Sunday, March 05, 2006
BYE BYE BIGOT
A hearty thank you is in order to the One People's Project not just for the article below but for their good work.
PROSECUTOR CANNED AFTER ATTENDING AMERICAN RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE
Written by Administrator
Friday, 03 March 2006
We feel good about this one! We have to claim this one as ours because in recent years the only local press the American Renaissance conferences ever seen was from the Washington Times, which to be honest comes across as supporters of the event everytime they report on it. Not only that, but the conference almost never gets countered by antifa, the exception being when they were in the Sheraton in Reston, Va. back in 2000. This year, we thought we needed to galvanize some folks to make moves on Jared Taylor and his bunch, and especially the Hyatt. Once we got the word out on this conference, the local Washington activists responded. The result was more press attention given to the conference, and that included the Washington Post, who interviewed an attendee named Michael Regan. It later turned out that he was a prosecutor in Allegany County, and now word comes that he got canned because of his attending a WP event that had him rubbing elbows with the likes of the Stormfront crowd and David Duke. In addition, the NAACP has a press release out calling for New York Gov. George Pataki to investigate Regan's participation in this event. Now don't give us crap about the first amendment and his rights. The truth of the matter is this chump, who by the way National Socialist Movement's Bill White says he knows and calls "a long time white nationalist activist", made it all but impossible for him to do his job as a prosecutor. Whenever a defendant of color is being prosecuted by him, one will have to question his credibility, and as the Allegany County District Attorney says, it will impair his effectiveness and the effectiveness of the entire office. We are glad the D.A. sees it that way. We are also glad to see American Renaissance trying to get people to send thank yous to the Hyatt after folks came out to oppose them. "Left-wing anti-racist agitators put enormous pressure on the Hyatt Dulles Hotel to cancel its contract to hold the 2006 American Renaissance conference, but the hotel held firm, treating the conference with great courtesy and professionalism," it reads on their website. Translation: Handwriting's on the wall. Jared Taylor & Co. will never have an easy time of this again, and he knows it. Oh, and neither will anyone who attends his conferences expecting to maintain a decent standing in society. Nice try, Jared, but we don't think the Hyatt or any major hotel chain will ever host your conference again.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A Southern Tier attorney was fired from his job as a county prosecutor Thursday over his attendance at a conference of "white preservationists."
Michael Regan was terminated following an investigation by his boss, Allegany County District Attorney Terrence Parker, who said he had received numerous e-mails expressing concern about the assistant district attorney's presence at a meeting of the New Century Foundation in northern Virginia last week.
"It has become clear that his recent activities will continue to significantly disrupt and impair his effectiveness as an assistant district attorney and the operations of the entire district attorney's office," Parker said.
Regan did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.
Regan was quoted in Saturday's Washington Post as calling participants at the conference "white preservationists" rather than white supremacists, and saying U.S. policies on immigration, trade and demographics have put the country on the wrong path.
He declined to comment in the days that followed.
The Anti-Defamation League characterizes the New Century Foundation's ideology as "intellectualized, pseudoscientific white supremacy" and said the group promotes "genteel" racism.
The ADL's regional director for New York was among those who wrote to Parker, noting the article also quoted Regan as saying: "You can see European Christian Americans are an endangered species."
"Those kinds of comments are absolutely inappropriate for a public official," Joel Levy said.
A New York City lawmaker asked state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer to investigate whether racism has "contaminated" the district attorney's office in the rural western New York county.
"An assistant district attorney within the boundaries of our state who openly ascribes to a racist ideology is a threat to every minority citizen in New York State," wrote Larry Seabrook, chairman of the New York City Council's Civil Rights Committee.
He asked Spitzer for an immediate investigation "to determine if racism has contaminated the prosecutorial operations and decision-making of the office."
Parker called Seabrook's request "political grandstanding."
"If the city councilman, who has no knowledge of the facts, is trying to make some sort of statement for his own political advantage without ascertaining the facts, I think that he is probably misguided," Parker said.
Spitzer's office did not immediately respond to the request.
The New York State Bar Association's code of professional responsibility says a lawyer has a conflict of interest if his personal interests interfere with his professional judgment on a client's behalf.
But "there is no per se rule that says a lawyer with any particular set of personal views can or cannot represent clients," said Joseph Neuhaus, chairman of the association's Committee on Professional Ethics.
In addition to his part-time work as a county prosecutor, Regan has been an adjunct professor in the Alfred University College of Business since 2003, the college said.
University President Dr. Charles Edmonson, in a statement, said Regan's future as a part-time instructor would be determined "by our needs and his capabilities."
Alfred doesn't hire or fire people because of their outside activities "unless those activities suggest that they represent a menace to the safety and order of the university," the statement said. "We have employees who are also members of diverse religious and social groups, political parties, school boards, various village and town boards, and county legislatures who sometimes take controversial public positions. Alfred respects the rights of free expression outside the classroom."
Julian Bond, Chairman, NAACP National Board of Directors, has asked New York Gov. George Pataki to investigate participation by a New York assistant district attorney at a conference sponsored by the New Century Foundation, an organization identified as a "hate group."
A story in the February 26, 2006 edition of The Washington Post reported that Michael Regan, an assistant district attorney in New York's Allegany County, attended the conference held in Reston, Va. Regan is quoted in the Post as saying, "You can see European Christian Americans are an endangered species." Regan said attendees at the conference should be identified as "white preservationists" rather than "white supremacists."
The New Century Foundation is headed by white separatist author Jared Taylor. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the nation, terms Taylor's organization a hate group.
"Given Regan's position in law enforcement, his attendance and his statements are problematical, to say the least," said Bond. In a letter to Pataki, Bond asked the governor to investigate Regan's participation with a hate group and to explain what actions might be taken by Regan's superiors.
Also attending the conference were Taylor and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Taylor reportedly told the conference attendees that a major problem in the United States is the prevalence of "anti-racists" and that whites are being "ethnically cleansed."