After Trayvon Martin, Neo-Nazis Say They're Armed and Patrolling Sanford

Because nothing diffuses racial tension like gun-toting racial separatists patrolling an already on-edge community, Sanford, Florida, is about to get just the support it needs after the Trayvon Martin tragedy: heavily armed neo-Nazi patrols.

The patrols are meant to protect "white citizens in the area who are concerned for their safety" during the backlash over Martin's killing by a neighborhood watchman, 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 tells Riptide. "We are not the type of white people who are going to be walked all over."

The Sanford Police Department "has not seen any neo-Nazis on patrol," says Sgt. David Morgenstern, a department spokesman. But Schoep, whose neo-Nazi group is based in Detroit, tells Riptide that ten to 20 locals and "volunteers" from across the state — including some from Miami — are actively cruising the Central Florida town. He declined to specify what kind of firepower they have or where they are driving.

"What I can tell you is that any patrols that we are doing now in Florida are totally within the law," he says.

A fringe group called the New Black Panther Party recently offered $10,000 for a citizen's arrest of George Zimmerman, Martin's shooter. Schoep claims his group is a necessary counterbalance.

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

Schoep is also quick to clarify he isn't taking sides in Martin's controversial shooting. Besides, he adds, Zimmerman is not even white.

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

To some observers, sending in the storm troops seems like a sure way to incite — not prevent — racial violence. But Schoep says that's way off base.

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

How reassuring.

 
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Sharkwatersfl
Sharkwatersfl

I Like Balance, Black Panthers/White Supremacists Sounds Fair To Me.

Sharon Spurgeon
Sharon Spurgeon

You DO NOT know that he followed him. Your are lying.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

The point is that Zimmerman continued to follow him, after being explicitly told not to by the 911 dispatcher. He was looking for any opportunity to use that gun. Tray would still be alive today if Zimmerman hadn't decided to take matters, and his gun in his own hands. He used the law as a shield. Zimmerman was actively following Trayvon. That, to me, is provocation. If I'm walking down the road and I notice someone stalking me, I'm going to interpret that as a sign of aggression

PoliticoJames
PoliticoJames

so...if someone just happens to be on the same street as you are, you'll feel that they are after you, and you'll react? Why not just change course. ...unless, the world revolves around you....hey, maybe Tray thought the same thing.....

Maryshap
Maryshap

At least there is an armed presence to combat potential riots. not that black mobs are known for rioting, like say: 1992, LA, or or Watts, or Detroit, or after a laker's win, or.........

Marty McFly!
Marty McFly!

This all sound stupid to me if the media didn't cover this so much then there wouldn't be so many ignorant people voicing their opinions. All I know is Zimmerman is guilty for a black man for shooting a black kid and He's innocent to a white person for shooting a black kid. People need to just shut up or become a lawmaker and change the florida law that allowed this to happen in the first place. blame the laws blame the media, but let the little boy rest in peace

smash44
smash44

Yeah. Noting like shooting an unmanned cop car either. Or groups of cowardly blacks senselessly beating a white drunk in Gainesville yelling "Trayvon."

CJ
CJ

Yeah and I heard that that giant termite from the Orkin commercial keeps driving by as well. He says there are many more termites from around the state patrolling Sanford.

'Jim' 'Treacher'
'Jim' 'Treacher'

Wow. You already embarrassed yourself with this. Guess you figure it can't hurt to do it again.

Dan Timmons
Dan Timmons

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and ONLY into White countries.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

sunne1954home
sunne1954home

why are the white men being labeled neo-nazis. this is the label jews give any pro-white group. why are they not just a pro-white group. hispanics have pro-hispanic groups, blacks have pro-black groups, asians have pro-asian group and there is no derogatory name attached. whites should protect whites...no one else is going to do it.

DucatiRider
DucatiRider

Jesus - it has come to this?

I mean, part of me really does wanna see a Nazi vs Black Panther rumble. Hopefully they'll take each other out. This nation could really do without both of these racist groups.

ghettoforever
ghettoforever

Neo-Nazis do not like Hispanics. They only relate to what they consider white people and Hispanics are NOT white. They are in Sanford to start trouble. They could care less what happens to Zimmerman. Neo-Nazis call Hispanics N*****S with straight hair.

Harg
Harg

Wow...I just learned something!

SeemsPrettyBliss
SeemsPrettyBliss

Hispanic is not a race. There are Black, White, Mixed, Asian Hispanics. I'm not sure if you're stating THEIR ignorance or showing yours, or maybe both.

seep
seep

From the article:

"A lot of people think that this guy who shot Trayvon was white... but he's half Hispanic or Cuban or something"

Once again, Cubans can be white. Zimmerman is neither Cuban nor white, but you can't say about anyone, "He's not white; he's Cuban."

What race is Gaby Sanchez? What race is Jose Canseco? White. As the driven snow.

ghettoforever
ghettoforever

They are not white. European ancestry are what is considered white. Remember what the Nazis did to the Jews. Zimmerman is Hispanic. In the USA, if one of your parents is a minority, you are considered a part of that minority. The color of the skin is not the determining facts. It is your ancestry.

SeemsPrettyBlissful
SeemsPrettyBlissful

You obviously know nothing about what they call "Hispanic" culture. The European ancestry is the funniest part. Go do some research, educate yourself. Don't choose to remain ignorant.

seep
seep

That's absurd. If I eat an orange in Spain, keep the seeds, travel back to Miami, plant the seeds and eventually eat the fruit of the trees that grew, I will be eating the exact same fruit that I ate in Spain.

Also, Hispanic and white are not mutually exclusive. You can be a white Hispanic, black Hispanic or whatever. This is so basic that I don't know why I'm explaining it.

SeemsPrettyBlissful
SeemsPrettyBlissful

That's what happens when a country makes up a term to describe everyone who is from a Spanish-speaking country.

Guest
Guest

Zimmerman was Peruvian and identified personally as 'Hispanic'.

Joan Of Argghh!
Joan Of Argghh!

"Citizen's arrest" my aching ass. They want him "dead or alive."

Bias,much?

Hey, here's a story you can look into: the NBP conference call, calling for blood in the streets. Let's see you go after a group of radical people who really will kill you for the color of your skin.

Stupid race-mongering "media" creatures console themselves that they'll be eaten last.

greatdogs
greatdogs

There sure has been a lot of press on these guys being in town, but it seems they are pretty hard to find. First, the police haven't seen them nor has the press managed to get any pictures of them patroling the streets.

Seems strange that in the days since their initial announcement, nobody can seem to find them.

Sobechristy
Sobechristy

Here's some food for thought. I haven't heard this angle discussed before. If you listen to the 911 recording or read the transcript at the 2:08 mark in the call Zimmerman advises the dispatcher, "he's running". He goes on to describe where he's running to...the back entrance. At the 4:07 mark in the recording the call ends. Here's my point. If Trayvon is running away why was he shot dead in the area he originally fled from. It leads me to believe Trayvon returned where a confrontation occured. Could be Trayvon DID attack Zimmerman from behind. Like I said, food for thought.

Tokyo Sims
Tokyo Sims

Actually they were not shot in the original area! They where 60 ft from where trayvon was staying. Far from the original area, which is where Zimmerman car was parked! Have common sense or at least look at a damn man.

Sm00th700
Sm00th700

You're kidding right? Zimmerman chased after him until they reached the spot where everything took place. Zimmerman is NOT a police officer

 
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