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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:27 AM

US Attorney Cuts Neo-Nazis Down To Size With Brutal Press Conference Remarks

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US Attorney Cuts Neo-Nazis Down To Size With Brutal Press Conference Remarks
"If you want to waste the blessings of liberty by going down a path of hatred and failed ideologies, that is your choice," said a visibly determined Justin Herdman.

By Aliza Worthington


Another day, another white guy living with his mom threatening to shoot up a synagogue. This one, James Reardon, a 20-year-old Nazi-wannabe threatened to shoot up a Jewish Community Center in Youngstown, Ohio. He was caught because a someone brought the threat he'd posted on Instagram to the attention of the police, and police took it seriously enough to search his house (his mom answered the door.) When they found all the weapons and ammo, they arrested him, having also seen all the anti-Semitic content he gleefully posted on his social media accounts.

On Thursday, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, announced charges against Reardon, but what made this presser unusual was his message for the other pathetic Hitler-ites who think that they can not only say whatever they want, but do whatever they want with impunity. Here are some excerpts from Herdman's remarks, which were unusually powerful because of their strength and determination, but also for the way they cut white supremacists down to the size they deserve. Dare I say, the size of insects?

Now, let me speak generally to those who are advocates for white supremacy or white nationalism. I am talking directly to you. The Constitution protects your right to speak, your right to think, and your right to believe. If you want to waste the blessings of liberty by going down a path of hatred and failed ideologies, that is your choice.

Democracy allows you to test those ideas in a public forum. If you want to submit your beliefs to the American people and get their reaction, please be our guest. Keep this in mind, though. Thousands and thousands of young Americans already voted with their lives to make sure that this same message of intolerance, death, and destruction would not prevail. You can count their ballots by visiting any American cemetery in North Africa, Italy, France, or Belgium, and tallying the white headstones. You can also recite the many names of civil rights advocates who bled and died in opposing supporters of that same ideologies of hatred. Their voices may be distant, but they can still be heard.

Go ahead and make your case for Nazism, a white nation, and racial superiority. The Constitution may give you a voice, but it doesn't guarantee you a receptive audience. Your right to free speech does not automatically mean that people will agree with you. In fact, you have a God-given and inalienable right to be on the losing end of this argument.

[...]

Threatening to kill Jewish people, gunning down innocent Latinos on a weekend shopping trip, planning and plotting to perpetrate murders in the name of a nonsense racial theory, sitting to pray with God-fearing people who you execute moments later - those actions don't make you soldiers, they make you cowards. And law enforcement does not go to war with cowards who break the law, we arrest them and send them to prison.

[...]

Together, we are united to ensure that you commit no further acts of violence in the name of your beliefs. When you wake up tomorrow morning, no matter what time that is, I want you to remember something. You can’t set your alarm clock early enough to beat us out of bed. The men and women of law enforcement don’t wake up. We never go to sleep. We are always awake. And arm in arm with the public, when your hatred leads you to break the law, we will do everything we can to be there to stop you.


If only our president, attorney general, and Senate majority leader agreed.

You can see a fuller version of the speech here:


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Reply US Attorney Cuts Neo-Nazis Down To Size With Brutal Press Conference Remarks (Original post)
babylonsister Aug 2019 OP
marked50 Aug 2019 #1
real Cannabis calm Aug 2019 #35
UpInArms Aug 2019 #2
The Blue Flower Aug 2019 #3
aggiesal Aug 2019 #4
rickyhall Aug 2019 #24
Haggis for Breakfast Aug 2019 #32
lagomorph777 Aug 2019 #5
marble falls Aug 2019 #8
NewJeffCT Aug 2019 #10
proActivist Aug 2019 #6
RAB910 Aug 2019 #7
onetexan Aug 2019 #11
Foolacious Aug 2019 #12
uponit7771 Aug 2019 #16
gratuitous Aug 2019 #9
usaf-vet Aug 2019 #13
defacto7 Aug 2019 #14
yellowdogintexas Aug 2019 #36
Duppers Aug 2019 #15
SWBTATTReg Aug 2019 #29
dchill Aug 2019 #17
calimary Aug 2019 #18
BSdetect Aug 2019 #19
Hekate Aug 2019 #20
Raster Aug 2019 #21
Uncle Joe Aug 2019 #22
FakeNoose Aug 2019 #23
czarjak Aug 2019 #25
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #26
bucolic_frolic Aug 2019 #27
Karadeniz Aug 2019 #28
amb123 Aug 2019 #30
klook Aug 2019 #31
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2019 #33
Control-Z Aug 2019 #34
Ilsa Aug 2019 #37
dlk Aug 2019 #38
smirkymonkey Aug 2019 #39

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:40 AM

1. Absolutely Right On.

Thanks for posting babylonsister

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Response to marked50 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:55 PM

35. K&R this is a very good OP!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:59 AM

3. Worth reading the whole statement

A great, no-holds-barred response to the neo-nazis by law enforcement.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:02 AM

4. This line ...

If only our president, attorney general, and Senate majority leader agreed.

