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Sheriff Arrests Rockwell, Hits Chicago Authorities for Being Soft

August 31, 1966
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Cook County Sheriff Richard G. Ogilvie personally arrested George Lincoln Rockwell here yesterday when the American Nazi Party leader went to the sheriff’s office to ask why Mr. Ogilvie had vowed to arrest him “on sight.” The sheriff issued the warning last week to arrest Rockwell if the latter set foot in Cook County outside Chicago city limits. The sheriff’s office where Rockwell was arrested is inside Chicago.

Rockwell has been inciting hatred among white residents in this area against a Negro drive to remove racial bias from the housing field. The Nazi has also been delivering speeches at outdoor rallies, attempting to tie the Negro civil rights drive to alleged “Jew money.” Sheriff Ogilvie criticized city authorities for permitting Rockwell and members of other hate groups to hold meetings in Chicago, particularly during recent civil rights marches.

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