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District of Columbia to Request Higher Bonds for Arrested Nazis

May 18, 1965
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The Board of Judges of the District of Columbia Court of General Sessions has amended the list of bonds and collaterals to make possible the imposition of higher bonds and increased collateral in instances of arrest of members of the American Nazi Party.

This was made known in a letter from President Walter N. Tobriner of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia to Rep. Charles S. Joelson. New Jersey Democrat. Rep. Joelson had complained that Nazis were getting off in the district for mere forfeiture of $10 collateral despite extreme abuses against law and order. Mr. Tobriner wrote Rep. Joelson that he considered the amended rule to be an improvement. “But,” he added, “I do hope that if repeating offenders elect to forfeit the higher collateral they will, nevertheless, be ordered arrested and tried.”

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