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Youth for Western Civilization Co-Founder Faces Sentencing on Hate Crime

News ArchiveRight-wing activist and founder of the racist group Youth for Western Civilizaiton, which broke into the media last year after two of its events were severely disrupted in Chapel Hill, NC, is facing sentencing for a 2007 hate crime. WASHINGTON, DC--Marcus Epstein, the young executive director of an organization chaired by Pat and Bay Buchanan, the reputed co-founder of a new racist college organization and a regular staple in paleoconservative circles, is to be sentenced for an assault on an African-American woman in Georgetown, DC that has been classified as a hate crime, court records show.

According to documents obtained from District of Columbia's Superior Court, Epstein, 25, must appear before Judge Wendell P. Gardner on July 8 for sentencing after pleading guilty to simple assault charges stemming from an incident during the early evening hours of July 7, 2007. The documents state that Epstein was walking down the street making offensive remarks when he encountered the victim, called her the "N-word" and struck her in her head. He was briefly detained by the woman's husband, but was able to escape, only to be arrested minutes later by a Secret Service officer who witnessed the attack. According to the officer's statement, a friend of Epstein's informed him that he had been drinking.

A restraining order to stay away from the couple has been imposed on Epstein. He currently faces a maximum punishment of 180 days in jail and $1000 fine and also had to continue mental health treatment, complete an alcohol treatment program, write a letter of apology to the victim and donate $1000 to the United Negro College Fund prior to sentencing.

Epstein has been involved in political activism since his undergraduate days at the College of William and Mary, editing the Remnant, a now defunct conservative student newspaper on campus, and interning at the conservative Leadership Institute. In 2006 he founded the paleoconservative Robert Taft Club, and generated controversy when he attempted to hold a forum on conservatives and race at the Leadership Institute office building featuring his friend American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor on the panel. When learned of the nature of the forum, the Leadership Institute disallowed it to be held there, and it was moved. Epstein is also the executive director of The American Cause, the research foundation chaired by Pat Buchanan and Bay Buchanan that promotes an America First policy in trade, immigration, and foreign policy, and Team America PAC, a committee founded by former congressman Tom Tancredo and chaired by Bay Buchanan that supports an extremely restrictive immigration policy. Epstein's political activism also included appearing on The Political Cesspool, a white supremacist radio program hosted by Council of Conservative Citizen member James Edwards that proudly admits to hosting white supremacists and Neo-Nazi figures.

In January, a new organization, Youth for Western Civilization was founded with Epstein as its Vice-President. "Youth for Western Civilization will educate, organize and train activists on campuses across the nation to create a culture that will promote the survival of Western Civilization and pride in Western heritage," says the group in their mission statement on their website. "This movement is focused on the support of Western history, identity, high culture, and pride and opposition to radical multiculturalism, political correctness, racial preferences, mass immigration, and socialism." Speaking events sponsored by YWC chapters at Vanderbilt University, American University and the University of North Carolina have been held in the face of public protest. The UNC event in April was squashed as speaker Tancredo was disrupted by activists.

A press conference also in January with Epstein, Bay Buchanan, financial journalist Peter Brimelow, who also edits the racist anti-Hispanic website VDARE and Fox News correspondent Jim Pinkerton saw controversy for its call to the Republican Party to abandon reaching out to Hispanics and nonwhites and focus only on its white voting base. Because of his Jewish and Korean heritage, Epstein's presence has used by far right activists, supporters and by Epstein himself to deny charges of racism and anti-Semitism.

Epstein has already started to make plans to step off the political stage. According to the biography on his website, he has been admitted to the University of Virginia School of Law and will begin taking classes in August 2009. "I will more or less suspend my political activities," Epstein wrote.

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Youth for Western Civilization Co-Founder Faces Sentencing on Hate Crime
Authored by: rhizome on Saturday, May 30 2009 @ 06:15 AM CDT
He was obliged to 'continue mental health treatment.' He was diagnosed with Hate Crime Disorder?The psychiatry racket is never so disgusting as when it serves up its 'treatment' as part of the State's punitive retribution. A sock to this guy's face would seem to be a more apposite treatment.
Youth for Western Civilization Co-Founder Faces Sentencing on Hate Crime
Authored by: engine summer on Sunday, May 31 2009 @ 04:46 AM CDT
agreed. "hate crime" what the fuck? anarchists can be moralistic liberal cops too?
Youth for Western Civilization Co-Founder Faces Sentencing on Hate Crime
Authored by: beret on Sunday, May 31 2009 @ 05:41 AM CDT
The article says he was charged with a hate crime. Nowhere does it say that anarchists labeled it as such. You're dumb.
Youth for Western Civilization Co-Founder Faces Sentencing on Hate Crime
Authored by: engine summer on Sunday, May 31 2009 @ 08:56 PM CDT
this is an anarchist website, dummy.
Youth for Western Civilization Co-Founder Faces Sentencing on Hate Crime
Authored by: CaseyFord on Sunday, May 31 2009 @ 10:00 PM CDT
How does that effect the truth that the the article was reporting that the state charged him with a hate crime, not labeling anything a hate crime?
Youth for Western Civilization Co-Founder Faces Sentencing on Hate Crime
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, May 31 2009 @ 11:16 PM CDT
The article reads, "to be sentenced for an assault ... that has been classified as a hate crime, court records show. "

The point is that this breaking news puts the university--which is bringing charges against seven people for protesting against Youth for Western Civilization events--in an awkward place. That makes it news that is relevant to anarchists, in that it affects the court prospects facing opponents of YWC.

Serious struggle requires awareness of the terrain and all the factors affecting your foes; it takes place on multiple levels at once. You are extremely shortsighted to discount this and leap immediately to name calling.
Youth for Western Civilization Co-Founder Faces Sentencing on Hate Crime
Authored by: rhizome on Friday, June 05 2009 @ 05:16 AM CDT
For anyone who's unfamiliar w/ him I recommend Thomas Szasz: he eloquently and persuasively dissects the manner in which the psychiatric industry coercively strips folks of their dignity and freedom by pathologizing thoughts and beliefs. The racist reptile who is the subject of this article holds repugnant beliefs; more pertinently he reached out and touched someone. Justifiable response? Reach out and touch him back. I never asserted that prosecuting this character for hate crimes or subjecting him to mandatory psychiatric 'treatment' for an ersatz 'illness' were being advocated by any anarchists, but the ideology that 'anti-social' or 'self-destructive' behaviors are illnesses tractable to the healing touch of the psychiatrists and the pharmaceutical industry, now embraced by a majority of the bovine citizens in this country, is a threat to folks like us as much as it is to anyone.