December 21, 1988 |
The shock of blondish hair Adam Lemma sported in a 6-inch-high Mohawk haircut last year was something he took pride in. It set him apart from the rest of the kids in his Eastern High School freshman class. But now Lemma, 16, is a sophomore, and with that new status comes a new look. So, without regret, he shaved off all of his hair and donned the uniform of a skinhead. Identified clothing-wise by their preference for flight jackets, Dr. Marten's work boots, suspenders, and tennis shirts, skinheads represent the country's latest youthful movement.
May 6, 1993 |
In Romper Stomper, heavy-metal music assaults the ear. But the rock that matters is the one that Geoffrey Wright lifts to reveal the skinhead subculture of Sydney, Australia. We don't naturally associate fun-loving Aussies and koala-bear travel ads with neo-Nazism, and that adds to the jolt of Wright's movie. Skinheads are an international plague. In Romper Stomper, they take on the cops and Vietnamese immigrants with equal abandon, and their leader fondly browses through Mein Kampf.
November 30, 1989 |
A group of white students known as skinheads exists at Henderson High School, but it does not try to intimidate or discriminate against blacks, the school principal said this week. Henderson principal Eliot Larson said one of the skinhead members "did profess a belief in white supremacy," but the behavior "has long since stopped. " Larson and David Cox, principal of East High School, both said they could not find any evidence of racial intimidation by the skinheads after an investigation involving students, teachers and parents.
March 2, 1992 |
An animal-rights benefit show in Lower Pottsgrove Township ended in a melee Saturday night when it was crashed by a gang of youths whom township police said were skinheads. The concertgoers said the fighting was provoked by the youths and started with chairs being flung, escalating into punches, kicks and the use of bats and knives, according to police. James Plenderlith, 20, was admitted to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center with stab wounds and was listed in satisfactory condition last night.
November 3, 1993 |
The neo-Nazi skinheads with their shaved heads, bomber jackets and stomping boots swaggered into the bar in eastern Germany. Robert Pipkins, 20, Philly's own Olympic athlete and a popular Drexel junior, was the only black man in the room. He didn't realize he should be worried, he said yesterday, recalling Friday's incident. But Duncan Kennedy, 25, his teammate on the U.S. luge team, did. Kennedy pushed Pipkins out the door and stood behind to confront the 15 skinheads, giving Pipkins a chance to escape.
January 11, 1992 |
Ten skinheads have been arrested for attacking three Upper Darby High School students who are members of a group opposing racism, police said yesterday. A group of 15 to 20 skinheads formed a line across the street from the Upper Darby High School at 3 p.m. Tuesday, police said. The skinheads gave the Nazi salute and yelled "Sieg Heil" before running across the street and attacking the students as they were leaving school, according to Upper Darby Detective Ronald Lavin. Before Upper Darby police arrived, a "large-scale fight ensued," according to a police affidavit.
December 19, 2012 |
Two New Jersey white supremacists accused of attacking men of Egyptian descent on New Year's Eve were charged Tuesday with hate crimes, federal prosecutors said. Christopher Ising and Michal Gunar are believed to be members of racist groups, authorities said. In an indictment, prosecutors allege that Ising, 31, of Waretown, Ocean County, belonged to the Atlantic City Skins and that Gunar, 27, of Cranbury, Middlesex County, is a member of the Aryan Terror Brigade. On Dec. 31, 2011, Ising, who lived in East Brunswick at the time, threw a party at his home where he discussed plans to assault non-Caucasians with Gunar and others, the indictment said.
March 29, 1992 |
A 19-year-old Ridley Township man has been ordered to stand trial in connection with an attack against three students by a group of "skinheads" outside Upper Darby High School. But charges against a 19-year-old Drexel Hill man were dismissed. Stephen Dilks, 19, of the 100 block of Stoneyhill Road, Ridley, was ordered to stand trial on charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, making terroristic threats and criminal conspiracy. After a two-hour preliminary hearing Thursday, Upper Darby District Justice Michael Cullen dismissed a charge of aggravated assault filed against Dilks.
September 10, 1994 |
In an apparent clash between young skinheads and long-haired punk rockers, a 17-year-old Chester County youth was kicked and beaten until he was unconscious Thursday. Caln Township Police Chief James Franciscus said the groups apparently had clashed a few days earlier at the Caln Roller Rink. Around 4:30 Thursday afternoon, a member of the punk rockers' group, called the Metallics, was found on South Bailey Road in Thorndale, northern Chester County. The youth, whose name police would not release, was admitted to Lancaster General Hospital and discharged yesterday.