A former neo-Nazi leader from Ridgewood who is suing village and state police in federal court over his arrest on charges of threatening the director of the New York regional office of the Anti-Defamation League told a North Jersey news site that the raid was “a true incident of ‘overkill’.”
“We were quite badly roughed-up,” Jacques Pluss said. “[A]nd our apartment was not searched, it was ransacked.
Police, expecting to find a cache of weapons, turned up “an old hunting rifle stored in the back of a closet,” Pluss claimed.
Pluss — who once called Jews “the most insidious sub-human enemy of Western Civilization” and insisted Israel “be pushed into the sea” — pleaded guilty to a bias crime and was sentenced last July to three years’ probation after initially being charged with harassment, bias intimidation and weapons possession, records show.