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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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January 17, 1994 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six months after federal agents thwarted a group of skinheads bent on assaulting Los Angeles' oldest black church, hundreds of congregants emotionally thanked those agents Sunday for, in the words of one church leader, "saving our women, our children, our aged, our men . . . for sleeping less that we might sleep in peace."
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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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge set a $250,000 bail Friday for alleged white supremacist Christian Gilbert Tony Nadal, rejecting prosecution arguments that the North Hills resident posed too great a danger to be allowed to leave custody while awaiting trail. Nadal, 35, is charged as part of a 20-count indictment accusing him, his wife, Doris Nadal, and Acton resident Christopher James Berwick of illegal weapons manufacture and trafficking.
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.
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July 17, 1993 | Associated Press
Darryl Strawberry was among the prominent blacks that white supremacists allegedly talked about killing, but the Dodger outfielder was never warned by federal authorities. The FBI and prosecutors said no warnings were merited because the threats were not serious, unlike those directed at the Rev. Cecil Murray of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church and police beating victim Rodney G. King. Fourth Reich Skinhead leader Christopher D.
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July 17, 1993 | MARLA CONE and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rabbi Michael Mayersohn of Temple Beth David isn't politically active, and he isn't particularly outspoken or visible in the community. So when he learned that a white supremacist had allegedly targeted his synagogue, he was reminded with startling clarity that people face random hatred and violence solely because of their religion or race. "I've been aware of the organized groups in this area," the rabbi said. "But the possibility that we were targeted certainly did surprise me.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1993 | From A Times Staff Writer
One of the juveniles facing federal charges in connection with an alleged plot to commit hate crimes against ethnic and religious minorities was released late Monday to the custody of his parents, sources close to the investigation said Tuesday.
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July 27, 1993 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When FBI informants set out in 1991 to infiltrate white supremacy hate groups in Orange County, they were pointed in the direction of a 20-year-old crippled man who needed a strap to hold him upright in his wheelchair. Geremy C. von Rineman had become a fallen hero of the White Aryan movement after a bloody confrontation in 1989 with suspected minority gang members in Van Nuys that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge set a $250,000 bail Friday for alleged white supremacist Christian Gilbert Tony Nadal, rejecting prosecution arguments that the North Hills resident posed too great a danger to be allowed to leave custody while awaiting trail. Nadal, 35, is charged as part of a 20-count indictment accusing him, his wife, Doris Nadal, and Acton resident Christopher James Berwick of illegal weapons manufacture and trafficking.
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 28, 1993 | From A Times Staff Writer
One of the juveniles facing federal charges in connection with an alleged plot to commit hate crimes against ethnic and religious minorities was released late Monday to the custody of his parents, sources close to the investigation said Tuesday.
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July 27, 1993 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When FBI informants set out in 1991 to infiltrate white supremacy hate groups in Orange County, they were pointed in the direction of a 20-year-old crippled man who needed a strap to hold him upright in his wheelchair. Geremy C. Von Rineman had become a fallen hero for the White Aryan movement after a bloody confrontation with suspected minority gang members in Van Nuys that left him paralyzed from the neck down in 1989.
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July 27, 1993 | JIM NEWTON and JOCELYN STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As they were charging eight suspected white supremacists with federal weapons offenses 12 days ago, federal agents also turned up evidence that a Saugus couple may have supplied some hate group members with weapons, according to sources and five search warrants filed Monday. According to the warrants, agents searched two locations connected to Christopher James Berwick and Rebecca Berwick. At a mobile home park in Saugus, the agents seized 11 firearms, a silencer and other gun parts.
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July 27, 1993 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When FBI informants set out in 1991 to infiltrate white supremacy hate groups in Orange County, they were pointed in the direction of a 20-year-old crippled man who needed a strap to hold him upright in his wheelchair. Geremy C. von Rineman had become a fallen hero of the White Aryan movement after a bloody confrontation in 1989 with suspected minority gang members in Van Nuys that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
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July 20, 1993 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Times staff writer Greg Hernandez contributed to this story
For more than seven months, the warehouse with a limestone facade in an industrial park had served as a "training center" for young white supremacists. But by Monday afternoon, after being exposed as a key site in the FBI's covert investigation into suspected racist hate groups, there were signs that the operation's nerve center was being dismantled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mother of a reputed white supremacist accused of manufacturing pipe bombs to assault black and Latino drug dealers said Friday that the charges against her son are "completely untrue." Eric Lord Jeffrey's mother, Yvonne, said that her 21-year-old son does not hate minorities and is himself part Latino and American Indian. The swastika and the letters WP--supposedly an acronym for "white power"--tattooed on Jeffrey's chest are simply body art, she said.
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July 25, 1993 | DAVID FREED, This article was reported by Times staff writers Michael Connelly, David Freed and Sonia Nazario. It was written by Freed
Hitler was a saint. The Holocaust never happened. Jews are the children of Satan and are destroying the United States along with other "mud people"--African-Americans, Asians, Latinos--anyone not descended from Anglo-Saxon stock. Such are the bizarre fomentations of the shadowy, often violent world known as white supremacy.
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