Monday, March 19, 2007
PRESS RELEASE FOR KNOXVILLE
The following statement has been sent to all media outlets in the Knoxville, TN area.
For immediate release
On March 19, 2007, on the internet radio show “Free Talk Live,” it was announced that a rally is planned in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. This rally is being promoted by Alex Linder of Vanguard News Network, an internet forum for neo-Nazi’s and white supremacists.
This rally is being held in response to a murder that took place in Knoxville. Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome were victims in this crime and the aforementioned rally is to be held in their honor and to protest what Linder and associates refer to as a “hush crime.”
Rallies of this nature raise a great level of concern among the police and civic leaders and this happens for good reason. The history of violence and community expense speaks for itself not to mention the emotional scars that are often left upon the residents long after the participants leave.
Citizens Against Hate along with Eye On Hate will be active within your area and offering our community outreach programs to law enforcement, civic groups, and community leaders in an effort to assure that if such an event takes place the community is well-prepared.
For any further information please contact either Nicole Nichols or Floyd Cochran at the addresses below.
Nicole Nichols – firstname.lastname@example.org
Floyd Cochran – email@example.com
In earlier email to you, I was a bit vague about this possible racist rally in Knoxville, so I have put together this Knoxville Fact Sheet concerning the racist rally coming to Knoxville; I have included supporting links to outside documentation.
Back story- A white couple where abducted , rape and murdered in January 7,2007 in Knoxville,Tenn., five Black suspects have been arrested and charged for this crime.
http://www.volunteertv.com/special ( this link will take you to a series of news articles from the Knoxville area media, reporting on this crime.)
For the last week several racist organization such as the VNN (Vanguard News Network),the KKK and neo-Nazis have been talking about holding a rally to draw attention to "Black on White crime" in Knoxville.
Last night (March19Th, 2007 ) several racist leaders got together to discuss on VNN's Internet talk radio program to announce plans to go to Knoxville to hold a rally and "talk to the white people of Knoxville".
http://www.vnnforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=71 ( this link will take you to the Vanguard Network News Forum where VNN has devoted an entire page for this rally.)
The groups and people involved so far:
Alex Linder from Vanguard News Network;
Hal Turner the racist broadcaster from New Jersey,
several members of the Vanguard News Network forum join in as Linder ask Hal Turner to be a speaker at the Knoxville rally,
also discussed was the possibly of racists going into white neighborhoods a few days before the rally to "talk with white people on a personal level".
One of the calls that Linder fielded last night on his program, the caller ask if they could come in KKK robes, Linder answered that while he wasn't crazy about the idea ,he did tell them they could come dressed in thier sheets and hoods.
The idea of KKK members in sheets and hoods going door to door is some what frightening.
Linder, Turner are exploiting a horrific crime to bolster their ranks,raise money and get out their message of hate. They have already been in contact with Knoxville media out lets.
Possible date for rally, memorial day week-end has been discuss they are deciding now,
Finally, later today, Eye On hate will have the recording of last night's VNN Internet Talk program, we will send it over, so you can hear what they are discussing.
As more information becomes available Eye On Hate will send it your way.
Posted by Nikki at 3/19/2007 09:05:00 PM