When the Black Liberation Army leader Assata Shakur was captured and shot in the back with her hands up by New Jersey troopers in 1973, she was under their guard for several days, as she writes in Assata: an Autobiography :
"When they changed shift, the two troopers would salute the sergeant. Some saluted an army salute, but others saluted like the Nazis did in Germany. They held their hands in front of them and clicked their heels. I couldn't believe it. One day one of them came in and gave me a speech about how he fought in World War II on the wrong side. He went on and on and there was no question that he believed everything he said.... Every day he gave me a speech about nazism. Sometimes other nazis would join in. I asked him if there were a lot of nazis in the state troopers, but he just laughed and kept on talking.
... I later learned that the state troopers in new jersey was started by a German, that their uniforms were patterned after some type of German uniform (very similar to the uniforms South African police wear), that they are notorious for stopping Black, Hispanic, and long-haired people on the turnpike and beating, harassing, and arresting them.
The nazis headed the harassment campaign against me. They spit in my food and turned down the thermostat in the room until it was freezing. For a while their campaign centered on keeping me from sleeping. They stamped their feet on the floor, sang songs all night, played with their guns, shouted, etc."
What lies behind this grotesque experience whose details, including the songs, reveal a certain authenticity? Let's take a look.
The New Jersey State Police was founded in 1921 by Colonel Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr., who served in both world wars and was father to General Norman Schwarzkopf of Gulf War fame. While General Shalikashvili, the outgoing US Chief of Staff, is proud of his Waffen SS father, the Schwarzkopfs emmigrated to the US long before the rise of Nazism, are not known to have voiced Nazi leanings, and were a respected part of the substantial German-American community in New Jersey.
However, an important segment of the New Jersey Germans were pro-Nazi before the war and also gave safe haven to Nazis after the war. As we will see, these Nazis also included Eastern Europeans and Russians, such as the elite and largely White Russian SS VorKommando Moskau, which organized the killings of Jews and Slavs in Nazi occupied Eastern Europe and Russia. Many members of the VorKommando Moskau were resettled in New Jersey by the US Government, shepherded by such stellar figures as Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover, who considered these people to be stalwart anti-communist warriors and outstanding Republican vote getters. 
Back to Schwarzkopf: he was the founder and the first superintendent of the N.J. State Police, and played a key role in the Lindbergh kidnapping investigation and the Hauptmann trial. A West Point graduate and WWI veteran, he organized the State Police right after WWI. He returned to military service in WWII, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. Later he served abroad and organized the police force of Iran, then an ally of the U.S. There his son, Norman Jr., formed his first impressions of the Middle East.
The police Schwarzkopf Sr. organized in Iran was the dreaded SAVAK, the Shah's brutal secret police who tortured and murdered with a free hand. A recent book, "Lifting the Veil: Life in Revolutionary Iran" by John Simpson & Tira Shubart , describes Schwarzkopf"s role in Iran:
'I owe my throne to God, my people, my army --and to you!' The Shah was speaking to Kermit Roosevelt, the Central Intelligence Agency representative in Tehran. ... he certainly owed his throne to the success of Operation AJAX on 19 August 1953.
Faced with a powerful constitutional threat from his prime minister and political enemy, Dr Mohammed Mossadeq, the Shah briefly lost his nerve and fled the country when the soldiers sent to arrest his prime minister were overpowered and captured.
Kermit Roosevelt's book (Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran, reissued in 1979 ), together with recently declassified documents, have revealed further details about the coup. Using money that had been brought into Iran a few months earlier by General Norman Schwarzkopf, Senior, Roosevelt set about buying the support he needed. Bribing key officers in the police and army, and organizing partisan crowds from the bazaar with the help of British intelligence agents, he instructed them to attack mosques and pull down statues of the Shah while shouting slogans in support of Mossadeq.
Two weeks later, Roosevelt used the same crowd of soldiers and bazaaris to demonstrate their revulsion against such 'communist' action. Obediently, they demanded Mossadeq's overthrow and chanted slogans in favour of the Shah. Meanwhile the Imperial guards attacked the prime minister's house, killing around three hundred of his supporters.
