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Neo-Nazi Skinheads Sentenced in N.J. Hate Crime Assault

By Bill Morlin on August 7, 2013 - 3:59 pm, Posted in Extremist Crime, Hate Crime, Racist Skinheads

Two members of a white supremacist group called the Aryan Terror Brigade, one of them a native of Slovakia, were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their New Year’s Eve 2011 hate crime attack on two Egyptians in New Jersey.

U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano, decrying the men’s “blatant acts of racism,” sentenced Michal Gunar and Kyle Powell to prison for their roles in the assault in Sayreville, N.J. Gunar, 29, of East Windsor, N.J., was sentenced to 33 months while Powell, 24, of West Collingswood, N.J., got 15 months.

Gunar had previously pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit a hate crime assault, as well as the actual commission of a hate crime assault, both in violation of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Powell previously pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit a hate crime assault. According to The Associated Press, Gunar could be deported to his native Slovakia after serving his prison term.

The men and a third suspect, Christopher Ising, 31, a reported member of the Atlantic City Skins from Waretown, N.J., weren’t arrested until late last year, almost year after the hate crime. Ising has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a hate crime assault and commission of a hate crime assault and is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Trenton, N.J.

Gunar admitted attending a New Year’s Eve “meet and greet” white supremacist gathering at a residence in East Brunswick, N.J., on Dec. 31, 2011. Charging documents say that Gunar, Powell and Ising drove to an apartment complex in Sayreville later that night with the express purpose of randomly assaulting non-Caucasian individuals.

At the time of their arrests last December, investigators said the three skinhead assailants, who were armed with knives and brass knuckles, attacked three Middle Eastern men and injured two of them while shouting anti-Arab slurs.

While entering his guilty pleas, Gunar admitted assaulting at least one man by pulling him out of a parked car and punching his face and head, causing injuries.

  • concernedcitizen

    I agree with you Stephen A, however I also believe that more people are increasingly growing aware of the situation and I don’t believe that the majority of Americans will stand for the non-sense.

    There is no match for these idiots there is only a great deal of water to douse out the flames. And those of us who are following the intelligence really have a personal responsibility to educate others that we come in contact with. Forewarned is forearmed.

  • Sam Molloy

    Stephen A, I see the same similarities, like kindling waiting for a match.

  • concernedcitizen

    Aron, I agree with you as well.

  • concernedcitizen

    Reyardine, I was thinking closely the same thing, but I didn’t have a name to put to it.

    Eduardo your posts come across strangely insincere, but you know that’s my opinion.

    And there are articles here by others writers that speak of black people who have committed hate crimes too. But in order to truly know that you will need to take time to READ them.

  • Kiwiwriter

    As for the “Aryan Terror Brigade,” it’s interesting that they pleaded guilty, that one of them is a Slovakian, and therefore one of the Slavs that Hitler hated, and let’s see how tough these guys are behind bars.

  • Kiwiwriter

    Looks like “Eduardo Garcia” is the latest incarnation of Edwin/Edward/Annie/Jason Smith/Eugene, otherwise known as “Lon Chaney, the Man of A Thousand Faces.”

    My question to you is when are you going to apologize to Mark Potok for your boorish behavior towards him?

  • Sam Molloy

    Eric Holder has just proposed rolling back the mandatory high drug sentences that have ratcheted upwards since the Nixon administration. If acted on, this should free up some prison space for the violent offenders that should be kept off the streets. Kudos for a courageous stand.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Eduardo, most victims of crimes know their attackers, meaning that most whites are victimized by other whites. When it comes to interracial crime, it’s only natural that minorities would commit more crimes against majorities than vice versa because of the imbalance in numbers.

  • http://SPLC Stephen A

    I whole heartedly agree w/ Jake. Law enforcement agencies need to start treating these white nationalist types just like they treat a member of Al-Queda.. They are vicious, hateful terrorists of the worst kind.
    Further, they and their rank message are spreading at an alarming rate. The U.S. is deteriorating into the abyss of hate, racism, and violence. To me it brings to mind Germany in the 1930′s. All of a sudden a tiny minority grows into an unstoppable mass.

  • Aron

    Well put, Rey.

    And ‘Eduardo’ if you’ve never read any stories about black racists on HateWatch, you obviously haven’t been coming here for years.

    Now crawl back down the hole from which you emerged.

  • Reynardine

    I see the Potëmkin sombrero is back. Check him out. He sounds suspiciously like another manifestation of “Lon Chaney”.

  • Jake

    How is this not an act of terrorism. White Supremacists committing violence in the name of an ideology are just as much terrorists as members of al-queda. Throw the Patriot Act at white supremacists. Send them to GITMO.

  • CALVIN

    How did the fellow from Slovakia get past ICE? Hum.

  • Reynardine

    I find myself prompted to say all kinds of mean Czech things about Slovaks, but will confine myself to saying that some of them never got over their adulation of Father Tiso.

  • http://depressionmymuse.wordpress.com hunglikejesus

    Could be deported? Why the hell don’t they ship his ass as fast as they ship the ones from the south.

  • Robert Eckel

    Hate crimes MUST always be prosecuted.

  • Sam Molloy

    Pretty light sentences I think.

  • Eduardo Garcia

    Bill Morlin: If you look hard enough for bad things, you will find it. Of course, it is possible to find a story of whites committing crimes. But you never write stories about Blacks who commit inter-racial crimes against whites, of which there are many. In this sense, your writings are highly biased. I have read many stories written by Bill Morin over the years and it is always the same. He is essentially playing a shell game.

    The shell game is con performed on the street involving three cups and a pea. The con man suckers people out of money by getting them to bet on which shell (or cup) the pea is hiding under. But the truth is the con man is using slight of hand to hide the pea. The pea is under none of the shells. Only when the con man uses slight of hand to reveal the pea, does it appear under a shell.

    I have been reading stories on this website for a couple of years now and it is always the same. Countless, countless stories of innocent whites being murdered, raped, tortured, maimed, and abused by Blacks are never reported. I believe the SPLC is a con game. Their true goal is to rake in money from donors. That is all.

    I hope the moderator has the courage to post my comments.

  • concernedcitizen

    They only received 15 and 33 months for these actions?

    Perhaps we can put a faster and stronger deterrent in place with stiffer sentences.