NEW YORK (Aug. 18)
Eight members of the National Renaissance party, a neo-Nazi hate group, were indicted by a Bronx County grand jury this weekend on charges of criminal anarchy, inciting to riot and violation of a State law against possession of unregistered weapons.
They were arrested in July charged with sparking illegal activities at the site of a diner in The Bronx where pro and anti-integrationist pickets clashed repeatedly. Seven of the eight were arraigned before Judge Samuel Silverman and pleaded not guilty. The eighth, who signed a waiver of immunity and testified before the grand Jury, will be arraigned later.
Among the indicted was James A. Madole, leader of the anti-Semitic group. He and all but two of the others were held in $5, 000 bail, bond being fixed at $2,500 for one of the men. The men face up to 10 years’ imprisonment if convicted on the anarchy count.