David Neiwert, a West Coast author who has covered the white supremacist movement for many years, has an excellent synthesis of the North Toledo riot on his blog, Orcinus. Featuring more of the riveting photos of Isis, Neiwert adds some particularly thoughtful insights into what happened on October 15, and adds his own research on Bill White and NSM.
Clamor magazine just published a longer essay that I wrote on the events of October 15 in a supplement that is available on their website. I may tick some people off with my analysis, but I think there is a lot more going on below the surface that our leaders and the mainstream media may be missing. The photos on that essay were also by Isis, but the webmaster did not credit her; I will flog the Clamor folks and correct this.
WSPD radio host Bob Frantz makes sure that we do not forget that lawlessness cannot be excused in his Toledo Free Press column last week. He makes some excellent points about the media and the police response.
For those whose politics are much further left, George Windau and Michael Franklin Green penned an article for Worker's World. They helped plan the coalition of protesters that confronted the Nazis, and both are part of the local labor and political activist scene in Toledo. George, incidentally, reported to me several days ago that his home has been under surveillance by not-so-undercover police units.
The mentally disturbed, perenially-acerbic Subcomandante Bob's satirical takes on the Nazis provided a modicum on comic relief in the days before and after the riot on the e-zine Toledo Tales. Subcomandante Bob, who I am told has only a tenuous grip on reality, recently announced that he checked himself into a mental health facility, but will continue to peck out his sardonic missives during his Thorazine-laden stay.
The Toledo Journal's Bob Stiegel, perhaps the Glass City's most in-your-face reporter, places most of the blame for the riot on "white professional counter-protesters" in his coverage/editorial. I disagree with this assessment, but I feel it is typical of the thinking of many in the city's leadership and mainstream media, so I included it in this review of the coverage.
The Blade devoted several editorials and many more stories to the disturbance. Some of the coverage was quite good, in particular the work of Clyde Hughes and Tom Troy , but I will leave you to do your own Google search for this material (historymike is still in "feud" mode vis a vis the Blade).