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Former neo-Nazi removes swastika tattoos after unlikely friendship

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Colorado resident Michael Kent recently sat down at a tattoo parlor in Colorado Springs to have his swastikas covered up. Follow reporter Michael Koenigs @MikeOnABikeABC for more profile pieces. Kent, a former neo-Nazi, credits an African-American parole officer named Tiffany Whittier with helping him to see beyond skin color and changing his views about white supremacy. “If it wasn’t for her I would have seeped back into it,” said Kent. “I look at her as family.” Whittier, 45, even inspired Kent, 38, to take down the Nazi flags he had hanging in his living room and replace them with smiley faces. “I’m not here to judge him. That’s not my job to judge. My job is to be that positive person in someone’s life,” Whittier said. Added Kent, “When you wake up and see a smiley face, you’re going to go to work and you’re going to smile.” PHOTO: Former skinhead Michael Kent gives his former parole officer Tiffany Whittier a hug after she surprises him at his home.ABC News Former skinhead Michael Kent gives his former parole officer Tiffany Whittier a hug after she surprises him at his home.more + Kent now works full-time on a chicken farm in Colorado, where all his co-workers are Hispanic. “Before all this, I wouldn’t work for anybody or with anybody that wasn’t white,” said Kent. “[Now] we have company parties, or they have quinceañeras, I’m the only white guy there!” Redemption Ink, a national non-profit that offers free removals of hate-related tattoos, helped connect Kent with Fallen Heroes Tattoo in Colorado to begin the 15-hour process of covering his swastikas. The sterile environment is new to Kent who had his previous ink work done in prison. “I’ve never, never, never been inside of a tattoo shop getting a professional tattoo,” he said. Kent believes the painful process will help him move forward after spending years as a member of a violent skinhead group based in Arizona. As a father of two young children, Kent also hopes his children will see the world differently. “I don’t want my kids to live the life I lived and live with hate,” said Kent. “I want my kids to know me for who I am now—a good father, a hard worker, and a good provider.” SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/ Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc GOOD MORNING AMERICA'S HOMEPAGE: https://gma.yahoo.com/
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the Reina Rocket Show (18 часов назад)
Lukario18! (22 часа назад)
People can change
Mighty Rooster Booster (1 день назад)
If only a Jewish woman had spoken to Adolf Hitler
Fe fe (19 часов назад)
you mean his mom?
NoVa Gaming (1 день назад)
Man this really shows how even the worse person can change.
gabyto13 PS4 (1 день назад)
Tiffany Whittier, LOL I like that last name
Tsar Peter I (2 дня назад)
I need to get rid of my “kill all Chinese” tattoo
BBLettuce (3 дня назад)
wait hol up
khalid suliman (3 дня назад)
I didn't think good news existed but here we are
Jiraiya Sennin (3 дня назад)
The swastika is generally Indian, but everyone has it, but why do white Nazis use it? would take the runes their white, and in general who are the Aryans, and what they gave to the world? it is unlikely that among these bald ones there will be Newtons, Tesla and other white geniuses. Everyone can destroy, and you go and create something. If Newton is a genius, this does not mean that all Englishmen are like that. If you do not love others for God's sake fuck your white woman, but why should others impose your world view? and if you are a fighter for purity, you can, as a white elite, fuck your sisters, blue blood, etc. Earlier, even white killed red and green-eyed. What for ?
David UK (3 дня назад)
Beautiful 😍
Marvin Guigar (3 дня назад)
You want to know who brings racing to the world Satan does
Daltira (2 дня назад)
Racing? Like care racing?
Marvin Guigar (3 дня назад)
That's the power of God's love you sent Jesus in your heart and your old ways will die off
LE DB (4 дня назад)
I wonder if he ever stopped to consider the irony of gradually darkening his skin with tattoos that are supposed to celebrate his 'white pride'.
Jay Vanlerberghe (4 дня назад)
Jessica Green (4 дня назад)
2018 anyone???
Nick (5 дней назад)
That black pussy turned him from racist to biracial
Jay D. Anderson (5 дней назад)
Great story.... hatred and racism is like a caustic acid to the heart. He will live longer because of it.
