Friday, February 08, 2008

Jeremiah Munsen Pleads Not Guilty To Hate Crimes Against Jena Marchers In Alexandria, Lousiana

Update August 15th: Jeremiah Munsen sentenced to four months in Federal prison, one year supervised probation, and five years unsupervised probation. Updated post HERE.

In my previous post, when I discussed Jena Six thug Bryant Purvis' latest chimpout in Carrollton, Texas, I made a brief reference to Jeremiah Munsen (pictured at left), the fellow who drove a pickup with nooses on the back slowly past the Jena marchers several times after the rally on September 20th, 2007. Little did I realize that one day later, there'd be an updated media story on him.

A Colfax man who allegedly drove his pickup with a pair of nooses hanging from the back bumper past a group of black civil rights marchers pleaded not guilty on Thursday February 7th, 2008 to a federal hate crime violation and a civil rights conspiracy charge. Jeremiah Munsen, 18, was released on an unsecured $25,000 bond. Full stories published February 7th, 2008 in the Shreveport Times and the Alexandria Town Talk. Additional background information drawn from a January 25th story in the Alexandria Town Talk.

Munsen was initially indicted on January 24th, 2008. The indictment alleges Munsen and another individual conspired to threaten and intimidate the marchers, and also charges Munsen with a federal hate crime. If convicted, Munsen could receive a maximum of 11 years in prison and a $350,000 fine. Prosecutors refuse to say whether or how the 16-year-old will be charged.

At the February 7th initial hearing and arraignment in Alexandria, U.S. Magistrate James D. Kirk set a time frame of 30 days for pretrial discovery and motions. Kirk did not set a trial date. Among those attending the hearing was the Rev. Raymond Brown, a black preacher who led a counter-demonstration at the Nationalist Movement's Jena Justice Day rally in Jena on January 21st.

Brown, who is with the New Orleans-based civil rights organization National Action Now, said he was in court to support Munsen because if the teen goes to jail, “it will only polarize the situation. In no way am I condoning what he did. He was confused on free speech versus hate symbols”, Brown said. However, another black man, Al Sharpton, wasn't quite so charitable; when he learned of the indictment on January 24th, he enthusiastically approved of it.

Munsen was arrested on September 20th, 2007 when Alexandria police allegedly found hangman's nooses dangling from the rear of his pickup after he drove past a crowd of people who had attended a civil rights march in Jena earlier in the day. He was booked on state charges of inciting a riot, driving while intoxicated, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor - a 16-year-old boy from Dry Prong, Louisiana, who was with him.

The 16-year-old, who was arrested on charges of underage drinking and probation violation, allegedly told police he had a "KKK" tattoo on his chest and said some of his relatives were involved in the Ku Klux Klan. Officers found an unloaded rifle and a set of brass knuckles in Munsen's truck. However, the crowd of an estimated 200 mostly black people in the area remained calm and did not chimp out at the sight of the nooses.

The state case against the teenagers was originally scheduled to be heard in Alexandria City Court in February. However, the Feds said that local officials have agreed to allow the federal court case to be heard first.

The Nationalist Movement's Richard Barrett issued the following statement condemning the indictment of Jeremiah Munsen. Here's the critical excerpt:

Richard Barrett has denounced "in the strongest, possible terms" the federal-prosecution of Jeremiah Munsen for "hate," which, according to Barrett, violates Munsen's free-speech rights. Barrett said that the eighteen-year-old, who displayed two nooses from the back of a pick-up truck in Alexandria, to protest Negroes returning from Jena, where they had demanded to Free the Jena Six, was protected by guarantees of the First Amendment. "It is called symbolic-speech," explained Barrett, "when you use a flag, sign, bumper-sticker, gun or, even, noose to punctuate your protest." Barrett said that the youth did not approach any of the Jena Invaders and that, consequently, there was no "intimidation" or violence. Munsen's fellow-protester, a teen whose name was not released, is accused of being a "co-conspirator" for "glaring" at the invaders. "It is part of free-speech to glare at anyone you want to," Barrett added.

Discussion of this case also available on Stormfront.

Analysis: There's no doubt the Feds are making an example of this guy, just like they did with the Shaun Walker Trio in Salt Lake City. They even went so far as to strongarm the state into taking a back seat to them.

Yet even though Munsen is clearly being overcharged, where's the demonstration of 20,000 whites to support him, like the 20,000 blacks who came to Jena to support the Jena Six thugs? The Nationalist Movement's Jena Justice Day at least provided some visible opposition, but so many of our people have been so deracinated that they pay no mind to this. In addition, the Jeremiah Munsen case has not, and most likely will not, get a fraction of the mainstream media publicity received by the Jena Six. A blog that gets 150-200 hits per day cannot compare to CNN.

But if just one white person reads this, and eventually becomes racially-conscious as a result, I'll be grateful.


Concerned said...


ALEXANDRIA - Well-wishers to Jeremiah Munsen, accused of "hate,"
have reported reaching an answering-machine at numbers listed for the
logging-family. One who did reach the father described the elder Munsen
as "cordial, but disinterested." Asked if he needed any assistance, Munsen
politely begged off.

