Clarence Holmes, aka Noble Yahudah Ben Ysrael, was arrested on New Year’s Eve for driving with a revoked license.
Yahudah claims he was improperly held in jail because he is a citizen of the United States of Yisrael. His group contends their descent from slavery grants them status as a sovereign state.
28 year-old Noble Yahudah Ben YsraEl was incarcerated by the St. Charles County Department of Corrections for three months after being charged with driving on a revoked license on Dec. 31, 2012. He is photographed during an interview in St. Louis on Wednesday, April 03, 2013. (Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle, firstname.lastname@example.org)
FOX 2 St. Louis reported:
Noble Yahudah Ben Ysrael was in court today for a pre-trial hearing for a traffic violation of driving with a revoked license. Even though he was born in this country he says he is not a U.S. citizen but a citizen of the United Nation Of Yisrael.
This is an organization of African-Americans who contend their descent from slavery grants them status as a sovereign state along with exemption from some laws.
His real name is Clarence Holmes and that is the name used in the charges. he’ll be facing a jury trial later this month and is acting as his own attorney.
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