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October 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
A white supremacist leader testified Tuesday that he spoke to neo-Nazi "skinhead" Kenneth Mieske several weeks before Mieske beat a black man to death. John Metzger was on the witness stand for a second day of questioning in the $10-million lawsuit brought against him and his father, Tom Metzger, by the victim's family. The lawsuit alleges that the Metzgers incited the murder by sending agents to Portland to provoke violence. Tom Metzger, 52, of Fallbrook, Calif.
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January 22, 1995 | From Associated Press
Seven years ago, Mulugeta Seraw was beaten to death in Oregon by white supremacist skinheads. Two years later, a civil jury found former Ku Klux Klan leader Tom Metzger responsible for his death. Now, $100,000 of Metzger's money--the first installment of a $12.5-million jury award--is going to Seraw's family in Ethiopia. San Diego attorney James McElroy left for Ethiopia this week to arrange the transfer of money, which will pay for the education of Seraw's 13-year-old son.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New evidence linking white supremacist Tom Metzger to the beating death of a black man in Portland, Ore., was released Wednesday with an affidavit from a former skinhead, who said he took a load of baseball bats to Portland and helped organize white gangs to "carry out Tom and John Metzgers' goals of harming blacks and Jews."
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April 25, 1994 | JERRY SHAPIRO, Jerry Shapiro is the associate director of the Anti-Defamation League in Los Angeles. and
Re: "Germany Deports 2 Neo-Nazi KFI-Radio Guests" (Calendar, April 15): KFI program director David Hall professed surprise that the German government would bar John Metzger, a notorious American neo-Nazi, from accompanying one of his talk-show hosts to Germany. "We don't know Mr. Metzger," he said. "Except for this one project we really don't have anything to do with him. I guess there's a lot about him that we really don't know."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1992 | From Associated Press
White supremacist Tom Metzger of Fallbrook, sentenced to six months in jail for his role in a 1983 cross burning, was granted an early release Friday to be with his critically ill wife. Superior Court Judge J.D. Smith said he approved the release request for the sake of Kathleen Metzger and not the former Ku Klux Klan leader. Smith, however, warned Metzger he would be held accountable for comments made in a jailhouse interview that the judge said were threats against him.
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July 3, 1992 | From Times Staff Writers
Canadian immigration officials deported white supremacists Tom and John Metzger Thursday, calling them "a danger to the public." Oxana Kowalyk, an immigration hearing officer, found that the Metzgers' writings and speeches "vilify and degrade" minority groups in Canada, and said that if she let the two men go free, those minority groups might conclude that the Canadian government condones racist behavior. Canadian authorities drove the Metzgers to Buffalo, N.Y.
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April 25, 1994 | JERRY SHAPIRO, Jerry Shapiro is the associate director of the Anti-Defamation League in Los Angeles. and
Re: "Germany Deports 2 Neo-Nazi KFI-Radio Guests" (Calendar, April 15): KFI program director David Hall professed surprise that the German government would bar John Metzger, a notorious American neo-Nazi, from accompanying one of his talk-show hosts to Germany. "We don't know Mr. Metzger," he said. "Except for this one project we really don't have anything to do with him. I guess there's a lot about him that we really don't know."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1992 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Canadian immigration officials ordered white supremacists Tom and John Metzger deported Thursday, calling them "a danger to the public." Oxana Kowalyk, an immigration hearing officer, found that the Metzgers' writings and speeches "vilify and degrade" minority groups in Canada and said that, if she let the two men go free, those minority groups might conclude that the Canadian government condoned racist behavior. Canadian authorities drove the Metzgers to Buffalo, N.Y.
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January 22, 1995 | From Associated Press
Seven years ago, Mulugeta Seraw was beaten to death in Oregon by white supremacist skinheads. Two years later, a civil jury found former Ku Klux Klan leader Tom Metzger responsible for his death. Now, $100,000 of Metzger's money--the first installment of a $12.5-million jury award--is going to Seraw's family in Ethiopia. San Diego attorney James McElroy left for Ethiopia this week to arrange the transfer of money, which will pay for the education of Seraw's 13-year-old son.
