Thursday, March 18, 2010

Railton Loy Excused From Jury Service In South Bend, Indiana Because Of Membership In The National Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan

On March 18th, 2010, the South Bend Tribune reports that a local resident has been excused from jury service after voluntarily disclosing his membership in a Klan organization. The exclusion is not permanent, but effective only for the current levy. Additional discussion on this Stormfront thread.

Railton Loy, the Imperial Wizard of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, recently received a summons for jury duty. He was part of a pool of prospective jurors to be assigned to various cases. But although Loy had not yet been assigned to a specific case, he called the St. Joseph County courthouse and also sent the Tribune a letter requesting he be excused. In his phone call, Loy admitted his Klan affiliation and said he couldn't be fair unless the defendant was White. Furthermore, Loy allegedly said that if ordered to appear, he would wear his full Klan uniform to jury selection to facilitate removal from the pool. Judge Roland Chamblee Jr. subsequently confirmed that Loy would indeed have been excused if he had appeared in full Klan regalia.

Bailiff Julie Igaz confirmed the court received a phone message from Loy. She said she recommended Loy's exclusion because she did not want to waste the court's time, and she accepted his reason for deferral, even though automatic deferrals are normally limited to hardship, extreme inconvenience, or necessity. But judges make the final decision about exclusion; in this case, Judge Chamblee agreed.

Railton Loy is to be commended for his honesty. Had his Klan membership became public after a trial involving a non-White defendant was underway, it could have triggered a mistrial at additional expense to taxpayers. Thus Loy's honesty saved local taxpayers money. Ironically, the National Knights website actually lists Ray Larsen as the Imperial Wizard.

However, there are cases in which it would be advantageous to the Cause for a White Nationalist to attempt to get seated on a jury. It would be in cases where White activists are being tried for political reasons. I personally would have sought to be on the jury for the trials of the Shaun Walker Trio, Bill White, and Hal Turner, so I could have voted for acquittal on all counts in those cases. I do not consider "interfering in a Federally-protected activity" to be a real crime. On the other side of the coin, I also wouldn't have minded being on the juries in the trials of the Christian-Newsom butchers, so I could have voted to put them to death.

However, although a WN is not obligated to voluntarily disclose WN affiliation, if specifically asked during voir dire about WN affiliation, the WN would need to own up to it, or risk possible legal consequences.


Anonymous said...

Klansman are stupid. I'm glad I'm a Nazis.

Kyle said...

Dr Anchorage Activist, you're very good at what you do, and I (or we, I don't think I'm alone), rely on your heavily to read gathered news and confirming rumors hard to find elsewhere.

I'd appreciate it if you keep your comments about whether something is a crime, whether you'd testify, cooperate with law enforcement...etc, to yourself. It'd be pretty sad if we lost another news source over a comment that the Feds interpret as illegal or threatening.

Bottom line is this, voice or freedom, everybody is better off out of prison than IN. I hate to hear another person IN (and we all know it's going to be for something stupid and minor).

Keep up the great work & service!

Anchorage Activist said...

Kyle - thanks for your concern about my liberty. At the same time, though, I want to send a subtle message to those who want to repress us that, in the words of Paul Fromm, if they don't want to deal with the men of the word, they will have to deal with the men of the sword.

I don't plan to post any pictures of Barack Obama through crosshairs, though. I think that gave the Feds their final excuse to go after Bill White.

larry said...