Would have been awesome if it had been in the speech.

Let me modify my thoughts
This excerpt is awesome as it is, but it would have been epic if it had been in AG Herdman speech.
He also may have been fired for the statement.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:53 PM

24. Those who don't agree ARE the problem.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:30 PM

32. For those of you in Ohio,

Ask any one of your Congress members to read it into the daily Congressional record on the House/Senate floor. That way it makes it into the published record of the House/Senate proceedings which is widely read by millions.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:05 AM

5. Can Barr fire him?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:17 AM

8. Only in the dark of night.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:22 AM

10. That was my thought as well

Is Trump going to order Barr to fire him? Don't want to piss off/scare Donny's base.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:09 AM

6. K&R

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:15 AM

7. This guy's career is toast with Trump in the White House

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:29 AM

11. Doesnt matter. He cant fire them all. This law enforcement officer

Is doing his job upholding his sworn duty to maintain law & order.

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:32 AM

12. The Traitor appointed him...

on the recommendation of Senators Portman (D) and Brown (D). I suspect Herdman was simply a name on a list to the Traitor. Having noted all that, you may well be right about Herdman's career after the current "administration" hears what he said in this speech.

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Response to Foolacious (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:35 PM

16. +1

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:17 AM

9. LOTS of good stuff here

Read it over, and commit to memory some of these sentiments. They are very useful, apply to a wide range of Nazi "arguments," and have the undeniable advantage of being 100% true.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:40 AM

13. Justin Herdman for US Attorney General. This is the passion & beliefs we all need in an AG.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:21 PM

14. That is one hell of a speech! This should be published and

broadcast to every American especially every American youth. Play this in High School assemblies or at least in every civics class. This is powerful.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 12:19 AM

36. Civics class? They still have those?

I thought it wasn't being taught anymore.

It hasn't been a required course for decades. (it was when I was in 8th grade; every 8th grade student in the Commonwealth of KY had a semester of Civics)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:31 PM

15. Best brilliant argument against their hatred yet.

Currently speaking. MLK made some brilliant ones too.

Am saving AG Herdman's speech and sending it out.



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Response to Duppers (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 03:02 PM

29. Ditto! Powerful indeed. NT

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:38 PM

17. K&R.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:41 PM

18. WOW! Quote of the week!

I look for them as our Indivisible Research & Writing team puts the weekly Call To Action email for our members and friends. The email always starts with an “Inspirational Opening.”

I just found THIS week’s “Inspirational Opening.” For sure.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:47 PM

19. k&r

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:08 PM

20. Brilliant, every word. Thank you, babylonsister

I've just about given up using this smilie because I'm so ashamed of my government, but Justin Herdman is one of the good ones.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:09 PM

21. Thank you for posting. This is powerful and WELL WORTH THE READ!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:24 PM

22. I only caught a small part of that press conference on CNN yesterday and

it was most powerful.

Thanks for posting this babylonsister.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:30 PM

23. Wow! Thank you US Attorney Justin Herdman!

What an amazing speech, and so well spoken. Ohio will never be the same again.





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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:07 PM

25. Lie-Lapping losers....

But damned sure proud of it. That, I can tell you.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:29 PM

26. Powerful!! Thanks for posting.

This should be required watching in every police station in the country.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:44 PM

27. Powerful

sanity rears its ugly head but will any right wingers comprehend?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:56 PM

28. Excellent! Thank you, Mr Herdman!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:01 PM

30. Thwack! Right between the eyes.

Well played, Justin Herdman.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:07 PM

31. Wow. The truth is powerful.

Wish this guy had been in charge when those yahoos who stormed the wildlife refuge in Oregon went on trial.

I’m glad he and other dedicated people are going after these fucking Nazis like the asshole they just stopped from perpetrating another massacre.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:45 PM

33. was afraid there were none left. thanks for posting!

Good to see that not all of our DoJ has gone insane.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:26 PM

34. Wow! I almost missed this OP.

I read it and then I watched and listened. I have tears in my eyes. I am so moved.

Thank you, babylonsister. Thank you for posting this beautiful moment. We are the majority. We need to always remember this.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:15 AM

37. I think I love this guy.

Maybe he'll run for office someday.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:37 AM

38. Eloquently Stated by Herdman!

These are the words we should be disseminating in the media. They are the reasoned and rational counter to the overload of fascist and racist propaganda/garbage we are inundated with every day.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:05 AM

39. K&R

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