UPDATE: Effort Mobilizes to Shut Down Purported White Supremacist Event in Joppa

From Mid-Atlantic General Defense Committee Local 21:

Update about Neo Nazi Event in Joppa from the Mid Atlantic GDC:

Good news, everyone: after several days of phone calls from the GDC and other antifascists, VFW Post 5838 in Joppa, MD has given us verbal confirmation that they are canceling an upcoming white supremacist concert that was booked at their hall. The event was being organized by hate groups Label 56, Keystone United, and Maryland Skinheads.

Let this be a message to fascists everywhere: you are not welcome in Maryland. Our communities won’t stand for it.

We are awaiting written confirmation from the VFW, and will update information when we get it.

Thanks,
Mid Atlantic General Defense Committee
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This is in regards to a white supremacist event supposedly being held in Joppa this Saturday. There has been a call out to shut this event down by local anti-fascists and anti-racists.

At 5:30 PM on March 25, white nationalists from throughout the region will be assembling at the Joppatowne Memorial VFW Post 5838 at 501 Pulaski Highway for a St Patrick’s Day gathering. The 11th annual event was recently announced on hate site Stormfront.org and is being coordinated by Baltimore area far-right record label Label 56. In light of the recent election of Donald Trump and the subsequent emboldening of white nationalism, the potential for this event to draw large numbers of militant white supremacists to recruit, network, and organize is significant.

Label 56 distributes racist skinhead music CDs, videos, and merchandise. An article from anti-fascist research group One People’s Project indicates that “Label 56 is the music outlet for a violent neo-Nazi gang called Maryland State “Skinheads” (MDS). MDS head Jason Tankersley, while more involved with their Mixed Martial Arts arm has some organizational input over Label 56 as well.” A link for Label 56 appears on the homepages of several other Northeastern racist skinhead groups, including the Keystone State Skinheads, American Thule Society, and the Vinlanders Social Club. Maryland State Skinheads, Keystone United and Supreme White Alliance members are regular attendees.

The guestlist has also included Matthew Heimbach, founder of the controversial White Student Union at Towson State and its successor the Traditionalist Youth Network. In 2015, he gave a speech which urged, “That the time has come for white people of all religions to stand up together to fight that which intends to destroy us and our culture.” Steve Smith, Republican county committeeman for Luzerne County PA and co-founder of Keystone State Skinheads (known as Keystone United since 2009), has also been an attendee.

This event is indicative of the rise of white supremacism and the growing organizational capacity of the far-Right nationally. The Ku Klux Klan, and specifically the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire, have been distributing flyers locally in Ellicott City, Towson, and Bel Air, and as far away as North Carolina. It is important to oppose the increasing Neo-Nazi presence together. Time is of the essence. The Mid-Atlantic General Defense Committee (GDC) is monitoring developments in Maryland and working with at-risk communities to respond as they emerge. The GDC encourages everyone to get involved in taking an active stance now.

Mid-Atlantic General Defense Committee Local 21
Baltimore.gdc.research@gmail.com

Comments

    • Not Trump's fault says

      Nothing would happen. You know what would happen? Your former president would have embraced it. The media would have covered it. Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would have been praising BLM on TV.

      When and wherever this group assembles, I would bet they don’t go breaking store windows, loot, burn police cars, and everything else BLM receives praise for. All we ever hear is “They’re the few bad ones. They don’t represent what BLM is about.”

      Well, these are a few extremists that don’t represent what all white people are about. This has nothing to do with Trump. They were in existence long before Trump. However BLM has everything to do with Obama. BLM was created on his watch. Think about that.

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      • Wow says

        When you can’t defend what is really happening create a strawman argument out of thin air.

        Yes it is Trumps fault.

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        • ScaredForMyCountry says

          How can this be Trump’s fault when it is the eleventh annual event? Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT a raving fan of our current POTUS, but I do not see how this can be his fault.

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      • J.I. says

        Yeah, you’re right. They are a bunch of bad apples holding a meeting. If a bunch of people whose stated goal was to break windows held a meeting, then yeah, people should make sure that doesn’t happen in such a public venue, too.

