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January 9, 1993 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with charges of a cover-up, Navy officials have confirmed that a sailor about to be discharged because he was homosexual was beaten to death more than two months ago by a shipmate. Navy officials in Japan said that Seaman Allen R. Schindler, 22, may have been a victim of gay-bashing, allegedly killed by a fellow sailor assigned to the Belleau Wood, an amphibious assault ship with a home port in Japan. Lt.
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June 17, 1994 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She was riding the morning train to school when the middle-aged Japanese man came up behind her and slashed her traditional Korean uniform. She kept her mouth shut because she was afraid he would attack her more if she screamed. But the 11th-grader could not hide her terror as she described her experience on national television Wednesday. "I was so scared," she recalled. "I couldn't say anything."
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June 17, 1994 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She was riding the morning train to school when the middle-aged Japanese man came up behind her and slashed her traditional Korean uniform. She kept her mouth shut because she was afraid he would attack her more if she screamed. But the 11th-grader could not hide her terror as she described her experience on national television Wednesday. "I was so scared," she recalled. "I couldn't say anything."
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February 9, 1993 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Airman Apprentice Terry M. Helvey, 21, told a U.S. Navy judge today that he wants to be represented by civilian lawyers against charges that he killed a gay shipmate. His court-martial is set for April 27. Taken to a courtroom at the main U.S. Navy base in Japan, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound sailor towered over his two Navy lawyers and military police officers stationed at the courtroom door. He appeared calm and answered promptly when questioned by the court-martial judge, Cmdr. David P. Holcombe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1993 | From Associated Press
A Navy seaman was eulogized as a gentle man by his mother and friends, who are alleging that his shipmates beat him to death because he was gay. Allen Schindler's mother told about 100 of her son's friends and supporters in San Diego that Navy officials have not been forthcoming about his death. "My son was a loving person. He'd never have hurt anyone," Dorothy Hajdys said at Sunday's memorial service. "I want to know what's going on on his ship."
NEWS
January 26, 1993 | H. G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy is expected to announce next week whether a sailor charged with killing a gay shipmate in Japan will face court-martial on a murder charge. Terry M. Helvey, an airman aboard the amphibious assault ship Belleau Wood, faced the Navy's equivalent of a preliminary hearing last week in Japan. Helvey, 20, is charged with killing Seaman Allen R. Schindler, 22, who was beaten to death at a public restroom near the Navy base in Sasabo, Japan, on Oct. 27.
NEWS
February 9, 1993 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Airman Apprentice Terry M. Helvey, 21, told a U.S. Navy judge today that he wants to be represented by civilian lawyers against charges that he killed a gay shipmate. His court-martial is set for April 27. Taken to a courtroom at the main U.S. Navy base in Japan, the 6-foot-4, 240-pound sailor towered over his two Navy lawyers and military police officers stationed at the courtroom door. He appeared calm and answered promptly when questioned by the court-martial judge, Cmdr. David P. Holcombe.
BUSINESS
June 26, 1992 | Cristina Lee, Times staff writer
Dealing With Hate Crime: In an effort to stamp out racial violence, the Japanese Business Assn. of Orange County, which is made up of 170 Japanese companies, is sponsoring a seminar against Japan bashing and hate crimes. About 200 Japanese executives and other community members concerned with racial tensions are expected to attend the two-hour seminar, titled "Hate Crimes and Japan Bashing," on Saturday in Anaheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1992
Americans are angry, and looking for someone to blame. Hard times, the recession and unemployment always fuel acts of bigotry and violent hate crimes. Jobless workers blame Japan for America's domestic woes. Unemployed men and women also blame "them"--minorities and immigrants--for the scarcity of decent jobs. This scapegoating inspires epithets, graffiti and a sobering increase in assaults. Hate crimes are on the rise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an attack that police are investigating as a hate crime, three young white men are being sought for yelling racial slurs before beating two teen-age Asian-American brothers with an automobile security device. The Japanese-American brothers, ages 18 and 15, and two Asian-American passengers were in a 1979 Datsun pickup truck June 15 when they were cut off at Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue, police said. They were heading home from a drive-in movie between 2:30 and 3 a.m.
NEWS
January 26, 1993 | H. G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy is expected to announce next week whether a sailor charged with killing a gay shipmate in Japan will face court-martial on a murder charge. Terry M. Helvey, an airman aboard the amphibious assault ship Belleau Wood, faced the Navy's equivalent of a preliminary hearing last week in Japan. Helvey, 20, is charged with killing Seaman Allen R. Schindler, 22, who was beaten to death at a public restroom near the Navy base in Sasabo, Japan, on Oct. 27.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1993 | From Associated Press
A Navy seaman was eulogized as a gentle man by his mother and friends, who are alleging that his shipmates beat him to death because he was gay. Allen Schindler's mother told about 100 of her son's friends and supporters in San Diego that Navy officials have not been forthcoming about his death. "My son was a loving person. He'd never have hurt anyone," Dorothy Hajdys said at Sunday's memorial service. "I want to know what's going on on his ship."
NEWS
January 9, 1993 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with charges of a cover-up, Navy officials have confirmed that a sailor about to be discharged because he was homosexual was beaten to death more than two months ago by a shipmate. Navy officials in Japan said that Seaman Allen R. Schindler, 22, may have been a victim of gay-bashing, allegedly killed by a fellow sailor assigned to the Belleau Wood, an amphibious assault ship with a home port in Japan. Lt.
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