[MO] Two Men Convicted Of Hate Crime Thrill Killing
The Kansas City Star / May 8, 2008
Kansas City residents Gary Eye, 21, and Steven Sandstrom, 22, were both convicted of randomly shooting to death a homeless black man targeted for the color of his skin in March 2005.
[CA] Public Defender Blames School For Murder Of Gay Student
The Los Angeles Times / May 8, 2008
The lawyer representing 14-year-old Brandon McInerney, who allegedly shot to death a gay classmate, argued that school officials should have quelled tensions between the two boys rather than allowing the victim to wear feminine accessories and flirt with McInerny.
[MI] Neo-Nazi Leader Schemes To Exploit Ailing Economy
The Livingston Daily Press & Argus / May 12, 2008
National Socialist Movement commander Jeff Schoep, who relocated the NSM to the Detroit area last December, sees recruitment opportunities in the region’s economic malaise and racial tensions.
[WI] ‘Die, Jew’ Scrawled On Synagogue Doors
The Wisconsin State Journal / May 5, 2008
Vandals drew three swastikas and wrote “Die, Jew” on the outside door and walls of the Beth Israel Center in Madison.
[GA] ‘Swastika Lawn Mower Man’ Re-Arrested
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / May 9, 2008
Steven Whitfield, 31, who was arrested April 16 after he mowed swastikas into his lawn and pointed a rifle at passerby, was taken into custody again for aiming a firearm at a juvenile girl.
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