The Outrageous Case of Matt Hale
• Government feared growing influence, popularity of pro-white activist, so they set him up.
By the Staff at AFP —
The political railroading of Reverend Matthew F. “Matt” Hale constitutes, quite clearly, one of the most outrageous offenses against constitutional principles and the civil liberties guaranteed Americans by our founding fathers. Hale’s case is one American citizens concerned with police state tyranny need to know about.
The former leader of the avowedly pro-White and anti-Jewish World Church of the Creator—founded by the late Ben Klassen in 1973—Hale, an accomplished classical violinist and prolific writer and public intellectual, received a law degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1998. In 1999, Hale became an international celebrity of sorts when the state of Illinois refused to grant him a license to practice law on the basis of his political, racial and religious beliefs.
Speaking across the country from 2000 to 2002—often the subject of heated media coverage—Hale became widely known for his unswerving advocacy of preserving white civilization. Featured, among other places, on the “Today” show and “Good Morning America,” Hale was such an articulate voice for his cause that hate groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center attacked him repeatedly and targeted him for destruction.
As a consequence—perhaps to no one’s surprise—on January 8, 2003, Hale was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and charged by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) with allegedly having solicited the murder of Chicago-based federal judge Joan Lefkow during the time Judge Lefkow was hearing an ongoing civil lawsuit in which Hale’s church had been accused of having infringed upon another church’s trademark.
Most remarkable about Hale’s subsequent criminal trial (a classic study of the DoJ run amok) is that there was no evidence whatsoever of Hale’s guilt. Although accused of supposedly having solicited Tony Evola—a government informant posing as a supporter of Hale—to kill Judge Lefkow, no evidence was produced that this ever happened.
Hale neither asked Evola to commit murder, told him to commit murder or even implied he wanted Evola to commit murder. Instead, it was Evola—not Hale—who urged the judge be killed and Evola who solicited Hale to join his own professed plans. The only person who talked about killing anybody was Evola who was being paid thousands of taxpayers’ dollars for his efforts.
Not only did Hale not “solicit” the judge’s assassination but it is also an incontestable fact that he repeatedly rejected Evola’s suggestions.
Suffice it to say, however, many believed Hale’s conviction was almost assured, not because any evidence suggested he was guilty (which it did not) but precisely because many of the jurors (for personal racial and religious reasons) were already clearly inclined to be opposed to Hale because of his well-known political views.
On April 26, 2004, Hale was convicted on the fabricated charge and subsequently sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Thus, Hale’s is yet another case in which federal law enforcement concocted a non-existent crime to imprison an innocent man, determined to silence him for political and ideological reasons.
Hale has now been imprisoned for over 11 years, time spent entirely in solitary confinement. The wrong done to him is an atrocious injustice, and while there have been many in the history of American jurisprudence, the attack on Hale was clearly politically motivated.
Several appeals of his conviction have been filed but all have been denied by judges who refuse to rule in favor of a reputed “white supremacist” and critic of Jewish power: The judges will not—or can not—acknowledge a person such as Hale can be innocent, regardless of the facts.
The judges have gone so far as to even lie about the facts of the Hale case in order to deny his appeals. Some observers have suggested that not since the days of the Soviet Union’s famous show trials have such sham legal proceedings been so vividly demonstrated. And that is saying much considering many of the political railroad jobs seen in recent years in American courts.
Outraged by Hale’s treatment, outspoken American nationalist William A. “Bill” White vocally supported Hale on his own website and, likely as a consequence, was himself targeted by the authorities and charged with “soliciting” the murder of one of the jurors in the Hale case—an echo of the original trumped-up charge against Hale. The government clearly figured that since a phony charge of this type had worked in Hale’s case, it might work again—and it did: White is himself now sitting in prison.
Despite everything, Hale won’t give up. In many respects, he is precisely what the controlled media monopoly falsely claimed about the terrorist Nelson Mandela: a man of peace with great love for his people who has endured years in solitary confinement at the hands of an oppressive government.
Those who value the traditional American concept of liberty—as opposed to criminal tyranny—should rally behind Hale’s bid for freedom. He will soon be filing another motion for his release.