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California: Suspected White Supremacists Charged with Hate Crime Against Latino Man

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

(Hispanically Speaking) Police officers have brought up two men on hate crime charges after witnesses say they attacked a Latino man inside a bar in Sunnyvale, California. As officers took their photos, one of the men, not at all phased by the arrest, through his right arm out in a Nazi salute, said the police report.

Prosecutors for Santa Clara County have charged, Andrew Lane, 23, and Justin Cash 29 with a hate crime that occurred on the night of November 15th, 2010.

Upon entering Sporty’s Bikini Bar in Sunnyvale, Lane and Cash, already drunk, spotted the Latino man talking to a waitress. In what witnesses say was an unprovoked attack, the two men attacked the Latino man. Three witnesses say they saw Cash hit the victim in the head with a cue ball, as the he and Lane shouted racial slurs at the man. The witnesses also said they heard Cash yell, “How’s it feel to be hit by a white boy?”

Chief assistant district attorney Jay Boyarsky said, “Hate crimes are the most un-American of crimes. They are an attack on our core fundamental American values. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”

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