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SF/Bay Area Skinhead Attacks

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by punkmar77, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. punkmar77

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    Skinhead attack in San Francisco is second alleged incident, may point toward trend
    By: Ari Burack 04/06/11 4:00 AM

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    Skinheads: District Attorney George Gascon recently spoke about the worrying rise of white males committing racially motivated crimes in San Francisco. (AP file photo)

    A month after District Attorney George Gascón said there had been a rise in white supremacist activity in San Francisco, prosecutors are weighing filing hate-crime charges in a second alleged skinhead attack.

    The case involves the knifing of a homeless black man in the Western Addition last July 25. Prosecutors say the 56-year-old man asked a white man for change near Fillmore and O’Farrell streets.

    After a brief argument, the white man pulled a switchblade and slashed the homeless man across the face, leaving a gaping wound that stretched from his lip to his cheek, according to prosecutors. The man lost over a liter of blood and nearly died, investigators quoted a hospital nurse as saying.

    Later that night, police arrested 40-year-old Matthew Swan at an apartment on South Van Ness Avenue. Inside Swan’s apartment police found a silver knife similar to the one a witness described, emblazoned with a swastika, police said.

    The prosecutor on the case, Assistant District Attorney Victor Hwang, says the attack was motivated by hate and that Swan has an affiliation with skinheads.

    “We’re concerned that it appears that there are multiple skinhead cases surfacing,” Hwang said Wednesday.

    Hwang is also prosecuting three other men who he says have ties to skinhead groups for a Nov. 10 alleged assault on two Mexican nationals, who were punched and kicked outside a Tenderloin bar, leaving one of the men unconscious. Hwang said multiple witnesses reported hearing a group of three to five white men yell “white power” as they attacked the victims. He added that “physical evidence” pointing to associations with hate groups was later recovered from the suspects’ apartments.

    Hwang said another case in late December involved an Asian man who was beaten in the Marina by four white men with shaved heads, who were also yelling “white power.” No arrests have been made in that case, he said.

    At Swan’s hearing in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday, Judge Susan Breall ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold Swan for trial on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and mayhem.

    Hwang told the judge that he was considering adding hate-crimes allegations to the case, but Breall disagreed there was evidence of a hate crime. She also refused to allow evidence at Tuesday’s hearing of Swan’s 2008 arrest for vandalism, in which he allegedly defaced a Union Square wall with a swastika and other Nazi imagery.

    Following the hearing, Hwang said he was still weighing whether to add hate-crimes allegations, noting Swan was still facing substantial prison time for the current charges.

    “I do not believe that there is any basis that a hate-crime occurred, and the judge appears to agree,” Swan’s attorney, Deputy Public Defender Christopher Hite said.

    Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2 ... z1Iu5SmAbe
     

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    Wow. They slashed a fucking old, probably drunk, homebum. These guys obviously got some balls... :ecouteurs:
     
  3. vAsSiLy77

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    aryan front as in braindead gregarious wanker? fuck off idiot before I get and beat the shits out of you!
     
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    user: Hman88 banned, for obvious reasons.
    ABC/123 HUT HUT HUT!
     
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    masterrats:
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    Never have, and never will understand those assholes. What wastes of life.
     
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