Oregon: Skinhead Mayhem

Skinhead Mayhem

Shuttle-bus driver Mulugeta Seraw had just been dropped off by friends at his apartment in Portland, Ore., when a car pulled up. Out jumped three young men sporting shaved heads, military jackets and heavy work boots. Shouting racial slurs, they set upon the 28-year-old Ethiopian, kicking and beating him with a baseball bat. Eight hours later Seraw died in a Portland hospital. Authorities say he was the third person murdered in the U.S. by racist toughs called skinheads.

The crime shocked Portland, where police and a local grand jury have been joined by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office in...

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