General Zahedi, who had been chosen by the Americans and the British to take over from Mossadeq as prime minister, waited in the safety of the American Embassy until the fighting ended. Then he made a suitably triumphant appearance on a Sherman tank. The Shah, his courage and his throne restored, flew back to Tehran to crowds of thousands of cheering demonstrators. It was one of the most cost-efficient operations the United States ever conducted in Iran: a mere $100,000 was needed to bribe the crowd and the security forces, and the remainder of the million dollars which General Schwarzkopf had brought into the country was not required." 
First Shwarzkopf Sr. acted as bag man to help overthrow the elected Iranian government, then he trained the Shah's feared secret police, the SAVAK. His memory is revered among New Jersey state troopers and his son continues to come celebrate anniversaries of the organization's founding.
The Schwarzkopfs, whose name literally means "black head" in German, were part of a German community that was already thriving in 1920s New Jersey and continues to do so today. There are no fewer than 33 German cultural clubs listed in New Jersey in Cynthia Zorn's comprehensive web site: http://mars.superlink.net/czorn. Some of the clubs go back to the 20's.
In the years prior to World War II, when Nazism was on the rise, the New York-New Jersey area had a strong pro-Nazi organization called the German American Bund. They had a camp in northern New Jersey which was the scene of some large rallies:
One of several metropolitan area facilities, the Camp's purpose was to cultivate the political loyalty of German-Americans in light of the ongoing events in Germany and in the rest of Europe in the days leading to World War II. An estimated 1000 German-American residents from New York City and surrounding areas arrived at Nordland every weekend to participate in political rallies, speeches, and German fun.
One particularly noteworthy event held at Camp Nordland was an "Americanism" rally, allegedly conducted in conjunction with the Ku Klux Klan, that attracted an estimated crowd of 50,000 persons. Although the KKK publicly stressed their opposition to movements of an alien origin, they could not resist the temptation of sharing in the purse of this well attended event." 
This New Jersey propensity towards supporting the Nazi cause continues today. We have the recent case of Hans Schmidt who was arrested by the German police for Nazi propaganda. The Hans Schmidt Defense Committee is listed in Green Brook, New Jersey.  New Jersey continues to harbor both Nazi and Klan meetings while in New Jersey jails, the Aryan Brotherhood and the Aryan Sisterhood have the run of various facilities. If a prisoner is a problem, prison authorities can easily shunt him or her to cell blocks controlled by these organizations and appropriate measures will be taken.
Standard Oil of New Jersey, which later renamed itself Esso, then Exxon, was a major player in the foreign support of Nazi Germany from the 30's all the way into 1942. 
At the eve of World War II, the major stockholder in Standard Oil after the Rockerfellers was I.G. Farben, the German chemical combine, a major financial backer of Hitler and later heavily involved in using slave labor from the concentration camps. This investment was part of a pattern of reciprocal investments between the US and Germany during the Nazi years, in the midst of the Great Depression. Germany was viewed as a hot investment area.
One area of support Standard Oil provided was in tetraethyl lead, which was used in aviation gasoline. The Nazi air force "couldn't fly without it. "Only Standard, Du Pont, and General Motors had rights to it." Walter C. Teagle, president of Standard Oil of New Jersey (the largest petroleum corporation in the world in 1941), "helped to organize a sale of the precious substance" in 1938, 500 tons, from Ethyl, a British Standard subsidiary, to Hermann Schmitz of I.G. Farben, a large German chemical firm and major financial backer of Hitler. Then in 1939, "Schmitz and his partners returned to London and obtained $15 million worth." 
After the war started in Europe and the British were angry about U.S. shipments to Nazi Germany, Standard Oil
On March 31, 1941,
We need more information on Standard Oil's role in New Jersey and how that developed over time. An international company, New Jersey was their back yard and Standard Oil execs could well have been among the good Republicans who were involved in bringing the Nazis in after World War II. In fact, Nelson Rockefeller was heavily involved in getting Nazis to freedom and covering up their escape after World War II. 
Standard Oil New Jersey participated in many quite complex schemes to aid and abet the enemy during World War II, of which we can only offer a limited glimpse here.
Allen Dulles was attorney for Standard Oil and IG Farben as well as for a number of Americans investing in the Nazis. Dulles had as protege one Richard Nixon... The web they wove is complex and the best thing is to read some of the books that have painstakingly documented this in great detail after much research with primary material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and many interviews.
