American Nazi Who Disrupted Opening Session of Congress Avoids Trial
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American Nazi Who Disrupted Opening Session of Congress Avoids Trial

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The failure of authorities to press serious charges against a Nazi agitator who disrupted this week the opening session of Congress was criticized today by National Commander Ralph Plofsky, of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.

Mr. Plofsky said that stronger security measures were indicated against fanatic extremists, deploring the release of Robert Lloyd, adherent of George Lincoln Rockwell’s Nazi movement, “merely on forfeiture of $20 through which he avoids trial on disorderly conduct charges.

The Nazi, wearing blackface to mimic Mississippi Negroes seeking representation in Congress, assaulted and shoved guard, forcing his way on to the floor of the House, where he shouted Nazi slogans and created a disturbance. He was subdued by police but set free shortly there after when he and Rockwell pooled their pocket money to post the small bond which they elected to forfeit to avoid trial.

Mr. Plofsky said his organization would raise with “appropriate authorities” the issue of “seeming leniency to a Nazi agitator who is permitted to get away with flagrant contempt of Congress, assault, and other violations with such a ridiculously inadequate penalty.” He said this would “encourage and tempt the Nazis to other, more daring and violent provocations.”

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