Thursday, April 22, 2010

White Activist Lawyer And Nationalist Movement Boss Richard Barrett Reportedly Dies In House Fire In Rankin County, Mississippi

Richard Barrett, 1943-2010; R.I.P.

The White Nationalist community suffered a tragedy on April 22nd, 2010 when Richard Barrett, the longtime leader of the Nationalist Movement, was found dead after a fire at his home in Rankin County, Mississippi. As of this post, Barrett's website is still online. Media stories from WLBT Channel 3, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, and WJTV Channel 12; news video embedded below:

A neighbor spotted the fire at Barrett's home around 7:45 A.M. and called the fire department. When they responded to 227 East Petros Road, in Rankin County, they found smoke coming from inside the house and Barrett's body inside. Investigators on the scene include an FBI representative, but foul play is not yet officially suspected.

Update: A new Associated Press story indicates that stab wounds were found on Barrett's body, and that a Negro male, Vincent McGee, has been arrested after authorities executed a search warrant. See updated post HERE for many more details.

Richard Barrett founded the Nationalist Movement after moving to Mississippi in 1966. He ran unsuccessfully for Governor and for Congress. In 1994 he spearheaded a movement to get Governor Kirk Fordice to pardon Byron de la Beckwith, who was convicted for the 1963 murder of Medgar Evers. More recently, Barrett embarked on a strategy to confront those who misrepresent the White Nationalist community in court, winning victories in a York, PA case. He also led a Jena Justice Rally in Jena, Louisiana on MLK Day in 2008 to counter the orchestrated publicity favoring the Jena Six thugs. Earlier this year, Barrett was also involved in efforts at Ole Miss to bring back Colonel Reb as the school’s mascot. More details on his life provided by Wikipedia.

But Richard Barrett was not held in universal acclaim within the White Nationalist community; this 2005 Stormfront thread is an example of some of the criticism directed towards him. He was periodically critical of some of the more prominent leaders, and they returned the favor; Alex Linder declared an unofficial "embargo" on any mention of Barrett's name on the Vanguard News Network Forum. Barrett was also targeted by the enemies of our race, to include the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.


Kyle said...

Wacky Dick's Nationalist "movement" will quickly fall apart, as it's pretty much a website and one man show (you know, like the American Nazi Party). His organization goes out of their way to disassociate with competitors and avoid using the word "race" & Nazi. Dick is a lawyer obsessed with censoring criticism in the name of trademark infringement.

That's why they've accomplished what no other white nationalist, pro-white, organization was able to do : be free from attention and criticism.

Seriously, the last time we heard from Barrett was the Save Ole Miss campaign. Nothing since! He mentions Ron Paul ONE article (cherry picking on the fact he isn't a hater of MLK).

Anonymous said...

Idiot, if the American Nazi Party is a "one man show", he sure is one capable individual! LMAO

Theodore said...

I supported Barrett but will now support the American Nazi Party. Its the only thing left with good members it seems.

Kyle said...

Dear anonymous coward :

What's ANP accomplished that you think one man cannot? Sorry, I'm not aware of anything.

BTW, did this blog report the death of Byron Jost?

Anonymous said...

Richard Barrett has good advice, use the law and the courts to accomplish political goals. It's not the only avenue, but it is an important element. A group doesn't even need an army of lawyers - the Scientologist was a giant litigating/propaganda/strike force before the CIA/MOSSAD co opted them. Study their tactics and litigation offensives. Their members formed a formidable paralegal corps. Very interesting.