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October 23, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what could be a major setback to the growing white supremacist movement, a jury Monday awarded $12.5 million to the family of a black man beaten to death by skinheads allegedly incited by Tom Metzger and his organization, the White Aryan Resistance. The award was the maximum sought in the lawsuit brought by a team led by civil rights attorney Morris Dees. Tom Metzger was ordered to pay $5 million. His son John was ordered to pay $1 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1992 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Canadian immigration officials ordered white supremacists Tom and John Metzger deported Thursday, calling them "a danger to the public." Oxana Kowalyk, an immigration hearing officer, found that the Metzgers' writings and speeches "vilify and degrade" minority groups in Canada and said that, if she let the two men go free, those minority groups might conclude that the Canadian government condoned racist behavior. Canadian authorities drove the Metzgers to Buffalo, N.Y.
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July 3, 1992 | From Times Staff Writers
Canadian immigration officials deported white supremacists Tom and John Metzger Thursday, calling them "a danger to the public." Oxana Kowalyk, an immigration hearing officer, found that the Metzgers' writings and speeches "vilify and degrade" minority groups in Canada, and said that if she let the two men go free, those minority groups might conclude that the Canadian government condones racist behavior. Canadian authorities drove the Metzgers to Buffalo, N.Y.
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June 5, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities in San Diego County are trying to determine whether white supremacist Tom Metzger violated the terms of a court-ordered probation after the airing of an anti-Semitic documentary on a local public access cable channel. Culled from the archives of Nazi propaganda films, the documentary aired shortly after midnight last Saturday on Cox Cable San Diego, which serves about 324,000 subscribers in the county.
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February 22, 1992 | From Associated Press
White supremacist Tom Metzger of Fallbrook, sentenced to six months in jail for his role in a 1983 cross burning, was granted an early release Friday to be with his critically ill wife. Superior Court Judge J.D. Smith said he approved the release request for the sake of Kathleen Metzger and not the former Ku Klux Klan leader. Smith, however, warned Metzger he would be held accountable for comments made in a jailhouse interview that the judge said were threats against him.
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February 5, 1992 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Frustration echoes with narrow-mindedness in the heavily restrictive code that a Christian organization has proposed to govern the content of theatrical movies and television entertainment. Hollywood, especially television, has begged for this wild swing from its critics by cavalierly lowering its standards--and flaunting raunchiness--the way a prizefighter cockily lowers his gloves to expose his jaw.
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August 29, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As "despicable and morally offensive" as their views may be, four white supremacists broke no laws when they burned crosses in Kagel Canyon eight years ago, a defense attorney told a Los Angeles Superior Court jury Wednesday. Opening the defense phase of the conspiracy trial of former Ku Klux Klan leader Tom Metzger and three others, attorneys Kevin S. Avery and Darold Shirwo argued that the men were being persecuted for their beliefs. "What is important here is what they did," Avery said.
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March 30, 1991 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The estate of a black man killed by racist "skinheads" was granted court permission Friday to seize donations sent to post office boxes rented by the White Aryan Resistance, a hate group led by white supremacist Tom Metzger of suburban San Diego. San Diego Superior Court Judge Terry O'Rourke ruled that the donations could be seized to help pay a $12.5-million civil judgment against Metzger, his son, John, two skinheads and WAR. A Portland, Ore.
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February 18, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Civil rights organizations have repeatedly failed to silence Tom Metzger, but a seldom-used legal tactic now threatens to financially ruin the white supremacist and bring down the organization he has been building for three decades. The new tactic--a civil lawsuit filed against Metzger; his son, John, and their national White Aryan Resistance empire--relies on evidence that links the Fallbrook man to three skinheads who, in 1988, murdered a young black man in Portland, Ore.
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March 30, 1991 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The estate of a black man killed by racist "skinheads" was granted court permission Friday to seize donations sent to post office boxes rented by the White Aryan Resistance, a hate group led by white supremacist Tom Metzger of suburban San Diego. San Diego Superior Court Judge Terry O'Rourke ruled that the donations could be seized to help pay a $12.5-million civil judgment against Metzger, his son, John, two skinheads and WAR. A Portland, Ore.
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October 27, 1990 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that Tom Metzger and his white supremacist organization have been ordered to pay nearly $9 million for inciting the murder of an Ethiopian student in Portland, Ore., the victim's family faces a task that might be even more formidable than winning the judgment--collecting it. It is unlikely that Metzger and the White Aryan Resistance--his organization to promote racial hatred--have $9 million. Metzger lives in a modest Fallbrook home worth little more than $100,000, according to estimates.
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