September 4, 1987 |
The most poignant moment Terrance Roberts remembers from high school is being a gangly, sensitive, 15-year-old black kid confronted on the athletic field by a beefy white kid named McCauley who was brandishing a baseball bat. A bunch of other white kids formed a circle around them. "The only thing I could think of was to look McCauley in the eye and not break the gaze," recalled Roberts, an assistant dean at UCLA's school of social welfare.
May 1, 1987 |
Federal agents firing tear-gas canisters into a mobile home arrested the founder of the White Patriot Party and three other reputed white supremacists Thursday, authorities said. The pre-dawn raid came less than a week after 15 suspected white supremacists were arrested in Arkansas and Colorado on a federal indictment charging them with conspiracy to overthrow the government. Among the four arrested Thursday was Glenn Miller, 46, of Raleigh, N.C.