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Received: by nizkor.almanac.bc.ca (Smail126.96.36.199 #8) id m0veUL8-0007jsC; Sun, 29 Dec 96 15:08 PST Received: from mail.crl.com by nizkor.almanac.bc.ca ; 29 DEC 96 15:07:47 PDT Received: from crl8.crl.com by mail.crl.com with SMTP id AA22176 (5.65c/IDA-1.5 for ); Sun, 29 Dec 1996 14:40:09 -0800 Received: by crl8.crl.com id AA11205 (5.65c/IDA-1.5 for email@example.com); Sun, 29 Dec 1996 14:33:58 -0800 Date: Sun, 29 Dec 1996 14:33:58 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: WAR From: email@example.com (Troy Varange) Newsgroups: misc.activism.militia Here: Sun Dec 29 14:16:57 PST 1996 Message-Id: Organization: Usenet Engineering Task Force Approved: firstname.lastname@example.org (f87b2dd2d04bcaf27a9e5ff510c07b4d) Path: in2.uu.net!nexp.crl.com!nntp.crl.com!howland.erols.net!cliffs.rs.itd.umich.edu!newsxfer2.itd.umich.edu!uunet!in3.uu.net!188.8.131.52!atype.com!militia-request References: <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-From: email@example.com (Ken McVay OBC) X-Bytes: [ 8134] Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com > Tom Metzger, a 54-year-old television repairman from Fallbrook, > California, may be America's most notorious hatemonger. His > nearly 30-year career in the radical right has included > affiliation with the John Birch Society in the 1960s, the > Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s, and his own organization, White > Aryan Resistance (WAR), during the 80s and 90s. On October 23, He's also "affiliated" with the Nation of Islam. > 1990, an Oregon jury rendered a $12.5 million judgment against > Metzger and his son, John, for their role in inciting neo-Nazi > skinheads to murder Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian immigrant, > in Portland two years earlier. Yet, they were never even charged with a crime, they were "convicted" by a purely civil court by reason of "provocation." > On the night of November 12, 1988, a neo-Nazi skinhead gang > in Portland called the East Side White Pride attacked three > Ethiopian immigrants with a baseball bat and steel-toed boots; > Seraw was killed. Investigation into the murder revealed links > between the skinheads - three of whom were convicted of murder - > and Metzger's White Aryan Resistance. > > Crucial among these links was a letter to the skinheads signed > by Metzger, which stated in part: "Soon you will meet Dave > Mazzella, our national vice-president, who will be in Portland > to teach you how we operate and to help you understand more > about WAR...." Among the operations Mazella taught the Portland > gang was attacking people of color. Mazzella later explained: > "Tom Metzger said the only way to get respect from skinheads is > to teach them how to commit violence against Blacks, against > Jews, Hispanics, any minority. The word will spread and they'll > know our group is one you can respect." > > Mazzella, who was not charged in connection with the murder, Neither were the Metzgers. Do you even know the difference between a civil and criminal trial, the different standards of proof required by the court? Mazzella wasn't sued because he offered to be a stukach for the plaintiffs; if it had been a criminal trial Mazzella would have most certainly been charged as he was more guilty of provocation than the Metzgers. The Metzgers trial is an ill omen for the militia movement; nothing that the Metzgers did was in any way legally different than what militias do. -- Cheers!
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