This could be the best news I hear all year.
3 charged in 1998 skinhead killings outside Vegas
By KEN RITTER
LAS VEGAS -- Three people identified as white supremacists were indicted Wednesday on capital murder and weapons charges in what a federal prosecutor described as execution-style ambush slayings of two skinhead group members who advocated racial tolerance.
Authorities said an investigation that took more than 13 years led to the charges against Melissa Hack and her brother Ross Hack, who could face the death penalty if convicted. A third person, Leland Jones, faces charges including aiding and abetting a crime of violence and committing a crime on federal land.
Jones was 17 at the time of the killings on Independence Day weekend 1998, so he could face a maximum of life in prison without parole if convicted.
Melissa Hack, 35, and Jones, now 31, pleaded not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl Hoffman, who ordered both held in federal custody pending trial in May.
Ross Hack, 40, is serving time at a federal prison in Arizona on an unrelated federal passport fraud conviction. His appearance date wasn't immediately set.
The slayings of Lin Newborn, 24, and his friend and Air Force member, Daniel Shersty, 20, drew national attention on a subculture of moderates within a group usually considered extremist and united by hatred of non-whites.
Bliss said prosecutors will show that the Hack siblings and Jones were affiliated with a neo-Nazi white supremacist group when they committed what she termed as a "deliberate, premeditated, heinous" double-homicide involving two handguns and a shotgun and "driven by racial hatred."
One of the men was left wounded "to linger and die," Bliss told the judge, while the other was chased across the desert and shot to death.
Attorneys Brent Bryson and Gabriel Grasso, representing Melissa Hack, and James Hartsell for Jones, tried to convince the judge to let their clients remain free pending trial. Hoffman deemed them a flight risk and a threat to the community.
The lawyers declined to comment outside the courtroom.
Melissa Hack was the girlfriend of white supremacist John "Polar Bear" Butler, a former leader of the Independent Nazi Skins and the only person previously charged in the case.
Butler, now 40, was convicted in state court in 2001 of murder and other charges, and was initially sentenced to death. His sentence was later reduced, and he is serving a life without parole in at a state prison in Indian Springs, about 45 miles north of Las Vegas.
Shersty, who was white, was from Lake Mary, Fla., and was stationed at Nellis Air Force near Las Vegas. Newborn, who was black, was a body piercing artist in Las Vegas. Prosecutors say they belonged to a group known as the Anti-Racist Action Group, sometimes dubbed Skinheads against Racial Prejudice.
Bliss said the two were lured by Melissa Hack and another woman into the desert on a ruse and shot dead by Butler, Ross Hack and Jones the night before their bodies were found on July 4, 1998, federal land north of Las Vegas.
14 years... Holy Shit Ballz. Doesn't seem that long ago at all, but thinking about it now, it seems like a whole different time and place for a whole different world I used to live in. Revenge is a Dish that is Best served cold. If you don't believe in Karma, than maybe you should re-evaluate your Beliefs. Fuck these pieces of shit. I hope they all get the chair, or lethal injection, or at least a long, miserable life full of suffering, misery and strife behind bars. Spit and I butted heads on all sorts of things, mostly Egos and Punk Rock related, but what happened to him has never sat well with me. I don't know if him and Danny are finally getting Justice, but it's nice to see that some of those responsible are getting what's coming to them. That thought makes me break out into a big ass grin. Maybe now Spit and Danny can finally rest in peace. Lord knows they deserve at least that.
Good Morning! Tomorrow is the 29th of February! Leap Year! I wish I was going to Disneyland to film a video like the guys from Deadhand are. The place is open for 24 hours on Leap Day, which could be pretty awesome. Disneyland must be fun at 3 in the morning, you could probably get away with a lot more stuff... heh heh heh Have fun dudes. Make sure to get some of those commemorative Mickey Mouse ears while you're there. ;-)
I haven't been doing shit as of late. Band practice, avoiding sick people, not being invited to Bachelor parties and avoiding Drama at Birthday parties and hanging out with Sin is pretty much all I'm doing as of late. The website suffers but my Heart does not. I don't go to gigs as much, which is kind of a bummer, but on the other hand, the payoff is well worth what I'm missing out on. <3 Everything is updated. Thanks to everyone for coming here for whatever reason. The numbers for the website are going through the roof as of late, and I can't imagine why. Maybe I should not update it as often as I do? LOL
OK - it's Official - This gig for Eric from the Naked City Romeos is happening on Friday! LOL I only know that because Emma from the Seriouslys made a flyer for the gig! :-) The Seriouslys, the Fremonts, and, of course, the Naked City Romeos (or, as Turbo calls it, the Bacon City Rodeo) will all be playing in celebration of Eric's 50th year on Earth. That's quite an accomplishment if ya ask me! Anyways, stop on by and bring the guy a gift or buy him some drinks and have fun with some of the cooler people in town, who will be both hanging out and playing on stage. And if you haven't already, head over to the Seriouslys Reverb Nation band page by clicking here and check out the songs and video they have posted on there. The songs sound killer. Where the Hell were they recorded at? Kudos to whoever mixed them. They're nice and LOUD! :-) And the video is pretty cool too. It's for a song called Kick Me Out that I can recall the band playing a few times that I saw them. The video seems to be more about the Double Down than the song, but whatever. It's still cool. Check it out below.
There's this pretty cool thing going on Saturday afternoon in Boomer's parking lot. It's a Punk Rock Swap Meet/Garage Sale where Local Musicians and Artists will be selling used gear, band merch, art, photos, used household goods, crafts, jewelry, clothing and a bunch more stuff, so if you're looking for some deals then stop on by! There's gonna be some bands playing (.Bipolar / The Fat Dukes Of Fuck / Mechanical Death) and a food truck for all of you with the munchies. ;-) Or, if you don't wanna eat there, head over to Yayo Taco afterwords to see Local bands Dead Neon and Spun In Darkness playing with some heavy ass bands from Arizona with names like Godhunter, Inoculara and Blister Unit. The gig starts @ 6, so get there early to check out all the bands. You should definitely check out this gig rather than that shitty Angry Samoans gig going down @ the Cheyenne, that's for sure. I don't know how that band is even still around, and after that last gig of there's @ the Beauty Bar a while back, I don't know how they can even be comfortable playing here! LOL Give it up guys. Seriously. :-)
Everything is updated. Pictures of the Quitters were just added, and you can check them out by clicking right here. That Roddy Radiation (from the Specials) gig is happening tonight @ the Aruba, but I don't think that I'm going to that, but check it out if you're so inclined. It might be fun. :-) Have a great weekend. See ya around somewhere.
Uhhhmmm... so exactly what happened at that Orgy show anyways? LOL
It's been a very draining weekend, to say the least. Doing stuff not website related is much more appealing right now than anything else, but I had to sit down and post these Pigasus photos up - click here to check them out. I'm always curious as to what people do with the pictures they take at gigs - I rarely see any of them - but there's been a lot of photos being shared on Facebook from Pigasus' last gig @ the Motor City Cafe, so I thought I'd jump on that bandwagon and get my photos around before I forget about them. :-) I'm gonna get those pictures of the other band that played that night, The Swamp Gospel, up ASAP. That band is comprised of some real heavyweights. It features ex-Muffs, Tommyknockers, and Dirty Babies! Their Cramps derived sound was pretty cool to hear, and I'm looking forward to seeing them again. Everything's updated. Happy Birthday to Annie, Eric from the Naked City Romeos (his birthday gig is this Saturday I think) and my favorite Homosexual Pitt, who I made a special cake for. ;-) Enjoy!
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Sparks / Les Sewing Sisters @The El Rey Theater