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July 20, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Times staff writer Gebe Martinez in Orange County contributed to this article
The parents of Christopher David Fisher, who was arrested last week and charged with plotting to blow up the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, are rounding up friends and neighbors willing to put up their property to help the Long Beach man get out on bail, Fisher's lawyer said Monday. "Their main goal is to put their property together so that he can make bail," said attorney Anna Ho. "This young man just should not be in jail."
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January 14, 1994 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge Thursday sentenced one member of the Fourth Reich Skinheads to nearly five years in prison and another to more than eight years, brusquely dismissing claims that they never meant to hurt anyone. "They were sending absolutely the wrong message," U.S. District Judge William Matthew Byrne Jr. said of Christopher David Fisher, 20, of Long Beach and Carl Daniel Boese, 17, formerly of Huntington Beach. "Hopefully, what occurs in this courtroom sends a different kind of message."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1994 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge Thursday sentenced one member of the Fourth Reich Skinheads to nearly five years in prison and another to more than eight years, brusquely dismissing claims that they never meant to hurt anyone. "They were sending absolutely the wrong message," U.S. District Judge William Matthew Byrne Jr. said of Christopher David Fisher, 20, and Carl Daniel Boese, 17. "Hopefully, what occurs in this courtroom sends a different kind of message."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1994 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge Thursday sentenced one member of the Fourth Reich Skinheads to nearly five years in prison and another to more than eight years, brusquely dismissing claims that they never meant to hurt anyone. "They were sending absolutely the wrong message," U.S. District Judge William Matthew Byrne Jr. said of Christopher David Fisher, 20, and Carl Daniel Boese, 17. "Hopefully, what occurs in this courtroom sends a different kind of message."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1993
Christopher David Fisher, the 20-year-old Long Beach man accused of building bombs as part of a plan to launch a race war, pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court. Fisher bowed his head through most of the brief hearing before Chief Magistrate Judge Volney V. Brown Jr., but answered firmly when asked a series of questions about his rights and his plea.
NEWS
July 23, 1993 | JIM NEWTON
The lawyer for Christopher David Fisher, whom authorities have identified as the leader of a white supremacist band of youths known as the Fourth Reich Skinheads, said Thursday that she has been told that her client gave a statement to FBI agents after he was arrested but before she was appointed by the court. "The government has indicated that my client said certain things," said Anna Ho, the lawyer representing Fisher. "I don't know that for a fact because I have not seen what they have."
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July 18, 1993 | DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Staff writer Jim Newton contributed to this story
They call themselves the Fourth Reich Skinheads, just a loose-knit bunch of fun-loving suburban white teen-agers who share a love of their ethnic heritage and a disdain for being harassed by minorities. "We don't hate everybody of a certain race," one 16-year-old girl from Huntington Beach explained. "We only hate certain ones." The FBI last week publicly identified the skinheads as part of an alleged white supremacist conspiracy to attack African-Americans in Los Angeles and ignite a race war.
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July 19, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of area synagogues said Sunday they are concerned--but not surprised--that a group of white supremacists were allegedly targeting prominent blacks and members of Orange County's Jewish community before their arrests last week. "There's nothing really new here," said Mort Wolk of Santa Ana. "I didn't like it being so close to home, but I wasn't really that surprised."
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July 16, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To experts in hate crime, the list of white supremacy groups whose alleged members were arrested Thursday included two chillingly familiar names and one unexpected one. Based on opposite coasts but united by many of the same ideals, two of the organizations, White Aryan Resistance (WAR) and Church of the Creator, have long and checkered histories.
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July 17, 1993 | MARK PLATTE and MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Fourth Reich Skinheads are such a mystery to Southern California that even some of the area's leading hate crime investigators had never heard of the group until three of its suspected members were arrested Thursday. "I'll be honest, I didn't know anything about them until I read it in the newspaper," said Tommy Greep, a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective who specializes in hate crimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for Christopher D. Fisher, leader of a group of violent skinheads, have asked a Los Angeles judge to recommend that Fisher be sent to the low-security federal prison at Boron in Kern County because of his "particular vulnerability." The lawyers, Anna Ho and Michael S.
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December 31, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Renee Firestone, a survivor of the Holocaust that claimed the lives of her mother and father, looked out into a circle of 13 white faces Thursday evening and shuddered. "Why are you so angry?" she asked the young members of the Fourth Reich Skinheads. "I have a reason to be angry. . . . What is your reason?" The skinheads listed one grievance after another: minorities who they said had beaten and robbed them, and reporters who they felt had misrepresented them.
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September 8, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher David Fisher, who is accused of leading a group of violent young racists bent on igniting a race war, told authorities after he was arrested that he participated in three bomb attacks, including an attempted bombing of an Orange County synagogue, government documents filed Tuesday reveal. A second suspected member of the group, known as the Fourth Reich Skinheads, confessed to involvement in yet another bombing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1993
A Los Angeles federal judge Thursday ordered prosecutors to provide defense lawyers copies of more than 100 audio and videotapes made in the investigation of alleged neo-Nazi Christopher Fisher. Fisher, 20, of Long Beach, is accused of making and selling illegal weapons and plotting to blow up the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles. U.S. District Judge W. Matthew Byrne Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1993
Christopher David Fisher, the 20-year-old Long Beach man accused of building bombs as part of a plan to launch a race war, pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court. Fisher bowed his head through most of the brief hearing before Chief Magistrate Judge Volney V. Brown Jr., but answered firmly when asked a series of questions about his rights and his plea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1993 | JIM NEWTON and LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles returned a seven-count indictment Thursday against a 20-year-old Long Beach man, charging him with conspiracy to make and use bombs in a campaign of terror against prominent Jewish and African-American people and organizations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge denied bail Wednesday for Christopher David Fisher, the principal suspect in an alleged plot to start a racial war by bombing the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, even though his parents were willing to supervise him 24 hours a day. "I don't doubt the sincerity of the parents," U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima said. But he said that despite their offers to supervise their son, "there is a probability of danger to the community."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge denied bail Wednesday for Christopher David Fisher, the principal suspect in an alleged plot to start a racial war by bombing the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, even though his parents were willing to supervise him 24 hours a day. "I don't doubt the sincerity of the parents," U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima said. But he said that despite their offers to police their son, "there is a probability of danger to the community."
NEWS
July 23, 1993 | JIM NEWTON
The lawyer for Christopher David Fisher, whom authorities have identified as the leader of a white supremacist band of youths known as the Fourth Reich Skinheads, said Thursday that she has been told that her client gave a statement to FBI agents after he was arrested but before she was appointed by the court. "The government has indicated that my client said certain things," said Anna Ho, the lawyer representing Fisher. "I don't know that for a fact because I have not seen what they have."
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