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Neo-Nazis Arrested in NYC

July 14, 1963 - Eight members of a neo-Nazi organization were arrested in New York City today, and a cache of arms was seized. Six of those arrested were charged with anarchy and all eight with planning to incite rioting at two Bronx White Castle restaurants. The first arrests came after three of the members had gone to the Benedict Avenue police station to complain that they had been attacked by civil rights pickets outside one of the restaurants. The police said they had found part of the arms cache — including a new crossbow, steel-tipped arrows, a revolver, a flare gun, a derringer, and a tear-gas pen gun— in a truck the three had parked in front of the station. The five other members — including the organization’s leader — were picked up at their homes. In one home, the police seized another part of the cache, which consisted of 10 rifles, a shotgun, a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle, a zip gun, a pint of nitric acid, more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition, a bayonet, and boxes of hate literature. All of those arrested were members of the National Renaissance Party, according to Police Inspector August Harms. The six booked for anarchy were also charged with conspiracy, attempting to incite a riot, and violation of the Sullivan Law. The two others were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot.


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