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July 30, 1991 | From Times wire services
Jury selection began Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court in the trial of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon Tom Metzger and three others, seven years after crosses were burned in a predominantly black neighborhood in Lake View Terrace. Metzger, 52, of Fallbrook, Stanley Witek, 58, Brad Kelly, 29, and Erich Schmidt, 26, are charged with one felony count of conspiracy to violate a municipal fire code and two misdemeanors.
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December 3, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
White supremacist Tom Metzger and two co-defendants were sentenced Monday to six months in jail for their role in a 1983 cross-burning in a racially mixed San Fernando Valley neighborhood. Metzger, convicted in October of misdemeanor unlawful assembly, also was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service near his home in San Diego County with organizations that work with minorities or in a hospital. He was fined $200.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case that offered a gritty glimpse into the world of neo-Nazi racism, a jury Monday found white supremacist Tom Metzger guilty of misdemeanor unlawful assembly for his role in a 1983 cross-burning ceremony in suburban Los Angeles. But the panel deadlocked on two other charges, including a more serious felony conspiracy count, and a mistrial was declared. Three other men on trial with Metzger were convicted of the conspiracy and related misdemeanor charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case that offered a gritty glimpse into the world of neo-Nazi racism, a jury Monday found white supremacist Tom Metzger guilty of misdemeanor unlawful assembly for his role in a 1983 cross-burning ceremony in suburban Los Angeles. But the panel deadlocked on two other charges, including a more serious felony conspiracy count, and a mistrial was declared. Three other men on trial with Metzger were convicted of the conspiracy and related misdemeanor charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
White supremacist Tom Metzger and two co-defendants were sentenced Monday to six months in jail for their role in a 1983 cross-burning in a racially mixed San Fernando Valley neighborhood. Metzger, convicted in October of misdemeanor unlawful assembly, also was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service near his home in San Diego County with organizations that work with minorities or in a hospital. He was fined $200.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surpassing the "boundaries of (free) expression," Tom Metzger and three fellow white supremacists hoped to provoke a violent clash when they joined in a cross-burning ceremony eight years ago in a racially mixed San Fernando Valley neighborhood, a prosecutor charged Wednesday. On the opening day of the quartet's trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court, prosecutors said participants in the Dec.
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February 6, 1987
A white supremacist was convicted of battering two police officers during a melee between his cohorts and the Jewish Defense League at Los Angeles' Union Station last May. Stanley Witek, 53, identified by prosecutors as the director of the National Socialist White People's Party, a small neo-Nazi organization, was found guilty of two counts of assault and one count each of battery, battery on a police officer, attempted battery and obstructing a police officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1988
A neo-Nazi leader convicted of illegally possessing a billy club at a cross-burning in Lake View Terrace was ordered Wednesday to undergo a presentencing psychiatric evaluation in state prison. The evaluation, which will be conducted at the state prison at Chino, could last up to 90 days. Superior Court Judge Judith Chirlin ordered Stanley Witek, 54, to surrender to her court Jan. 5 to be taken to the prison. She will formally sentence him after the study is completed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1988
The leader of a small neo-Nazi group has begun serving a 120-day County Jail term for assaulting two Amtrak police officers during a melee involving the Jewish Defense League. Stanley Witek, 54, identified by prosecutors as the director of the tiny National Socialist White People's Party, surrendered before Municipal Court Judge Susan Isacoff and was taken into custody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1991
The head of the Idaho-based Aryan Nations testified Wednesday that a 1983 cross-burning in Lakeview Terrace was a private memorial for a slain police officer, not a ceremony designed to intimidate minorities. The three crosses set ablaze on a sympathizer's property in the Kagel Canyon area also had religious significance, the Rev. Richard Butler said at the trial of four white supremacists charged in connection with the event.
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August 8, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surpassing the "boundaries of (free) expression," Tom Metzger and three fellow white supremacists hoped to provoke a violent clash when they joined in a cross-burning ceremony eight years ago in a racially mixed San Fernando Valley neighborhood, a prosecutor charged Wednesday. On the opening day of the quartet's trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court, prosecutors said participants in the Dec.
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July 30, 1991 | From Times wire services
Jury selection began Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court in the trial of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon Tom Metzger and three others, seven years after crosses were burned in a predominantly black neighborhood in Lake View Terrace. Metzger, 52, of Fallbrook, Stanley Witek, 58, Brad Kelly, 29, and Erich Schmidt, 26, are charged with one felony count of conspiracy to violate a municipal fire code and two misdemeanors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1991
Jury selection began Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court in the trial of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon Tom Metzger and three others, more than seven years after three crosses were burned in a predominantly black neighborhood in Lake View Terrace. Metzger, 52, of Fallbrook, Stanley Witek, 58, Brad Kelly, 29, and Erich Schmidt, 26, are charged with one felony count of conspiracy to violate a municipal fire code and two misdemeanors.
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