said. An undercover officer noticed him when he nearly made a wrong turn when searching for The News Virginian. Cobb alerted a TNV reporter when he got to town.
For Allen, an African-American who grew up in a black New Jersey neighborhood, the Shenandoah Valley has been a culture shock.
After finding The Aryan Alternative on her way to church Wednesday night, she got a closeup of the Confederate flag. Her church hosted pony rides, and the vendor had saddled up his ponies over Confederate blankets.
“I believe in freedom of political expression,” Allen said. “But you could not do that in New Jersey. That was a humbling experience.”
Of the racist literature in her driveway, she said, “It’s disconcerting to know we’re in 2005 and this type of behavior … and mentality exists out there.”
Nearly 7,600 miles had been logged on the Buick as Cobb spent the past 10 days distributing what he called “the white news” in affluent neighborhoods throughout the “heart of the Confederacy.”
“We want benefactors,” he said.
“I’m really disappointed I didn’t go to California,” he said. “We really need some coverage in California.”
Contact Michael L. Owens at [email protected] and Managing Editor J. Todd Foster at [email protected]
|October 28th, 2005||#17|
Hampton Roads and Newport News
10/28/05, WTKR [Hampton Roads, Va.]
Giovanna Bechard Reporting
White Separatist Paper Hits Newport News
A white separatist newspaper called "The Aryan Alternative" was delivered to more than 1,100 residents in the north and central sections of the city.
The paper's distributor in Missouri says it targeted the area because of its upper middle class white status. But those who received the publication say they didn't ask for it calling it "pure hate."
The paper says it will deliver another edition again in december despite the negative response.
Newport News police say they collected some of the papers and have an open case, but admit there is little right now, they can to despite the complaints because of free speech laws.
|October 29th, 2005||#18|
10/29/05, Daily Press [Va.]
Police probe Aryan paper's distribution
October 29, 2005
WILLIAMSBURG -- Williamsburg police are investigating the distribution of a white supremacist newspaper on the grounds that it may have violated a city law against littering. One person has complained about The Aryan Alternative but no arrests have been made, police said.
Unless a person is caught in the act or clearly identified, it may be hard to make an arrest for littering, police said. The paper was also distributed late Wednesday or early Thursday in Newport News, and city police there are also investigating. It would be hard to make an arrest for littering in Newport News because the papers were neatly distributed and it doesn't appear to have violated the law, city attorneys said.
Earlier this week, a reporter for the Alternative, which is published in Kirksville, Mo., distributed the paper in Waynesboro, a city near Charlottesville.
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Oct 29, 2005 : 9:27 pm ET
The Herald Sun [Durham, NC]
Incident may be sign of hate
By Lovemore Masakadza : The Herald-Sun
Oct 29, 2005 : 9:27 pm ET
DURHAM -- A white supremacist newspaper thrown into the yard of an interracial family in a Durham neighborhood that was previously targeted with racist graffiti is evidence that hate groups are in action here, one expert says.
Glenn Miller, director of distributions and also a reporter for The Aryan Alternative, said the tabloid newspaper was against legal abortion, promotion of race mixing and the flooding of America with tens of millions of non-white aliens.
Although the newspaper has no formal links with the Ku Klux Klan, Miller said both had the same interests.
"We don't have problems with the Ku Klux Klan," Miller said. "They are good people."
Nora Dennis, a black Duke University medical student, said she found the tabloid in her yard on Englewood Street in the Watts Hospital-Hillandale neighborhood Tuesday.
Dennis said it was "a strange coincidence" the tabloid was thrown onto her property because she and her husband, Paul, were an interracial couple. A Jewish family on Carolina Avenue previously found its van spray-painted with the letters KKK.
Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project for the Southern Poverty Law Center, a Montgomery, Ala.-based civil rights law firm that tracks hate organizations and promotes tolerance, had a quick explanation.
"You have white supremacists in the area," said Potok, who has seen copies of The Aryan Alternative thrown onto lawns in Montgomery, also.
He said it was very difficult to draw a link among the distribution of the newspaper, the van marred with KKK letters and three recent cross burnings across Durham. But they are evidence that there are elements of hate groups in the area, he said.
