Arlington Officials Demand Probe of Nazis After Abduction of Children

Two members of the Arlington County Board this weekend demanded an immediate and complete investigation of the latest incident involving George Rockwell’s “American Nazi Party.” They charged that the emboldened, uniformed Nazis actually abducted from the public streets a number of children “suspected” of being Jewish.

County Board Chairman Leo Urbanske announced that he was disturbed by the newest episode of Nazi violence and the presence of the Nazi headquarters in Arlington. He said “if any legal way is open to get rid of them (the Nazis) I’m all for it.” Board member Ralph Kaul proposed a special meeting of the County Board, the Commonwealth’s attorney, and the county manager to consider new measures to protect the pubic from the Nazis.

Two Nazi “Stormtroopers” are currently charged with felonious assault against teenaged boys, including a 13-year-old Jewish boy. Ten “Stormtroopers” were said to have been present, some armed with pistols, when children on their way home from high school were dragged into the Nazi building to be interrogated about allegations of Jewish faith. Only one of the boys “arrested” by the Nazis was Jewish.

Mr. Kaul said: “It is shocking if children can be subjected to threats of assault with a deadly weapon, can be actually abducted from the streets, forcibly detained, and subjected to a third degree from an organized (Nazi) group.” He indicated the Nazis had become such a menace they could no longer be tolerated.

Commonwealth Attorney William Hassan said that punishment of 20 years maximum imprisonment could be imposed upon the two Nazis charged in the case involving the children, if the Nazis are convicted.

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