Thursday, March 16, 2006

Tom Metzger Flees Into The Night

[It is important to bear in mind that down through the years, Metzger has repeatedly denied he is paying any money at all to Morris Dees. We all knew he was lying, of course, but it's interesting to have it confirmed. - HAC]

Diane Bell

March 9, 2006

Fallbrook neighbors of white supremacist and ex-Ku Klux Klansman Tom Metzger say he has moved on after nearly four decades of making North County his home.

Robert Young, who lives four houses from Metzger's former rental property, says the head of the White Aryan Resistance packed up and left a few days ago after spending at least a decade in the same house on East Clemmens Lane. The phone of Metzger's TV repair business is disconnected, and there is no forwarding number.

Dorothy Kelsey, 81, owns the house that Metzger rented after his own home was sold. (Proceeds were used to help pay a $12.5 million court judgment in the race-related murder of an Ethiopian student in Oregon by a group of skinheads reportedly inspired by Metzger.) Kelsey says she didn't realize who Metzger was when she first rented to him, but that he turned out to be a good tenant who paid his rent on time and kept the house in good condition.
Metzger told her he was headed to Indiana, where he has inherited a house from his late mother.

Metzger's departure doesn't sit well with local attorney Jim McElroy. He is collecting Metzger's restitution payments for the son of the Ethiopian student on behalf of Morris Dees, the Southern Poverty Law Center attorney who sued Metzger and his son, John.

McElroy, contacted while vacationing in Mexico, was unaware that Metzger had moved. He said that after paying like clockwork, Metzger had been late with his February check and hadn't paid his March restitution payment. Metzger, 69, recently had notified McElroy he was about to retire and urged him to lower the $850 monthly amount.

"He's not going to be able to avoid me," vows McElroy, adding that he can always seek payment from John Metzger, who lives in North County and is a joint debtor on the judgment. "My plan is to very aggressively pursue them."
Bob Leonard, of the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, characterized Metzger's departure as good for local business. "In newspapers we would always read, 'Fallbrook racist Tom Metzger,' as if it were some sort of brand," says Leonard.

In McElroy's opinion, Metzger went from being one of the most powerful figures in the white supremacy movement with his toll-free hotline, TV appearances and W.A.R. newspaper attracting about $200,000 in donations a year from all over the world, to a virtual nobody. Only about $1,500 a month has been coming in to his P.O. Box in recent years, McElroy says.

The lawyer says Metzger recently changed the name of his W.A.R. Web site and is listing a new P.O. box. "Wouldn't it be nice," McElroy says, "if he's out of the hate business?"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody knew you were right about the son of a bitch, Harold. We just didn't want to admit that for all those years we supported a liar and a traitor. Too bruising on our precious little psyches, I guess.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance to bad rubbish. I was always stunned at how the bald fuck got away with that business of letting Morris Dees open his mail.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom moved back to his Mother's home in Indiana. His life long inheritance.

4:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder when all immigrants will be getting $850 a month from whites...

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My plan is to very aggressively pursue them."

McElroy is a stupid cunt.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Metzger has done more than most in the struggle over the years than most . Funny money always comes up when it comes to paytriots for profits .
Harold did you not live in Dublin and were married to a tinker > gypsie ?
You owe a now ex comrade money . You claimed you were broke . How about at least paying back a comrade ?

9:31 PM  
Blogger mike helms said...

Tic Toc For Mc man..

4:43 PM  
Blogger mike helms said...

Out of site and out of mind does not mean forgoten..

4:43 PM  

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