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4 Supremacist Gang Members Held in Beating

July 12, 2001|From Times Staff Reports

In what police called a hate crime, four members of a Ventura white supremacist gang were arrested on suspicion of beating a Filipino man in Port Hueneme and punching and robbing a Caucasian co-worker early Wednesday, authorities said.

James Smiley, 24, Michael Keaser, 23, and Joshua Brunkhurst, 18, all of Ventura, and Christopher Wallace, 18, of Oxnard, were jailed on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and committing a hate crime.

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