Major political-trials are frequently handled by major political-figures of the
day. The Scopes "evolution" trial, during the Twenties, pitted William
Jennings Bryan, who had run for President, against Clarence Darrow, the
most-famous lawyer at the time. Bryan, who won the case, put so much into
it that he died, as soon as the trial ended. The "Chicago Seven" trial of Sixties'
hippies was handled and won by William Kuntsler.

Jeannie Seale said that she "wished" that she had had a Nationalist lawyer,
instead of court-appointed attorneys, who botched her husband's case and
never put up a "political" defense. "I wish I had known," she lamented.
© 2008 The Nationalist Movement

Anonymous said...


The eighteen-year-old, who had displayed a noose to protest the
invasion by supporters of Negro-muggers, who had beaten a youth in
Jena, Louisiana, has pleaded guilty to "hate." Jeremiah Munsen, who
had been acclaimed for his dramatic freedom-of-speech, had been
lauded by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free
Expression at Charlottesville, Virginia, which had awarded Munsen's
Negro-prosecutor, Donald Washington, the "Jefferson Muzzle", for
opposing the First Amendment. The Nationalist Movement had applauded
Munsen as "a direct-descendant of Peter Zenger," who had libeled the
King and sparked the American Revolution. The same noose had been
hung by Jena high-school students to protest integration.

Richard Barrett called the plea a "tragedy of the highest-magnitude,"
noting that Negro William Winchester had been arrested for attacking
"Jena Justice Day", which voiced support for Munsen. Barrett
explained that the Nationalists had offered to provide a full
legal-defense, at no charge, to Munsen, "which would symbolically
place the 'Jena-Six' on trial, vindicate the First Amendment and give
the people the final-say." However, according to Barrett, there had
been a "snafu" in communications, which derailed representation by
the pro-majority organization. Barrett said that he could neither
confirm nor deny any communications between the Nationalists and
Munsen, due to any potential attorney-client-privilege, but that
Munsen might say more, if he wished.

Barrett did say that local-counsel, Gregory Aymond, had been "let go"
because Aymond had wanted to charge Munsen, but that Nationalists had
desired to accept Munsen's case, if Munsen had sought counsel, at no
charge. Munsen, eventually, sought a federal public-defender, who
cajoled acceptance of the guilty-plea. "It was the worst possible
choice," said Barrett. Critics had noted that Munsen would have
likely been sacked with a Negro-jury, but Barrett, who had won the
cross-burning cases against Larry Walker and Kenneth Painter in
Mississippi and written free-speech law in the United States Supreme
Court, insisted that Munsen would have ultimately prevailed "in a
court of law," in the "court of public-opinion" or before the "judge
of all history."

Barrett said that well-wishers had attempted to bolster Munsen, prior
to Munsen's choice of the public-defender, but that Munsen's father
had seemed disinterested. Most reported that the phone at the
Munsen-residence at Colfax went unanswered and that, when the father
did respond, his demeanor was "polite but unenthusiastic." "He did
not seem inclined to want Jeremiah to take a stand or to realize the
significance of his son's stance in the annals of freedom," said one
caller, who asked to remain anonymous. In 1988, Mark Watts had been
charged with "hate" in Georgia, for leading a parade against the
Negro-invaders of Forsyth County, a precursor to the Jena invasion.
Barrett successfully defended Watts and all charges were dismissed.

In an interview with KNOE-TV, Barrett displayed a placard, featuring
a noose, inscribed "Sic Semper Tyrannus", the motto of Virginia,
meaning, "Death Always to Tyrants." He said that he would keep it up.
"All The Way", the Nationalist-newspaper, featured a front-page
depiction of a noose hung by Chris Faulkner, a New-Orleans resident
supporting Munsen. Meanwhile, a bill was presented in the
Louisiana-legislature to make displaying a noose a "crime." Barrett
termed the proposal "unconstitutional on its face." David Dupre, who
defied Jena police-chief Paul Smith, by bringing firearms to "Jena
Justice Day", rebuked the bill. "So, you cannot offend a Negro? I say
the hell with them. Next, they'll pass a law that you can't even give
a Negro a dirty-look."

According to Dupre, "There are a lot of things the Negro does that I
find offensive, but where's the law that helps me? They can call us
'cracker' or 'honkie,' but, that's okay. Yet, God forbid, you call
them a nigger or put up a Rebel Flag and they are 'offended.' What's
more, they break into your home and you shoot them and it's 'hate.'
They can half-kill a white-kid, like a pack of animals, but they want
to be turned loose. Where are the lawmakers on that?" Barrett urged
Munsen to speak out, especially at his sentencing, to condemn the
"Jena-Six" and their supporters of lawlessness. Barrett exclaimed
that "the persecuted of one day may well be the patriots of the next.
I am resolved that the Americans will win and the 'Jena-Six' will lose."
Copyright 2008 Skinheadz

Anonymous said...

You people are pathetic. Get over it, the south lost; change happens. Look at the New President of the United States. Haha ain't that some sh!t fools.

jeremiah munsen said...

to anyone reading this who thinks that mister beart offered to help jeremiah you are wrong he did not offer any thing to jeremiah it was after it was all said an done that he started saying that he wanted to make some kind of a state ment ... if your wondering how i know all this it's because i'm
jeremiah munsen....