White Nationalist Matthew Heimbach & 3 Other neo-Nazis Charged w/ Assaulting Female #BlackLivesMatter Protester

www.splcenter.org_2016-07-25_16-00-50.jpgThree men criminally charged for physical harassment of protester – WDRB 41 Louisville News – Criminal summonses have been issued for Matthew Heimbach, a leader with the white supremacist Traditionalist Youth Network; Alvin Bamberger, a 75-year-old Ohio resident who was wearing a uniform associated with the Korean War Veterans Association; and Indiana resident Joseph Pryor. All three men have been charged with harassment with physical contact of Shiya Nwanguma, said Alicia Smiley, a spokeswoman for the Louisville Metro Police Department. The charge is a misdemeanor. A criminal summons is signed by a judge and states the crime the person has been accused of and orders them to appear in court. However it is unclear if the summonses have been served or when the men have been scheduled to appear in Jefferson District Court. All three men live out of state. Josh Abner, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Attorney’s office, said he could not confirm or deny that the criminal summonses had been issued. There is no case file until the person charged appears in court. Nwanguma, a University of Louisville student, was seen being pushed and shoved out of the audience in a video that went viral. Nwanguma claims she was protesting non-violently by carrying a sign depicting Trump’s face on the body of a pig. She filed a lawsuit against the men and Trump alleging she was called racist and sexist slurs and repeatedly assaulted.

White Nationalist Filmed Shoving Protesters at Trump Rally Faces Charges | Southern Poverty Law Center – The charges stem from a March rally for Trump. Heimbach, Bamberger and Pryor were filmed violently shoving and screaming what appeared to be racial epithets at Shiya Nwanguma, a University of Louisville student. Indeed, video of the encounter shows Heimbach wearing a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, visibly enraged and pushing Nwanguma, who was there to protest Trump. Nwanguma claims she was carrying a sign depicting Trump’s face on the body of a pig. After the event, four other protesters filed criminal complaints with police in Louisville, but prosectors declined to press charges. Nwanguama also filed a lawsuit against the men and Trump on March 31 alleging that Heimbach and Bamberger both shoved and struck her after Trump stopped his speech and told supporters to “get ‘em out of here.”

Big Nazi on Campus: How Well-Dressed Racists Are Coming to a College Near You – Idavox

Having announced the event on his twitter 48 hours before hand and working with Red Ice Radioa live-streaming and in home studio run by a white nationalist married couple, the National Policy Institute along with Identity Europa, the youth wing of the American Freedom Party, (a key organizer for ANP is David Duke’s former right-hand man, Jamie Kelso), a Neo-Nazi formation, was working to create a “virtual rally.” The event itself was billed as a “Safe Space” to talk about race in America, using language common among left-wing, activist, and anarchist spaces. Before the rally even began, Spencer’s fellow white nationalists at Red Ice were already playing up what they imagined was going to happen that day. “Here is is, the birth of the free speech movement, and all of these liberals aren’t going to be able to stand white people talking about race,” they stated, (as if somehow Berkeley was devoid of white people doing just that). As Anti-Fascist News wrote:

When the idea was announced only a few days ago it seemed like an insulting media stunt, and it was, but it was also a strategic point for the growing Alt Right and its attempts to market racism and bigotry to Millenials. Richard Spencer of the Radix Journal and the National Policy Institute put together a video and a plan, to promote an outdoor meeting at the historic Sproul Plaza on the University of California and Berkeley campus. This was a place where 60s radicals joined together to confront the Vietnam War, and to build the Berkeley Free Speech movement. The point they were trying to make is that Berkeley is no longer a bastion of free speech because of the Political Correctness that has run rampant. Though this seems like the embarrassing overreach of angry children who are stomping their feet about no longer being able to say the N-word in public, what they are tapping into is a feeling in much of middle America of not understanding the new developments that have come in confronting interpersonal oppression.

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