        I see that you not only killed your strawman, but burned its corpse, too.

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    • White man from town says

      They should file a law suit against this VFW for reverse discrimination, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

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    • Hujio says

      They probably would have gave free meals to kids and taught political theory and self-defense, like they always have

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      • A is for Anarchy says

        What this article doesn’t say is that this shut down was largely organized by anarchists. If there’s one thing that anarchists do, it’s direct action.

        That’s why anarchist ideas are rapidly becoming more popular.

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  1. I thought skinheads were bald says

    Black lives matter can yammer on about killing whites, starting a race war and murdering police. They get praise and media attention.
    Some morons living in their mothers basements say they are going to have their 10th annual skin head circle jerk and you all are marching in the streets.

    Morons.

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  2. SoulCrusher says

    People should embrace who they are and be proud of their race and traditions. People should also be aware that we live in a country where everyone, regardless of race, religion or individuality, should be treated equally and in a light that each and every one of us wish to be treated. I am a white, 44 year old male of Irish, German and English descent. I am a direct relative of John Adams and John Quincy Adams. I am proud of my ancestry and to the best of my knowledge, my line is strictly Caucasian in origin. However, I wish to rule no one and I only pass judgements on those who have wronged or judged me. I urge everyone else to follow this mantra. Be who you are, yet respect those whom are unlike you. This includes those of different races, religions, backgrounds and politics. We are all in this together and are all Americans. We ALL bleed blood red. I can not support or attend any rally that sponsors the supremacy of any race, religion or political affiliation, yet I will not interfere with the free speech of others. Even if their message is one that I do not agree with or am strongly opposed to. Everyone should stop looking at the colors of our skin which divide us and start thinking of things that unite us. Common ground is much more palatable than any trench or No Man’s Land that I’ve ever heard of. There is a common enemy to every one of us. They sit in Annapolis and Washington D.C. thru positions of power that seek to control each and every one of us, regardless of your race, religion or view points. Those are the ones who you really should be concerned about. Those are your real enemies…..

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    • Flint says

      “Whiteness” isn’t a culture. Irish, German and English are cultures and languages. I doubt you speak any language form the Caucus mountains. “Caucasian” used to describe people of European descent is mostly a racist terminology, just as “white” is.

      John Quincy Adams became a powerful advocate for the abolition of slavery.

      While you say you won’t interfere with free speech, will you interfere with those who would organize genocide, slavery and segregation? What would John Quincy Adams do?

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      • SoulCrusher says

        Caucasian is the correct term we use to describe people that are or are of the fair colored skin race that you term as “white” or “whiteness”. I do not know where you were going with the whole culture thing, yet you are aware that Irish, German and English cultures were of white lineage, or to use the correct term of our day “Caucasian”. Yes, you are right, my ancestors did advocate the abolition of slavery and I have the same values concerning that subject. Now, you are trying to coincide slavery, genocide and segregation into the topics of free speech. I’m not so sure that the group that is putting on this event is prescribing genocide or slavery to anyone, yet segregation may be on their topic list. If people, by their own choice, wish to segregate themselves from other members of this society, then so be it. We both know that segregation in schools, restaurants, bathrooms and buses no longer exists in this society in a public forum. If it does, it is a civil offense and would be handled as such. So whatever they got to say, especially to a group of like minded individuals, is no concern of mine. You already know that I do not subscribe to that train of thought. As for what John Quincy Adams would do, I don’t know. You would have to ask him, but he has long passed away so that question will have to remain unanswered.

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      • SoulCrusher says

        I think your wrong about me defending anything. I would not attend an event like that, nor would I interfere with it. I want nothing to do with it. My prior statements speak for themselves….

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  3. chukzla says

    Well look here … These white boys should be aware of who they are messing with ask your boy bundy, who rallied his troops and got a licking by the national guard, look up high you rednecks, the feds will crush 3 generations of your kids if you want civil war, prison is waiting for you…if not worse, you don’t got the Arms!, Good luck with the gastopos!

