NY man's Home Raided for Politically Incorrect Literature
[Editor's Note: This item was forwarded by Rick Stanley. This
story betrays the essense of the new Police State in America. This man has
broken no laws. It's not against the law to have handguns, rifles, shotguns,
knives, or ammunition in your home in any state in America assuming you
are not a convicted felon. It's not against the law to possess literature
that is racially bigoted or expresses ethnic hatred towards another group.
It's not against the law to have a doll with a noose around its neck, flak
jackets, or a Hitler doll. This is America. These things are not against
the law because they are allowed by the US Constitution and its Amendments.
Those who violate the Constitution are breaking the law. The West Islip,
NY police have broken the law by arresting a man who is within the law.
The fascist violation of our constitutional rights by police anywhere in
America must be stopped...Ken Adachi]
May 28, 2003
Note: MAN ARRESTED BY POLICE...courtesy of DANIEL KING: NO MATTER HOW "unapproved"
ONE'S LITERATURE MIGHT BE... DO POLICE HAVE THE RIGHT TO ARREST SOMEONE
WAS HAS NOT COMMITTED ANY CRIMES, BECAUSE POLICE DO NOT LIKE WHAT LITERATURE
PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE IN THEIR HOMES??? Or, have the 1st & 4th Amendments
to the Constitution been SUSPENDED? )
KKK Member Arrested
Police find firearms, hate literature in his
West Islip home
By J. Jioni Palmer Staff Writer
May 26, 2003
A school janitor from West Islip was arrested after police
seized firearms, hate literature and other racist paraphernalia, including
a black doll with a
noose around its neck, from his home, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas
Spota said Sunday.
James Donato Jr., 34, of 856 Bay Shore Ave., identified by
police as an active member of the Ku Klux Klan, was arrested Friday afternoon
at John Quincy Adams Primary School in Deer Park, where he works as a custodian.
Donato's arrest came shortly after Suffolk County police detectives assigned
to Spota's office, acting on a tip from an informant, executed a warrant
at his home. Authorities said they raided Donato's home when they knew he
would be at work to avoid a possible armed confrontation.
found one shotgun, four pistols, eight rifles, nine semi- automatic rifles,
dozens of knives, blackjacks and brass knuckles and more than 3,000
rounds of ammunition at Donato's home.
Donato, who could not be reached to comment Sunday, pleaded
not guilty to two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon
at his arraignment Saturday in District Court in Central Islip. He is free
on $2,500 cash bail.
Besides the weaponry, police found gas masks, flak jackets,
a noose, an Adolph Hitler doll, a copy of "The Aryan Coloring Book,"
a Ku Klux Klan hood with robe and business cards that read: "You have
been visited by the Ku Klux Klan, and the next time will not be a social
"When you see this you realize we really do have a long
way to go" to eliminate racism and bias, Spota said Sunday at a news
conference in Hauppauge.
Spota said his office's investigation into Donato is continuing
and federal law enforcement agencies also have been notified.
Spota said Donato admitted being an active member of the Ku
Klux Klan, having attended meetings in upstate Walden, N.Y., and on Long
As proof of Donato's membership, prosecutors displayed a certificate
proclaiming him a "member in good standing in the church of the American
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan," and holding the title of County Klexter,
which denotes a person who handles security at Klan meetings.
Another Klan proclamation cited Donato's excellence for "outstanding
achievement in spreading hatred."
Police Commissioner John Gallagher said he was repulsed by
Donato's "cesspool of hate," particularly given this weekend's
observance of Memorial Day.
"It is a denigration of what they [U.S. veterans] gave
their lives for," Gallagher said. "This is what he gives back?"
In a statement to police, Donato, a tenth-grade dropout from
West Islip High School, said his racist attitudes began as a child growing
up in Queens, where
he says he was bullied by black children in the neighborhood."I began
to get a kind of anger toward black people because they treated me
bad," he told police.
He harbored these feelings for years without an outlet, but
that changed several years ago, he told police, when a documentary about
prompted him to join the Klan.
There was no answer at Donato's home in West Islip, which
he shares with his elderly father, James Sr., 70.
A sticker on the door with a gun pointed at visitors read,
"If you are found here tonight you will be found here tomorrow."
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