Feds Sue New Berlin for Racism

Beloit Daily News, June 24, 2011

The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit alleging New Berlin city officials caved to pressure from their largely white community by deciding not to build low-income housing that could attract more black families.

The mayor and other city officials voted in May 2010 to allow the construction but reconsidered following an immediate backlash from the community, according to federal prosecutors. Their lawsuit was dated Wednesday and released Thursday.

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New Berlin is about 15 miles southwest of Milwaukee. The city’s website quotes 2000 census data that say about 96 percent of the city’s 38,000 residents are white.

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The city Department of Community Development recommended that the application be approved. A few days later the city planning commission, of which the mayor is a member, voted 4-3 to approve the general application.

Over the next few weeks, city officials were inundated with emails and phone calls, the majority of which voiced opposition to the project, federal prosecutors said.

“Some of the opposition was based in part on fear that the prospective tenants would be African American or minority,” the lawsuit said.

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The mayor also received threatening phone calls at home, his car tires were slashed, his car windows were shot through, and a sign reading “(N-word) lover” was placed in his yard, the lawsuit said.

About two weeks later the mayor asked the planning commission to let him reconsider his vote, saying he was concerned about certain parking waivers included in the original approval.

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  • Anonymous

    The Feds won’t secure the border and won’t deport captured illegals. The war on whites has been declared by the government.

  • Mike H.

    See people, screaming and acting like violent hooligans works. Quiet protests and angry letters do not. If you don’t want blacks moving near you, simply act like they do when something they don’t want is about occur.

    Some might say it’s sinking to their level. I say it’s preventing that from happening on a city/county/country wide scale.

    It’s also the only thing that will change a crazed race liberal’s mind.

  • Anonymous

    more of this type of action needed to save this country. next, vote out all the authorities that do not get it.

  • Byron

    Same thing happened in Yonkers, NY about 20 years ago. They didn’t want the low income projects built on the “good” side of the river, so they shut it down. I think a federal judge started fining Yonkers like $10,000 a day every day until construction started. It started.

  • Dave

    LOL . . . so the Federal government is suing New Berlin for resisting low income housing that could attract Black families? So, in other words, the residents of New Berlin should have foreseen the new residents would be Black; and as a result are accountable for possible racism? Yet, God forbid the residents of New Berlin foresee that the new residents are likely to to burden law enforcement, drain resources, and threaten the safety of current residents. No, that assumption is never allowed. One must remain perpetually ignorant about that sort of thing.

  • Anonymous

    So city officials and the mayor acquiesced to what the people they represent wanted? The horror!

  • Anonymous

    It’s war. Anyone who doesn’t see that by now is naive. Traitors are worse than the actual enemy.

  • Jack

    “… alleging New Berlin city officials caved to pressure from their largely white community by deciding not to build low-income housing that could attract more black families.”

    In other words they are being sued for doing EXACTLY what they are supposed to be doing, implementing the wishes of their constituents.

  • Ted

    It think it would be most interesting if a township challenged the Feds on this question simply by pointing out that the crime rate in all such areas historically has always exploded upward with any significant influx of blacks. There are simply no exceptions to this law of nature.

    If the Feds would like to flood the new housing project with thousands of Federal agents, empowered to enforce all local ordinances, build a nearby prison to house all those arrested and convicted, and of course finance a large new courthouse complex to prosecute the newly arrived miscreants, I suppose I could go along with their proposed low income housing proposal.

  • Conrad

    I’m curious, what could New Berlin do to attract more white families? Does the Government sue those that fail to do this?

  • Monty

    Ya gotta love these people who vote this stuff in.

    I notice it is never to close to where THEY live.

    Do they know something they aren’t telling?

  • Anonymous

    This is an act of genocide on the part of the United States government. No such nonsense would be occurring if the races were reversed.

  • Anonymous

    They will not rest until every white community in amerika is forced to endure the joys of diversity. The federal government is no longer our government.

  • Baron

    The article states:

    “The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit alleging New Berlin city officials caved to pressure from their largely white community by deciding not to build low-income housing that could attract more black families.”

    Translation: Our leftist government is determined to destroy any vestigal semblance of historic, peculiarly American culture. If not done “voluntarily”, then the full force and pressure of the US government will come to bear: “You WILL like strawberry ice cream!”

    “Some of the opposition was based in part on fear that the prospective tenants would be African American or minority.”

    Tranlsation: The people of New Berlin would like to be safe and secure in their homes. They would like their crime rate to remain below, not at or above the national average. They would like their school test scores to remain higher. They see the TV news on the latest minority crime, and prefer to watch it in the comfort of their homes rather than being the subject of “film at 11”.

