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 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, 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.”


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