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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:12 AM

Fears over rising far-right extremism in New Jersey after growing number of arrests

Unease comes after neo-Nazis caught stockpiling weapons and far-right propaganda
The Independent
Ali Watkins, Nick Corasaniti
2 days ago

New Jersey investigators were looking into a routine complaint from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend was harassing her when they uncovered something far more dire: The 25-year-old man had stockpiled weapons and far-right propaganda and had talked about shooting up a hospital.

Two months later, New Jersey State Police responding to a crash in the same county discovered illegal assault weapons in the back seat of a van. Later, they found 17 more firearms, a grenade launcher and neo-Nazi paraphernalia in the driverís home.

The arrests of the two men rocked law enforcement officials in Sussex County, raising fears that far-right extremism had crept into this sleepy, rural area in New Jersey.

It is impossible to know if the two arrests so close together are a fluke or signal of a growing white supremacist movement in the county, law enforcement officials said. The two men appear to have no connection to each other.

Sussex has lately been seeing ugly signs of increasing racism and antisemitism. Vandals have scrawled swastikas in schools, and in a highly publicised incident last fall, supporters of a Jewish congressman found their Sussex County home vandalized with antisemitic graffiti.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/far-right-extremism-neo-nazi-ku-klux-klan-propaganda-racism-islamophobia-a9227131.html

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:31 AM

1. New Jersey has some of the best gun laws in the country, iirc

Hopefully they can bust all their fellow gun nazis.

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:55 PM

2. Rural northern N.J. and rural southern N.J. are loaded with Trump signs,

bumper stickers, "Don't Tread On Me" (Gadsden flags) and so forth.

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:44 PM

3. The right to lie and propagandize has surely worked wonders in America, hasn't it?

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