    “About two weeks later the mayor asked the planning commission to let him reconsider his vote…”

    Translation: The mayor is scared for his life, plus the prospect of being out of a job come re-election time is undoubtedly exigent. Of course, what is politically expedient is his ultimate objective.

  • Ian J. MacDonald

    Whenever I read such stories I can’t help but wonder what percentage of the resident of New Berlin voted for the teleprompter-n-chief.

  • Question Diversity

    The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit alleging New Berlin city officials caved to pressure from their largely white community by deciding not to build low-income housing that could attract more black families.

    So white people aren’t allowed to have an opinion and lobby their government based on those opinions? The original article doesn’t say on what grounds the DOJ are suing New Berlin. Probably the real reason has to do with revenge because Scott Walker is the state’s Governor.

  • GreatNorthWoods

    Developers seeking to build affordable housing, under federal/state mandates in overwhelmingly white towns like New Berlin is a disgusting tactic. Unfortunately this tactic has become quite popular in the last ten years.

    This developer and others like him, are using affordable housing guidelines as an end- around tactic to bypass and flout existing zoning laws. In the end the developer walks away with big-bucks and the white residents are left with new construction and occupants they never wanted. And just to add a little insult to injury, the developer will always be a white guy. You can bet on that.

    Just the name “New Berlin” confirms it’s historic past. No doubt settled in the mid- eighteenth century by German immigrants so well represented in that region along with ethnic Scandanavians and Polish. New Berlin doesn’t need or “want” a racial injection into it’s healthy veins! Those people have every right and expectation to live in a the kind of community to their liking. After all, past generation of them made it that way and certainly not blacks or hispanics.

    On one hand, slashing tires and e-mailing racial epithets isn’t gonna shake out well in the end either. The key here “for now” is to keep any resistance strictly “defacto” and out of sight, by implementing the combined social, economic and political forces to our advantage.

    On the other hand I applaud some of them for not taking this lying down. As I’ve written before if you want to see a real white segregationist don’t look south, look north. Most whites up there just won’t except living in close proximity to too many non- whites, especially blacks much beyond token numbers.No, not even your liberals. But don’t point this out to them though,- they’ll often go ballistic.

    GNW

  • WR the elder

    Dear Fed totalitarians: Please move the low income housing project to Chappaqua, New York, as close to the Clinton household as is feasible. The Clintons love diversity and are eagerly awaiting the day when whites are a minority in this country. Please don’t make them wait too long for the experience.

  • E Pluribus Pluribus

    An earlier Amren comment captures the very real danger that awaits New Berlin if the U. S. government’s legal assault on the town succeeds:

    15 — Mary wrote at 9:32 PM on December 7, 2010:

    … Recently in NE Philadelphia, a large housing project was closed by the city and razed to the ground because the blacks totally trashed the place. Now all the Section-Eighters moved into my daughter’s apartment complex and have begun tormenting the white residents who have been living there. My granddaughter is only 6 years old. She has been hit and threatened by black teens. They stole all my daughter’s lawn decorations and my granddaughter’s scooter. They bounce basketballs up against the outside wall day and night, just to torture them. Just plain mean. When any whites complain to a black parent (as usual, it’s only Mom because nobody knows who the dad is), all they get is racial slurs and a flurry of filthy language. My family is moving back here on December 31 until they find a place free of urban blacks. The term ‘blockbuster’ from the 60s has now taken on a new meaning. . . .”

  • Rob

    The US government is bound and determined to foist black poverty and all the negative aspects of it on whites no matter what. Did the officials of this town “cave” as the US goverment claims or where they just doing what their constituents wanted? I guess no longer listening to what the voters want is the kind “Democracy” the feds have in mind for all of us.

  • Anonymous

    Why does every town need to be “multicultural”? It is VERY obvious the residents (IE: TAX PAYERS!) do not want section 8 housing in their community. The residents of this city want to keep their city as it is and not introduce an element of disruption (to put it mildly) to their community. Why do the leftist tyranny enforcers continue to force cities to commit social suicide continually, it is infuriating. So much for people controlling who they live amongst, not in this “post-racial” hell of 2011 America.

  • sommers

    once you get your teeth kicked in for walking down the street, for being white, things become much more personal, and the politicians empty blather about diversity and tolerance become meaningless and worse. There must be a response. White people have always been able to handle things. See if we still can. Getting rid of the 5th column will have to be a priority.

  • Anonymous

    I would say the opposition was probably a result of the many racially motivated attacks taking place across the country. You know, the ones the MSM has been censoring. Perhaps they didn’t have confidence in the governments ability to protect them from the gangs of racist “youths” who would be living in that low in-come housing.

  • Tom S.

