Roseville man leads what some consider largest white power group in country

DETROIT – Racial tensions are running high across the country, from the NFL’s national anthem controversy to a white supremacy group suing Michigan State University to the recent violence in Charlottesville.

Law enforcement experts said hate groups are seizing the opportunity to increase membership.

One of the largest white power groups in America is headquartered in Southeast Michigan. It’s an organization the Local 4 Defenders have exposed before, and now Kevin Dietz took a look at how the National Socialist Movement is going mainstream to recruit new members.

Jeff Schoep, of Roseville, is the leader of the National Socialist Movement. You can find him close by wherever and whenever trouble is brewing.

Before the violence in Charlottesville, there was a push and a plan by a man from Michigan.

“This is historic,” Schoep. “This is something we don’t see every day. All these organizations are coming together.”

A Metro Detroiter who runs what many people call the largest white power organization in America spoke out on a recruiting video.

“This is not about the uniform you wear, the colors you fly, it is about the color of our skin,” Schoep said. “It is about standing together united.”

Schoep lives on a quiet street in Roseville.

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