Paper Causes Stir In Prince William County

NBC4.com, June 20, 2006

WASHINGTON—A newspaper that says it is for white Americans and was passed out in a couple of Prince William County, Va., neighborhoods over the weekend is creating a stir in the community.

No one is saying the newspaper, the White Patriot Leader, should not be published—because of the right to free speech—but officials and residents in Prince William County said they want to make it clear the message in the paper is not welcome, News4’s I.J. Hudson.

The paper is published in Springfield, Mo., by Glenn Miller, who is running for U.S. Congress. It suggests America is under siege by immigrants, that whites are second-class citizens, and that blacks and Hispanics are racists banding together to gain superior rights over whites. It also states that whites are too cowardly to stand up for their rights.

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“We are reviewing the paperwork, reviewing the flier that was put out, to see if any criminal charges could be filed,” said Prince William County police Sgt. Kim Chinn. “And if they could, we’ll act accordingly.”

County Supervisor Martin Nohe said his assistant received the paper. He said he’s been receiving a lot of calls about it.

“Everyone’s upset about it,” he said. “I mean, this is the kind of cowardly act that we don’t need in this county. This isn’t the kind of county where this kind of thing is welcome. I don’t think that this is the kind of thing that anyone’s going to support in our community. And I think that the message that everyone, in my district at least, wants to send out is that this isn’t welcome in our neighborhoods.”

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