4 White supremacists indicted in racist beating

Asian American man beaten after trying to stop assault by four suspected white supremacists

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A Federal Grand Jury Friday indicted four White supremacists for the beating of a Black DJ and an Asian American man two years ago, reports the Herald Net.

The four had come to Lynwood, WA to celebrate Martyr’s Day, a far-right holiday marking the death of neo-Nazi leader Robert Jay Mathews in a gun fight with federal officers in 1984.

The men stopped at Rec Room Bar and Grill and asked the DJ to play heavy metal music, according to KGW. Instead the DJ took a smoke break and when he returned, prosecutors say the suspects targeted him with racial slurs and began punching and kicking him. An Asian American man and another man who tried to help were also hurt.

The suspects have been identified as  Jason “Gravy” DeSimas, 46, of Tacoma; Daniel Dorson, 25, of Oregon; Randy Smith, 40, of Oregon; and Jason Stanley, 44, of Idaho.

“In video recordings of the incident, Dorson is depicted actively assaulting the victims by striking downward with his arms, over and over,” according to the indictment.

In court papers, the indictment alleges Dorson wore patches affiliated with the white supremacist group Crew 38, which is “an auxiliary organization to the Hammerskin Nation, a large and well-organized group that promotes racism and violence toward nonwhite individuals.” 

DeSimas also is affiliated with Hammerskin and has a long criminal record dating back to his teens.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports Smith is accused of lying about why his knuckles were bloodied after the beating, DeSimas lied about his use of racial slurs and Stanley is accused to have lied to authorities about his whereabouts the night of the incident.

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