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  4. Tickle my Elmo says

    Oh Jesus shut up you are a joke. You want to be able to protest when it fits your mold, but God help anyone protest you. That would make them racist. You all are a huge joke.

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    • Kevin says

      the NAACP fights for the advancement of African American rights and Neo-Nazis advocate for a world occupied only by white, non-jews thru threats of violence and intimidation.

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      • says

        Please back that up with recent examples of actual nazis in this area being violent.
        We can however post page after page of black lives matter groups doing it.

        Even when there was an actual skinhead presence in Harford County during the early 90s, They didnt do anything close to what the Blacks are doing right now.

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  5. cyniskeptic says

    Goggle their website. No different than BLM or any other Aulinski(sp?) extremist group. What I want to know is why Brian would put this as a headline article on the site? Is it the true intention of Daggerpress to forward internationalist, true-communist intentions of these Rockefeller-Soros funded groups? Come on Brian give us the lowdown.

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  6. Wow says

    It’s not difficult to see the racist white supremacists here. Making comparisons to BLM NAACP and other organizations that were only ever spawned because of white supremacist.

    Think about it take all the time you need.

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    • Not Economically Viable says

      Everything is so “racists” these days, the word has lost all meaning asside from PR from local .Gov agencies. Go troll somewhere else.

      The real question is, what are you going to about it? I know, nothing.

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      • Wow says

        Your attacking me and my message speaks volumes about you. Keep up the good work you should have the solution soon.

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        • Cohagen says

          Your “message” means nothing. It’s just random bullshit typed annonymously with other anonymous internet users, just like this (my) reply.

          It’s all just a waste of bandwidth but I enjoy a good laugh.

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      • A says

        We did something. We shut the Nazis down. They’re not welcome in my town. All fascists can go back under the rock they slimed their way out of.

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  7. Jay says

    I say let them keep talking and giving us information that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to access. I know me as a lack man living in this county will be there along with many others monitoring this event. Camera in hand. I love it when ppl show their true face. I bet you’ll see a lot of your classmates and coworkers, and even some of your neighbors there. Name an easier way to get this kind if information.

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    • Cohagen says

      Just think if you didn’t read this news article, how many more years (11th) would this have gone on without you being there “camera in hand”?

      Better late than never, right?

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      • Sue says

        Free speech in this country is not limited to just those who you agree with. When you step on free speech you dishonor those who have fought for that right, many who lost their lives to ensure that right.

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        • for the record says

          Not all speech is protected speech. For example: obscene speech, defamatory speech, speech inciting violence, child pornography and speech used to threaten violence are not constitutionally protected under most circumstances.

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          • Sue says

            But you first have to hear what is being said to determine if the speech meets the definition of not constitutionally protected.

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          • Rice burner says

            I guess it is being enforced differently for BLM.

            Lets riot in the white neighborhoods.

            Pigs in a blanket, fry em like bacon.

            What do we want, dead cops… when do
            We want them… now.

            Yeah sure, None of that speech incites vilence whatsoever.

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        • Lyle says

          Free speech comes with consequences.

          Ethnic cleansing and genocide are off the table as far as options for the human race go.

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  8. Pavel314 says

    It was very irresponsible of “The Dagger” to publish this article. It is basically a call to prevent a group of citizens from exercising their constitutional right to peacefully assemble. This “General Defense Committee” sounds like a group of kindred spirit to the violent BLM rioters and the campus thugs who shut down free speech they disagree with. If there is violence, it will come from the bunch who wrote this article, not the people planning to meet at the VFW.

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    • libertarian says

      Last time I looked we still had a constitution and a free press. Of course, the way things are going that might not be for long.

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        • balls and strikes says

          No Lou’s not. In fact, Lou is exercising his 1st Amendment right. He didn’t try to prevent the post or suggest the person who posted had no right to do so. Disagreement about actions and the content of speech is constitutionally protected speech as is your assertion misleading as it may be.

