Neo-Nazi group leader Jon Minadeo Jr. arrested for disorderly conduct in Georgia

Photo by Volusia Sheriff’s Office/Facebook

Jon Minadeo Jr., the leader of neo-Nazi group Goyim Defense League, was reportedly arrested Friday night. In Bibb County, Georgia, his group was reportedly streaming live when Minadeo was handcuffed and placed in a police car.

The allegations are “fairly minor,” reports The Informant’s Nick Martin, with one listed as disorderly conduct and the other as “miscellaneous”. His bail is $910.

Minadeo, along with a handful of other GDL members, recently adopted “sovereign citizen” tactics to avoid legal dilemmas. The Sovereign Citizens’ Movement is a far-right, anti-government extremist group that claims the American government has no authority over them. Those involved in this movement say they could “disconnect” from the government.

In a video posted to Telegram on June 15, Minadeo and his GDL partner Colby “Ace” Alexander Frank explained how they would avoid charges over a May 21 incident in which the couple was arrested in Martin County, Fla was.

“I actually filed a jurisdictional action because I practice common law,” Frank said. He continued, “This is the difference between the uppercase name you find on your birth certificate, your driver’s license, your credit cards, and your lowercase first name.”

The pseudo-legal technique argues that any reference to people written in capital letters—as names are routinely stylized in most legal documents—does not constitute a legal reference to them. Frank and Minadeo claim these are “artificial beings” created by the government for “nefarious reasons.”

Minadeo has yet to confirm if he will attempt to use the tactic to avoid being arrested again in Georgia.

It’s not the first time Minadeo has been arrested. In addition to the recent arrest in Florida, Minadeo was also arrested in Poland in September 2022 for posing with an anti-Semitic banner at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. He and another suspect were caught after illegally entering the compound but were able to “escape immediately” after snapping photos of the messages on the banners.

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“Greenblatt sucks 6 million cocks,” Minadeo read, referring to Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League.

Last October, GDL made headlines when it hung a banner over the 405 freeway in Los Angeles that read “Kanye was right about the Jews” and “Honk if you know.” This came after Kanye West remarked that he was going to do “Death Con 3 vs. JEWISH PEOPLE”.

Minadeo was also active in Florida. In February of this year, Minadeo was charged with trash avoidance when he distributed a handful of anti-Semitic flyers on cars across Palm Beach County.

After a series of other anti-Semitic incidents – such as the hanging of more banners in Jacksonville – in Florida in the first half of the year, the police decided to intervene. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood stated before the transfer, “We will not tolerate that.” hatching a plan to overthrow the GDL, which has spent its days in the state declaring that “Hitler was right.”

It appears that Florida got its wish to remove Minadeo and his GDL group as they now face Georgia. After the news broke, the GDL Twitter account shared a photo of Minadeo saying he was “undisturbed” and “thriving”.

GDL members have been charged with stalking, aggravated assault, murder, making terrorist threats, threatening officers and defacing a memorial to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida. Nonetheless, leader Minadeo claims to preach non-violence.

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