Michael Cohen (5 дней назад)
This made my heart tingle.......I need to go punch a wall
Danya Wang (5 дней назад)
Fer guso (5 дней назад)
We don't need racism,but we need COMMUNISM😂😂
XxSWAGGERxX (6 дней назад)
It’s people like Tiffany and Michael that give me hope in this world
The Fourth Reich (6 дней назад)
Weak race traitor scum bag
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
Don't worry. You can change.
Debra Helicke (6 дней назад)
Cool. Great story.
Tracy Drennan (6 дней назад)
So when is a black panther doin’ the same story gonna be featured ?
Tracy Drennan (5 дней назад)
Pete is never wrong I see...🤔. It all makes sense now .
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
+Tracy Drennan Remember without white supremacists and the US's history of slavery and institutionalized racism there would have no need for groups like the Black Panthers. As you can see from their original name, The Black Panther Party (BPP), originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Self defense from who? White supremacists and racists of course. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_Party
Tracy Drennan (5 дней назад)
Pete is never wrong Just saying , it would be heart warming to see other hate groups give up hate . I only see x-skinnned heads and stuff , time and time again . It makes it look like only whites are capable of changing their race hatred . Unless you , think that’s racist ? Aren’t we all equal ? It almost suggest that only white hate groups are capable of redeemed altruism that seems to push a very almost racist narrative, of white superiority.
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
And what has that got to do with this story? Nothing, of course.
Reg Eric (6 дней назад)
Do they cover also crosses?
MrPiotrekski (7 дней назад)
can he have a swastika flag to put the rude finger up at, say for Hitler to kiss his ass and spit on the swastika?
jcwilder86 (7 дней назад)
if they hooked up u got a great movie
Alex Sokolov (7 дней назад)
WTH since when was Tony Hawk a skinhead......?
Tony Soza (7 дней назад)
Uneducated people would scream and hate him even more ur racist like all this black people doing people like this are rare
David Nelson (8 дней назад)
It takes a true man to turn hate to love. I have failed at this multiple times even when I try to change my thought patterns.
MseeF (8 дней назад)
Man! This video nearly made me subscribe to ABC News.
MseeF (8 дней назад)
When somebody decides to do what GOD tells us to do: [ 1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. John 3:16 ¶ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ] www.purebiblesearch.com
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
I prefer the truth about the bible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xVBldyy_Oo
Spice Head Jack (8 дней назад)
this is positive but theyre probably gonna murder him now
Tim O'donnell (8 дней назад)
You're a very fortunate guy and you also deserve credit for your effort to get the poison out of your life, and that's exactly what your support group assisted you with. Wishing you all the very best!
N G (8 дней назад)
1:12 even off duty, she's still got that police knock.
dahlia noir (9 дней назад)
gross couple
Pete is never wrong (3 дня назад)
+dahlia noir It must be tough being such a stupid cunt. How do you manage it?
dahlia noir (3 дня назад)
+Pete is never wrong nah this man and his sheboon
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
You and your alter ego? Correct.
Austin Fillmon (10 дней назад)
There proubally fucking
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
They can probably spell.
theorist 10 (10 дней назад)
Hope for humanity anyone ?
CHill TACtics (10 дней назад)
Fucking retard 😂
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
You can change.
Kalynowsky (10 дней назад)
What a pussy. Only white power.
zai bo (11 дней назад)
good for her, because that couldn’t be me
Micheal James (11 дней назад)
The swastika is not a symbol of hate it's a symbol of the sun people wake up... it goes back thousands of years do some historical studies....
Alexia Rai (10 дней назад)
Yep, the Nazis ruined the symbol for everyone.
Keenan Corcoran (11 дней назад)
Honey don't call it "a German war flag."
Dewayne Jr Manuel (11 дней назад)
Luv it!
Louis Devereux (11 дней назад)
Do u think all the dislikes are nazis
Arbih5 krajina (11 дней назад)
We charish our culture a he surrnders his heritage to a black slave come on
Alexia Rai (6 дней назад)
+Arbih5 krajina Whatever you say. Nothing but white trash anyways.
Arbih5 krajina (6 дней назад)
+Alexia Rai fuck them all my Glorious Germany Will ban them
Alexia Rai (6 дней назад)
+Arbih5 krajina Dude you cant hate an entire race for one incident.