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        • Raury says

          I sh*t on the First Amendment and wipe my a$$ with the Constitution. A piece of paper written by rich, slave-owning, white-men bureaucrats over 200 years ago doesn’t determine my inherent freedom to speak how I please.

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  9. PleaseRead - Pot Heres Kettle says

    FIRST, let me say as a Veteran I’m pretty pissed off the VFW did not do any damn research on who they rent these halls out too. I’m conservative leaning and would be just as upset if they rented it PETA for a meeting (People Eating Tasty Animals).

    The VFW is not a place for this partisan and hate inspired crap.. BUT BUT

    If we are going to call a spade a spade, let me tell you that this is not the first time we’ve had clowns entertain these knuckle heads. The Rt 40 Republican Club several years back had the audacity to host Mr. Heimbach right in the Harford County Sheriffs office. So your White Nationalist was actually spitting his nonsense in a Harford County Government Building. With all due respect to now Sheriff, that was under “Hug a Thug” Jesse Bane. Its one of the reasons as conservative leaning voter I chose not to be a member of the Rt 40 Republicans… when they hosted that clown it told me everything I needed to know about them expanding the tent.

    Joppa VFW I will be reporting your behinds to the National Level, you know better! VFW is not the place for that crap

    DON”T BELIEVE ME…. we quickly forget… heres the video
    https://youtu.be/iNkCt1VsBYY

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      • Sue says

        Of course its not conservatism, its free speech. You don’t have to agree with what they have to say.

        For Democracy to work properly it is not required that everyone agree, it is required that everyone participate.

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        • GnarBar says

          Democracy is a failure. In fact, it’s the same government that put the Nazis in power. No one can represent us but ourselves.

          The authority politicians assume over us is completely illegitimate.

          We never consented to being ruled!

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  10. Jay says

    If the VFW is going to rent to anyone they have to rent to everyone. I may not agree with what those folks have to say but just like the A-holes from the Westboro Baptist Church or BLM they have a right to peaceably assemble and say pretty much whatever they want. This is America and free speech is free for everyone not just those who you agree with. By attempting to curtail their right you essentially help prove their point.

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    • kelly says

      Unless the VFW is run by the government Jay you couldn’t be more wrong.

      It’s a shame schools don’t teach at least the meaning of freedom of speech, makes people look super stupid.

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  11. Jay says

    No business (and in this case the VFW is acting as a business) can discriminate against customers.

    Its a shame you don’t have to graduate from middle school school to post here.

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    • James says

      Jay unless a customer is a member of a protected class they (a business) have the right to discriminate against anyone they want too.

      Now I say this as a US citizen as there is the chance you are not posting from the USA.

      You my want to stop digging this is getting embarrassing for you and sorry to hear about your middle school failure….

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          • LOL says

            Google. Wikipedia. That says it, I bet you got an associates degree in Bartending. Lol. Everything on the internet is true.

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          • SoulCrusher says

            Quite frankly, as according to the link you gave me, we are ALL of a protected class. If you can not see this, then you’re blind…….

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          • James says

            So if I walk in a bar drunk and they refuse to serve me I’m in a protected class? If I walk in a store shirtless and they refuse me service I’m protected? If I call my boss an asshole I’m protected? If I walk into outback steakhouse with a McDnalds bag and sit down to eat I’m protected?

            I could go on all day but I doubt you would understand.

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          • SoulCrusher says

            No James, you’re dodging by asking questions that are ludicrous. You have to use common sense. A bartender can refuse you when you’re drunk, because you have already had enough or too much. They can get sued if they serve a drunk and the drunk does something damaging. You must wear a shirt, especially if the store has a sign that says “Shirt Required”, same thing applies to shoes. Once again they are protecting themselves from liability. You can call your boss an asshole, he can also fire you. You disrespected your boss and he has control over his employees. You can go into a Outback Steakhouse and eat you’re McDonalds, however they probably will ask you to buy something or leave. They are in the business to sell food and are not required to let you use their dining area unless you buy something from them. Have you bumped your head?