A sample of this kind of history is recounted by John Loftus and Mark Aaron in their book, The Secret War Against the Jews:
Not only did Dulles help cover up his Nazi client's record, he "personally vouched for Blessing as an anti-Nazi in order to protect continued control of German oil interests in the Middle East. Blessing's Konti was the Nazi link to Ibn Saud [King of Saudi Arabia] and Aramco [the Arabian- American Oil Company]. If Blessing went down, he could have taken a lot of people with him, including Allen Dulles. The cover-up worked, except that U.S. Naval Intelligence scrutinized a set of the captured Konti records."
Dulles made a deal with the navy officer who was reviewing the Konti files - Richard Nixon. For Nixon's help in burying the Konti files, Dulles
Dulles's support for Nixon was rewarded in 1947 when, as the freshman congressman from California, he "saved John Foster Dulles considerable embarrassment by privately pointing out that confidential government files showed that one of Foster's foundation employees, Alger Hiss, was allegedly a Communist. The Dulles brothers took Nixon under their wing and escorted him on a tour of Fascist 'freedom fighter' operations in Germany, apparently in anticipation that the young congressman would be useful after Dewey became president." 
After Truman's victory, "Nixon became Allen Dulles's mouthpiece in Congress. Both he and Senator Joseph McCarthy received volumes of classified information to support the charge that the Truman administration was filled with 'pinkos.' When McCarthy went too far in his Communist investigations, it was Nixon who worked with his next-door neighbor, CIA director Bedell Smith, to steer the investigations away from the intelligence community.
"The CIA was grateful for Nixon's assistance, but did not know the reason for it. Dulles had been recruiting Nazis under the cover of the State Department's Office of Policy Coordination, whose chief, Frank Wisner, had systematically recruited the Eastern European emigre networks that had worked first for the SS, then the British, and finally Dulles.
"The CIA did not know it, but Dulles was bringing them to the United States less for intelligence purposes than for political advantage. The Nazis' job quickly became to get out the vote for the Republicans. One Israeli intelligence officer joked that when Dulles used the phrase 'Never Again,' he was not talking about the Holocaust but about Dewey's narrow loss to Truman. In the eyes of the Israelis, Allen Dulles was the demon who infected Western intelligence with Nazi recruits.
"In preparation for the 1952 Eisenhower-Nixon campaign, the Republicans formed an Ethnic Division, which, to put it bluntly, recruited the 'displaced Fascists' who arrived in the United States after World War II. Like similar migrant organizations in several Western countries, the Ethnic Division attracted a significant number of Central and Eastern European Nazis, who had been recruited by the SS as political and police leaders during the Holocaust. These Fascist emigres supported the Eisenhower-Nixon 'liberation' policy as the quickest means of getting back into power in their former homelands and made a significant contribution 'in its first operation (1951/1952).'"
Nazi hunters Loftus and Aarons point out that "over the years the Democrats had acquired one or two Nazis of their own, such as Tscherim Soobzokov, a former member of the Caucasian SS who worked as a party boss in New Jersey. But in 90 percent of the cases, the members of Hitler's political organization went to the Republicans. In fact, from the very beginning, the word had been put around among Eastern European Nazis that Dulles and Nixon were the men to see, especially if you were a rich Fascist . . ." 
Nixon and Dulles
"The foreign language-speaking Croatian and other Fascist emigre groups had a ready-made network for contacting and mobilizing the Eastern European ethnic bloc. There is a very high correlation between CIA domestic subsidies to Fascist 'freedom fighters' during the 1950s and the leadership of the Republican party's ethnic campaign groups. The motive for under-the-table financing was clear: Nixon used Nazis to offset the Jewish vote for the Democrats.
"In 1968 Nixon promised that if he won the presidential election, he would create a permanent ethnic council within the Republican party. Previously the Ethnic Division was allowed to surface only during presidential campaigns. Nixon's promise was carried out after the 1972 election, during [George] Bush's tenure as chairman of the Republican National Committee. The Croatian Ustashis became an integral part of the campaign structure of Republican politics, along with several other Fascist organizations." 
Nixon was strongly pro-Nazi:
The Republicans' attraction to Nazism was also observed by Robert J. Groden and Harrison Edward Livingstone, authors of the book, "High Treason," dealing with the Kennedy Assassination. Groden and Livingstone write: "Nixon surrounded himself with what was known as the Berlin Wall, a long succession of advisors with Germanic names: We recall at the top of his 'German General Staff' as it was also known, Haldeman, Erlichman, Krogh, Kliendienst, Kissinger (the Rockefellers' emissary) and many others.