Arbih5 krajina (6 дней назад)
+Kelly McCarthy and i am sorry for calling you emo trash
Arbih5 krajina (6 дней назад)
+Kelly McCarthy and one final Thing i had a bad Experience with them in 1995 a black dude was picking on my 6 year old Sister untill i found him and beat him so much that he was close to Death and i regret it that i didn't kill him now you Know why i hate them
Arbih5 krajina (11 дней назад)
Bro you betrayed us
Dul K (2 дня назад)
+Arbih5 krajina aha, glaub ich dir nicht
Arbih5 krajina (2 дня назад)
+Dul K and i have German cityzeship
Arbih5 krajina (2 дня назад)
+Dul K my grandfather served in the Wermacht so you know
Dul K (2 дня назад)
Haha, you guys are not even german... wtf... Grüße aus Berlin ihr Möchtegern-Nazis
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
+Arbih5 krajina "you need to shut up you ignorrant fool" You need to take your own advice. It must be hard being you.
Yenrab Nosnikliw (12 дней назад)
I’m not saying this guy isn’t a racist, but How is white pride racist And black pride isnt?
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
You have the whole internet in front of you and you need to ask that? White pride claims that whites are superior to all others and shouldn't mix with, as they see it, inferior, races. So, racist. Black power says, be comfortable and proud of your skin color. It makes no claims about other nationalities or races being inferior. It says blacks are the same as everybody else. So, not racist.
Александр Игорьевич (12 дней назад)
I am Racist because i love my Race, White Race. Mixed with another race may americans and antifa.
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
There's a Moron race and you're proud to be part of it.
Александр Игорьевич (12 дней назад)
Niggerlover, you have no race, piece of shit.
Alexia Rai (10 дней назад)
You too are making us whites look bad. Get out.
Александр Игорьевич (12 дней назад)
Stupid asshole! Kill youself.
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
You should take your own advice.
Tom Smith Smith (12 дней назад)
This guy was a Hollywood Nazi not a real white nationalist.
Vilma Pizarro (13 дней назад)
Beautiful story...
Miss Dee (13 дней назад)
Goes to show people can change.
Danny Du (13 дней назад)
She is the angel sent by God.
Jonathan Allard (13 дней назад)
Props to her for giving this kinda guy a chance and believing in him. Props to him for being able to change for the better in a big way.
Donny Ohakam (13 дней назад)
RansomEU (14 дней назад)
2:11 brought back memories for him lmao Twitch.tv/RansomEU
MnP40c (14 дней назад)
I am very proud of this guy, and the woman who has helped him! You are both an inspiration, and love does not see the color of your skin, nor judge.
Marcus Hamilton (14 дней назад)
I know trump hate him.... But I love him god is good brother
Marvin Guigar (3 дня назад)
Marcus Hamilton what does Trump got to do with is?
Isaac Rosenberg (14 дней назад)
Although it is nice to believe in heart-warming stories, a person who was a neo-nazi will never be able to account for their actions. Though change is better than nothing, he still is evil.
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
Deleted comment. With a name like Issac Rosenberg, christian, you are not.
Adolf Hitler (15 дней назад)
I know this isn’t true because the Nazis didn’t hate other races. They just taught you to be proud of your own race. As long as that guy doesn’t racemix it’s okay. You don’t even have to be white to be a Nazi. Here’s a black Nazi: https://youtube.com/watch?v=-dbfXp8_qjo
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
Can't you just stay burned to a crisp in the bunker?
Daniella Spektor (15 дней назад)
I'm a Jew and even if he's not a neo nazi anymore, because of what he believed and supported my family got killed
haha (15 дней назад)
is it okay to have a Black Power tattoo?
haha (5 дней назад)
+Pete is never wrong "Race is never off the front page. In addition, racism is the lifeblood of Trump and his administration. " HAHAHAHAHA fuck me, it is whipped up by the left wing media.... we will never see eye to eye if you think Trump is the racist and you don't understand how the media/ frontpage controls peoples brain like yourself... it is all a show... Black people need to be proud to be Black, White people need to be proud to be white... and respect is all that is needed.... stay away from news media, it is poisoning your brain...
