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An alleged plot by white supremacists to start a race war is foiled

A group of skinheads in California had a dream, but it was decidedly different from the one imagined by Martin Luther King. Their vision allegedly went like this: a phalanx of skinheads with machine guns would invade the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. The congregation would be sprayed with bullets, and the pastor, (the Rev.) Cecil Murray, would be murdered. Across the U.S., other blacks were potential targets -- Rodney King, (the Rev.) Al Sharpton, the rap group Public Enemy, perhaps even a baseball player. An all-out race war would be triggered, a final, bloody Ragnarok of the...

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