"The selection of German names was no accident. Many of the brighter staff people close to Nixon came to him from the University of Southern California, and the University of California at Los Angeles, where there were fraternities that kept alive the vision of a new Reich. America has for a long time harbored this dark side of its character, one of violence and the Valhalla of Wagner and Hitler.
According to a 1988 study by Russ Bellant of Political Research Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts, virtually all of the Fascist organizations of World War II opened up a Republican party front group during the Nixon administration. The level of the Republican ethnic leaders can be gauged by a New Jersey man, Emanuel Jasiuk, a notorious mass murderer from what is today called the independent nation of Belarus, formerly part of the Soviet Union. But not all American ethnic communities are represented in the GOP's Ethnic Heritage Council section; there are no black or Jewish heritage groups. . . . Bellant has written a comprehensive study of this phenomenon, well worth a look. 
Even before the break-in at the Democratic Party Headquarters on June 17, 1972, the Republicans were on the brink of having their pro-Nazi activities over the past four decades come out in the mass-media. After the Watergate break-in, as the Congressional Hearings began to reveal the slush-funds, money-laundering, illegal corporate campaign contributions, the political sabotage of the 1972 Presidential election process, and many other aspects of Nixonism, the floodgates of truth were about to open. Only one thing averted: Nixon's resignation and his pardon by his successor Gerald Ford.
One of the most brutal groups ever to settle in New Jersey since the English killed the Indians was the VorKommando Moskau, originally formed by the SS as they advanced into Eastern Europe and recruited White Russians fleeing their homeland. "VorKommando Moskau was an elite forward unit of SS intelligence on the Soviet front. Its primary mission was anti-Communist intelligence, but it was also responsible for security screening of the occupied populations in the broad sector of the Eastern Front... VorKommando Moskau did not kill the Jews. [Or the Slavs, who were also slaughtered in large numbers.] It hired the collaborators, who recruited the executioners, who killed the Jews. From 1940 to 1942 this one small unit acted as an employment agency for the architects of the Nazi genocide in Eastern Europe." They primarily hired Eastern Europeans. 
During his tenure as Nazi hunter in the Justice Department, John Loftus discovered how the White Russians in the VorKommando Moskau were heavily recruited by the US government to fight the Soviets and how all documentation of their Nazi past was well hidden from prying eyes.
In 1950, the FBI
Given the massive settlement of Nazis in New Jersey, it would not at all be surprising if some number of them found their way into the State Police. After all, police work was what they were professionally suited for, what they had done for years prior to coming to the US. We can also expect the Nazis to have found jobs as corrections officers in a prison system which has shown itself remarkably tolerant of the Aryan Brotherhood and Sisterhood.
In an article appearing in the New York Times on Sunday, May 10, 1998 entitled
As the article discussed, this case is related to a court case that led a Superior Court judge to conclude in 1996 that the New Jersey State Police had a policy of "selective enforcement" by "targeting blacks for investigation and arrest."
The article describes the findings of the 1996 trial:
"The ruling followed one of the state's longest evidentiary hearings -- six months of testimony and 200 exhibits, many of them statistical surveys of drivers and traffic stops on the southernmost 26-mile stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike. Judge Robert Francis found that troopers looking for drug suspects had pulled over an inordinate number of black drivers over a three-year period simply because of their race.
The survey first determined that some 98 percent of all the drivers along the stretch of the turnpike were going over the speed limit of 55 miles per hour, giving the police latitude to stop virtually anybody. The survey found that while 13.5 percent of the drivers on the stretch of highway were black, 46 percent of those halted by the police over a 40-month period were black.
One striking result of the survey, both the judge and Lamberth noted, was that troopers using radar tended to stop black drivers at near their rate in the highway population, while the troopers on road patrol cruising without radar, who could more freely choose who to stop, arrested far more blacks.
"As they got more discretion, they stopped more blacks," Lamberth said. "It is a telling argument that they are profiling. They get promoted on the basis of the number of arrests they make, and there is the general mythology that blacks are more likely than whites to have contraband." 
