October 20, 2013 10:30 pm -

kynan-and-deborah-duttonWe have been following events in the small North Dakota town of Leith, where a white supremacist has been buying up property and getting his racist fellow travelers to move in. On Friday evening, a city council meeting was disrupted by a newcomer who

was forcibly removed from a city council meeting after law enforcement officers were called in to help control the situation.

Kynan Dutton, 29, came into the Leith city hall on Friday night, when officials were holding the first reading on a new ordinance that will place a moratorium on any new building or trailers until the community can add zoning and building codes. The moratorium was approved later in the meeting.

Dutton and his wife, Deborah Dutton, and their five children moved from Oregon to Leith on Oct. 5, saying they were the first white supremacist settlers in a plan to take over the community and the town’s government.

They are living in the house owned by Craig Cobb, a hate crimes fugitive from Canada and neo-Nazi, who started buying up property in Leith more than a year ago. Nazi flags are flying in front of the house, which has no water or sewer, and the Duttons told the Tribune earlier they’re using space heaters to stay warm.

City councilman Lee Cook said Dutton was confrontational, profane and was making racist comments to people at the Friday night meeting.

“I’ve never heard insults so profane, especially with kids present. It was way off the scope,” Cook said. He said people who brought children to the meeting to observe the council removed them to a house across the street.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.