SEPT 11, 2019
Sussex County, NJ
25yr old #WhiteSupremacist & @realDonaldTrump supporter indicted on 39 criminal counts – including possession of an arsenal of weapons & threatening his ex-gf at gunpoint

Michael Zaremski was a Hackettstown EMT
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A Sussex County, NJ grand jury has indicted a Township man accused of manufacturing an arsenal of weapons along with embracing a hate-filled ideology on 39 criminal counts — adding several charges after it is alleged he choked his former girlfriend and held her at gunpoint.
The indictment alleges he had “violent and derogatory anti-semitic images on his phone and personal computer,” manufactured & assembled firearms w/o being registered or licensed to do so, & was in possession of assault-style weapons & large-capacity magazines.
#ViolentMisogyny 🚨
JAN 15, 2019
Grand jurors determined that in January, while in Green Township with his then-girlfriend, he pointed a gun at the back of her head & said:

▪︎“You're stupid”
▪︎“Women don't know anything”
▪︎“A woman’s place is to do what the man says.”
At gunpoint, he forced her to wear a #NaziSS hat & other paraphernalia so he could take her photo.

JAN 2017
He is also accused of obstructing her breathing or blood circulation in 2017, specifically by “applying pressure on the throat or neck or blocking the nose or mouth.”
OCT 2018
Zaremski allegedly brandished a firearm at an individual during a verbal argument
After a bitter breakup, Zaremski:
▪︎created a fake IG account under her name
▪︎posted pictures of her wearing the #Nazi apparel
▪︎followed her employer’s account
▪︎sent one of the images to her employer—
who is Jewish⤵︎
✶✶✶BIAS INTIMIDATION CHARGES

“That act of sending a photograph to an employer that was known to be of a Jewish heritage & descent — our allegation is that was designed to be a threat”
JUNE 24, 2019
Franklin Borough NJ PD called him into their HQ after his ex-girlfriend told police he had created a fake IG account with photos of her wearing an SS hat — which was worn by the “Schutzstaffel,” or Hitler’s protective squadron.
Authorities said the woman told police ZAREMSKI was:
▪︎obsessed with Hitler
▪︎was violent toward her
▪︎disliked elderly people
▪︎WANTED TO COMMIT A #MassShooting IN A HOSPITAL-like setting 🚨
After he arrived, police said they discovered that inside his EMS jacket, which was labeled “Hackettstown EMS, he had a .9mm handgun with a bullet loaded in the chamber. 🚨

The gun had no serial #.
He did not have a permit.

He admitted he carried the gun while working
Concerned, officers were sent that same day to search his home, where they found a cache of assault-style rifles, ammunition and a trove of #whitesupremacist paraphernalia, literature & images
JUNE 25:
He was arrested by the Franklin Borough police

JUNE 28
Ordered detained, pending trial, after Judge Thomas J. Critchley said the nature & seriousness of the harm to the community could have been “potentially catastrophic.”

AUGUST 29
Indicted on 39 criminal counts
In the grand jury indictment, Zaremski is accused of having in his possession “violent and derogatory anti-Semitic images on his phone and personal computer” along with “racially intolerant” images.
On his phone:
▪︎Photos of assault weapons
▪︎Nazi-era imagery
▪︎one image showing Zaremski making a “Heil Hitler” #Nazi salute.

Also on his phone:
Multiple references to RWDS
(“Right Wing Death Squad”)
📌RWDS
—popular among #whitesupremacists—reference to #far_right, #fascist death squads that killed leftist activists in Latin America & advocate for the killings of Jews, blacks & other minorities.

Officials believed he wore an “RWDS” emblem on his EMT jacket
On IG, he posted:
▪︎numerous photos with #kek (used by the #altRight)
▪︎photos referencing Pepe the Frog (cartoon amphibian co-opted as a #whitenationalist mascot & #dogwhistle)
▪︎📌 hashtags expressing support for @realdonaldtrump
“(Investigators found) a large amount of #whitesupremacy material, a lot of #Nazi material – photographs and literature,” Mueller said.

He used phrases explicitly associated with #Nazi ideology, at one point referencing a speech given by Joseph Goebbels
Investigators believe
▪︎his #WHITESUPREMACIST beliefs were shaped by social media
▪︎His interest in shootings was sparked after the Oct. 28 mass shooting of the Tree of Life synagogue

They were still examining specific communities that he may have engaged with.
Inside his Green Township home, a deluge of weaponry, including:
▪︎ 6 assault-style rifles he had assembled or was assembling
▪︎18 high-capacity magazines fully loaded & ready for use
▪︎2 plastic jigs used in weapons manufacturing
The indictment charges Zaremski with:
New Jersey’s ✶BIAS INTIMIDATION LAW✶ allowed prosecutors to charge him with targeting a particular group.

If convicted of all charges, Zaremski, a former paid Hackettstown First Aid Squad member, is facing a potential sentence of 179.5 years in state prison.
He is represented by the Evan Nappen Law Firm in Eatontown which focuses on the area of weapons, touts its pro-2a activism on its website.

Zaremski’s lawyer said that his firm would “vigorously defend” him.

Nappen said his client will plead not guilty to all charges. 😂
His case, the second involving stockpiled weapons and Nazi paraphernalia in Sussex in two months, highlighted how a resurgent #whitesupremacist threat associated with violent & deadly incidents has taken root in communities across the US
“Every county in the country has to be concerned about this — every jurisdiction,” said Greg Mueller, an assistant prosecutor in Sussex County, NJ

His case bore striking resemblance to another recent arrest in Sussex County, a community of 140,000 people in northwestern NJ
In July, a man was arrested after the police found assault-style weapons, rifles with scopes and a grenade launcher, as well as drugs and a box of neo-Nazi bumper stickers and clothing in his van and at his house. The man, Joseph Rubino, was arrested on federal charges.
Zaremski currently only faces state charges, and a spokesman for the NJ USAO would not comment on his case.

Mr. Mueller said he did not believe that the two incidents in Sussex were directly linked.
“It’s really shocking, I guess,”
neighbor Kyle Youst said.

Youst says he never saw any sign that Zaremski was manufacturing weapons.
This guy quite literally is from one of my old neighborhoods back in Jersey.

Crazy.
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