photo by Isis
This has been an insane few days. With Bill White posting the personal information of anti-racist activists along with that of their families, Hal Turner attempting to circumvent the law, and the killing and maiming of innocent people by a New Bedford teen, the crew at Citizens Against Hate has been kept quite busy.
When the news came out of New Bedford, MA, that an 18 year-old had entered a gay bar and attacked three patrons with a hatchet and a 9mm, it was in usual hyperbolic and unrealistic fashion that Bill White reported the incident. He claimed, "Police are searching for Jacob D. Robida, 18, who is the latest normal American to violently reject the homosexual presence in his community."
Perhaps to Bill White, Jacob Robida was a "normal American." I guess in his already demented psyche, acts such as those perpetrated by Robida are the "normal" reaction to perceived problems. White further claimed that, according to witnesses, Robida held one victim down and began to "chop off his head." Forget the claim that this was a "normal American," doing the chopping, the real point of interest here is the next statement made by White, "The beheaded man is in critical condition."
Today, after the deaths of an Arkansas police officer, Robida's female companion, and Robida himself, Bill White seems to have forgotten that Robida was just an average, normal, all-American, white boy in his coverage of yesterday's events. Now he claims:
"A teenager who walked into a gay bar with an axe and began beheading the patrons shot a police officer, shot his girlfriend, and took two bullets in the head before being apprehended.
"Jacob Robida, an Insane Clown Posse "juggalo", who has been described, rather doubtfully, as a "neo-nazi" in the press, fought a running battle with Arkansas police and state troopers before being apprehended in Norfork, Arkansas."
After reporting that Robida was shot in the ensuing gun battle, White further claimed that Robida survived the incident. Jacob Robida died at 3:38 this morning.
Insanity begets insanity, I realize. But the continued spinning of facts carried out by Bill White is not only crazy but goes directly to the validity of his reporting and his credibility of which he has none.
Jacob Robida was a confused child who got caught up in a chaotic mess and mixture of counter-culture and Nazism. There were lots of warning signs and lots of people who might have made a difference in this young man's life had they heeded his many calls for help. No one person or group is to blame but they all share in the tragic events that surround the last few days.
As to Bill White...as he continues to spin the facts into unrecognizable garbage, he also continues to demonstrate how truly sad it is to be a marginal human being.