Knights Party Press Release: Jan. 18. 2023

Another armed citizen saved lives! The Intercept on Tuesday, January 17th., ran this headline, “Applebee’s diner stops knife-wielding attacker after worker slashed in face.”

A man dining at Applebee’s watched another man grab a steak knife and start swinging the weapon — so he leapt into action, authorities in New York say.

After the knife-wielding attacker slashed one worker in the face while fighting several staff members, the man eating dinner pulled out a handgun at the New Hartford restaurant the evening of Jan. 14, a police news release said.

The diner, with his gun drawn, ordered Esteban F. Padron, 28, to drop the knife and get on the ground, according to police.

Padron listened to the commands and stayed on the ground until New Hartford police officers arrived at the Applebee’s to arrest him.

Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Harrison, Arkansas, spoke from his office saying, “As of late, well actually since the ‘defund the police’ movement started, more Americans are realizing that they are not safe in America anymore. Police forces have dwindled, but not so much because of the defund the police movement, but moreso because in America today, certain races are expected to be coddled when caught committing crimes. Policemen and Policewomen take an oath to ‘protect and serve’, but unfortunately, police officers are quitting, retiring early, and just not signing up for the force because in today’s times, police officers aren’t allowed to protect themselves let alone us, as citizens. Its gotten to the point where we as citizens must protect ourselves, our families, friends and our neighbors. It’s good to see that law-abidding citizens aren’t just laying down and watching the anarchy happenning in America, but rather, we are out in force showing these criminal ‘thugs’ that we won’t allow our beautiful White, Christian Nation to be destroyed by them, with or without police forces.”