The Southern Poverty Law Center lists 37 hate groups as operating in North Carolina, from black separatists and neoconfederates to the KKK and neo-Nazis. Those it cites as having chapters in Durham are the Nation of Islam and the League of the South. In Raleigh, hate group chapters identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center are the Nation of Islam, New Black Panther Party, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, National Alliance (neo-Nazis), Council of Conservative Citizens and Women for Aryan Unity.
Referring to racist events in Durham, Potok said the way the crosses were burned at three different locations in a short period of time and the way they were assembled was sophisticated. That could lead one to believe the KKK was behind the acts, though the Durham Police Department has discounted that notion.
Potok said the KKK graffiti spray-painted onto the van in Watts-Hillandale could have been done by anyone. The throwing of a white supremacist newspaper in a yard was not the work of the KKK because the publication had no links with the Klan, he said.
The worst that could happen with the distribution of the newspapers is that they could influence children to believe their content, Potok said.
And it has annoyed Dennis.
On the front page of the 16-page, white supremacist, tabloid newspaper, was a picture of armed soldiers on top of a military truck and black people on a street below. Beside the picture was a headline reading, "White troops battle looting Africans unleashed by Katrina!" and a big headline that said, "New Orleans: The End Result of a Multi-Racial America. SAVAGES IN THE STREET."
"At first I thought it was a joke," Dennis said.
She called her husband, who is white, at work, and then called the police to let them know what had happened. She also asked neighbors if they had received such a publication. None had gotten it.
"I am a regular medical student and I am trying to help people," Dennis said.
She gave her husband, a research aide at Duke University, the newspaper as soon as he got home after work Tuesday.
"Who are these people?" Paul Dennis said as he leafed through the pages. "What's their motive? They are so ignorant."
He said he could not imagine anybody who would target the couple.
Miller said he did not see why anyone would take issue with the tabloid, which he said served the interests of white people.
"Blacks have hundreds of newspapers," Miller said. "What's wrong with whites having their own newspaper?"
He said the tabloid, published in Kirksville, Mo., began operations a year ago. He said it has a national circulation of 50,000 and used 100 distributors. He would not identify the Durham distributor.
The paper targets white middle- and upper-class neighborhoods, Miller said.
The person who threw the paper in the Dennis' yard did not know that a black person lived there, he said, calling that delivery accidental.
Miller said the publication was protected by the First Amendment, but that it respected people who didn't want the newspaper delivered to them. All they needed to do was to call him, he said; his contact information is in the newspaper.
Durham Mayor Bill Bell said he had not heard about the spray-painting incident or the distribution of The Aryan Alternative, nor did he know the intention of the people behind the activities.
He said he had confidence that the vast majority of Durham residents didn't tolerate such acts, citing public demonstrations to condemn the cross burnings as evidence of that.
"They have picked the wrong city," Bell said.
Metro Editor Dan E. Way contributed to this report.
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10/29/05, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Finally, a worthy scandal
Up in Rogers, scores of good folks have been up in arms of late over a hatemongering, white-supremacist newspaper that is being circulated in their neighborhoods.
Black families appeared to be the focus of attention in distributing the slop. Police said their homes, as well as those of their neighbors, were targeted in the distribution. Citizens representing three races were among those complaining.
Among insulting caricatures and rhetoric of various races and cultures, a reporter for the Benton County Daily Record found a segment of a newspaper called The Aryan Alternative that admonished readers to “keep yourself pure, keep yourself white.”
This rag is published out of Kirksville, Mo. Some guy who appeared to be in his 50s was seen distributing it around neighborhoods. Yeah, yeah, I know, this activity is protected under the First Amendment.
But distributing it in an unsolicited manner is not shielded. Direct or anonymous communication that offends, alarms or harasses another is against the law, according to a Rogers police spokesman, Cpl. Kelley Cradduck.
Suppose there should be a criminal statute against flagrant, hate-soaked ignorance ?
Staff columnist Mike Masterson is the former editor of three Arkansas daily newspapers.
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