Lawyer Loses Fight to Block Sale of Nazi, KKK Items at Fair

A judge on Wednesday denied a request to block the sale of Nazi and Ku Klux Klan merchandise at a county fair, saying the filed motion did not follow the proper procedures.

Attorney Steve Jarrett had sought the injunction Tuesday, claiming Clearfield County got sales tax proceeds from the sales of the goods. He had chained himself to the courthouse for four hours Tuesday to protest the sale of the items.

Clearfield County Judge Paul E. Cherry's said Jarrett did not file the proper complaint.

The county has denied receiving any tax money and said it had no formal ties to the Clearfield County Fair, which started Monday and ends Saturday.

"Clearfield is now the Nazi capital of central Pennsylvania, and they're not responsible," Jarrett, who is Jewish, said.

Jarrett spent about $160 buying merchandise from vendor Jackie Harbold on Tuesday.

"Welcome to America, my friend," Harbold told Jarrett as he left her stand. "That's why we fought the war — so we could sell these things. There's no law saying I can't sell that."

Jarrett said was escorted from the fairgrounds and banned.

"It's one thing to express your opinion," fair manager Leon Meyer said. "It's another to harass someone."

County Commissioner Rex Read said the rights that allow Jarrett to protest also give vendors the right sell the items.

"The best way to put these people out of business is not to buy it," Read said.