News from England. ‘Miss Hitler’ contestant sentenced to 3 years in prison

Stories like this defy logic and boggle the mind. There are a lot of sick and twisted people out there.

In the time of the Pandemic and  world wide outrage over the police murder of George Floyd in America there are still stories which can shock the conscience.

Excerpted from Deutsche Welle 6.10.2020

The Birmingham Crown Court sentenced Alice Cutter, 24, to three years in prison and her ex-boyfriend, Mark Jones, 25, to five-and-a-half years.

The 24-year-old entered the beauty contest under the name ‘Miss Buchenwald’ in reference to the Nazi death camp. She was sentenced along with three men for being part of the banned far-right group, National Action.

A former “Miss Hitler” contestant and three other neo-Nazis were jailed in Britain on Tuesday, after being convicted of membership of the banned far-right group National Action (NA) in March.

Two other men — Gary Jack, 24, and Connor Scothern, 19, — were handed four years and six months, and 18 months respectively, for the same crime. A fifth defendant was sentenced to three years in prison last year.

Cutter, a waitress, had entered the Miss Hitler beauty contest under the nickname “Miss Buchenwald,” referencing the World War II Nazi concentration camp.

Miss HItler II 6.10.2020

Jurors were shown messages in which Cutter had joked about gassing synagogues, using a Jewish person’s head as a football, and saying “Rot in hell, bitch” after hearing about the 2016 killing of MP Jo Cox in the run-up to the Brexit referendum.

The group was banned the same year, following the comments, with the government describing it as a “racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic organizaton that stirs up hatred and glorifies violence.”

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Prosecutors said a search of the home that Cutter and Jones shared revealed Nazi paraphernalia and images, as well as weapons including knives, brass knuckles, catapults, a longbow and ball bearings.

Jack was described as an active member of National Action even after its ban and had a previous conviction for putting up racially charged stickers at a university campus.

Scothern was also an active member and had distributed almost 1,500 stickers calling for a “final solution” in reference to the Nazis’ genocide of the Jews.

Anti-fascist campaigners Hope Not Hate estimated that despite the ban placed on the group in December 2016, NA still had several “hardcore members” and used different names to hide its activities.