- On July 4, 2009, League of American Patriots members in New York and New Jersey attempted to spread their hateful message at right-wing “Tea Party” gatherings, during which attendees voiced protest about various issues, including taxes. In Monmouth County and Morristown, New Jersey, and Rockland County, New York, members reportedly distributed hundreds of copies of a flier entitled “Celebrate Western Heritage.” The group's Web site claimed that “many Tea Party participants were interested in [the group's] nationalist message.”
- On June 29, 2009, LOAP members attended a reenactment of the Revolutionary War battle of Monmouth in Freehold, New Jersey. A follow-up post to the LOAP Web site explained that members distributed hundreds of fliers entitled “Celebrate Western Heritage,” and received inquiries about the group in the following weeks.
- On March 21, 2009, LOAP attempted to host an organizational meeting at a Clifton, New Jersey, public library, in part to commemorate its one-year anniversary and International White Pride World Wide day. Shortly after the approximately 15 attendees arrived, about five anti-racist protestors disrupted the meeting by entering the room with a video camera. A reported “brawl” then ensued, and police were called to the scene. The LOAP members then left the library.
A few days later, LOAP's leader Alex Carmichael, using the screen name “Slim Pickens,” posted information about the meeting and its disruption to Stormfront, the most popular white supremacist Internet forum. LOAP has made use of Stormfront in the past to publicize its events and spread information about the group, including the March 2009 meeting, to other white supremacists. Carmichael wrote that, in spite of the interruption at the library, LOAP continued the meeting at a “private establishment.”
In his Stormfront post, Carmichael also alluded to “upcoming projects” that LOAP has planned and stated that the group “has settled on a highly secure venue” for its bi-monthly meetings in the metro New York area.
- In January 2009, LOAP placed racist fliers in a New Jersey neighborhood that urged readers to “Stop Minority [Non-White] Crime Now!” The fliers, which sought to demonize the black and Latino communities, claimed that “the single best indicator to the level of crime is the percentage of non-Whites in the population.”
- LOAP gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election by placing racist anti-Obama fliers in a New Jersey neighborhood in September and in a Pennsylvania neighborhood in November. The fliers, left in the driveways of neighborhood residents, vilified Barack Obama, segments of the black community, and undocumented immigrants from Latin America.
One flier asked “Do You Want a Black President” and stated that “Black Ruled Nations [are the] most unstable and violent in the world.” It also asked why white Americans should “seal our fate by allowing a black ruler to destroy us.” Another flier depicted undocumented immigrants as criminals and a drain on American social services. It cited research from the National Policy Institute, a self-styled, racist think tank, and the Center for Immigration Studies, an anti-immigrant think tank.
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