    *The mayor also received threatening phone calls at home, his car tires were slashed, his car windows were shot through, and a sign reading “(N-word) lover” was placed in his yard,

    I would bet good money that this was done by the SPLC/Acorn crowd. This is an old liberal trick they play in situations like this. I mean seriously, we are race realists on this site, would any of YOU do this? I know I wouldn’t!

  • Uniculturalist

    It just goes to show that the right to free association is dead. We’ve gone all the way from outlawing positive acts of discrimination to banning mere inaction, in this case the refusal to allow certain kinds of housing that attract the welfare and criminal classes and cause a community to go into terminal decline.

    What makes this even more egregious is that now the federal government is stepping in and undermining the mores and values of the local community. This is exactly what happened in Lewiston, Maine, when the government imported loads of Somalis into an erstwhile calm, peaceful and homogeneous Euro-American town.

    I hope the city can win this case. But with the federal government filing suit in its own courts, I pretty much doubt it. Another formerly decent community down the drain.

  • Anonymous

    Just let us have a few enclaves, thats all I ask. Please, just a place to go not filled with waves of blacks and foreigners.

  • SKIP the psychic

    Predicts…..this is going to start happening more and more as Whites finally are getting fed up with African panderers, muslim panderers and just plain self serving political criminals who constantly side with non whites to their own financial gain! Penalties for doing this are going to become more severe as lawlessness and vigilante justice begins to spread.

  • Anonymous

    As I’ve stated before, why would someone file a lawsuit to live around people they hate? I don’t recall White people ever filing a lawsuit to live around blacks! Wherever Whites go, the black ‘undertow’ ALWAYS follows. Eventually this black undertow washes away all that was good leading to Detroit, E. St. Louis, Oakland, Zimbabwe, S. Africa etc., etc., etc..

  • Tim in Indiana

    The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit alleging New Berlin city officials caved to pressure from their largely white community by deciding not to build low-income housing that could attract more black families.

    “Caved to pressure?” You mean listened to the will of the people?

    I see how it works: it’s a democracy until whites stand up for their own interests, then suddenly it’s “racism.”

    In all fairness, however, whites wouldn’t be in this mess if they had spoken out for their own interests all along. Because they failed to speak out for their rights as a group, their rights were taken away from them.

    The mayor also received threatening phone calls at home, his car tires were slashed, his car windows were shot through, and a sign reading “(N-word) lover” was placed in his yard, the lawsuit said.

    Sounds like another “hate-crime” hoax.

  • Berin Rassouid

    Why is public housing all black? Do other poor deserving people shun the opportunity? Or is there discrimination? Such racial imbalance used to be prima facie evidence of discimination. Of

    course, like the Post Office, complaints are only issued when they benefit blacks.

  • kgb

    The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit alleging New Berlin city officials caved to pressure from their largely white community by deciding not to build low-income housing that could attract more black families.

    In their defense, the town of New Berlin showed some uncut footage from Hurricane Katrina at a town hall meeting.

  • cpascal

    Many of the white people living in New Berlin probably went there while fleeing other towns that have already been overrun by blacks. They realize that if New Berlin also becomes heavily black, there are fewer places to go next, and that’s why they’re fighting so hard against the housing project. This is a good sign that whites are finally putting their foot down and not tolerating the destruction of any more nice towns. There’s also the fact that the blacks seem to be more dangerous these days, as there are more stories about roaming black mobs attacking people. New Berlin can’t be blamed for wanting to keep this out.

  • hts

    Just Eric Holder taking care of his people…

  • rjp

    Hasn’t nearly every instance of the placement of racial signage been proven to have been actions of those seeking racial privilege at the detriment to white individuals?

  • Who In Their White Mind?

    This reminds me of Somalians coming to America in 2000, to a state that was 95% White at the time: Maine. Special interests &churches took up the effort to allow it to happen, never putting it to a vote because it would have been obvious to everyone that the community would not approve it. So who needs democracy when you can just impose a dictator-like rule of law and implement whatever you’d like. And Ghaddafi is the enemy? We’ve got our own right here people.

    Well, one of three things will happen:

    (a) Whites in New Berlin will leave in large groups like nomads to a new White community

    (b) Whites will arm themselves and be vigilante & look out for one another.(I’m not holding my breath on that)

    (c) The blacks/Mestizos will eradicate the standard of living and rob, rape, murder and set the community ablaze with reckless abandon and no one does a thing about it. I hope I’m wrong. I really do.

  • white is right, black is whack

    Once again: When whites don’t want nonwhites, especially blacks around them and when we don’t wish to have our money support them, it’s racism. When blacks want to only look out for blacks–and at the expense of whites–it’s called diversity. I’m tired of blacks and liberals calling whites racist for not wanting to give them our money and possessions. All whites should read Racism Schmacism by James Edwards. If they did, this world would be a lot better off.