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
+haha Cheers, I did. If you pop down to "Criticisms and Responses", your quote is examined in detail. "They countered that Black Power advocates were not proposing a mirror-image of white supremacy and domination, instead they were working towards "an effective share in the total power of society." My point remains, however. Without the backdrop of America's racist past, there would have been no need for either The Black Panthers, or Black Power. And the nation has hardly moved forward at all. Race is never off the front page. In addition, racism is the lifeblood of Trump and his administration. Divide and conquer. And the reaction to that from African Americans has been a natural progression. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter Which I just know you'll be a huge fan of....
haha (5 дней назад)
+Pete is never wrong You need to read a few lines more then just the first 2
haha (5 дней назад)
+Pete is never wrong "However, the movement was criticized for alienating itself from the mainstream civil rights movement, for its apparent support of racial segregation, and for constituting black superiority over other races"
QTee (15 дней назад)
And i bet he is much more happier than he's ever been in his life without that negativity hanging over his head.
Erik Berg (15 дней назад)
Maybe something for that Trump idiot ...with all his hate
Lena Rose (15 дней назад)
I’m Jewish and I love this transformation
Patrick Holland (15 дней назад)
That pussy is magic .... you know he fuckin
jerryholbrook13 (15 дней назад)
Love and hate are two normal human emotions even the bible says god loves and hates so all this anti hate stuff some of it makes sense but a larger part of the antihate movement if you will is ridiculous
jerryholbrook13 (15 дней назад)
He had to of hit that pussy
♛Heliox♛ (15 дней назад)
Da dreht sich Hitler im Grabe um
empower93 empower93 (16 дней назад)
Actually she changed her name to antifa. It's meaning is anti-facist.
Calabi-Yau Manifold (16 дней назад)
He's probably going to get chased by Nazi groups for the rest of his life. When you join organized crime or a big cult/group you won't leave unscathed.
Alistair Milner (16 дней назад)
what a great great story, I'm struggling to go to work this morning, this is what I needed to see rather than any amount of apocalyptic doom that only Jesus can save us.
Astro DraGZz (16 дней назад)
Holocaust jokes aren’t funny Anne Frankly I don’t find them entertaining
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
Ricky's Anne Frank jokes are great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uu12ppRbp0
M. Sham (17 дней назад)
he fucked it up .fucking hate the jews
Pete is never wrong (5 дней назад)
Poor you. Must be tough being a dickwad.
2view (17 дней назад)
Serena J (17 дней назад)
Plot twist he is on a secret mission. Waiting to attack from the inside
NeRo Desends (17 дней назад)
I love this!! Like if watching in the last month of 2018!
Healthy Person (18 дней назад)
I thought he would marry her, but it's still a cool story.
Mike Bourg (18 дней назад)
we need more stories like this one
Joel Rockets (19 дней назад)
Ginnie M (19 дней назад)
I think it was brave of him to appear on TV and announce to the world that he was a former neo-Nazi. I hope that more ex-Neo Nazis can give public talks and serve as an inspiration for current neo-Nazis, so that they can also change.
hemiolaguy (19 дней назад)
I think that Tiffany and this video are arguments for the existence of God - or at least of something called grace! It's wonderful that people can learn to stop hating each other and start loving each other.
George (19 дней назад)
3,600 buthurt nazis dissliked this video
NPC #34254334 Response: (19 дней назад)
Ahww but hating is so much fun!! Racism is also fun!! I love to discriminate people based on their skincolor!
Valentyn Valenko (19 дней назад)
Love Heals all problems
Murp 63 (20 дней назад)
I don’t cry from videos but from this video I am. This is amazing ❤️❤️❤️
gifyfish (20 дней назад)
Where can i buy a german WWII flag
SnipeGhost (20 дней назад)
Amazing transformation
Carletta Thagard (20 дней назад)
Beautiful !!!
BlazeASWRLD (20 дней назад)
The power of love
ignas kaskauskas (20 дней назад)
#white pride
Jaro van Duren (21 день назад)
Racists are an inferior race
ozan arslan (21 день назад)
amcığın gücü
Human Dank (21 день назад)
Wow shes really witty
Jeffrey Chen (21 день назад)
So even when there's such a good story like this, people ruin it?
Z Phish (21 день назад)
i never understood "neo-nazis". i seriously doubt any of them are socialists or fascists. makes no sense.
Baby Teano (22 дня назад)
Phantomson (22 дня назад)
haha that guy hated em

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