[Further update : judging by the amount and nature of the nattering on various neo-Nazi networks, it appears that Belgian bonehead Dieter Samoy really is dead. How and why is unknown. Given his sentencing last week, it appears possible that he killed himself in order to avoid undergoing two years imprisonment for a violent assault he committed in Bruges in 2006.
Samoy was 28.
Update : unconfirmed reports suggest that, at some point in the last few days, Samoy has committed suicide.]
In sad news for fans of Belgian reich ‘n’ roll band Kill Baby Kill, it’s been reported that its lead shouter and string-plucker Dieter Samoy has been sentenced to two years jail for his role in an assault upon Togolese immigrant Raphaël Mensah in May 2006. Mensah was rendered unconscious in the assault, hospitalised, and spent one month in a coma. He died a year later (of apparently unrelated causes).
On the bright side, you can listen to Kill Baby Kill on Myspace here, and their albums are available for sale through various neo-Nazi online distros, including Final Stand Records, Micetrap Distribution, NSM88 Records and of course Australia’s own 9percent.
Kill Baby Kill toured Australia in September 2008, playing a gig at the Beaconsfield Hotel, and recording a number of sing-a-longs with locals, one of which implores ‘Abos’ to fuck off and die.
Note that Australian state and society is already doing a pretty good job of ensuring indigenous peoples die young, their life expectancy rating as among one of the lowest in the world: “In Australia, an indigenous child can expect to die 20 years earlier than his non-native compatriot. The life expectancy gap is also 20 years in Nepal, while in Guatemala it is 13 years and in New Zealand it is 11” (UN report paints grim picture of conditions of world’s indigenous peoples, January 14, 2010).
The tour by Kill baby Kill was organised by local neo-Nazi networks Blood & Honour (Australia) and the (Southern Cross) Hammerskins. The two are also organising an (aural) assault on the Gold Coast in April, featuring local reich ‘n’ rollers Ravenous and Open Season, as well as special guests from some-place-where-all-them-foreigners-live.
At a previous gig organised by the boys in Melbourne in 2006 (at The Birmingham Hotel in Fitzroy), a woman considered insufficiently white was confronted by several white racial/Australian patriots: ‘Blondien (not her real name) says she was walking alone to her car on Johnston Street the same night when she was surrounded by about seven men. She says the men screamed abuse at her, calling her a black c..t and forcing her to repeat the insults. “It’s disgusting that people would single out one person and you have to say stuff about your race to get out of it,” Blondien said’ (‘Victim of white supremacist abuse returns to join protest chorus’, Marika Dobbin, The Melbourne Times, October 18, 2006).
Disgusting? Maybe. But incidents such as this, hosting neo-Nazi gigs and groups for many years, and being a fan of Johnny Rebel, was not enough to prompt a number of local punk bands not to play the pub or to support its manager, Gary Wayne Kitto, following the call for a community boycott of his business. Nevertheless, and despite the Punky Brewster’s best efforts, the pub did eventually undergo a change in management. So when 2008 rolled around, Dieter had to goosestep on stage in Beaconsfield, not Fitzroy.
Skinheads veroordeeld voor racistisch geweld, Extreemrechts in Vlaanderen, January 11, 2010 [Machinetranslation]:
It has just as lasted but the skinheads who kicked Togolees because of its dark skin colour in a deep coma, was today nevertheless condemned then. Of the skinheads four years got effective cell sentence for assault and battery with permanent incapacity for work. Two kompanen of the violence ear must for three and two years behind the tralies. The attacked Togolees, Raphaël Mensah lay after the attack on 7 May 2006 more than one month in coma. He was afterwards transmitted to a hospital in Paris, where he died a year after the facts. Its Flemish friend who shared him that day accompanied also heavy in the slaps. fin penny Eggerick, the skinhead who was as first on the spot, were condemned to an effective prison sentence of four years; Jimmy Cludts got 3 years cell sentence to its trousers, and for the Samoy 2 years. For assault and battery, with racism as aggravating element. Pieter Huys and Bjorn Verkoeyen got each a work sentence of 200 hours because of guilty staff absence.
VANDAAG UITSPRAAK OVER MOLESTEREN VLAMING MET RASTAKAPSEL EN PARIJSE GABONEES. OPMERKELIJKE NIEUWE CD VAN KILL BABY, KILL!, Anti-Fascistisch Front (AFF), January 12, 2010.
See also : Tot vier jaar cel voor skinheads die Togolees mishandelden, January 13, 2010 | N – – – – r lovers and faggots // Bullets in your head! (December 29, 2009).