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          • SoulCrusher says

            ONCE again, DAGGER EDITORS GFY. I was responding to James who used the same language and I didn’t direct it toward him. When will you stop moderating the Crusher of heads, holes and souls for telling the truth??????????????

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          • James says

            No soulcrusher you have a basic misunderstanding there are no laws forcing a business to do business with someone they don’t want to. unless they are in a protected class. If you walk into my store I have every right to not do business with you for any reason I want and yes you can sue me, hell you can sue anyone for anything but it doesn’t make you right. Did you not follow the news on those Bakeries that refused to bake cakes for gays?

            You may not like it or agree with it but that doesn’t change the law.

            Sorry.

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    • James says

      You really don’t get it SC. In Oregon Gays are a protected class. Jesus did you even read your article or did you mean to shoot yourself in the foot?

      “The judge said the Kleins broke an Oregon law that prevents places that cater to the public from discriminating against gay people.”

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      • SoulCrusher says

        Gays are a protected class here too, so what’s your point? Has been that way since 2001. Unless you have good reason, you can not refuse people business by use of discrimination. We are ALL a protected class as US citizens. Be careful, you may trip up the wrong person one day and then they’ll own your business……https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Maryland

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        • James says

          Sweet Jesus man it’s not discrimination unless you refuse a protested class. I can refuse you service because you have red hair and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it. Just like the VFW can refuse to do business with white supremacists, they are not a protected class.

          It’s no wonder you lost you legal battle.

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          • SoulCrusher says

            If you tell a person you denied them for having red-hair and they sue you, you will lose. I wouldn’t sue you. I will go elsewhere. Now, you brought up something that had no place here. I did not lose a legal battle. I am the victim of an Organized Crime Syndicate and a Terrorist Organization known as the Maryland Criminal Justice System. My rights were violated, crimes were committed against me, both Federal and State penal codes violated, my property was racketeered by terrorists employed by the State and I was extorted to take a conviction to get that property back after being held in jail indefinitely until I took an illegal Plea Bargain. That property was used to pay Federal and State taxes, which I might add the State of Maryland nor the US Government has received a dime from me since. This is due to an illegal and unconstitutional conviction and another fraudulent conviction, both which left me undesirable to employ forever because of false testimony instilled into the court record by ASA Christopher Mark Tabone.

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        • SoulCrusher says

          Yeah, if that couple decides to sue, that company will end up losing also. Just so happens that another company who heard of this, went ahead and made them their cake. The US also has anti-discrimination laws as well. Pay close attention to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)- it may save your butt one day. https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/

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          • James says

            What couple? The people that were refused a beer themed cake? Yea good luck with that. Beer isn’t a protected class just like white supremacists.

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          • SoulCrusher says

            James, your whacked. The whole article was about a gay couple getting denied a cake because they were gay. The one sentence that mentioned the beer themed cake was to point out a continuing practice of idiocy by that baker. You’re right, beer isn’t a protected class, neither is beer a living and breathing American Citizen. That person that was refused their “beer cake” probably could’ve sued and won also. Dude, do you really have so many issues that you would refuse service to someone because you didn’t like the way they looked? Wow…..

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          • James says

            I’m whacked? You are the one arguing that white supremacists are a protected class and can’t be discriminated against.

            I believe we are done here.

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          • SoulCrusher says

            I have not made that argument at all. I asked you what a “protected class” was. You then provided a link to Wikipedia about protected classes. I read it and said that it seems we ALL are protected classes. You can’t quote me once saying white supremacist are a protected class thru this whole exchange. That is because I have never said or inferred that white supremacists are a protected class. You then went on about gays and bakers, about how you can refuse anyone you like at your business and their is nothing anyone can do about it. I showed you documentation that contradicts you. You have fought an imaginary battle against something that was never said. Yes, we are done here….

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  12. Roger miller says

    Please remove the phone numbers from the article concerning neo Nazi concert at VFW post. The show has been cancelled.

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  13. Harford County Citizen says

    BUT if it were the Black Lives Matter (non hate group of course) were to schedule a march….that would be JUST FINE…..unreal.

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