As if the Trayvon Martin killing isn’t generating enough heat, now a group of armed neo-Nazis are patrolling the streets of Samford, Florida in order to protect white people in what they see as a likely race riot. The Miami New Times reports:
Neo-Nazis are currently conducting heavily armed patrols in and around Sanford, Florida and are “prepared” for violence in the case of a race riot. The patrols are to protect “white citizens in the area who are concerned for their safety” in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting last month, says Commander Jeff Schoep of the National Socialist Movement. “We are not advocating any type of violence or attacks on anybody, but we are prepared for it,” he says. “We are not the type of white people who are going to be walked all over.”
Because nothing diffuses racial tension like gun-toting racial separatists patrolling an already on-edge community.
Schoep, whose neo-Nazi group is based in Detroit, tells Riptide the patrols are a response to white residents’ fears of a race riot.
Wonderful. That’s sure to improve the situation. To make things worse, Pam Spaulding reports that the local Fox TV affiliate referred to them as a “civil rights group” on their website. Because Nazis are all about civil rights.