Friday, January 17, 2003

White supremacy on the march

From Medford, a smallish town in south-central Oregon:

Police look for two men after string of assaults

Especially noteworthy:

Wednesday, the investigation took a curious turn when two of the young black men who had been chased were arrested near South Medford High School on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm.

Police spotted them cruising the area, made a traffic stop, and discovered a .38 caliber revolver and a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun in the car. Clinton Taylor, 18, of Central Point, was lodged in the Jackson County Jail and his 15-year-old passenger was cited and referred to Jackson County Juvenile Services, police said.

Newell, who made the traffic stop, said police were concerned Taylor and his friends were seeking retribution for the earlier incident, though they denied it.

Gee, I can't imagine why two young black men who had been chased and threatened with retribution by white supremacists in lily-white Medford would resort to obtaining a gun.

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