Prior to the armed patrol, Leith, population 24, had already experienced a loud anti-neo-Nazi protest over a town hall meeting staged by the commander of the former American Nazi Party, now the National Socialist Movement. Dozens of armed police officers and a riot squad were in Leith to control the situation that day and several other white supremacists were coming and going from Cobb's residence. Nazi flags and racially slurred signs were becoming part of the town's landscape.The commander, Jeff Schoep, of Detroit, was at the hearing Wednesday to support Cobb and Dutton.He said afterward he doesn't endorse their behavior, but he said he foresees a potentially dangerous precedent of arresting people only because others are afraid.“No criminal action took place,” Schoep said.BT
A Massachusetts law that mandates a protective buffer zone around abortion clinics to allow patients unimpeded access, indicating they may strike it down as unconstitutional as demanded by anti-abortion protesters.
The Supreme Court upheld a similar buffer-zone law in Colorado in Hill v. Colorado, was decided.The Massachusetts law was enacted in part because of safety concerns highlighted by violent acts committed against abortion providers in the past. In 1994, two abortion clinic workers were killed outside a clinic in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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