The Mulugeta Seraw Murder: 25 Years Later

Here's what happened to his killers—and his son.

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It was 25 years ago today that three Portland neo-Nazis were arrested for the murder of Mulugeta Seraw.The brutal beating on Nov. 13, 1988 that killed the 28-year-old Ethiopian immigrant shocked the city.  “It pulled the curtain back about Portland's racial reality,” said Randy Blazak, a Portland State University sociology professor and chair of the Coalition Against Hate Crimes.A quarter-century ...   More
 
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Ken “Death” Mieske Dies

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Ken Mieske, a racist skinhead whose 1988 baseball bat killing of an African-American man in Southeast Portland shocked and galvanized the city, and led to a civil trial that riveted the nation, died Tuesday, reportedly of complications from hepatitis C.  He was 45 and was serving his sentence at Oregon State Penitentiary.Mulugeta Seraw was a 28-year-old Ethiopian immigrant and student at Portland ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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