Saturday, May 30, 2009

Fascist Student Leader Pleads Guilty to 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 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.


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