Posted on July 1, 2021

Black Nationalists Declare ‘Legal Residency’ in Newark Woman’s Home, Police Disagree

Brian Niemitz, New York Daily News, June 25, 2021

A Newark homeowner called in police last week after four Black nationalists moved into a new home she was renovating and declared that as sovereign citizens of the Al Moroccan Empire, “their status permitted them access to the property,” authorities said.

NBC News reports that the four men, who’d changed the locks on the Ivy Street house, agreed to leave, but one of them returned a short time later to reclaim the property {snip}

Hubert A. John, a 39-year-old man from Los Angeles, reportedly stepped over the woman while she was on her porch, hung a red Moorish flag over one of the house’s windows, then made himself at home.


Weeks earlier, the homeowner said she’d gotten papers in the mail from the Al Moroccan Empire Consulate claiming rights to her property. {snip}


Police returned to the house to deal with John, who was adamant about staying. The SWAT team reportedly negotiated with John for an hour before going into the house and carrying him out {snip}