It Happened In 1988

Hate Crime Doesn't Pay: Skinheads and the Death Of Mulugeta Seraw

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If I was the judge I would have given John Bair a job on the anti-racist task force. Metzger's organized a lot of w.a.r. skins across the country. My friends and I(me and my friends) ran them underground in our town. Though there was a lot of violence and in some cases death, the problem they create must be dealt with fast and harsh. Hitler said, "only one thing would have stopped our movement - if our adversaries had understood its principle and from the first day, had smashed with the utmost brutality the nucleus of our new movement."
Rest In Peace - Mulageta Seraw, Daniel Shersty, -Pill-, my friend Lin "Spit" Newborn and everyone else killed by racist skinheads in the world.
Your movement is dead nazi skinhead. Give it up.
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good stuff. i remember seeing those obvious racist punks around town back in the 90's. especially recall seeing 'em in SE and Milwaukie. Bastards. They should direct that hate towards something more worthy; like our corrupt federal government.
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Violence creates more violence. I'm sorry, whether you're an acclaimed racist skinhead or a SHARP, both groups advocate non-tolerance and violence against people who don't share their world views. Both are fascist groups who entirely miss the point of engaging others in a way that might bring about any change. Being a native of SE Portland, I remember vividly the beating and death of Mr Seraw-blocks from my home-with anguish. I don't think that the SHARP response to it helped anything, nor do I think that they're any less prejudiced than racist skins. It honestly upsets me to know that both groups are still around.
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M,
I'm in no way associated with SHARP skins and I agree with you. My friends and I tried to have a sit down debate and come to some terms in order to allow Nazis and Sharps to continue to be allowed into certain punk shows.
It ended up turning into a huge fight, and it lasted for months. Some people just cannot be tolerated as their beliefs tend to prevent public gatherings from taking place peacefully. If they keep threatening and attacking you it probably means they dont want to talk. At that point you may want to get rid of them somehow. If there are other ways than violence then they should be tried first. After that the gloves are off!
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Here we go again! first of all Morris Dees is the cleverest of cons. He has built a large fortune conning the PCIDIOTS. he made 7 million alone off my civil trial. check his IRS records. Most honest liberals have him pegged but he is still at it. Seraws family got peanuts.

Fact:I didn't hire a lawyer because the few that would take my case demanded $100k up front. That was impossible to do.

Fact: It was not a Federal Trial and it was not a criminal trial. it was a Civil trial. If it had been criminal I would have beat it hands down.

Fact: David Mazella, Dees star witness was on a get even mission since he was given a beating in Southern California for being the cowardly liar he is .
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Mazella was paid hundreds of dollars a month for his perjury. He was not reformed like he testified. He was recruiting for the American Klan at the same time he was lying about Tom and John Metzger.

Fact: Tom and John never went bankrupt. Never stopped publishing a newspaper or appearing on National TV.

Fact: Mazella in an amusing twist is a youth pastor at a small church not far from Medford. As an aledged Christian I wonder if he has ever confessed his sins against Tom and John Metzger? resist.com
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Mr. Metzger,
I admire your perseverance. However, I believe if you would have kept up with what you were involved in at the time sooner or later you would have faced a criminal trial and would have lost.
It's not like you weren't trying to con people either. Especially conning (recruiting) young, lonely, introvert boys and girls into believing in a bunch of made-up, hateful information as to feel part of something exciting and important. Only to further the goals of your selfish, racist manifesto.
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Mr. Metzger,
I admire your perseverance. However, I believe if you would have kept up with what you were involved in at the time sooner or later you would have faced a criminal trial and you would have lost.
It's not like you weren't trying to con people either. Especially conning (recruiting) young, lonely, introvert boys and girls into believing in a bunch of made-up, hateful information as to feel part of something exciting and important. Only to further the goals of your selfish, racist manifesto.
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dumpy you clearly have a bias and an agenda, more importantly your opinion is not relevant, or even interesting. i've studied the case, and Metzger clearly got no justice, another example of a failed judicial system. Metzger committed no crime, he should not be held responsible, put the onus on the one who committed the crime. i'm for free speech, people should be allowed to say what they think, Metzger is for racial separation, he never taught to go out and kill random black people. the blame was put on him because his views are not politically correct. i'm honest enough to see it for what it is.
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Barry,
I didn't comment on "the case". I was talking about what he eventually may have gotten busted for. So why are you responding to my irrelevant comment?
Of course I've got a bias. I didn't even study the case. I just genuinely do not like racist/hate groups. Especially nazi skinheads. Defend him all you want Barry. I have no agenda.
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you hate "hate groups"
the irony is deep
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Again "you" insert words and meanings into "my" statement. I said I "do not like" hate groups. I did not say "hate".
We all have the right to exist. Yet when one groups beliefs prevent "all" people from feeling comfortable or safe, its natural for that unsavory group of people threatening the common bond of humanity to be forced out. Keep defending racists and nazis right to exist Barry. They need the help. If their right to exist threatens others rights to exist they are in the minority and they will be condemned for threatening the greater good of all peoples. Sorry bro, most peeps dont like racists of any kind. Most of us like variety and aren't as narrow-minded as you and your racist buddies.
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Posting under a Jewish name to support your your little nazi friend isn't clever or amusing. Why don't you use "Bonehead" or "Jew-hater"? Are you scared? Pimp your beliefs bro!
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you watch way too much tv
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Actually, I don't watch any tv. Sometimes I dress up as a jewish guy masquerading as a white supremacist and dance around in front of a big mirror. So I know how you feel.
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tom metzger is simply a nasty stain on humanity as are those that act out of hate and violence...give it up tom, you are a loser, and will remain a loser till the day you end up in hell, smoking a turd cigar