Assata Shakur is a Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who was captured after a shoot-out on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973. Forensic evidence revealed that she was shot in the back with her hands up. Killed in the shoot-out were Zayed Malik Shakur and Voerner Foerster, a New Jersey trooper of German extraction. A paraffin test revealed that she had not fired a weapon.
First the troopers debated finishing her off at the road side, but they thought she was going to die anyway. When she didn’t, they tortured her, hitting her in her wound with their gun-butts. This is a classic Gestapo tactic, according to a member of a French Resistance family who reviewed the case for us. (For an interesting summary of Nazi behavior towards blacks in Germany, see a review of Hitler's Forgotten Victims by David Okuefuna and Moise Shewa.)
After railroading Assata and convicting her of the murder of Foerster, the New Jersey State Police was demoralized and dismayed when she escaped in 1979. They became obsessed with her recapture, as has come out in countless testimony, such as this letter from a New Jersey State employee:
"I felt it should be known of the hatred that is programmed by the New Jersey State Police Academy to the new Troopers. They are programmed Assata is the number ONE criminal, and should be apprehended at all cost. I am a New Jersey State Employee, I just happen to be in [a medical setting] one day, I was advising a [campus] Police Officer of Assata's Book, informing him of some of its positive contents.
Unknown to me at that particular time there was a N.J. State Trooper in our presence just about two feet around a corner. The trooper just happen to hear our conversation regarding my positive feelings on the book. [Later], my partner ask me what did I do the that particular State Trooper, I asked my partner what did he mean by the question, he in turn went on to explain the Trooper confronted him ... and told him I had a serious problem, and had better watch myself, I can possibly get myself into serious trouble with my attitude. Keep in mind the only problem I had was to mention to a Police Officer who happened to be black of the very positive content of book, in which a N.J. Trooper just happened to be at ear distance.
I did everything to maintain my cool, a Sgt.Trooper who happened to be black heard our conversation, he ask me what was the debate about and I went on to explain to him of the trooper hearing my conversation about the book. He stated the trooper was totally wrong but that’s the way they are programmed.
For some reason I had to get this out, this happened approximately two years ago. I saw the hatred in this particular trooper eyes, the trooper couldn't have been any older than 24 years of age, but the rage of anger and hatred was glaring deeply into my soul. "
In addition, we have reports that the New Jersey troopers are still looking for Assata on the New Jersey Turnpike, despite the fact that she left the country over a decade ago. Every barracks has a wanted poster of Assata on the walls. They have arrested a number of innocent black women drivers, including a civil rights attorney, claiming that they are wanted for murder.
Finally, in their obsession, the State Police wrote a letter to the Pope in December, 1997, asking His Holiness to intervene with Fidel Castro during his visit to Cuba, where Assata Shakur has found refuge. It is a letter one observer likens to
 Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur, Lawrence Hill Books, Chicago Review Press, Inc., Chicago IL, ISBN 0-55652-074-3 Put cursor on image or click for pricing & to buy ==> www.Amazon.com
 The Secret War against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People by John Loftus and Mark Aaron, St. Martin's Griffin, NY, 1994, ISBN 0-312-15648-0 Put cursor on image or click for pricing & to buy ==> Amazon.com
 Lifting the Veil: Life in Revolutionary Iran by John Simpson & Tira Shubart, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1995
 Countercoup: The Struggle for the Control of Iran, by Kermit Roosevelt, reissued in 1979
 See http://www.sussexcounty.com/campnord.htm and Wunderlich's Salute by Marvin D. Miller, Malamud-Rose Publishers, 1983.
 The Spotlight, August 28, 1995, September 4, 1995 and Smith's Report Number 26, September 1995 (a pro-Nazi publication).
 Trading With The Enemy : An Expose of the Nazi-American Money Plot,1933-1949 by Charles Higham, Dell, NY, 1983 Put cursor on image or click for pricing & to buy ==> Amazon.com
 The Secret War against the Jews, pp166-170
 High Treason, by Robert J. Groden and Harrison Edward Livingstone, pp. 417-418
 Old Nazis, the New Right and the Reagan Administration: The Role of Domestic Fascists Networks in the Republican Party and their Effects on U.S. Cold War Politics, monograph by Russ Bellant, Political Research Associates, Cambridge MA An excellent, very well researched monograph. Must have. Put cursor on image or click for pricing & to buy ==> Amazon.com
 The Secret War against the Jews, pp 496-497