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Trailer park fights leads to collapse of hate group

Matthew Heimbach.  FILE PHOTOMatthew Heimbach  FILE PHOTO  The Traditionalist Workers Party, a white nationalist group, came to an end in March as Poolesville native and founder Matthew Heimbach allegedly choked his father-in-law and group co-founder David Parrott to the point of losing consciousness in an Indiana trailer park.

He is due in court to face charges in September, but the charges against him kept him from attending the “Unite The Right 2” rally in Washington, D.C. this weekend.

Heimbach, considered one of America’s leading white nationalists, believed in creating a pure white ethnostate, and blamed the Jews for the Crucifixion of Christ. He first gained notoriety for founding a white student union at Towson in 2012, and for assaulting a protester at a Trump rally in 2016.

In a prior interview, Heimbach described his ideology as being “100-percent socialist, 100-percent nationalist,” and said Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini helped inspire his move to white nationalism. His organization made an appearance at the Charlottesville rally last year, the same rally in which 32-year-old Heather Heyer died when a car, allegedly driven by 21-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio, plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters.


Witness claims officer fought with man before he shot him

Takoma Park MD PoliceTAKOMA, D.C. — Residents say they heard numerous shots when a Takoma Park Police officer crossed into Washington, D.C. and exchanged gunfire with a suspect during a foot chase on July 25.

“I saw the guy get chased out of the parking lot,” said James Carter, 64, a resident of the 6200 block of New Hampshire Avenue. “Then I heard the gunshots.”

Just before 7 p.m, on Wednesday, July 25, Sgt. Charles Hoetzel of the Takoma Park Police had been conducting an investigation around the Advance Auto Parts store on New Hampshire Avenue involving 19-year-old Kenneth Carroll of Northwest Washington, D.C, according to a police report from the Metropolitan Police Department.

Hoetzel “attempted to detain” Carroll, but Carroll allegedly refused to comply and “the two began wrestling” as Carroll attempted to get away, according to the report.


There’s always a question in the White House

20180220 150153I am a proud member of the profession of journalism, or, as one resident of the White House more commonly refers to it, “the fake, fake disgusting news!”
The First Amendment to the Constitution, which reads as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” is first for a reason.
As Thomas Jefferson so appropriately stated, if he had to choose between “a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” The press is not, as the current president would have you believe, the “enemy of the people;” the press is the people. It is the primary mechanism for the people to receive information; it is the tool to hold government officials accountable for their actions.
All this is to say, simply, that I take my role as a journalist quite seriously even if I find some of the people about whom I write quite comical, if not an absolute joke.


About The Free Press

constitutionThe United States has been a curious experiment in government from its inception.
Highly influenced by the Magna Carta, our forefathers sought to govern themselves. No King. No despot. No Tyrant. A nation of ordinary people making decisions for their own lives and working together to help each other – that was the ideal upon which our government was founded.
The bedrock to this experiment was and has been a well-informed electorate. That free flow of information has been instrumental in exposing the evils of slavery, the hopes of a Civil Rights movement, the dreams that landed man on the moon and giving parents a thrill at seeing their son and daughter in print. Sometimes, when first published, those facts were contested and called false - though they later turned out to be true. The struggle then boils down to writing things with which the government disagrees versus the government's spin on events. Because of this, and much more, an independent press is specifically protected in the First Amendment to The U.S. Constitution.


Police ask for public’s help in identifying bank robbery suspect

Montgomery County Police released photos of this suspect in multiple bank robberies throughout the County. COURTESY PHOTOSMontgomery County Police released photos of this suspect in multiple bank robberies throughout the County. COURTESY PHOTOSMontgomery County Police have released photos of a suspect in multiple bank robberies throughout the County, and are asking the public to help identify him.

According to police, the man is a suspect in two bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery in Montgomery County. The first took place on March 29, when the man entered a Capital One Bank in Wheaton, handed the teller a note and fled with cash, according to police.


Local teen to represent US in Fiji swim meet

Phoebe Bacon, 16, of Chevy Chase to represent U.S. in Fiji swim meet. COURTESY PHOTOPhoebe Bacon, 16, of Chevy Chase to represent U.S. in Fiji swim meet. COURTESY PHOTO  In many ways, 16-year-old Phoebe Bacon is like many kids her age. The Chevy Chase native is learning how to drive and is looking at potential colleges as she heads into her junior year of high school.

In one big way, though, Bacon is different. In the pool, Bacon, who swims for Nation’s Capital Swim Club at its American University site, has become one of the best young swimmers in the country. After a stellar meet at last month’s U.S. Nationals in Irvine, California, Bacon will represent the United States in at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Fiji from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27. The meet brings together many of the top swimmers ages 13 to 18 from non-European countries around the world, including Australia, Canada and Japan.

Bacon qualified based on her performance in the 100-meter backstroke, a race in which she finished fourth in the finals, in 59.31 seconds. That time was a little off her preliminary swim of 59.12, which is the second-fastest U.S. performance ever in the 15-16 age group. It was the first time she had been under a minute in the event.

“The time in prelims I was really happy with that,” Bacon said. “Going into finals I gained a little bit, but I was still so happy that I was under a minute twice in a day, which I thought was awesome.”

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