Skip to comments.Black man who led neo-Nazi group dies amid bid to destroy it
Posted on 11/05/2019 1:58:12 PM PST by yesthatjallen
A black activist who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups and vowed to dismantle it has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group.
James Stern died Oct. 11 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne Edward List. Stern, 55, died at home in Moreno Valley, California, List said.
"James was a very unconventional crusader," Ross said Monday, praising his client's "quiet confidence."
Earlier this year, Stern told The Associated Press and other news outlets that he persuaded the National Socialist Movement's former leader, Jeff Schoep, to give him control of the group. Schoep says Stern essentially tricked him into the transfer.
Michigan corporate records show Stern replaced Schoep in January. However, Stern sued several group members in March after Schoep signed corporate records naming a different president.
Stern's lawsuit is pending in California court. William Daniels, another of Stern's lawyers, said the activist's death doesn't necessarily end the "full-blown dispute" over the group's leadership.
"But it's just not clear to me now how it's going to unfold," Daniels said.
After members removed his name from corporate records, Stern also filed a complaint with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel in March. The hate crimes unit in Nessel's office was preparing to notify Stern that it didn't find sufficient evidence to file any criminal charges, a spokesman said in an email Monday.
Group members used to attend rallies and protests in full Nazi uniforms, including at a march in Toledo, Ohio, that sparked a riot in 2005. More recently, members attended the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted in violence in August 2017.
I think he weaseled his way into the leadership position, so he could wind the group down.
He didn’t agree with the goals of the group > IMO.
A COINTELPRO operation is winding down after years of ineffectiveness.
Sounds like he was a con artist who was involved in another con.
In before the Clayton Bigsby reference.
“And now for my next impression.....Jesse Owens!”
They probably thought he was related to Howard Stern.
COINTELPRO operation is winding down after years of ineffectiveness.
My eyes ache and my mind feels like it has been through a blender but let me give you MY interpretation.
It seems like the Black guy talked his way into the club and somehow finagled his way into the leadership by having the leader ousted.
Once ousted, the ‘club’ members were fighting to replace the new BLACK leader of the WHITE Supremacist movement.
The Black guy died from CANCER, thereby fulfilling EVERYBODY’S wishes, he got a chance to ‘lead’ the group and he died while he was the Supreme leader.
Think Cleaven Little and Gene Wilder attending the KKK meeting in Blazing Saddles.
Did ALL editors just get plain stupid or don’t care.
When reading the ‘headline’ it suggests he died as a result of his activities...
ALTHOUGH, the Lord does work in mysterious ways.
Oh, I guess he figured if ‘Seattle Rachel’ could declare herself Black and call her (White) parents racists for ‘doubting her’ he can figure he is White????
Ask and you shall receive. "Clayton Bigsby: Blind Black White Supremacist"
We won’t ever know for sure, but I would bet that his cancer became worse due to the constant level of stress he chose to live under.
I can’t even picture what that must have been like; How do you explain, then justify, then promote a Black man ‘leading’ a group of avowed White Supremists? That beats the old example of “He could sell Ice to an Eskimo!”
Bob Ross? Happy trees can be tricky trees, I guess.
The Black Führer of Harlem = MOTHER NIGHT by Kurt Vonnegut
THe writer is on something. We need consecutive translators.
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