It is always good to go to the trial dates of white supremacists, because you never know who might show up and what might be revealed. At the trial for Former Jersey City, NJ Councilman Jaime Vazquez and Current North Bergen, NJ Nobody Hal Turner, we learned that no, Turner was never a Marine, that he is a backpedaling punk when he is called on things said on his website, particularly regarding when he talks of people who should be killed, and his wife Phyllis is a pig. A complete pig. The kind of pig that makes other pigs want to shove her to the front of the slaughterhouse line. No, we can't say she's a racist, but (bleeping) A, she's nasty! We can understand the past self-medication now, Hal! Ah, but we digress. The trial is over, and as we expected the charges of assault that Vazquez and Turner filed against each other were thrown out by the court. There may still be a lawsuit pending, but that remains to be seen. Everyone is trash talking, of course, but we will just sit back and get a kick out of it all - while planning for the next whatever that will happen.
By One People's Project
NORTH BERGEN, NJ July 10 - While on his website, Hal Turner is claiming a victory on his website because a former Jersey City councilman failed to get him jailed on assault charges, the same can also be said for him, as both Turner and Jaime Vazquez were cleared on assault charges stemming from Vazquez's one-man protest outside Turner's home at 1906 Paterson Plank Road.
Judge Joseph J. Romano ruled that he could not who was responsible for the scuffle that took place on April 12. "Frankly, I find both witnesses to be credible," the judge said. "I find both witnesses to be vehement in espousing their views and because their views diverge, there has to be some tension. Who pushed who is something this court cannot determine beyond a reasonable doubt."
Vazquez was also cleared on the additional charge of harassment that Turner filed against him.
The trial had its share of fireworks as the political positions of both men were presented to the court. Vazquez was protesting outside Turner's home after Turner hired a plane with a hate filled message to fly over a pro-immigrant rally at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on April 11, and then made some vitriolic comments to the Jersey Journal that appeared in an article the following day. Throughout the trial, however, Judge Romano shot down any references to political positions, and discussions of free speech, saying those arguments did not have any relevance to the case. In his ruling the judge childed lawyers for both sides, saying that while they repeatedly said that it was a simple case, a point that he agreed with, they proceeded to complicate matters with such issues.
But in having to deal with his stances and remarks on his website in open court, Turner was compelled to reveal certain facts about himself that had been stretched when he wrote about them in the past. One fact in particular was in regards to his military service. In the past, many people have believed after reading his website that Turner had been a Marine. In court, he said exactly what he has written on his website, that on 23 November 1979, "I swore into the United States Marine Corps," but after Vazquez's lawyer pressed the issue, he further noted that he was released on 16 December 1980. After even further pressing, Turner admitted that he was under the Delayed Enlistment Program. At the time he signed up to join the Marines he was 17 and still in high school. According to him, he asked to be released from his commitment to the Marines a year later after being promised a position in the Bergen County Parks Dept. Turner never held a rank or actively served in the Marines.
Turner's wife Phyllis was there as a witness, and the first fireworks came when Vazquez's lawyer cross-examined her. One sticking point was the fact that neither she nor her husband never called the police before Hal Turner went out to confront Vazquez. "I did not know where my head was," Phyllis said, further stating that "I didn't think there was any danger to anybody except I didn't like him screaming at me." Phyllis, who said she never goes onto her husband's site said that her husband has never said to kill illegal aliens, and Hal himself was coy on the issue when he was cross-examined.
Both Vazquez and Turner had supporters in the courtroom, Vazquez with family and friends, some who have worked with him at City Hall. Turner was accompanied by Moreland "Tripp Hendersen" Huber, a National Vanguard member that appears at virtually anything in the state of New Jersey hatemonger-related, and Gordon Young of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the group that held a rally in Sharpsburg Maryland exactly a month ago that Turner spoke at.
Vazquez has expressed an intent to take this matter further, most likely in the form of a lawsuit.