Philly activist ready to celebrate after death of Midwest racist who won $50K lawsuit against him

Daryle Lamont Jenkins. Credit: provided
Daryle Lamont Jenkins of OnePeoplesProject.com. Credit: provided

An Oklahoman American Indian associated with the white separatist movement died last week, two months after winning a lawsuit against a Philadelphia anti-racism activist for $50,000 — in absentia.

The late David Yeagley, who has written that “liberals” are “Oedipal homosexuals,” and is beloved by pro-white “racialist” groups, had sued Daryle Lamont Jenkins, founder of the anti-racism, hate group-monitoring website OnePeoplesProject.com, for getting a white power conference at which Yeagley was to be a paid speaker canceled.

“The lawsuit didn’t really amount to anything in the first place,” Jenkins said. “The only thing they have is a bunch of white supremacists yelling how they beat me in court. Okay, you beat me. If I actually fought the thing, that wouldn’t have happened.”

Jenkins, 45, has tracked the white power movement for decades — including in their sanitized, more concealed form as “racialists,” like the American Renaissance group.

In 2010, American Renaissance was gearing up to have a conference in the Washington D.C. area, with Yeagley as one of their speakers to be paid by the New Century Foundation.

However, the conference didn’t happen after three successive hotels refused to host the group, as Jenkins and other anti-racists contacted hotels to inform them that the innocuous sounding “American Renaissance” conference they were scheduled to host was actually a front for racist, white separatist writers and thinkers.

In 2011, Yeagley filed a lawsuit in Oklahoma federal court against Jenkins, Jeffery Imm, another antiracism organizer who was later dropped from the suit, and 10 “John Does,” alleging that they used death threats to get the conference canceled, which Jenkins denied.

“He would had to have filed in Pennsylvania for it to have any relevance, and if he did do that we would have shot it down, because there was a lack of jurisdiction, and the lawsuit itself was a joke,” Jenkins said. “I never committed any threats.”

Yeagley’s lawsuit accused Jenkins of being part of a movement of communists and anarchists which “concocted a malicious scheme to flood the hotels that were planning to host the conference with phone calls threatening murder, violence, and other forms of retribution if the hotels carried out their contractual obligations to host Yeagley’s speaking engagement,” according to court documents.

Yeagley filed a motion for summary judgment in December 2013, and as Jenkins refused to respond, it was granted a month later, with an order entered that Jenkins would have to pay Yeagley $50,000 — two months before Yeagley died from cancer.

While Jenkins didn’t believe that Yeagley could have got that judgement recognized in Pennsylvania, with Yeagley dead, it’s even more unlikely.

“Theres a possibility that the estate or somebody might try to make something out of it, but there’s nothing that shows that’s going to be the case. It’s not worth it,” Jenkins said.

“The only thing that’s gonna happen if they come to Philly is they’re gonna get SLAPPed around,” he said, referring to Pennsylvania’s anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) laws. “If I perceive a threat, I’m going to be proactive and take it down.”

____________________

Follow Sam Newhouse on Twitter: @scnewhouse

Follow Metro Philadelphia on Twitter: @metrophilly

Follow Metro Philadelphia on Facebook: Metro Philadelphia



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

US military tried, but failed to rescue journalist…

The U.S. military earlier this year tried to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria ,but failed to find the captives.

National

Fate of captured beluga whales in hands of…

A Georgia aquarium went to court on Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring 18 captured beluga whales to the United States from Russia.

Local

After Eric Garner death, religious leaders meet to…

Interfaith leaders convened with city officials to discuss what the community can do to help dial down heightened tensions after Eric Garner's death.

Local

'Suspicious' Hamilton Heights fire caused by power strip:…

An extension cord overload caused the deadly fire in Hamilton Heights late Monday that killed a 15-year-old girl and injured at least 12 others.

Movies

Review: 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'…

The belated sequel "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" makes one question whether the first one may have been not so hot. Still, Eva Green vamping!

Television

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season…

And then there were six. It was a big night on stage as the Top 6 got to dance with each other, All-star partners and perform a solo routine.

Going Out

5 things to do in NYC this weekend…

FILM Lebowski Fest Aug. 22-23, 8 p.m. Various locations, Manhattan $20-$30, www.lebowskifest.com The Dude abides — for 48 hours to celebrate the 1998 Coen brothers classic.…

Television

'Doctor Who' personality profile: the 4 Doctors

When the time comes for a new Doctor, there's always some anxiety over the big question: Who will he be? The series owes its longevity…

NFL

Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.

NFL

Jalen Saunders still unsure what caused car accident…

Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since his car accident, but he didn't say a whole lot.

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL defense (DEF)

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL quarterbacks (QB)

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Wellbeing

Metabolic syndrome could have a sugar link

Scientists in St. Louis may have found another culprit in metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  Uric acid is…

Wellbeing

Another way stress hurts your unborn baby

Mothers know to try staying calm during pregnancy, as stress has been linked to behavioral and developmental problems for their babies. But now, a new…