- Posted June 11, 2009 by
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82 Year Old Harry Young holding vandalised lock
Harry Young, an 82 year old farmer in Owensboro Kentucky wound up on the wrong end of white supremacist vandalism and phone threats after the Farm Service Agency sold his farm at an allegedly illegal auction. Since the contested sale, he has been threatened, followed late at night and terrorized. His property has been vandalized and supremacists have held meetings on his rented fields. Young has been threatened by phone, and was recently arrested for allegedly threating a Farm Service Agency employee. Trespassers have shot at his house and continue to threaten him by phone. Young was the last black farmer in 3 Western Kentucky counties until his farm was sold at auction. He will be tried June 30, in the Western Kentucky Federal Court in Owensboro, KY on the threat charges. Supporters question the allegations, saying the long-standiing feud between Young and the FSA, and the ongoing threats from supremacists make Young the victim of terrorism, not a perpetrator of threats. Despite it all, he still has faith that someone will help him receive justice.