  • Anonymous

    Who are the individual attorneys involved in the suit against New Berlin? Which pawns of the federal government? Find and investigate them!

  • Deus Vult

    The fedgov does this all over the country. Yonkers, NY and Sunnyvale, TX are among the ones that make news. Towns and counties usually cave to pressure from DC’s goons.

    Even in a monoracial society, this kind of heavy-handed bullying from government is just plain repugnant. The track record of “low income housing” makes residents’ opposition absolutely understandable. Approval of Section 8 buildings in their community would be downright foolish!

    New Berlin needs ALL our SUPPORT!

  • Anonymous

    Eliminate HUD and all it’s funding when 2013 rolls around, elect people to office that cut off the gravy train. That is the reason only hard-core conservatives should get elected to political office, to put localities under LOCAL control. Walker gave you a CC law and broke the back of the NEA and other union leeches in Wisconsin, in Nov 2012 finish the job by voting out Obama and his thugs. If you vote for a democrat for ANYTHING, you deserve what you get.

  • Anonymous

    To #4 Byron…I remember that fiasco too. At the time Sands lived in the wealthy town of Pound Ridge. Diversity is good for us, not them. Hopefully, soon, the rot will reach their doorstep too.

  • white is right, black is whack

    Well, one of three things will happen:

    Whites have been doing that for decades now and these blacks and other nonwhites follow us. How’s that been working out? Pretty soon there will be nowhere to run.

    (a) Whites in New Berlin will leave in large groups like nomads to a new White community

    Again, where will they go and when will whites learn that they need to quit running away from problems and hold their ground and say, “No! We don’t want you. Leave. You’re not welcome”? Whites all over the world are being invaded with third-world immigration.

    (b) Whites will arm themselves and be vigilante & look out for one another.(I’m not holding my breath on that)

    Being that guns are illegal in most of Europe, how are the white Berliners going to get armed?

    (c) The blacks/Mestizos will eradicate the standard of living and rob, rape, murder and set the community ablaze with reckless abandon and no one does a thing about it. I hope I’m wrong. I really do.

    And of course, whites will leave, say “There was a lot of crime there” without connecting the dots, the same problem will follow them again, they will move again and repeat the same process. When will whites wake up, take a stand and stop the invasion?

  • Who In Their White Mind?

    Did you eve read the article, White is right? New Berlin is near Milwaukee. Last time I checked that is in Wisconsin. Last time I checked that is in America. Last time I checked we have a Constitutional right to bear arms in America.

    Another thing about your comments is that there are never places in the USA that stay the same. For example in Los Angeles there are former black areas taken over by Mestizos. Whites can do the same type of things if they go to where a traditionalist background is developing, and they are someewhere.

  • Anonymous

    41 — white is right, black is whack wrote at 9:32 AM on June 30:

    “(b) Whites will arm themselves and be vigilante & look out for one another.(I’m not holding my breath on that)

    Being that guns are illegal in most of Europe, how are the white Berliners going to get armed?”

    New Berlin is in Wisconsin, not far from Milwaukee, if you read the full article. As for Berlin, Germany, there are more guns around than you imagine. Owning a gun is not illegal, just subject to licensing, and it is a more thorough process. When I lived in Europe, I remember a story about French citizens complaining about hunters firing their guns too close to their homes. They may not have access to semi-autos the way we do, but they have access to firearms.

  • Ole Bob

    No one says a neighborhood that is 100% black needs more diversity.

    No one says a neighborhood that is 100% asian needs more diversity.

    No one says a neighborhood that is 100% oriental needs more diversity.

    They are already 100% diverse.

    All white neighborhoods and only white neighborhoods always need to be more diverse. White neighborhoods only stop needing to be more diverse when there are no white people left in them.

    Diversity is a codeword for white genocide.

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    Does anyone know members of the opposition group on the ground? If so introduce them to Bob Whitaker’s blog and the Mantra. If the locals get organized and do it right, they can stop this.

  • Winnetka

    How patronizing and condescending of the FED to suggest that the ONLY way blacks could afford to move into New Berlin is via the help of an affordable housing entitlement program. Newsflash FED, there are plenty of blacks who can afford to buy in New Berlin, but maybe, just maybe, they CHOOSE NOT TO. There is nothing wrong w/ a mostly white community, just like there is nothing wrong w/ a mostly black or hispanic, or asian community. People are free to choose where they want to live. The interference of the FED in those choices via forced entitlements is not the American way.

  • Hank

    As one writer pointed out, pressure tactics really work, where letters to the local politicians don’t. Find the weak point and then hit it hard. What is the one point or person that will make a difference? Then apply pressure and the whole thing comes down. We should read Saul Alinskey’s “Rules for Radicals” and use the same tactics against them.