Monday, October 26, 2009

"White Pride" vigilantes on patrol in Christchurch, New Zealand

A "white pride" group, Right Wing Resistance (RWR), claims to be patrolling New Brighton streets that "the police and the system has all but given up on".

The group, linked to North Island-based white power activist Kyle Chapman, says Christchurch is the centre of a "white pride" revival.

Films of their initiation ceremonies were listed on an internet site for "white nationalists" called WNTube.

A message board used by the group, Stormfront.org, said the group was performing "crimewatch patrols" aimed at "cutting down on homie [American rap-style] vandalism and muggings that have become common on the east side of CHCH".

"The police and the system in general has all but given up on the poor areas and it is left to us to sort this out now," it said.

A member of the group, who spoke anonymously to The Press, said "sporadic" patrols had started in New Brighton about five months ago.

"Locals were getting very upset with youths, particularly Polynesian youths, standing over people and vandalising."

The groups of between five and 15 members did not carry weapons.

"No doubt people will want to label us skinheads, but that's just a way for society to put a label on us, put us in a bracket.

"I know ... that vigilantism is illegal and it's frowned upon, but we're living in modern times, police resources are stretched, and they're not being able to cover the ground as effectively as they would like."

The group was a white pride group as opposed to white power, he said. "We're not about going around bashing up Polynesians or Asians."

If a European youth was found vandalising property: "We'd probably say `Hey, what are you doing? That's not really the white way'."

Police said they had not heard of the group and denied they had "given up" on New Brighton. Detective Sergeant Andrew Fabish, of the New Brighton police, said it sounded like the group was "trying to get themselves a profile".

New Brighton Residents Association member George Aorangi Stanley said "boot boys" had been spotted "hanging around looking menacing".

"I don't know if you'd consider it patrolling. I just consider them as contributing to the tension."

The group had correctly tapped into local concern about crime and safety, she said. "It's the main topic of conversation at the [Residents Association] meetings."

Aorangi Stanley said the association had discussed doing their own patrols – a "reclaim the night" action – to increase safety.

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker said the trend was "unacceptable".

"I would be disturbed to find out that we had a vigilante approach to security going on.

"Well-meaning amateurs" could easily become "loose cannons", Parker said.

Anything associated with Chapman and his "brand" would come with "a lot of history attached", he said.

"I would urge these folk that if [they want to do security], their first point of contact should be the police."

The initiation ceremonies on WNTube site showed about 12 shaven-headed men in what appeared to be a garage. Black banners with the group's insignia, a skull over a bent cross, were displayed on the walls.

An oath, titled "Kyle's oath", was read and members were "knighted" by a leader with a sword. Long-time white power activist Chapman was involved with the group until he moved to the North Island several months ago.

A newsletter sent by an umbrella group called the Nationalist Alliance said the Right Wing Resistance was the "active organisation of New Zealand".

"The Christchurch RWR is now the largest Right-wing organisation Christchurch has ever seen. When new branches are set up, it is no longer a couple of people joining but whole crews of men willing to work hard." - Stuff (NZ)

9 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Hmm. they are quite right, the police has given up there. CHCH is in the news more often than not, and usually due to some crime, murder or bashing happening there.

Boy racers blatantly flaunt the law, and even stoned the cops when they were pouring diesel and doing burnouts on the main roads around the town.

I guess the years of liberal socialist soft touch finally came home to roost over the last few years. Well done Helen Clark and your other hippie commie mates, you managed to drag the country down to your level of preferred lawlessness and lack of dissipline.

See for yourselves: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch-police/search/results.cfm?kw1=christchurch%20police&kw2=&op=all&searchorder=2&display=10&start=0&thepage=1&st=gsa&mediatype=Any&dates=Any

Anonymous said...

No "white group" will ever be allowed to reclaim any of their neighbourhoods here in the Western World! All such areas have been earmarked for "non-white" settlement!

Anonymous said...

Have you guys seen the Beeld Story on the alleged rape of Mrs Olivier by two SAPS Memebers at the weekend?

Maybe we need a "white vengeance" "patrol" to visit that cop-shop on the East Rand!

Anonymous said...

Apologies for leaving out link:
http://www.beeld.com

Anonymous said...

I'm a SAKI having lived in Christchurch for many years. Kyle Chapman is a fat slob universally despised, tried for Christchurch mayor recently, universally rejected.

I go to New Brighton environs a lot: Skinhead vigilantes I've never seen. Pic shows them a bunch of childishly uniformed wankers incapable of walking or swimming to the end of New Brighton Pier and back.

Chch boy racers, noisy boys with loud exhausts and flash cars, but non violent. New law to crush boy racer cars soon. Their cars are all recorded on cctv at traffic lights. Chch cops have more important things to do than chase pathetic boy racers round the four avenues.

Polynesians and Asians make excellent NZ immigrants, and Maori did a better job of accepting and modifying British colonialism than SA natives and Afrikaners did. Google Treaty of Waitangi, which is still acknowledged and used today.

Vanilla Ice said...

@Anon 8:46. Thanks for your feedback. Always good to read both sides.

Anonymous said...

we dont want white power in nz
racism is rubbish

Anonymous said...

keep white power out
nz has many faces not all white.

Anonymous said...

white power has no place in nz
make asisan and polinesian kiwis prosper in nz.