Vanguard News Network editor and webmaster Alex Linder (pictured at left outside the former family homestead in Kirksville, MO, courtesy of Vanguard News Network), who led the first Knoxville rally on May 16th, announced on the Vanguard News Network Forum that his preliminary hearing in Knoxville, originally scheduled for July 24th, 2007, has been rescheduled for August 29th. He did not reveal whether the change was initiated by his lawyer or by the prosecution. Prosecutors will occasionally ask for extensions primarily to drag the ordeal out for defendants and cause them additional expenses.
The original date of July 24th was set during Linder's first court appearance back on June 4th, when he was formally charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, vandalism, and assaulting a police officer. The distinction between "resisting arrest" and "assaulting a police officer" is almost academic and is indicative of the "charge-stacking" tactics sometimes employed against defendants. Linder pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Alex Linder was arrested at the beginning of the rally. From all accounts, he refused to process through an entry control point set up by local law enforcement for pro-white protestors to enter the "designated area" set up for them. He ventured out into the street midway between the pro-white area and the anti-white area. He was then accosted by Knoxville police officers, escorted back to the pro-white area, but then was inexplicably and brutally slammed to the ground by the KPD officers. An eyewitness provided the following account:
The area in which Alex entered was not marked with any signs or notices that entering the street was prohibited. There was an entry way open and clearly there for the purpose of allowing people to travel up and down W. Main Street. During the time that Alex WALKED, NON-THREATENINGLY, on the street no police officer at any time told Alex that his behavior was prohibited and in fact never gave Alex any directive at all. They also failed and made no attempts to communicate with him.
Two cops walked briskly over to Alex, grabbed his arm and jerked in around 180 degrees catching Alex by surprise. They walked Alex to the other side of the street and threw him down onto the hot asphalt. Two cops sat on top of him injuring his ribcage and thoracic area and causing excruciating pain upon each inspiration. A third cop had his hand clamped around Alex's throat cutting off his air supply. His face was shoved into the asphalt road upon which he bled. The prescription glasses he had purchased two months ago were lying on the road, twisted, and covered with blood.
The new court date of August 29th will not interfere with Linder's plans to speak at the upcoming August 4th Kalamazoo Rally Against Black Gang Terrorism, being organized by white nationalist radio host Hal Turner. Linder is merely one speaker in a powerful and growing all-star lineup including Pastor James P. Wickstrom, Randy Gray, Paul Gellar (host of "Think Tank" Radio Show on Turner Radio Network), Jeremy Parker (Brotherhood of Klans), Pastor Ken Gregg (who led the June 16th Knoxville Rally and who operates the AgainstBlackCrime.com website), Sgt. Major John Roberts, US Army Retired (a highly-decorated Green Beret who served five years in Vietnam), and, of course, Hal Turner himself.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you're attending the August 4th Kalamazoo Rally, please send Hal Turner an e-mail confirming your plans so he can arrange sufficient parking at the "mustering location" and to get a sufficient number of busses to transport people from the mustering location to the rally site. Include the number of people and vehicles you are bringing. E-mail Turner at:
Linder expresses his appreciation for all donations received so far to help defray his legal costs. He has already paid his attorney $1,500. More money is needed. Those who want to help can send a check or money order, payable to Alex Linder, to:
Kirksville, MO 63501