Rally Organizer Gets July Court Date

By: WVLT Staff
By: WVLT Staff

Knoxville (WVLT) - The man at the center of a rally protesting media coverage of a local double murder appeared in court Monday morning.

Alex Linder answered to charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, vandalism, and assault on a police officer during the may 26th rally.

He pleaded not guilty.

Linder organized the rally to support his belief that the murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom are racially motivated, and that the murders have not received enough national media coverage.

All the suspects are black, the victims are white.

Linder will next appear in court on July 24th.


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  • by Ward Kendall, author of "Hold Back This Day" Location: USA on Jun 16, 2007 at 09:57 PM
    Mr. Linder's claim that his free speech rights were denied at Knoxville are bogus, since he deliberately failed to comply with the rules and restrictions per that city. For the record, I am one of the leading pro-white thinkers in America.
  • by Harry Location: Philadelphia,Pa on Jun 6, 2007 at 02:03 PM
    Thank you for calling Mr.Linder an organizer of this rally,rather than the lable "White Supremacist
  • by Tyrone Blackmun Location: ogdenville on Jun 5, 2007 at 11:02 PM
    I remember hearing about Tookie Williams for months and the media was wetting their collective bed over him getting executed. Really makes you wonder about why the media is so against the public.
  • by Steven Location: Florida on Jun 5, 2007 at 09:23 PM
    It would take the cops or the U.S. government to have the cahones to press charges against someone they brutally assaulted, because that someone was protesting a double rape, mutilation, and murder hate crime the news media is being quiet on because the perps were Black and the victims White.
  • by Luke Location: Wa on Jun 5, 2007 at 03:06 PM
    Watch the video, he steps out into the street, the rush him and tackle him. He didn't throw a punch or anything. Were told h is position is hate and wrong but all he did was point out the truth and was assaulted for it.
  • by Johan Stuyvesant Location: Delft, The Netherlands on Jun 5, 2007 at 01:30 PM
    The double standards exercised by the american media is breathtaking. The bogus Duke case was reported for a whole year while this horrific crime was almost completely ignored. Who owns the american media again ? USA-2007 = Weimar Germany 1930. Groeten uit Nederland.
  • by will Location: jackson on Jun 5, 2007 at 07:27 AM
    I have read about the murders since first learning of them through the protest. It was not so easy to find information about this truly horrible crime and one does then wonder if the position taken by the man arrested is indeed correct-that the crime was racially motivated and because the persons charged with the crime are black the media refused to give such a terrible crime coverage-as is often the case when the persons charged with the crime are black. Media double standard...yes I think so.
  • by Randy Location: Az on Jun 5, 2007 at 05:29 AM
    Alex is a good man. Who are the police to tell Americans where they can use their right of free speech? And where was the Rodney King/James Byrd-24/7 news coverage from coast to coast?
  • by Robert Location: Seattle on Jun 4, 2007 at 10:35 PM
    Free speech in the U.S. is a myth once a person crosses the boundary set by the powers that be. At that point, the government, the authorities, and the interest groups that have real power will find a way to put the clamp on you. Regardless if you agree with Mr. Linder's extremist views on a variety of subjects or not, his stance on this case is shared by thousands of people, and it would be millions if not for the system at work. We are regular, decent people who are outraged at the depravity of this crime and the media's complicity in a cover-up.
  • by rod Location: mexifornia on Jun 4, 2007 at 08:11 PM
    whites need to form organizations like the naacp,la raza etc.were the minority now that the world is globilized.
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