FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who said he was a member of "Hitler's Order" has lost custody of his son after he argued the state made no effort to find a psychologist who was not Jewish.
An appeals court labeled the man's arguments "unpersuasive."
The man is identified in court papers by a fictitious name to protect the identity of the boy, who was removed from his parents shortly after he was born in November 2011. The child's mother surrendered her parental rights last year.
The state had terminated the man's parental rights of three older children in 2012.
The Courier News of Bridgewater (http://mycj.co/13QA0xc ) reported the man argued the state made "no effort to find an alternative psychologist" who was not Jewish.
According to court papers, the state said it attempted to provide the man with anger management, domestic violence and marital counseling. But the state said he refused to comply.
The court said the man failed to respond to notices and didn't attend a court hearing because he said he was fearful for his life. The man said he did not trust law enforcement to protect him because "law enforcement doesn't care about someone with Swastikas and tattoos."
Information from: Courier News (Bridgewater, N.J.) , http://www.mycentraljersey.com