A New Jersey man who admitted that he was a member of “Hitler’s Order” has lost custody of his 3 year old son.
The child was removed from his parents’ home in 2011 and his mother surrendered her parental rights last year. The state of New Jersey terminated the man’s parental rights of his three older children in 2012.
The state said that it attempted to provide the man with anger management, domestic violence, and marriage counseling, but he refused to comply. He also failed to attend a court hearing because he was fearful for his life and did not trust law enforcement to protect him “because law enforcement doesn’t care about someone with swastikas and tattoos.”
The man appealed the state court’s decision on the ground that the state made no efforts to find a non-Jewish psychologist. The appellate court found his argument “unpersuasive.”
Source: New Jersey Herald, “ ‘Hitler’s Order’ member loses child custody,” Associated Press, November 7, 2014
*Special thanks to Tonya Stewart for assisting with this story. Ms. Stewart is a paralegal intern from Heald College.