According to Somerville police, the National Alliance flyers were folded and placed in plastic bags with rocks. The packages were then left on residential properties throughout the Winter Hill School Neighborhood.
Capt Michael Devereaux of Somerville Police did not classify it as a hate crime, because literature distribution is protected by the First Amendment, but he did classify it as a "hate incident". He further stated that the police are now tracking hate incidents. Capt Devereaux also confirmed that there have been other incidents and asked the public to report both hate incidents and hate crimes to the police.
Capt. Devereaux believes Somerville is targeted because it represents what white nationalists disagree with; it not only is a "diverse" community, but apparently celebrates its diversity.
Ward 4 Alderman Walter Pero, who represents the area receiving the literature, asked his fellow aldermen to sign a resolution as a sign that leaving hate literature around the city is not a welcomed behavior in Somerville. He said the resolution is somewhat symbolic but sends a message to the public that officials are united on this issue. Pero and other officials encourage residents who receive white supremacist material and other forms of hate literature or notice displays of it or distribution in the city to contact their alderman, police or the city’s Human Rights Commission. Pero did not personally receive the literature, but did see it at other homes throughout his neighborhood.
Naturally, the Anti-Defamation League found it necessary to stick their big noses in Somerville's business. The ADL confirmed that the flyers distributed in Somerville were in support of the National Alliance (NA). The ADL believes the group to be declining but is aware of its past and its mission. [Ed. Note: The ADL uses "marginalization" as one of their weapons to misrepresent pro-white groups. While the National Alliance seriously declined after the death of former Chairman Dr. William Pierce in 2002,and bottomed out early in 2006 after the indictment of another former Chairman, Shaun Walker (who was subsequently convicted), the Alliance has stabilized under the steady hand of current Chairman Erich Gliebe and is making a slow comeback. They staged an impressive Holocaust Revisionist Conference on May 26-27 of this year.]
In its community briefing about the Somerville incident, the ADL hysterically claimed that “over the last several years, dozens of violent crimes around the country, including murders, bombings and robberies, have been traced to NA members or appear to have been inspired by the group’s propaganda". However, they were at least honest enough to admit that "no hate crimes in New England have been traced to NA members or associates". They further admitted that there is no evidence that whoever passed out the literature in Somerville was intending to target any particular residents or group in the community.
Al Gordon, the spokesman for the ADL, further explained that although the literature left for Somerville residents was not a criminal act, “spreading hate is dangerous.” He admitted that the trends of hate crimes and incidents ebb and flow, but people today are less accepting of bigotry and racism. Gordon also said the ADL encourages people to report hate incidents, suggesting that the best thing to do is not engage with extremists and avoid being confrontational. He advises people to contact authorities and let the proper channels work from there. [Ed. Note: "Hate" is anything the ADL/SPLC don't like, just like "anti-Semitism" is anything with which the Jews disagree.]
There is no evidence that the reporter, Andrea Gregory, contacted residents of the neighborhood receiving the flyers to get reaction either confirming or denying the ADL's assessment. In addition, there is also no evidence that Gregory contacted the National Alliance itself to get its reaction. This is sloppy journalism. Reporting means getting and publicizing reaction to a story from ALL the principal parties; then if you want to promote a particular editorial position, fine. The Somerville News is not just a blog; it bills itself as a community newspaper. As such, it should aim for the higher standard. Acting as little more than a sockpuppet for the local nomenklatura and the ADL does not serve the local community well.
So far the National Alliance has published no acknowledgement of this activity on their National Alliance News website. They customarily report all National Alliance literature drops when they become aware of them. Update: On August 7th, the National Alliance News site posted a brief story about this literature drop, including a media link to the Somerville News story.
While the ADL represents itself as the world's leading force fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry, Dr. David Duke, an internationally-renowned expert on Jewish supremacism, has this to say:
The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, or ADL for short, presents itself as an organization against ethnic, racial or religious intolerance. Its very name suggests that it opposes "defamation."
In reality, the Anti-Defamation League is an organization that supports Jewish ethnic and religious supremacy, and relentlessly "defames" anyone who dares to point out its own hypocrisy. While supposedly opposing ethnic segregation and ethnic superiority, the ADL supports Israel and international Zionism which promotes not a vision of a "multi-cultural," "multi-ethnic" Israel, but of a "Jewish state." That state is openly dedicated to the advancement of the Jewish religion, culture, and even the genetic preservation of the Jewish people. This is, of course, the very opposite of the policies it proposes for our American nation.
This is a snippet of an eight-part series he presents on the ADL. Click HERE to access the remainder.